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PREP SPORTS WRAP: Federal Way wins prestigious Oregon Relays team title
The Federal Way High School track and field teams won the prestigious Oregon Relays team title for the second year in a row Saturday at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The Eagles' boys and girls combined for 111.5 points to outdistance Eastlake High School (95). The meet included teams from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Both Federal Way teams are the defending Class 4A state team champions.
On the girls' side, the Eagles got a huge performance from Ta'Mara Richey. The senior won three individual events and was also part of the gold-medal winning 4x100 meter relay team.
Richey won the 100 meters in 12.51, the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 6 inches and the triple jump with a leap of 36-5.75. Richey also combined with Gab Pelogi, Mariyah Vongsaveng and Karis Cameron to win the relay in 48.39.
Cameron also finished fifth in the 100 (12.65) and 11th in the 200 (26.43). Junior Tia Thomas ended up fourth in the pole vault (10-0) and sixth in the triple jump (34-8.25) and Audrey Shin was ninth in the high jump (5-0.25).
On the boys' side, the Eagles' only individual title came from Tyson Penn in the high jump. The defending 4A state champion leapt 6-6. Federal Way got second-place finishes from sophomore Jason Palmer in the 400 (49.42) and Chico McClatcher in the long jump (22-4.5). Penn and senior Keenan Curran finished in a tie for second in the tuple jump with matching 46-4 leaps.
The Eagles' 4x400 relay team of Palmer, Josh Dawson, Curran and Kevan Williams finished fifth (3:29.34) and the 4x100 team of McClatcher, Palmer, Demani Thomas and Dawson were also fifth overall (43.29).
Jefferson's Kaya Warrior had an impressive performance at the University of Oregon. The senior finished second the shot put with a throw of 38-5 and was eighth in the discus (113-01).
Co-Ed combined team scores: Federal Way 111.50, Eastlake 95, Sheldon 92.50, Camas 77, Summit 70, Richland 61, Grant 47, Garfield 46, Gig Harbor 46, South Eugene 45, Roseburg 44, Eagle 43.50, Barlow 43.50, McNary 38, Lincoln 34, Churchill 32, McMinnville 31, North Medford 29.50, Lake Oswego 29, Emerald Ridge 28, Hillsboro 28, Oregon City 28, Walnut Grove 27.50, Bellarmine Prep 27, St. Thomas More 26, Meridian 25, Tumwater 24, Sherwood 23.50, Southridge 19, Sandy 18, Capital 16, Siuslaw 14, Rogers-Puyallup 14, South Salem 11, Hoquiam 11, Sprague 10, Thomas Jefferson 9, Springfield 9, Elma 8, Tigard 8, Skyview 8, Kent Meridian 7.50, North Eugene 5, West Point Grey 5, Aloha, 3, Nestucca 3, Catlin Gabel 3, Crow 2, Chugiak 2, Westview 2, St Mary's Academy 1.
In a battle for the top spot in the SPSL South, the Puyallup Vikings (9-0 overall, 6-0 SPSL South) got the better of Beamer (7-3 overall, 6-1 SPSL South) Friday afternoon by the slimmest of margins, 1-0.
Both teams entered the game with unbeaten records in the SPSL South, but it was a single run in the top of the fourth inning that proved the difference. Puyallup's Kennedy Robillard had an RBI double off of Beamer's Madison Rogers.
The Titan offense couldn't get anything going off Puyallup senior pitcher Marissa Miller, who allowed only five hits and struck out six. Rogers allowed only five hits in seven innings of work. Beamer's Analee Scott finished 2 for 3 at the plate.
The Decatur Gators (10-4 overall, 7-2 SPSL 3A) took over first place in the SPSL 3A Division with an impressive 1-0 win over Bonney Lake Friday. Senior Jake Kolterman threw the complete-game shutout, allowing only four hits, striking out seven and walking nobody.
The only run of the game came in the top of the second on an RBI-single by Nathaniel Sagdahl. Bonney Lake's Corey Burrill allowed only five hits and struck out eight.
Beamer – Taylor Davis and Ethan Phelps combined to no-hit the Spanaway Lake Sentinels Friday afternoon during a 13-0 win. Davis threw three innings and Phelps finished up the final two.
Offensively, the Titans (9-2 overall, 6-2 SPSL South) were led by Lawyer Bruan, who finished 2 for 4 with five RBIs and two runs. Scott Sunitcsh belted a three-run home run and Max Dalrymple finished 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs.
Federal Way — The Eagles (7-4 overall, 6-4 SPSL South) outlasted the Rogers Rams Friday, 8-3, in SPSL South action. Calvin Turchin allowed just four hits in 6 2/3 innings of work on the mound to get the win.
Offensively, Rylan Cratsenberg was 2 for 4 with two runs, two RBIs and a home run.
The Todd Beamer Titans dominated the Federal Way Eagles (6-3-1) Friday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium, 4-0.
The Titans (4-2-2) got goals from Jacob Green, Kepler House, Hunter Colvin and Aung Ta. Brian St. Clair picked up the shutout in goal for Beamer.