Sports Reporter/Greg Sellentin
The only track meet of the year to take place in Friday Harbor was on Thursday, March 30. The Wolverine girls won with a score of 135.5, beating out nine other teams. All-around, top athlete Ciera Bailey won both the 100- and 800-meter races, setting a personal record in the 100 of 13:02. The top four spots in that race were taken all by Friday Harbor girls with Kendra Pew, Katie Place and Jaclyn Domenech finishing in that order behind Ciera. Those same four girls also comprised the team that won both the 400- and 800-meter relay events.
“The scoring of a track meet starts with the number of teams entered. This meet had 10 teams. The individual winner of each event gets a score of 10, and second place, nine and so on. All events are weighted the same, and the school team with the highest score wins the event,” explained Friday Harbor Track Coach Darren Scheffer.
The Wolverine boys team did almost as well as the girls by coming in second place with a score of 109. Lummi won the event with 131. Kenneth Hallock pulled out a come-from-behind victory in the 1600-meter race, passing early leader Claudio Ocho, also from Friday Harbor. In the longest event of the match, the 3200-meter race, Jacob Kaden pulled away early and won by a margin of 30 seconds. More photos of the event can be seen at sanjuanjournal.com.