Eastlake boys, Skyline girls grasp state track trophies

June 3, 2014

Finishing among the top-four teams and winning a trophy at the Class 4A state track and field championships is a difficult task, but Eastlake and Skyline high schools both had squads that accomplished the feat.
Eastlake’s boys scored 38 points to finish fourth, and Skyline’s girls scored 35 points for fourth, capping their respective seasons in style at Star Track XXXII, May 29-31 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

The Skyline girls 1,600-meter relay team goes in for a group hug after winning the state title.  Photo by Greg Farrar

The Skyline girls 1,600-meter relay team goes in for a group hug after winning the state title. Photo by Greg Farrar

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Plateau athletes take to the podium at state track meet

May 28, 2013

As the Skyline High School 4×400-meter relay team of Dorie Dalzell, Maria Volodkevich, Alex Daugherty and Kaylie Greninger huddled before the last race of the state track meet, the message was clear – the girls were more than teammates. They were family.

“We’re such a tight-knit team, so we said, ‘Do it for the family,’ before the race,” Daugherty said. “We are so fortunate to have each other.” Read more

Skyline, Eastlake track teams do well in district meet

May 23, 2013

Plateau athletes had a solid showing at the bi-district track meeet championships May 17 at Lake Stevens High School.

The Eastlake boys had the best team showing taking third while Skyline boys were fourth.

On the girls side, Skyline girls finished fifth while Eastlake girls were 11th. Read more

Skyline boys and girls track speed past Roosevelt

April 9, 2013

The rain and wind didn’t let up April 4, and neither did the Skyline track and field team as it bested Roosevelt in both girls and boys events.

The girls 800-meter relay team, composed of Alexis Daugherty, Dorie Dalzell, Kaylie Greninger and Brandy Hughes, started the Skyline Spartans with a win by edging out Roosevelt by a 2-second victory.

Nicole Cox (right), Skyline High School freshman, dashes to the 100-meter finish line for the win during the Spartans’ track meet April 4 against Roosevelt. Teammate and fellow freshman Stephanie Lunde (left) races close behind.  Photo by Greg Farrar

Nicole Cox (right), Skyline High School freshman, dashes to the 100-meter finish line for the win during the Spartans’ track meet April 4 against Roosevelt. Teammate and fellow freshman Stephanie Lunde (left) races close behind. Photo by Greg Farrar

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Eastlake, Skyline athletes have big performances at state meet

May 30, 2012

Skyline High School runner Alex Daugherty surprised herself, finishing third in the girls 400-meter dash in 57.68 seconds.

“I wasn’t expecting to make it out of league,” she said, crediting her coach Greg Dalzell for helping her drop four seconds off her time. “I was running 61s this year, and I’m at 57 seconds now.”

Drew Matthews, Skyline High School senior, takes the starting turn of his 400-meter race May 26 during the 4A state track and field championships in Tacoma. Photo by Greg Farrar

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Runners from both plateau schools head to state meet

May 23, 2012

After two days of battling it out with 19 other teams at the bi-district track meet May 16 and 18 Eastlake and Skyline emerged with several athletes still in the post-season running.

Contenders in each event in Marysville had to place in the top five to advance to the upcoming 4A Track and Field State Championships. The Eastlake Wolves are sending six individuals and one relay team to the statewide meet in Tacoma May 24-26. Representing the Skyline Spartans will be nine individuals and three relay teams. Read more

Spartan track team dominates Garfield

May 2, 2012

With a boys score of 68 and a girls score of 98, Skyline’s field and track team put its best face forward last week when it swept its home meet against Garfield.

The clouds rolled in over the Sammamish field April 26 but never opened up to pour over the event. When the sun peeked out from behind its curtain it was not enough to warm up the athletes, who peeled off their sweats only long enough to compete in their particular events. At the long jump station, Lindsay Coutts, a junior at Skyline quickly shed her warmer layers before taking off down the runway and launching, her arms and legs stretched back before coming down in the sandpit. During her jumps Coutts kept commenting that she found herself having to slow before springing from the takeoff board. Read more

Plateau runners, jumpers, throwers heading to state

May 24, 2011

Once again, Skyline’s Kasen Williams is headed to the state track tournament in three events. Williams won the high jump (6 feet, 4 inches) and triple jump (45-05) May 19 and took second in the long jump (22-01.25) May 20 at the 4A Bi-District Championships in Marysville.

He helped the Spartan boys place fifth overall with 55 points. Arlington won the meet with 74 points and Eastlake tied for 16th overall with 10 points. The Skyline girls placed seventh with 40.2 points and Eastlake scored 22 points to tie for 14th. Inglemoor won the girls meet with 82 points. Read more

Sammamish track teams look to rebuilding year

March 29, 2011

Skyline senior Kyle Branch didn’t even look like he was trying as he rounded the final curve on his way to a win in the 1,600-meter race against Woodinville. The standout distance runner finished way ahead of the competition, but afterward said he was actually trying to conserve energy for his next events, the 3,200 and the 4×400-meter relay.

“It was a nice, relaxed pace,” Branch said. He finished in 4 minutes, 47.2 seconds.

Skyline’s Chase Premone, right, hands the baton off to Christian John during the boys 4x100 relay race March 24 at Skyline High School. Photo by Christopher Huber

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Skyline’s Kasen Williams tops in triple jump, Eastlake 2nd in relay in state track championships

May 31, 2010

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Skyline junior Kasen Williams is still chasing the 50-foot mark in the triple jump, but he has plenty to be happy about after taking a first-place and two second-place medals home from the 2010 state 4A track and field meet.
Williams won the triple jump with a leap of 47-06, which was 7 inches farther than Lewis and Clark’s Levi Taylor.

Skyline's Kasen Williams finished second in the state in the long jump. Williams took first in the triple jump (not pictured). Photo by Greg Farrar

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