Blaine gets five to state track meet


Blaine's Eddie Fontes, Tom Bradley, Tracy Booth, Brad Whitley and Gordie Kordas all earned bids to the Class 1A state track meet after impressive showings on Saturday, May 18, at the Class 1A Tri-District Finals at King's High School.

Fontes was the lone winner of the group after posting a time of 1 minute, 57.67 seconds in the 800, besting second place by just .31 seconds. He will also be competing in the 3,200 at state after a fifth-place finish.

Bradley finished third in the 800 with a time of 1:58.17 while Booth and Whitley earned their bids in the 400. Kordas' fifth-place finish in the pole vault is what earned him a berth to state.

Mount Baker's Dillon Quintana earned a berth to state after a first-place finish in the 3, 200, besting Fontes and Lynden Christian's Cody Velthuizen. Velthuizen's sixth-place finish was just enough to secure him a spot at state.

Velthuizen's teammate, Trevor Burden, will be joining him after finishing fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.78.

The only athlete other than Fontes to earn multiple bids to state was Meridian's Relijah McMillen. McMillen's fourth-place finish in the 200, second-place finish in the long jump and fourth-place finish in the 4x100 relay secured him a three-event slate at state.

Lynden Christian's 4x100 team finished just behind Meridian in fifth place, but still earned a spot at state with the placing.

Meridian's Blake Briones, also earned a bid to state after finishing sixth in the 110 hurdles.

The Class 1A state track meet starts on Friday, May 24, in Cheney at Eastern Washington University. The event runs through Saturday, May 25.



Team scores: King's 112, Cedar Park Christian 69, Eatonville 69, Charles Wright Academy 61, Meridian 56, Bellevue Christian 55, Blaine 42, Mount Baker 31, Seattle Academy 29, Chimacum 26, Lynden Christian 23, Cascade Christian 23, Cascade Christian 22, Vashon Island 20, South Whidbey 14, Port Townsend 10, Friday Harbor 10, Northwest 5, Life Christian Academy 4, Nooksack Valley 3, Coupeville 2.

100: Alexander Moore (Charles Wright Academy) time: 11.41, Alex Brouwer (King's) time: 11.53, Dylan Keene (Cedar Park Christian) time: 11.62, Relijah McMillen (Meridian) time: 11.72, Lionel Hampton (Life Christian Academy) time: 11.75, Logan Moose (Eatonville) time: 11.85.

200: Alexander Moore (Charles Wright Academy) time: 22.64, Dylan Keene (Cedar Park Christian) time: 22.75, Alex Brouwer (King's) time: 22.81, Relijah McMillen (Meridian) time: 23.12, Nick Conklin (Seattle Academy) time: 23.33, George Tomal (Eatonville) time: 23.40.

400: Alexander Moore (Charles Wright Academy) time: 50.29, Tate Razor (Bellevue Christian) time: 51.17, Tracy Booth (Blaine) time: 51.87, Nick Conklin (Seattle Academy) time: 51.99, Hunter Bryson (King's) time: 52.45, Brad Whitley (Blaine) time: 52.48.

800: Eddie Fontes (Blaine) time: 1:57.67, Andrew Ayers (King's) time: 1:57.98, Tom Bradley (Blaine) time: 1:58.17, Kyle Cole (Cedar Park Christian) time: 1:58.22, Daniel Nortz (Bellevue Christian) time: 1:58.33, Cole Zink (South Whidbey) time: 1:59.10.

3,200: Dillon Quintana (Mount Baker) time: 9:28.26, Ruben Riordan (Charles Wright Academy) time: 9:43.15, David Goldstone (Charles Wright Academy) time: 9:45.41, Graham Peet (Northwest) time: 9:48.60, Eddie Fontes (Blaine) time: 9:48.99, Cody Velthuizen (Lynden Christian) time: 9:50.24.

110 hurdles: Landon Summers (Vashon Island) time: 15.91, Reid Jones (King's) time: 15.98, Zachary Promitas (Eatonville) time: 16.12, Trevor Burden (Lynden Christian) time: 16.78, Chandler Erisman (Bellevue Christian) time: 17.13, Blake Briones (Meridian) time: 17.16.

300 hurdles: Willie Blackmon (Friday Harbor) time: 41.31, Cameron Thoreson (Bellevue Christian) time: 41.88, Landon Summer (Vashon Island) time: 42.11, Jeffrey Patterson (Eatonville) time: 42.26, Melvin Thorton (Chimacum) time: 42.66, Reid Jones (King's) time: 42.86.

4x100 relay: Cedar Park Christian time: 44.38, Cascade Christian time: 44.64, King's time: 44.73 , Meridian time: 44.83, Lynden Christian time: 45.36, Seattle Academy time: 45.77.

4x400 relay: King's time: 3:28.19, Bellevue Christian time: 3:30.44, Cedar Park Christian time: 3:30.52, Lynden Christian time: 3:31.95, Seattle Academy time: 3:34.35, South Whidbey time: 3:35.85.

High jump: Reid Jones (King's) mark: 6-02.00, Nate Brar (Cascade Christian) mark: 6-02.00, Karl Cather (King's) mark: 6-00.00, Austin Oliveira (Cascade Christian) mark: 6-00.00, Daniel Norwitz (Seattle Academy) mark: 5-10.00, Logan Moose (Eatonville) mark: 5-10.00.

Long jump: Paul Pagasian (Chimacum) mark: 20-07.75, Relijah McMillen (Meridian) mark: 20-06.50, Logan Moose (Eatonville) mark: 20.04.75, Joe Evans (Eatonville) mark: 20-02.00, Reid Jones (King's) mark: 20-00.50, Nick Cronklin (Seattle Academy) mark: 19-10.75.

Shot put: Lucas Hatton (Eatonville) mark: 53-08.50, Justin Kaelin (Eatonville) mark: 52-04.00, Scott Miller (Bellevue Christian) mark: 52-02.50, Mason Friedline (King's) mark: 49-05.50, Wunmi Oyetuga (Charles Wright Academy) mark: 49-00.50, Andrew Boivin (King's) mark: 47-05.50.

Pole vault: Daniel Calhoon (Cedar Park Christian) mark: 15-00.00, Nathan Dunford (Mount Baker) mark: 14-00.00, Sam Tanner (Meridian) mark: 13-00.00, Caleb Taylor (King's) mark: 13-00.00, Gordie Kordas (Blaine) mark: 12-06.00, Lucas Trautmant (Seattle Academy) mark: 12-06.00.

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