Bellevue’s Hintz wins javelin, Newpor’s Cho wins 400
Bellevue David DeCastro had fans worried when he sent the shot put 58 feet, 9 3/4 inches to win the event at the state meet in Pasco last weekend. The shot landed barely a foot from where people were standing outside the protective fence at the 60-foot mark.
“It was a phenomenal way to end the season,” said John Hill, Bellevue’s head track and field coach.
DeCastro’s winning put was his first effort.
“It sent a shock through the competition,” Hill said.
Interlake’s Richard Silva sent the shot 54-6 ¾ to take third in the event.
In the javelin, Bellevue’s Robert Hintz took first with a throw of 192-6. Hintz won the sportsman award for lending his javelin to Dylan Burnett-Lewis of Lynnwood when Burnett-Lewis broke his in the competition. Burnett-Lewis finished second to Hintz with a throw of 191-10.
Other area athletes who did well at the meet included:
Newport’s Jeremy Taiwo who took second in the high jump with a leap of 6-6 and Newport’s Richard Woodworth, who placed fifth with a jump of 6-4.
Taiwo came back in the triple jump to claim second place with a leap of 46-4 ½.
Bellevue scored 21 points in the meet, with Newport collecting 20 points, Interlake 9 and Sammamish 2.
In the girls meet, Newport’s Jasmine Cho took first in the 400 with a time of 56.55.
Emilie Gilbert of Bellevue took fourth in the 1,600 with a time of 5:12.28
In the 3,200, Newport’s Natty Plunkett took second with a time of 10:59.70.
Newport girls finished with 23 points in the meet while Bellevue had 5.