Bellingham’s Jakob Chamberlin put in a dominant performance in the boys’ discus finals in day one action at the Class 2A District 1 Track and Field Championships on Wednesday, May 20, at Civic Stadium.
Chamberlin threw for a mark of 170 feet, 1 inch, winning the event by nearly 17 feet and marking a personal best by seven feet. Sehome took the second through fourth spots with Drew Norvell, Tyler Haggen and Ben Malquist trailing Chamberlin.
Emily Pittis of Sehome added to her high school accolades with a win in the 1,600 finals. She ran a time of 5 minutes, 10.68 seconds, more than four seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
Alex Gehringer and Gage Lott from Blaine cleared top marks of 13-06.00 in the boys’ pole vault finals.
Sehome’s Chanelle Eddy earned an event win in the shot put with a distance of 38-07.00. Her teammate on the boys’ side, Colton Johnsen, ran the second-best 1,600 time in the finals with a 4:22.15.
Lynden had the top qualifying times in the boys’ and girls’ 400s. Trent Postma ran a 50.49 for the boys’ top time, and Jasmyne Neria posted a 58.83 for the girls.
Bellingham had the top two qualifiers in the boys’ 110 hurdles as Benjamin Doucette ran the fastest time of 14.91 and Tanner Aliff was third with a 15.51. Their teammate Cole Allain was the fourth qualifier with a 16.05.
Another Red Raider had the top time in the girls’ 100 hurdles prelims. Annie Waddell ran a 15.76, edging Shorecrest’s Sophia Viviano by 0.02 seconds.
Lynden’s Bryce Sterk was the top qualifier in the 300 hurdles with a 40.94, about a second off of his career personal best, according to Athletic.net.
The Bellingham girls’ duo of Hannah Bradley and Hattie North qualified for the 100 finals with times of 12.82 and 12.94, respectively, and Squalicum’s Jessica DeVere also moved on to second-day action in the event.
In the boys’ 100, Bellingham’s Isaiah White had the second-best time of the day with an 11.14, and Lynden’s Christian Payne also qualified for the finals with an 11.57.
White was also the lone Whatcom County boy to advance to the finals in the 200. He ran a 23.39 in the event. On the girls’ side, Squalicum’s Kim Hazlett and Kelly Anderson, and Bellingham’s Hannah Bradley moved into the final eight.
Sehome’s Riley Allsop had the second-best time in the 800 with a 2:02.39. He was just 0.30 off Sedro-Woolley’s Thor Wagoner in the top spot. Johnsen and Blaine’s Greg Arps also advanced to the finals.
The girls’ 800 had Squalicum freshman Grace Oswin post the third-best time of the day with a 2:23.25, with Sehome’s Kate Rose just 0.15 behind her. Blaine’s Hillary Kiele also qualified for the finals.
The boys’ and girls’ Class 2A District 1 Championship track and field meet resumes on day two, Friday, May 22, at Civic Stadium.
Class 2A District 1 Championships
At Civic Stadium, Bellingham
100: Josh Dickey (Lakewood) 10.98; 200: Isaac Westlund (Archbishop Murphy) 22.53; 400: Trent Postma (Lynden) 50.49; 800: Thor Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) 2:02.09; 110 hurdles: Benjamin Doucette (Bellingham) 14.91; 300 hurdles: Bryce Sterk (Lynden) 40.94; 4x100: Lakewood 42.74; 4x400: Lynden 3:26.91.
1,600: Dylan Holland (Anacortes) 4:20.95; Discus: Jakob Chamberlin (Bellingham) 170-01; Pole vault: Alex Gehringer(Blaine) 13-06.00; Long jump: Josh Dickey (Lakewood) 21-06.75.
100: Wurrie Njadoe (Shorecrest) 12.26; 200: Wurrie Njadoe (Shorecrest) 25.19; 400: Jasmyne Neria (Lynden) 58.83; 800: Heather Hanson (Anacortes) 2:21.90; 100 hurdles: Annie Waddell (Bellingham) 15.76; 300 hurdles: Abby Dimock (Burlington-Edison) 46.71; 4x100: Squalicum (Jessica DeVere, Kirsten Webber, Julia DeVere, Kim Hazlett) 49.57; 4x200: Bellingham 1:45.81; 4x400: Bellingham 4:05.41.
1,600: Emily Pittis (Sehome) 5:10.68; Shot put: Chanelle Eddy (Sehome) 38-07.00; Javelin: Katherine Taylor (Shorecrest) 126-00.00; High jump: Wurrie Njadoe (Shorecrest) 5-04.00; Triple jump: Alana Handy (Burlington-Edison) 36-05.00.