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Track and field: Federal Way relay teams dominate at SPSL championships

Federal Way senior Robert Shelby clears a hurdle during the SPSL Track and Field Championships at French Field in Kent. Shelby ran a state-best time to win the 300-meter hurdles Friday. The West Central District Meet will be held Friday and Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School.  - Charles Cortes/For the Mirror
Federal Way senior Robert Shelby clears a hurdle during the SPSL Track and Field Championships at French Field in Kent. Shelby ran a state-best time to win the 300-meter hurdles Friday. The West Central District Meet will be held Friday and Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School.
— image credit: Charles Cortes/For the Mirror

The Federal Way High School relay teams are going to be tough to beat this year.

The team of Ezekiel McNeal, Trenton Pinson, Robert Shelby and Maurice McNeal ran a pair of state-best times Friday to win both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays at the South Puget Sound League Track and Field Champioships at French Field in Kent. The foursome's time of 3:20.11 was a meet record.

Next up for the Eagles' two relay teams is the West Central 4A District meet, which will run Friday and Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School.

Shelby and Maurice McNeal also snared an individual title Friday in Kent. Shelby ran a state-best 37.41 to win his heat of the 300 hurdles, cutting more than a second off his previous personal best of 38.79. He also finished second in the 110 hurdles (14.58). McNeal won the 400 meters in a time of 49.14 to edge his freshman brother, Ezekiel, who finished second in 49.69.

Pinson ran the second-fastest time in the 100 meters with a blazing 10.87. Spanaway Lake's Anthony Rathbun ran a 10.83. Jefferson's Aaron Jeong finished third in 11.12.

Thomas Jefferson's Kayla Adams was the star on the girls side for the Raiders. Adams, who won the shot put during the first day of competition on Wednesday, added the discus with a personal-best throw of 128-0. Adams is the defending state champion in the shot.

Federal Way freshman Majerae Gates was also impressive on the girls' side Friday. Gates ran a blazing 12.18 in the 100-meter dash to beat Kentwood's Holly DeHart (12.27).

Gates also anchored the Eagles' to a first-place finish in the 4x100 relay. Gates, along with Bianca Arizpe, Jaleecia Roland and Dyesha Belhumeur ran the fastest time in the event (49.29).

Federal Way's Jasmine Johnson added the 800 championship in a time of 2:16.41, edging Bethel's Jordan McCann (2:18.47) and Beamer's Taylor Kartes (2:19.63).

Boys SPSL Track and Field Championships

At French Field, Kent (Wednesday and Friday)

FINALS

Shot put — 1, Derek Eager, Tahoma, 56-3; 2, Conor Framke, Puyallup, 50-7; 3, Nick Conlan, Auburn, 50-3.

Discus — 1, Derek Eager, Tahoma, 173-3; 2, Nick Conlan, Auburn, 161-11; 3, Skyler Rabadue, Tahoma, 136-8.

Javelin — 1, Derek Eager, Tahoma, 206-6; 2, Max Pratt, Auburn, 179-1; 3, Mike Roy, Kentwood, 159-2.

High jump — 1, Rahmel Dockery, Curtis, 6-8; 2, Andrey Zadneprovskiy, Auburn Riverside, 6-3; 3, Shad Hall, Kentlake, 6-2.

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.

Triple jump — 1, Brandon Harris, Kent-Meridian, 45-8.5; 2, Wilfred DeLaRosa, Auburn Riverside, 43-3.25; 3, Scott Sanford, Jefferson, 42-4.75.

Pole vault — 1, (tie) Thomas Reinhart, Kent-Meridian, Matt Barner, Jefferson, and Keenan Komoto, Kent-Meridian, 13-0.

110 hurdles — 1, Cory Okazaki, Emerald Ridge, 14.47; 2, Robert Shelby, Federal Way, 14.58; 3, Abu Kamara, Kent-Meridian, 14.72.

100 — 1, Anthony Rathbun, Spanaway Lake, 10.83; 2, Trenton Pinson, Federal Way, 10.87; 3, Aaron Jeong, Jefferson, 11.12.

400 — 1, Maurice McNeal, Federal Way, 49.14; 2, Ezekiel McNeal, Federal Way, 49.69; 3, Derrick Daigre, Kent-Meridian, 50.03.

1,600 — 1, Kenny Krotzer, Auburn Riverside, 4:18.98; 2, Will Ferguson, Curtis, 4:20.48; 3, Chase Braxmeyer, Jefferson, 4:21.05.

3,200 — 1, Kenny Krotzer, Auburn Riverside, 9:19.21; 2, Casey Campbell, Tahoma, 9:30.01; 3, Chase Braxmeyer, Jefferson, 9:31.38.

400 relay — 1, Federal Way, 41.93; 2, Spanaway Lake, 42.79; 3, Kent-Meridian, 42.87.

SPSL Girls Track and Field Championships

At French Field, Kent (Friday)

FINALS

Shot put — 1, Kayla Adams, Jefferson, 42-11; 2, Alyx Toeaina, Kentwood, 39-9; 3, Danielle Tabb, Bethel, 39-04.

Discus — 1, Kayla Adams, Jefferson, 128-0; 2, Alyx Toeaina, Kentwood, 125-03; 3, Danielle Tabb, Bethel, 118-06.

Javelin — 1, Kendra Ansotigue, Jefferson, 108-08; 2, Lindsey Dahl, Jefferson, 108-08; 3, 107-04.

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, 17-5.50 .

Triple jump — 1, Bianca Walton, Tahoma, 39-09; 2, Lindsey Dahl, Jefferson, 37-09; 3, Kimmie Stueckle, Emerald Ridge, 36-009.

Pole vault — 1, Kelsey Bueno, Kent-Meridian, 12-0; 2, Rebecca Turnbow, Auburn Riverside 11-6; 3, Amelia Carpenter, Kentridge, 10-6.

100 hurdles — 1, Kayla Stueckle, Emerald Ridge, 14.52; 2, Tate Latimer, Tahoma, 15.07; 3, Aiesha Goodlow, Kentwood, 15.80.

100 — 1, Majerae Gates, Federal Way, 12.18; 2, Holly DeHart, Kentwood, 12.27; 3, Kishia Mitchell, Rogers, 12.29.

400 — 1, Kishia Mitchell, Rogers, 57.76; 2, Madelayne Varela, Kentlake, 58.37; 3, Jaclyn Onosko, Kentridge, 58.92.

1,600 — 1, Rachel Atwood, Auburn Riverside, 5:11.73; 2, Alexia Martin, Kent-Meridian, 5:13.17; 3, Cassidy Brown, Auburn Riverside, 5:15.71.

3,200 — 1, Rachel Atwood, Auburn Riverside, 11:12.60; 2, Carly Wilczynski, Emerald Ridge, 11:20.11; 3, Alexia Martin, Kent-Meridian, 11:25.81.

400 relay — 1, Federal Way (Arizpe, Roland, Behumeur, Gates) 49.29; 2, Kent-Meridian (Patterson, Scott, Nelthrope, Garrett) 49.54; 3, Tahoma (Jensen, Richmond, Hammock, McKinney) 49.55.

800 relay — 1, Kentwood (Goodlow, DeHart, Proctor-Guyton, Wareham) 1:42.74; 2, Rogers (Davis, Mitchell, Yamada, Horsley) 1:42.96; 3, Tahoma (Jensen, Hammock, McKinney, Latimer) 1:43.18.

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