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Jefferson wins four individual titles on first day of SPSL Track and Field Championships

Thomas Jefferson senior Matt Barner finished in a three-way tie for first in the pole vault during the opening day at the South Puget Sound League Track and Field Championships Wednesday at French Field in Kent.  - Charles Cortes/For the Mirror
Thomas Jefferson senior Matt Barner finished in a three-way tie for first in the pole vault during the opening day at the South Puget Sound League Track and Field Championships Wednesday at French Field in Kent.
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The Thomas Jefferson Raiders had a very solid first day at the South Puget Sound League Track and Field Championships Wednesday at French Field in Kent.

The Raiders boys and girls brought home four individual titles, including three by the TJ girls. The SPSL Championships will continue at French Field on Friday.

Jefferson's Kayla Adams easily won the shot put Wednesday with a throw of 42 feet, 11 inches. Adams, a junior, won the Class 4A state shot put championship last year and currently has the state's best throw during the 2010 season (44-4 3/4).

The Jefferson girls' other two individual titles came in the same event. Kendra Ansotigue and Lindsey Dahl tied for first place in the javelin with throws of 108-8. Ansotigue is the defending West Central District champion in the event and Wednesday's throw was a personal-best for Dahl.

On the boys' side, pole vaulter Matt Barner tied with a pair of Kent-Meridian athletes for first place with a vault of 13-0.

The Decatur Gators picked up three individual titles Wednesday. Kyle Ralphs won the 400-meter wheelchair event in 1:42.11 on the boys' side and Olivia Morrison won the 100-meter wheelchair event in 27.76 and Macy Westrick won the shot put wheelchair event with a throw of 4-1.

Federal Way's Jaleecia Roland continued her dominance in the girls high jump by winning with a leap of 5-5.

The SPSL Championships will continue with field event finals starting at 3:30 p.m. Running event finals will kick off at 5:15 p.m. at French Field.

Boys SPSL Track and Field Championships

Finals held on Wednesday at Kent-Meridian

Discus — 1, Derek Eager, Tahoma, 173-3; 2, Nick Conlan, Auburn, 161-11; 3, Skyler Rubadue, Tahoma, 136-8. Long jump — 1, Brandon Harris, Kent-Meridian, 22-8.25; 2, Rahmel Dockery, Curtis, 22-7.25; 3, Wilfred DeLaRosa, Auburn Riverside, 21-9.5. Pole vault — 1 (tie), Matt Barner, Jefferson, Thomas Reinhart, Kent-Meridian, and Keenan Komoto, Kent-Meridian, 13-0. 100 — wheelchair — 1, Travis Rimestad, Bethel, 20.29; 2, Kyle Ralphs, Decatur, 22.9. 400 — wheelchair — 1, Kyle Ralphs, Decatur, 1:42.11. 3,200 — 1, Kenny Krotzer, Auburn Riverside, 9:19.21; 2, Casey Campbell, Tahoma, 9:30.01; 3, Chase Braxmeyer, Jefferson, 9:31.38.

Girls SPSL Track and Field Championships

Finals held on Wednesday at Kent-Meridian

Shot put — 1, Kayla Adams, Jefferson, 42-11; 2, Alyx Toeaina, Kentwood, 39-9; 3, Danielle Tabb, Bethel, 39-4. Shot put — wheelchair — 1, Macy Westrick, Decatur, 4-1. Javelin — 1 (tie), Kendra Ansotigue, Jefferson, and Lindsey Dahl, Jefferson, 108-8; 3, Alyx Toeaina, Kentwood, 107-4. High jump — 1, Jaleecia Roland, Federal Way, 5-5; 2, Chelsea Muskelly, Kent-Meridian, 5-4; 3, Nichole Jones, Rogers, 5-3. Long jump — 1, Bianca Walton, Tahoma, 18-0; 2, Kayla Stueckle, Emerald Ridge, 17-11.75; 3, Holly DeHart, Kentwood, 17-5.5. 100 — wheelchair — 1, Olivia Morrison, Decatur, 27.76. 3,200 — 1, Rachel Atwood, Auburn Riverside, 11:12.6; 2, Carly Wilczynski, Emerald Ridge, 11:20.11; 3, Alexia Martin, Kent-Meridian, 11:25.81.

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