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Peninsula at Capital

Peninsula at Capital

Cougs win –Cougs win – COUGS WIN!!!  When we left the meet we thought the boys had won , they did 76-69, after sweeping the PV to come from behind on the last event to win.  The Girls left the meet thinking we had lost 71-70, turns out we won because the shot put had not been entered.  We went 1-2 in that event and WON 78-72!!!!!!

Since field events were the last to get added lets start with those today!!!

The team set 32 new PR’s today (boys and girls combined) just in the field events – some of that was from the fact that some people were doing events for the first time but the VAST majority were not those.

The boys won 4 of the 6 field events today. Tim – LJ, Ethan – PV, John – HJ, Elliot – Disc, and Angus – shot.

The BIG one of the day came from Elliot who in 3 meets has PR’d at 108’ then 110’ and today throws 126’9.5” he is now 33’ better than he was at the end of last season!!!  Also with PR’s in the disc today were Colby, Tyghler, Jake, Kees, and Corbin.

The Javelin throwers had PR’s from Mika, Ryan, Carter and then Ronan hit triple digits for the first time today throwing EXACTLY 100’ J

Tyghler continued his strong early freshman year by throwing a 1’ PR today and Korbin Ryan and Milo also had or set new PR’s in this event.

Our jumps were pretty strong today – As mentioned earlier Ethan, Noah and Carter swept the Vault and Hunter was just out of the points with an new PR.  Tim and Carson controlled the LJ going 1-2 with a season best and PR respectively Colby and Hunter also both set PR’s  Ryder had a season best in the Triple and a strong 3rd place season best in the High Jump. And John hit 6-0 for the first time this year to win the HJ.  And he only had 2 misses leading up to that .

For the girls in the field events we either scored 2 of the 3 places, won, or did both in ALL of the field events.

Starting with the throws – Addie and Janessa went 1-2  and Tia established a new PR.  Addie’s throw of 34-05 is a PR by 10” and now moves her up the all time list to 11th and is 9th on the senior list.  Not to be outdone Tia and Jeanette went 1-2 in the discus, both with season bests.  Sada, Tayler, Hailey W, and Lizzy all checked in with new PR’s today!! Haileys was just under a 6’ improvement and Lizzy was right around 4’.  The javelin saw Sophia and Kelsey bringing in points, we were expecting the Sophia win but Kelsey picked up the Javelin this week for the first time and beat Peninsulas #2 girl by just 2” grabbing that all important point for us.

In the HJ – Kyra and Tae’lor both had great PR’s today to go 2nd and third, and Aven also set a new PR with a 4” improvement.  The long jump had Chloe in 2nd and Emily getting almost a foot and a half PR and her first ever points in a varsity event pulling in the 3rd place.  Not to be outdone but Katerina had just under a 2’ PR which is just HUGE for a Long jump!!!  Maddie M also checked in the LJ with a PR.

The running events we continued to have great things going on.

100m: PR’s out of Kelsey, Emily, Yulisa, Jeanette, Katerina, Ann, and Uluani for the girls and the boys had Ethan, Carson, Gabe and Colby (that’s 3 for him if you weren’t counting!)  Tim and Ethan were just .01 apart at the finish line getting 2nd and 3rd and Paris pulled in a very strong 2nd

200m:  PR’s by Carson, Clayton, Nic, Michael and Jesiah and the girls had a ton of season records but Maddie M checked in with a nice PR Chloe brought home a 3rd for the girls. While Tim pulled away to win the boys with Carson in a very solid 3rd place.

400:  Jason pulled in a win for the guys and Colby set his HS pr in the 400 (pretty sure that is 4 events 4 PR’s) all the guys had at least a season best. Lexi pulled in a very solid win and Maddie M finished 3rd scoring her first HS points in a meet (also a PR)

800:  Emily J and Aven were able to bring in 2nd and 3rd for the team and Emma joined Emily as they set new PR’s today The boys swept with Tanner winning and setting a new PR and Zach and Parker (2nd – 3rd) also super solid races.  Jeremy, Damian, Jared and Micah all had PR’s today.

1600:  Every boy that ran set a PR today, Cameron, Tommy and David all had their best races.  Shasta picked up her PR and her 2nd win in 2 weeks in league competition today. She was joined by Melissa, Tayler, Sarah, Nancy and Hope all with PR’s. For Sarah it was her first 1600 of the season and a 6 sec PR!

3200:  There were some GREAT races here today on both sides.  For the Boys Dan (2nd) Jacob, Morgan, Joe and Ezra all had PR’s and Dan’s race against the Peninsula was just outstanding. On the Girls side there was an AMAZING 3 way race for the points that finished 1st-3rd all withing 2 seconds of each other.  Naomi and the 2 peninsula girls were all fighting and competing for the whole race. Grace finished just out of the points but broke 13 min in her first ever 3200. Maria not only PR’d but broke her season goal time today!!!  Time to set a new one.

110H – the times are currently wrong for the boys hurdles so I can’t comment on Ebens time but he got out there and competed in an event that is very tough for freshman guys – those hurdles are HIGH.  In the 300’s both Steven and Eben set new PR’s

100mH this was a good event for the girls – every girl set a new PR or at least a season best – Ellie ended up with a solid Win by just .02 sec and Maddie T had just under a full 2nd PR.

For the 300’s the Peninsula girl was able to get her Pay back on Ellie beating her to the tape by .03 seconds for snag 2nd place from us.  Kyra, Maddie T, and Riley all had PR’s today.

The relays were REALLY great for us today.

We won both the boys relays (4×400 was a season best set by Nic, Parker, Zach and Tanner ) and the girls 4×1 ( Season best by Kaily, Kyra, Paris and Regie) and 4×2 ( Season best by Maggie, Hannah, Paris, and Regie)  before Peninsula grabbed victory in the 4×400. If you didn’t see the girls relays you missed out.  Both races were really tight until Regie took control in the Anchor leg of both relays. Also, the 2nd 4×200 team today also beat our previous season best in the 4×200.

Currently we have 14 boys ranked in the top 5 in their event for the league and our relays are both in the top 2.

For the girls we have 13 in the top 5 and Ellie leads the league in the 100m Hurdles and Kelsey leads the league in the PV.  All of our relays are top 5 and tonights 4×200 time took over the league lead.

Thanks for Reading -  It’s fun writing these up when sooo many great things are happening.  I hope to have many more great things to chat about for the rest of the season.

Friday, March 31st, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off

Kent Meridian Invite

Kent- Meridian – the meet that went for a LONG time!!!!

It was a long day for those of us who were there the whole time!  That is for sure but the results were pretty good for us.  With the exception of a few events we really were able to show well in most event areas.

Today we will go by event:


They boys got us off to a great start with Tim and Jason dominating their heat and finishing 5th and 6th overall and Tim setting a new PR dropping his time by almost .2 seconds

Clayton pulling in a 2nd place finish in the Freshman category

Kaily lowered her time from Thursday and Kyra set a new HS PR on her way to crushing her heat and placing 5th over.


Tim set ANOTHER PR this time by .4 sec and pulled in a 4th

Regie dominated her heat and pulling in a strong 3rd place finish


Morgan and Emily both had strong races and Emily set a new PR by over a full second!

1600: brought a number of PR’s Grace was 4th in the freshman race with a great run – lowering her time from Thursday by 5 seconds and a new HS PR.

Maria and Naomi really competed well and had season times.

Tanner also set a new PR as did Ayden for the boys

3200 was huge for us on this day J  Danny and Jacob both set PR’s for Jacob it was 10 secs faster than Thursday and for Danny it was a full 2 second PR

For the ladies – Bella finished 6th just off of last year’s PR but the race of the day was from Marin.  She fell and still was able to pick up a PR of right around 30 seconds – yes you read that right 30 seconds….and her first time breaking 12 minutes!!!!  GREAT RACE.

100/110 hurdle we saw season improvement from Ethan – Caleb and Riley in the short hurdles

in the 300 Hurdles Kyra dropped her time by .8 from Thursday

For the Field events, it was kind of a crazy day..

The wait times were crazy and didn’t lead to great competing and hard to compete really well.

These athletes set at least season bests for their events.

Sophia in the javelin – on her way to a 7th place finish

Kelsey and Izzy tied their PV marks but placed 4th and 7th respectively

Hannah in the Long jump

Elliot bucked the trend and had a nice PR improving another 2’ over Thursday.

Angus also had a season best in the discus.

Tim continued his full day with a season best and 8th place finish in the LJ and Caleb wasn’t far behind him with also a Season best!!

Both teams finished in the middle of the pack for team scores which is pretty good for first time at this meet and we didn’t have a full complement of athletes.  With that said, most of our athletes REALLY competed well today. Even the athletes who did not place or get bests it was nice to see them get out and just compete with the people around them.

Monday, March 27th, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off

Capital vs Shelton – first meet of the year.

Capital at Shelton Meet #1

Well the weather held up better than expected but clearly wasn’t the best we could have had!

It was a great start for us J we had a bunch of PR’s (Personal records for those of you who are new to the term) I won’t talk about SR (Season Records) because it is our first meet of the year and everyone got one.

On the girl’s side:

We set 34 PR’s today – many of them were because this was the first time that they competed at the high school level J  but there were a few that really stood out to me as I watched the meet.  Right away you could see that Marin was ready to roll in the 3200 running an 11 sec PR over last year.   Jumping right over to the Pole vault – Izzy tied her lifetime PR and Kelsey set a new lifetime PR of 8’ which moves her to 5th all-time and the 3rd person on the junior list.

Maddie T. actually had the fastest time of the day in the 100 hurdles out of the 2nd heat.  A really great run for her first HS race.  Back to the field events we had had some pretty outstanding performances.  Addie set a lifetime PR in the shot put by 9” it moves her up the all-time list to #14 and puts her in #11 on the senior lists.  Then over at the HJ Kyra S. got her first HS win going 4-6 and almost getting 4-8.

On the day, we ended up winning 14 of 18 events and sweeping the points in 4 events on the day! Running away with the totals, winning 96-32.

On the boy’s side:

The boys set 41 PR’s (Personal records for those of you who are new to the term) I won’t talk about SR (Season Records) because it is our first meet of the year and everyone got one.  Many of the PR’s are because it was the first HS competition for many of our guys today!

They ended winning the day 83-53 in a very nice showing today.  The boys won 11 of 17 events and swept all the points in 2 events.  Some highlight marks for the day.  Tim F had a great 100 in a new PR, starting the season better than he ended last year which was pretty darn good.  Clayton won his heat of the 100 in convincing fashion, he would have been 5th in the varsity race.

Tanner set a new PR during his victory in the 1600, and then the distances continued to roll in the 3200.  Dan raced to victory with a PR but Jacob and Joe helped sweep the event all with PR times.

In the discus Elliot had to overcome a late field trip bus and still made it to the meet getting a nice PR to place 2nd in the discus. It was actually just under a 15’ PR which is pretty impressive.

Noah Hamilton also PR’d in the PV – (Great day in that event for the Cougs) going 11-0 that is a full foot PR for him.  Ryder won his first ever Triple jump event even after having to run back and forth with the running events and the HJ.  In the long jump the boys were also able to get a sweep!  Ethan set a new outdoor LJ PR while competing for Capital (I think he told me he had jumped better but I could be wrong)

All in all, it was a good day for Capital!!

Next up we have Kent-Meridian invite on Saturday – be at the school by 6:45am and we should be back around 5:30.   Please be prepared with food!  Next week we host Peninsula

Thanks for your time reading

Friday, March 24th, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off