Redmond junior Sarah Lord successfully defended her 3,200-meter championship at Saturday’s Pasco Invitational track and field meet at Edgar Brown Stadium, confirming her standing as one of the favorites for a Class 4A state title.
Lord won the 3,200 by nearly three seconds with a time of 10 minutes, 50.62 seconds, nearly four seconds faster than when she won the meet last April. Her 10:50.62 mark is the best in Class 4A so far this year.
Lord’s teammate Devin McMahon placed third in 10:54.10, which is the second-best 4A time so far this spring. Adrienne McGuirk, a senior from Jesuit High in Portland, Ore. was second with a 10:53.52.
The meet featured 52 girl teams and 58 boy teams from Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Redmond junior Ally Mueller delivered a personal-best effort in the javelin with a throw of 115 feet, 4 inches, good enough for 13th place. Mueller also took 15th in the long jump with a mark of 15-7 1/2.
Led by Lord, McMahon and Mueller, the Redmond girls finished with 16 points, tied for 16th place.
The boys finished with nine points, led by sophomore Mack Young, who took third in a competitive 800 race with a time of of 1:57.98. Young has shown great improvement this year, breaking two minutes for the first time a week earlier. He has the fourth-best time in the state.
Redmond senior sprinter Allen Hall had a solid day, highlighted by a sixth-place finish in the 200 at 23.31 and a season-best 11.13 in the 100, which placed him 14th.
LW tennis cruises past Franklin
Ashley Russell and Amanda Juarez won their No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, respectively, in straight sets, and then combined to win No. 1 doubles 6-2, 6-3 as Lake Washington swept Franklin 9-0 in a 4A Kingco girls tennis match on Thursday.
Russell won No. 1 singles 6-3, 7-5, and Juarez won 6-1, 6-3. Laura Renfroe (6-1, 6-4), Erin Coghlan (6-1, 6-1), Tess Roche (6-1, 6-1) and Justine Lin (6-0, 6-1) all won their respective singles matches in straight sets.
Redmond soccer beats Inglemoor, Ballard
The Redmond boys soccer won a pair of 4A Kingco games last week, first blanking Inglemoor, 3-0, last Tuesday then beating Ballard 5-1 last Friday.
Fellipe Barros scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Mustangs past the Beavers. Teammate Nick Funaro collected a goal and an assist in Friday’s win.
Funaro also had a goal and assist in Tuesday’s win against the Vikings. Eric Margeson and Trevor Massengale combined in the net for the shutout.
The Mustangs improved to 4-2 in Kingco and 8-2-1 overall as of the Reporter’s deadline.