Beamer boys roll to SPSL track title

Fuller and Malamura snare individual wins

The Todd Beamer Titans boys track and field team had already rolled through the South Puget Sound League South Division dual-meet season unbeaten. The Titans can now add the SPSL championship to their 2008 resume.

The Titans outdistanced second-place Kentwood during the two-day SPSL 4A sub-district meet, which concluded Friday at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner. Federal Way, the undefeated champions of the SPSL North Division, ended up third.

Beamer got big points during the meet from senior Marty Fuller. Fuller, a running back on the Titans’ football team who will play in the fall at Central Washington University, won the shot put Friday with a personal-best throw of 55 feet, 10 3/4 inches.

Fuller, who didn’t even qualify for the district meet last season, has the best throws in Class 4A this season in both the shot put and discus. He finished second in the discus Wednesday at the SPSL meet.

Fuller and plenty of other Federal Way school district track and field athletes will now head to the West Central District Meet Friday and Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School.

Federal Way junior Ian Tevis ended up second in the triple jump with a leap of 45-3, Robert Shelby had the second-best time in the 300 hurdles (39.43) and Eagle junior Andru Pulu was third in the shot put (49-6 1/2). Gregger Highberg finished third in the 300 hurdles (39.45).

Decatur senior Justin Englund finished second behind Tahoma’s Jon Lafler in the 1,600 with a time of 4:20.29 and the TJ 4x400 relay team had the second-best time in a time of 3:25.89.

On the girls’ side, Jefferson senior Sofia Malamura proved to be the queen of throws in Sumner. Malamura completed her sweep of the heavy throwing events with a win in the shot put Friday.

Malamura won the discus with a throw of 133-0 Friday after launching the best mark in the shot put on Wednesday (40-7).

The two wins from Malamura helped the Raider girls finish up second at the SPSL sub-district meet. Tahoma won the league title and Curtis finished third.

The Federal Way 4x200 relay team ran the best time Friday with a 1:44.28 and Eagle junior Jacqie Evenson had the second best time in the 300 hurdles (45.37).

Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565,

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