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Bellevue repeats as team champs behind Baker, relays | Prep sports news
Bellevue junior Budda Baker won the 100 meter dash title for Bellevue in a time of 10.77 seconds and just in front of Liberty's Alex Olobia and also helped win the 400 meter relay as Bellevue captured its second straight 3A boys track and field state championship.
Baker, Reuben Mwehla, Myles Jack and Max Richmond also captured the school's second straight title in the 400 meter relay, beating the foursome from Prairie and the rest of the field by a second and a half in 41.63. Interlake's Pierce Frazier, Evan Turman, Dexter Glover-Barcus and Nick Roth were eighth in the finals.
Isaiah Gilchrist was sixth in the 100 in his first state championship meet, finishing in 11.11.
Gilchrist and Graham Wendle teamed with Jack and Baker in the 1600 meter relay, where Bellevue snuck out a win over Liberty in 3:20.12.
Baker was also third in the long jump at 22.08.25 and Jack was second in the 200 for the Wolverines in 22.18, with Gilchrist sixth in that event as well. Jack ran third in the 400 in 49.05, with Interlake's Turman in seventh.
Sam Richmond made the finals in the long jump for Bellevue and recorded a 20-05 and also ran in the 110 hurdles. Max made the finals in the javelin and finished with a 154-11. Mitchell Stuart was the runner up in the shot put with a mark of 56-00.05.
Frazier won the 3A boys pole vault title for Interlake by six inches over Nathan Hale's Lev Marcus. Frazier finished with a mark of 14-06 to take the 3A state championship.
On the girls side, Bellevue junior Floraine Kameni was second in the long jump with a mark of 18-04.5. She finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 37-04.75.
Interlake's Nikita Waghani finished 15th in the 1600 and was 13th in the 3200.
Ayane Rossano was third in the pole vault for Bellevue with a final mark of 11-06. Teammate Michelle Louie was 13th at 10-00.
Giovanna Park was eighth in the javelin for the Wolverines at 106-03.
Newport's Candace Ho was fourth in the pole vault for the Knights with a mark of 11-00. Julia Solwoski was eighth in the javelin for the Knights with a mark of 122-00.
The Wolverines ran away with the team scoring on the boys side, winning by 20 points in front of North Central. Interlake was 17th. Bellevue finished ninth in the team scoring on the girls side in 3A, with Kamiakin taking the title.
In 2A, Sammamish's Pascale De Sa E Silva was 12th in the 3200.