Sarah Lord’s continued to shine at the 4A Kingco track and field championship last week as the Redmond junior distance runner won the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races and ran the third leg of the Mustangs gold-medal-winning 1,600 relay team.
Lord — who has the best 4A time in the state in the 3,200 at 10 minutes, 50.62 seconds — and teammate Devin McMahon blew away the field last week in the 3,200. Lord won gold with a time of 10:58.03, and McMahon captured the silver medal at 11:00.74. Nobody else finished with a time better than 11:30.0.
Lord also bested the field in the 1600 with a time of 4:59.1, more than three seconds ahead of Eastlake’s Chelsea Orr.
Redmond won the 1,600 relay with a time of 4:05.18, two seconds ahead of Inglemoor, which won the 4A Kingco girls team championship with 138 points. Redmond was second with 107, and Garfield third with 94. Eastlake finished fourth and Lake Washington seventh.
On the boys side, Redmond took third with 97 points behind Bothell (122) and Inglemoor (114).
Redmond’s Tony Mernaugh turned in a personal-best performance in the javelin. He won with toss of 171 feet, 4 inches, blowing away his previous-best throw of 155-0. Teammate Jimmy Brookman took third in the javelin at 163-0.
The boys distance runners also had a solid day. Aiden Irish won the 3,200 at 9:32.70. Mack Young took two seconds and Anthony Ellis took two thirds in the 800 and 1,600. Young took second in the 800 (1:57.48) and Ellis third (1:57.77) behind Eastlake’s Dan Sloat (1:55.17). Young (4:21.69) and Ellis (4:24.77) took second and third in the 1600 too, behind Bothell’s Trey Parry (4:19.28).
Lake Washington’s Matt Hanson and Austin Delaney went back-to-back in the 100 dash, Hanson winning at 11.16, and Delaney just behind at 11.25. Lake Washington took fifth in the team standings at 65.5 and Eastlake was sixth at 62.
Overlake’s state hopes fall short
Josh Bensussen hit a home run, but The Overlake School’s quest for a state tournament appearance fell short in a 9-8 extra-inning affair against Seattle Christian in the second round of the 1A Tri-District baseball tournament last ????.
Overlake led 8-2 in the third inning thanks to a five-run second, but lost the lead in the sixth and then lost the game when Seattle Christian’s Dustin Shires hit the game-winning RBI in the eighth.
Overlake had beaten Nooksack Valley 5-1 in the opening round of the tournament last ???, thanks to a strong pitching performance by the Owls staff. Trevor Kowal, Tommy Castle and Sesth Bensussen combined to scatter four hits in the victory.
Michael Curtis went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs in the victory.
Overlake ended the season 10-5.
Lacrosse teams win playoff games
The Overlake School and Redmond Lacrosse Club combined to win three playoff games last Friday, the Overlake girls beating Mercer Island 14-9, and the Overlake boys topping Whatcom 8-5. Redmond pulled out a 2-1 win against Eastside Catholic in a defensive struggle.
The Overlake girls team, which finished fifth in Division B with an 8-5 record, got five goals from Allison Havron three goals apiece from Kristy Dey and Kate Stinson in the playoff win. The Owls played at Nathan Hale on Monday, after the Reporter’s deadline.
The Overlake boys, who won Division II Eastside Conference with an 8-2 mark, plays Northshore at home on May 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Redmond, who won the Division Cascasde Conference with a 9-1 record, plays undefeated Seattle Prep at 5:30 p.m. on May 14 at Magnuson Park.