The Inglemoor High track and field team had plenty to be proud of over Memorial Day weekend at Mt. Tahoma Stadium.
The boys’ team had athletes reach the podium in five events, garnering enough points for a second-place finish in the team standings at the Class 4A state championships in Tacoma.
The Inglemoor boys finished with 45 points. Federal Way won the team title with 65 points, and Union took third with 39 points.
The Inglemoor boys won the 4×400 meter relay state title, setting a season-best time of 3 minutes, 20.68 seconds — the third-fastest time of any team from the state of Washington this season.
Senior Nick Laccinole finished second in the 1600 and 3200 meter races to longtime rival Jack Yearian of Bellarmine Prep, who swept both events last season as well. Fellow Inglemoor senior Gavin Parpart finished fourth in the 3200 meters.
Michael Rhoads set a new career-best in the 400 meters to take second with a time of 48.21 seconds. Eastmont junior Jake Ulrich won the event in 48.07 seconds.
Ethan Karlinsey finished third in the 800 meter finals, building on the momentum from a career-best time of 1:53.66 in the prelims.
Inglemoor’s Jalen Woodley competed in the long jump and Chinedu Ugokwoli in the triple jump, but neither finished on the podium.
The Bothell boys made finals in two events — Kevin Liu in the 100 meters and the Bothell boys’ 4×100 meter relay team, both of which finished seventh.
Bothell senior Elizabeth Lowell-Forker walked away with a state title in the javelin as the first Bothell athlete to win a girls’ state title in recent memory. Forker set a personal best of 137 feet, 11 inches, a new PR by more than eight feet.
Elsewhere, Bothell senior Sophie Bowles made finals in the 400 meters. Bowles finished fifth in 57.99 seconds.
Inglemoor’s Ifeoma Emeka finished eighth in the long jump with a mark of 17 feet .25 inches, and finished 13th in the triple jump. Fellow senior Ruby Charney finished 12th in the shot put.
Familiar 4A KingCo program Issaquah won the girls’ team trophy with 74 points. Tahoma (61) took second and Curtis (41) took third. Bothell finished 18th with 14 points.