The previous week’s snowfall was a distant memory at the Shoreline Invitational.
With sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s, the 1,000-plus athletes who competed Saturday, April 26 couldn’t complain about the weather.
Everett won the title with 55 points edging Todd Beamer, which finished with 52 points. Eighty-six schools were represented at the meet, which is considered the largest all-boys track and field meet in the Northwest, according to meet organizer Don Dalziel.
Lynnwood’s Dylan Burnett-Lewis, the only Western Conference South Divison athlete to win an event, captured the javelin with a throw of 183 feet.
Shorecrest’s Marek Domanski placed fourth in a strong discus field with a throw of 159 feet, 8 inches, about three feet short of his personal best of 162-7. Conner Larned of Enumclaw won the event with a throw of 168-7. Domanski has the second-best discus throw in 3A behind Larned.
“I have a few things I need to improve,” Domanski said. “I like the competition. I compare myself to the people that are throwing solid 160s.”
Domanski also finished 26th in the shot put and 34th in the javelin.
Domanski, a standout football player, also said he plans to attend the University of Washington next year as a preferred walk-on to the Husky football team.
Shorecrest senior Roy McElmurry placed sixth in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet. Justin George of Yelm won with a mark of 15 feet. McElmurry’s mark was well off his season-best of 14-3 and he’s still trying to adjust to a longer pole.
Shorecrest finished 36th out of 60 teams that scored with eight points.
Shorewood, did not score any team points, but had several athletes finish in the top 20 who matched or exceeded their marks coming into the meet. Senior Taylor Hartman, who tied for 14th in the high jump cleared 5-10 to match his seed mark, and Blaine Weber who finished 14th in the long jump with a season best leap of 20-7.25. Shorewood junior Chip Jackson finished 19th in the 3,200 in 9:41.15, shaving more than six seconds off his seed time. T-birds’ sophomore Kane Thomas finished 15th in the 800 in 2:00.94 nearly two seconds faster than his seed time.
King’s did not score any team points either, but junior Josh Fuller ran a time of 11.29 in the 100, a hundreth of a second off his season best.
Shorecrest sophomore Joe McConnaughy finished 23rd in the 3,200 in a personal best time of 9:45.06, nearly eight seconds better than his seed time.
Shoreline Christian’s Kyle Rasor finished 31st in the 1,600 in 4:43.16, more than a second better than his seed time.
The 21st Shoreline Invitational took place on the stadium’s new all-weather track which was installed last summer as part of a $149.5 million Shoreline School District bond which passed in Feburary 2006.
LAKE WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL: King’s junior Olivia Thomas broke her own school record in the 800 meters with a fourth-place finish in 2 minutes, 16.95 seconds at the Lake Washington Invitational at Lake Washington High School, April 26. Thomas also ran on King’s 1,600 relay witbh Erin Bremond, Megan Northey and Hillary Quinn, which placed fourth in 4:11.06. The Knights 800 relay team of Bremond, Northey, Thomas and Quinn finished ninth in 1:49.94.
Shorecrest senior Kelsey Paden placed eighth in the discus with a personal record throw of 119 feet, 5 inches, which ranks her sixth in 3A. The Scots’ 800 relay team of Marisa Brown, Alexis Ramos, Erin Springer and Nicole Wanamaker finished 10th with a time of 1:50.01. Shorewood sent 10 athletes to the invitational but none placed or finished in the top 10. The T-birds’ top athlete, high jumper Caroline Soules, did not compete.