Fontes with a third and eighth place finish at state

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 26, 2013 

Eddie Fontes took third in the 800 meters and eighth in the 3,200 meters for Blaine in the Class 1A State Track and Field Championships in Cheney on Saturday, May 25.

Fontes' time in the 800 was 1 minutes, 58.83 seconds and in the 3,200 it was 9:55.03.

Tom Bradley took sixth in the 800 with a time of 1:59.48 for Blaine.

"Eddie did fantastic really," Blaine coach Carey Bacon said in a phone interview. "The 800 was a tough race. He ran the 800 and the 3,200 and those races were about a half hour from each other and it was a tough one. He was disappointed he didn't finish higher but he didn't do so bad."

Dillon Quintana took first in the 3,200 with a time of 9:32.74 for Mount Baker and Lynden Christian's Cody Velthuizen finished ninth with a time of 9:59.14.

"I knew that second place wasn't going to take the pace with me," Quintana said in a phone interview. "The last three races I haven't had the competition."

Relijah McMillen took third in the long jump with a mark of 21 feet, 1.5 inches and he took seventh in the 200 meter with a time of 23.11.

"That was an all time best long jump for him and he's got to be really happy to jump his all time best at state," Meridian coach Mike Holz said. "That's where you want to do it. He had a great day in the long jump."

Holz said McMillen didn't know he was competing in the 200 after his fifth place finish in the preliminaries, but was one of the two runners added based on time after the three top times from both heats.

"It was a good run," Holz said. "He was pretty happy to find out he was running and would compete. He had a really solid season. It was a good experience for the kids and we had some good solid performances from our side."

Mount Baker and Blaine tied for ninth with 21 points and Meridian finished 17th with 17 points in the team standings.

Lummi's Enrique Medina took second in the 800 with a time of 2:01.26 and was a late addition to the 1,600 as an alternate and finished fifth with a time of 4:48.21 in the Class 1B State Tournament.

"We had a really tough quad-district and he just missed the meet," Lummi coach Josh Shimek said in a phone interview. "We knew going in that he would have a chance to finish high."

Deion Hoskins won the shot put with a mark of 44-6.5 at his first state meet.

Lummi finished 11th as a team with 26 points from the two athletes.

WHATCOM COUNTY 1A/1B STATE TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS

CLASS 1A BOYS

200 METERS

Athlete School Time (Place)

Relijah McMillen Meridian 23.11 (7)

800 METERS

Athlete School Time (Place)

Eddie Fontes Blaine 1:58.83 (3)

Tom Bradley Blaine 1:59.48 (6)

3,200 METERS

Athlete School Time (Place)

Dillon Quintana Mount Baker 9:32.74 (1)

Eddie Fontes Blaine 9:55.03 (8)

Cody Velthuizen Lynden Christian 9:59.14 (9)

LONG JUMP

Athlete School Mark (Place)

Relijah McMillen Meridian 21-01.5 (3)

CLASS 1B BOYS

800 METERS

Athlete School Time (Place)

Enrique Medina Lummi 2:01.26 (2)

1600 METERS

Athlete School Time (Place)

Enrique Medina Lummi 4:48.21 (5)

SHOT PUT

Athlete School Mark (Place)

Deion Hoskins Lummi 44-06.5 (1)

SOURCE: WIAA.COM

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