TRACK AND FIELD: Federal Way dominates Bill Harris Invitational
By CASEY OLSON
Federal Way Mirror Sports editor
April 21, 2011 · Updated 1:10 PM
The Federal Way High School track and field teams proved to be very selfish hosts during Tuesday's Bill Harris Invitational Meet at Memorial Stadium. The meet is named in honor of the longtime Federal Way coach.
The Eagle boys and girls took home a total of 18 event championships during the 16-team meet.
University of Washington-bound Jaleecia Roland was the star of the meet. The 6-foot senior won three individual events on the girls' side and also ran the third leg of the Eagles' 4x100 winning relay team.
Roland won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.72, the high jump with a leap of 5-2 and the triple jump by nearly three feet with a leap of 38-1.
For the second year in a row, Federal Way sophomore Majerae Gates won the 100 meters at the Bill Harris Invite. Gates finished in a time of 12.51, which was just ahead of Decatur freshman Sierra Shugarts.
Other Federal Way winners on the girls' side were Jasmine Johnson won the 400 (58.84), sophomore Bianca Arizpe won the 800 (2:22.11), Ta'Mara Richey in the long jump (16-11) and the 4x400 relay.
On the boys' side, the Eagles' victories came from D.J. Vollmer in the javelin (151-2), Jordan Pulu in the shot put (49-9), Aaron Persinger in the 300 hurdles (41.33), Meron Simon in the 3,200 (9:19.41), Patrick Crews in the 1,600 (4:33.12), D.J. May in the 400 (51.35) and Michael Tate in the 200 (22.85). Federal Way also won the 4x100 and 4x400 relays Tuesday.
Decatur's lone win during the Bill Harris Invitational came from Drew Thompson in the boys high jump with a leap of 6-4.
The Titan boys slipped by the Auburn Riverside Ravens, 70-66, in an SPSL Central Division dual meet Wednesday.
Beamer picked up a sprint sweep from Shawn Pridgett and Nicky Fualaau swept the two heavy throwing events. Pridgett took the 100 in 11.36 and won the 200 in 23.35. Fualaau won the shot put with a throw of 43-0 and the discus at 127-5.
The Titans also got individual victories from Dominique Maxie in the 400 (53.31) and Austin Hitchcock in the 300 hurdles (42.18). Beamer also won the 4x100 relay.
Auburn Riverside got the best of the Titans on the girls' side, 72-69. Beamer's Alanna Vann won the 100 (12.61) and 200 (25.83), Kiernan Reitz in the pole vault (7-6) and 300 hurdles (54.86) and Constance Kuhnly took the shot put (28-1) and discus (100-10).
Beamer's other wins came from Moriah Bentley in the high jump (4-10) and Makayla Sullivan in the 400 (1:05.73).Contact Federal Way Mirror Sports editor Casey Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 925-5565 ext. 5056.