Nick Laccinole won the 3,200 meters to polish off a sweep of the distance events on Friday, May 20, leading the Inglemoor High boys’ track team to a Class 4A Wesco/KingCo district championship at Lake Stevens High School.
Laccinole won the 1,600 meters on Wednesday, May 18, and edged Henry Jackson High’s Matthew Watkins for the 3,200 meter district title by less than half a second.
Teammate Gavin Parpart finished third in the 3,200 and second in the mile, qualifying the pair in both events.
The Inglemoor boys beat out Mt. Si 88-82 for the team trophy. The Bothell boys finished seventh with 44 points.
The Bothell girls finished fifth with 55 points, while the Inglemoor girls finished 10th with 32 points. Issaquah won the girls’ district title with 136 points.
The top four athletes or relays in each event move on to the 4A WIAA State Championships, scheduled for May 26-28 at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
The Inglemoor boys qualified for state in 10 slots.
The 4×400 meter relay team of Connor Keyes, Ethan Karlinsey, Jalen Woodley and Michael Rhoads finished first with a season-best time of 3 minutes, 21.74 seconds. Three of the relay runners qualified elsewhere, as well.
Woodley ran the 300 meter hurdles under 40 second for the second time in his career, and finished as the runner up in the event.Woodley also qualified in the long jump with a third-place finish. Rhoads won the 400 meters title, his fifth win in the event this season, and Karlinsey finished fourth in the 800 meters.
Chinedu Ugokwoli finished a few inches short of his career-best, but still managed a fourth-place finish in the triple jump to qualify for state.
Ruby Charney and Ifeoma Emeka were the only two representetives from the Inglemoor girls’ team to qualify. Charney was the runner up in the shot put, throwing 37 feet. Ifeoma Emeka finished second in both the long jump and triple jump.
The Bothell boys won three events.
The 4×100 meter relay team took first with a season-best time of 42.83 seconds.
Bothell's Jalen Ford wins the 4A Wesco/KingCo 110 meter hurdles on Friday. Great photo via Greg Nelson. pic.twitter.com/tGQOJgqv2t
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Bothell junior Kevin Liu won the district 100 meter title after finishing behind Micah Johnson of Woodinville and Mt. Si’s Jacob Belceto at the KingCo championships. Liu finished in 11.24 seconds.
Jalen Ford made the jump from a second place finish at the KingCo meet to a first-place finish in the district 110 meter hurdles.
Elizabeth Lowello-Forker won the javelin competition for the Bothell girls, throwing 122 feet, and Bothell’s Natelie Holmer placed third. Sophie Bowles qualified for state with third-finishes in the 200 and 400 meter events.
The Bothell girls’ 4×400 meter relay team also qualified, placing third.