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Baker, Richmond lead Bellevue boys to invite title | Prep sports news
Bellevue senior sprinter Budda Baker took three individual events, and also helped the host Wolverines to a victory in the 400 meter relay, as coach John Hill's boys team beat out a field of nearly three dozen teams to win the Bellevue Invitational.
Baker, widely regarded as the state's top football prospect in the Class of 2014 and a University of Washington commit, ran a time of 10.79 seconds to finish just in front of teammate Isaiah Gilchrist in the 100 meters, with senior Max Richmond fifth in the event.
He came back to take the 200 meters in front of a potential future teammate on the collegiate gridiron in Eastlake senior Troy Lewis, running 22.13 to finish in finish in front of the field.
Baker was not done, winning the long jump with a mark of 23-03.75, and helping Bellevue to a time of 42.24 in the 400 meter relay, good enough to edge out Eastlake and get the win.
Gilchrist and the Richmond brothers were also part of that relay squad, and Gilchrist was also fourth in the 200.
Sam Richmond was second in the long jump and won the 110 meter hurdles for Bellevue in 15.02, with teammate Justus Rogers fourth. Russell Addington, Thomas Leisy, Nathan Smith and Rogers were second in the 800 meter relay.
Ryan Gilbert finished second in the javelin throw, just two inches behind the winner. Alex Luera was eighth in the event for Bellevue.
Interlake sophomore Luke Beauchamp was sixth in the 3200 meters in a time of 9:27.14. Aaron Miller was third in the shot put for the Saints with a best throw of 47-05.50. Miller was fifth in the discus throw.
Sammamish senior Zen Moore was second in the 300 meter hurdles in 40.46, and fifth in the 110 meter hurdles. Conor Lanning finished 11th in the 400 meters with a time of 52.41.
Sebastian Ramirez was seventh for Newport in the javelin, while Derrick Kwon was sixth in the pole vault with a high of 12 feet.
Senior Connor Baumann ran 11.22 to finish seventh in the 100 meters and was 16th in the 200 meters. James Hamilton ran 2:03.35 to finish 11th in the 800 for the Knights. Chris Halamek was ninth in the discus.
Interlake was 15th in the team scoring, with Sammamish 18th and Newport 27th.
Bellevue girls third, Newport's Sliwoski wins javelin
The Wolverine girls finished in third in the team scoring, led by the second place finish of senior Isabelle Butterfield in the 100 meters.
Butterfield ran 12.43 and finished just fourth hundredths of a second behind Rainier Beach senior Tanisha Scott. She was eighth in the 200 meters in 26.54.
Junior Claire Wendle finished eighth in the 400 meters in 1:02.64, and sophomore Katherine Penner was fifth in the 800. Penner also finished ninth in the 1600, just in front of teammate Camielle Moore.
A pair of gymnasts showcased their skills in the field events, as Michelle Louie was second in the pole vault at 10 feet, six inches. Senior Ayane Rossano was fourth at 10 feet.
Interlake sophomore Riley Brown was fourth in the event in 12.57. Junior Antoinette Tansley was eighth in the 800 in 2:27.64, while senior Nikita Waghani was 11th and 12th in the 1600.
Sammamish junior Pascale De Sa E Silva ran 11:22.04 to finish fourth in the 3200.
Julia Sliwoski was the winner in the javelin with a throw of 123 feet for Newport.
Newport senior Melina Cox was ninth in the 100 hurdles in 16.95. Teammate Fiona Hammond was 14th. Melody Brown finished 10th in the 300 hurdles for the Knights.
Karisa Wu was fifth in the triple jump.
Candace Ho finished third in the pole vault.
Newport was 10th in the team scoring, with Interlake 12th. Jackson took the team win, just in front of Eastlake.