Tracksters shine at Bellevue City Meet

Track and field athletes shine at Bellevue City Meet, held May 7 at Sammamish High School.

Will Fields

Big individual performances were the name of the game at the Bellevue city meet, held Thursday May 7 at Sammamish High School.

Newport’s David Hayden, Jasmine Cho and Mary Carr, and Sammamish’s Aaron Phillips were the biggest standouts at the meet, as each won two events to lead their teams.

Hayden, a senior, won the 100 and 200 meter races for the Knights with times of 11.1 and 23.1 seconds respectively, while Cho won the 200 (26.3 seconds) and the 400 (61.9). Carr, a freshman at Newport, won the 100 meter hurdles (17.0 seconds) and the 300 meter hurdles (46.5).

Phillips, a senior at Sammamish, won the long jump and triple jump for the Totems. Phillips leaped 19’8 in the long jump and 42’1 in the triple jump, beating Clayton Yan in both events.

Bellevue took the boys team title with 83 points, edging out Newport by eight points. Sammamish finished third with 65 points and Interlake finished with 41.

Newport ran away with the girls team title with 118 points. Bellevue (77 points) took second, Interlake took third with 50 and Sammamish finished fourth with 22.

Other standouts at the meet included Ross Quarre, a Newport junior who vaulted 13’0 to win the pole vault, and Bellevue senior Robert Hintz, whose toss of 192’7” in the javelin won the event by over 22 feet.

Newport’s Preston Mo dominated the discus with a mark of 125’4”. The next closest mark was Interlake’s Evan Spading with a toss of 101’8”.

On the girl’s side, Christine Dollard won the 1,600 for Newport by 16 seconds, turning in a time of 5:27.7. Bellevue’s Emilie Gilbert took first place in the 3,200, beating sister Katri by 20 seconds with a time of 11:29.9.

Interlake’s Litia Ngauamo won the shot put with a throw of 35’8”, beating Jackie Hamilton of Bellevue by only an inch.

Complete list of winners:


100 meters: David Hayden, Sr., Newport, 11.1

200 meters: David Hayden, Sr., Newport, 23.1

400 meters: Bruce Thomas, Jr., Bellevue, 52.4

800 meters: Neil Baunsgard, Sr., Newport, 2:01.7

1,600 meters: Jared Cassidy, Sr., Sammamish, 4:38.78

3,200 meters: Michael Williams, Jr., Bellevue, 9:38.8

100 meter hurdles: Anthony Monahan, Jr., Bellevue, 15.9

300 meter hurdles: James Dupar, Soph., Newport 41.8

4X100 relay: Bellevue (Brandon Gardner, Stephen Heppler, Peter Nguyen, Skylar Yu), 44.5

4×400 relay: Bellevue, 3:38.0

Shot put: Willy Gervais, Jr., Bellevue, 48’0”

Discus: Preston Mo, Sr., Newport, 125’4”

Javelin: Robert Hintz, Sr., Bellevue, 192’7”

High jump: Rio Bacon, Jr., Newport, 5’6”

Pole vault: Ross Quarre, Jr., Newport, 13’0”

Long jump: Aaron Phillips, Sr., Sammamish, 19’8”

Triple jump: Aaron Phillips, Sr., Sammamish, 42’1”


100 meters: McKayla Nunes, Jr., Bellevue, 13.2

200 meters: Jasmine Cho, Sr., Newport, 26.3

400 meters: Jasmine Cho, Sr., Newport, 61.9

800 meters: Alisa Poplawski, Fr., Newport, 2:24.3

1,600 meters: Christine Dollard, Sr., Newport, 5:27.7

3,200 meters: Emilie Gilbert, Sr., Bellevue, 11:25.9

100 meter hurdles: Mary Carr, Fr., Newport, 17.0

300 meter hurdles: Mary Carr, Fr., Newport, 46.5

4×100 relay: Bellevue (Ali Cahill, Courtney Reames, McKayla Nunes, Olivia Mitchell), 52.2

4×200 relay: (tie)Newport (Alisa Poplawski, Lauren Pelo, Carina Brocato, Jasmine Cho), 1:49.4 and Sammamish (Vanessa Stienberg, Natalie Newman, Rachel Gano, Taylor Moravec)

4×400 relay: Newport (Jasmine Cho, Mary Carr, Elisa Poplawski, Devan Paxton)

Shot put: Litia Ngauamo, Jr., Interlake, 35’8”

Discus: Maggie Roe, Jr., Newport, 103’8”

Javelin: Christian Meehan, Sr., Newport, 108’10”

High jump: Qiaoyi Zhang, Fr., Interlake, 5’0”

Pole vault: Rachel Wirtz, Sr., Newport, 10’6”

Long jump: Taylor Moravec, Sr., Sammamish, 16’11.50”

Triple jump: Kaya Mills, Sr., Newport, 34’9.5”

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