Jacobson leads Issaquah girls to second place district finish | Track & field

Issaquah senior Haley Jacobson had a career day for the Issaquah girls track and field team Saturday at Marysville-Pilchuck, earning her first ever district championships in the 100 and 200 meters, while helping the 400 and 800 relay teams to two more titles.

Issaquah's Haley Jacobson cruises to a first-place finish in the 100 meter dash during the District 1/2 prelims at Marysville-Pilchuck. She went on to win titles in the 100 and 200 and helped the 400 and 800 relays to championships.

Issaquah's Haley Jacobson cruises to a first-place finish in the 100 meter dash during the District 1/2 prelims at Marysville-Pilchuck. She went on to win titles in the 100 and 200 and helped the 400 and 800 relays to championships.

Issaquah senior Haley Jacobson had a career day for the Issaquah girls track and field team Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck, earning her first ever district championships in the 100 and 200 meters, while helping the 400 and 800 relay teams to two more titles.

Jacobson finished the 100 in 12.16 seconds and the 200 in 25.12 seconds.

The 400 relay of Kim Varney, Gabrielle Gevers, McKenna Hogan and Jacobson was first in 49.07 seconds and the 800 relay of Mack Wieburg, Varney, Jacobson and Hogan won in 1 minute, 43.43 seconds.

Junior Eva Perry placed third in the pole vault with a clearance of 10 feet, 6 inches, while Wieburg and Hogan also qualified for state with fifth-place finishes in the 400 and long jump, respectively.

As a team, Issaquah earned 60.20 points, placing only behind Inglemoor’s 82.

Skyline placed seventh of 22 teams, earning 40.20 points.

Jordan Branch captured a second-place finish in the 800 meters in 2:18.87 and Lindsay Coutts was second in the long jump with a leap of 16-10.

Haley Smith also qualified for state in the 800 with a fifth-place in the 800 (2:19.48).

The Spartans qualified all three of their relays for the state meet, placing third in the 800 (1:45.39) and 1,600 (4:01.85) and fifth in the 400 (50.05).

Eastlake placed 14th as a team with 22 points.

The Wolves advanced three athletes through to the state meet, led by Haley O’Connor’s third-place finish in the 400 (58.22).

Lauren Files placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (45.97) and Katelyn Steen was fifth in the 3,200 (11:20.12).

Williams helps Skyline boys to fifth place

Skyline senior Kasen Williams captured District 1/2 titles in the high jump (6-4) and triple jump (45-5) and second in the long jump (22 1 1/4) to help the Spartans to 55 points and a fifth-place overall finish.

Drew Matthews blazed to a second-place finish in the 400 in a time of 50.24 seconds.

Kyle Branch also qualified for two state events, placing third in the 1,600 (4:21.08) and fifth in the 3,200 (9:29.79).

The Spartans’ 1,600 relay of Branch, Matthews, Williams and Trevon Clark placed third overall in 3:25.28.

Issaquah placed 8th out of 21 teams with 36 points.

The Eagles were led by Jorrell Dorsey’s second in the triple jump (44-0 1/2) and third in the long jump (21 1 1/4).

Jason Hollaway placed second in the pole vault (14-6) and Kyle Farmer was third in the 100 (11.12).

The 400 relay of Allen Su, Alex Rylander, Dorsey and Farmer placed fifth overall in 43.99.

Eastlake placed 16th on Saturday with 10 team points.

Gino Bresolin was the only state qualifier for the Wolves, placing fourth in the shot put (49-9).

The 3A/4A state track and field championships take place May 26-28 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.


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