Track and field

Hammer throw.

Local trio shines in high school hammer throw finals

Adrianna Coleman and Kimberly Beard place 1-2 in the women’s portion, and Calvin Gutierrez takes 2nd in the men’s championship.

 

Lake Stevens’ Grant Buckmiller takes a peek at the clock as he runs to the title in the 4A boys 200 meter dash during the WIAA State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State track: Lake Stevens sprinter Buckmiller blazes to multiple titles

Also, Kamiak’s Kalia Estes and Jaedyn Chase claim championships and more on local title winners and state placers.

 

Kamiak’s Jaquan Means reacts to winning heat 3 of the boys 110 meter hurdle finals at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington on Friday, May 26, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

State track roundup: Kamiak’s Means wins 4A 110m hurdles title

Wesco runners finish with the top three times in the event, plus a roundup of the rest of the local action from Day 2.

 

The Lake Stevens boys 4x400 relay team huddle up after finishing first in their race, securing an overall state title Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State track and field preview: A look at the top-ranked local athletes

A list of every local state qualifier with a top-five time or mark in their respective classification.

The Lake Stevens boys 4x400 relay team huddle up after finishing first in their race, securing an overall state title Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Meadowdale runner Tresley Love takes the lead in a Wesco 3A South prelim 100 meter dash Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Edmonds Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Meadowdale track star Love looks to add to trophy case

The senior took home the 3A state championship in the 400 last season and is looking for even more hardware this time around.

Meadowdale runner Tresley Love takes the lead in a Wesco 3A South prelim 100 meter dash Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Edmonds Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Kalia Estes wins heat six of the girls 100m hurdles prelims during the Eason Invitational at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, Washington on Saturday, April 22, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Locals take home titles as Eason Invite rebounds to 90 teams

The 33rd edition of the county’s largest prep track and field meet saw plenty of impressive marks, including the nation’s top girls long jump.

Kamiak’s Kalia Estes wins heat six of the girls 100m hurdles prelims during the Eason Invitational at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, Washington on Saturday, April 22, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Hurdlers run exercises during a track and field practice after school at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. The team has over 300 members. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Viking army: Lake Stevens track and field team boasts 344 members

The staggering turnout creates many challenges the Vikings’ coaches are happy to take on.

Hurdlers run exercises during a track and field practice after school at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. The team has over 300 members. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Runners compete in the 300 meter hurdle during the Chuck Randall Invite at Arlington High School on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Sights from Chuck Randall Invite

The Arlington boys and Stanwood girls earn team titles at the prep track and field meet.

Runners compete in the 300 meter hurdle during the Chuck Randall Invite at Arlington High School on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mukilteo native Kim Beard competes in the hammer throw at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. (Provided photo)

Mukilteo’s Beard wins national junior hammer throw title

The 14-year-old takes first and a host of other locals earn high finishes at the Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships.

Mukilteo native Kim Beard competes in the hammer throw at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. (Provided photo)
Snohomish’s Cheyenne Rodgers is a talented three-sport athlete who played a key role in the success of the Panthers' soccer, basketball and track relay teams this year. Photographed in Snohomish, Washington on July 7, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Cheyenne Rodgers is a talented three-sport athlete who played a key role in the success of the Panthers' soccer, basketball and track relay teams this year. Photographed in Snohomish, Washington on July 7, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Daniel Kim tees off at the Tom Dolan Memorial Invitational at the Everett Golf & Country Club on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spring 2022 All-Wesco teams

Athletes honored in baseball, boys soccer, golf, girls tennis, softball and track and field.

Kamiak’s Daniel Kim tees off at the Tom Dolan Memorial Invitational at the Everett Golf & Country Club on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Lake Stevens boys 4x400 relay team huddle up after finishing first in their race, securing an overall state title Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens captures 4A boys track and field state title

Led by sweeps in the two relay races, the Vikings finish atop the team standings to claim the state championship.

The Lake Stevens boys 4x400 relay team huddle up after finishing first in their race, securing an overall state title Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the 2022 WIAA State Track & Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Sean Martelles dives across the finish line at the end of the 4A 110 Meter Hurdles during the state track and field championships on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State track and field: Day 2 notebook

A trio of local hurdlers earn second-place medals

Lake Stevens’ Sean Martelles dives across the finish line at the end of the 4A 110 Meter Hurdles during the state track and field championships on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Aiden Emerson, center, finishes second behind Bishop Blanchet’s William Schneider in the 3A 1600 Thursday evening at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington on May 26, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State track and field: Day 1 notebook

A trio of locals finish with high marks in their respective events and classifications.

Arlington’s Aiden Emerson, center, finishes second behind Bishop Blanchet’s William Schneider in the 3A 1600 Thursday evening at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington on May 26, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Meadowdale’s Tresley Love grimaces as she leans across the finish line for a photo finish with Sehome’s Jayda Darroch during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State track and field preview: A look at highly-ranked local athletes

A list of every local state qualifier with a top-five time or mark in their classification.

Meadowdale’s Tresley Love grimaces as she leans across the finish line for a photo finish with Sehome’s Jayda Darroch during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Katherine Streissgut competes in the pole vault during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Katherine Streissgut competes in the pole vault during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington seniors and WSU signees Brandon Moore, left, and Aiden Emerson at Arlington High School on Monday, May 9, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

WSU-bound Arlington seniors are a dynamite distance-running duo

Close friends Aiden Emerson and Brandon Moore have pushed each other to become elite runners.

Arlington seniors and WSU signees Brandon Moore, left, and Aiden Emerson at Arlington High School on Monday, May 9, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Shorecrest’s Amado Toyo yells as he crosses the finish line to win the 300 Meter Hurdles during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Eason Invitational returns in style with a ‘tremendous day’

Shorecrest’s Amado Toyo and Meadowdale’s Tresley Love win titles at the 1st Eason Invite since 2019.

Shorecrest’s Amado Toyo yells as he crosses the finish line to win the 300 Meter Hurdles during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The University of Washington���s Amy-Eloise Neale (middle) competes in the women���s 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 9 in Eugene, Oregon. Neale, who starred in high school at Glacier Peak, placed fifth in the event to earn All-American honors. (University of Washington photo)

Community roundup: 2 former local prep runners accomplish major feats

Amy-Eloise Markovc won gold in Europe, Taylor Roe placed 2nd at the NCAA championships, and more.

The University of Washington���s Amy-Eloise Neale (middle) competes in the women���s 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 9 in Eugene, Oregon. Neale, who starred in high school at Glacier Peak, placed fifth in the event to earn All-American honors. (University of Washington photo)
Longtime Snohomish, GP distance-running coach Parker retires

Longtime Snohomish, GP distance-running coach Parker retires

Dan Parker-led teams captured a total of 11 state titles during an impressive 32-year coaching career.

Longtime Snohomish, GP distance-running coach Parker retires