5-14 & 5-16-08 - DISTRICT - Kyle
Dennison had an outstanding meet, placing 1st in the Discus with
another school record 156' 7" toss in Friday's final after placing
3rd in the Javelin with a new personal best 174' 7" on Weds.
Overall, Liberty qualified 5 athletes for State in Pasco: Chris
Freeman - 3rd in the Long Jump, Ian Smith - 3rd in the 800, Michelle
Vanderheyden - 4th in the Pole Vault & Rebecca Teel - 4th in the
Javelin. Both 1600 relay teams clocked their fastest times of
the year but missed advancing by .6 sec for the Boys and 1.6 sec.
for the girls. Alex Leonard was 8th in the 200 after a
personal best in the prelims. The boys 400 relay team missed a
handoff and did not advance to the finals.
5-7 & 5-9-08 - KINGCO - Kyle
Dennison had a big day Friday, breaking the school record again in
the Discus, throwing 151' 5" for 2nd and setting a personal best in
the Javelin with a 173' 1" throw. Rebecca Teel had a best in
the Jav as well, throwing 118' for 3rd. Chris Freeman (4th) &
Alex Leonard (2nd) both did well in the 200 and were on the 400
relay team that broke the school record set last year with a 44:19
time. Alex was also 3rd in the 100 earlier (setting personal
bests in the 100, 200 & LJ), Chris was 5th in the Triple Jump & 2nd
in the Long Jump. Michelle Vanderheyden broke her school
record in the Pole Vault, jumping 9' for 2nd on Weds. Ian
Smith lost a close race in the 800 but he and Mitchell Byron ran
down the competition after the baton was dropped to move on in the
Jordan Hanson had a best in the 800 placing 5th and
then bringing home an outstanding 2nd place finish in the
1600 relay. In all, Liberty will be sending the following 15
athletes to Districts:
– 100, 200 & 400 relay; Chris Freeman – 200, Long Jump, Triple
Jump, 400 relay; Sean Fotheringill & Jay Chakravarty – 400
relay; Jordan Hanson – 800, 1600 relay; Alli Agnew, Anna
Skutley & Maddie Birdsall – 1600 relay; Rebecca Teel –
Javelin; Kyle Dennison – Javelin, Discus; Mitchell Byron
– 400, 1600 relay; Ian Smith – 800, 1600 relay; Reid
Christensen, Troy Solly – 1600 relay; Michelle Vanderheyden –
for the District Meet Sched.
athletes who had bests at Kingco were; Chris Cao &
Daniel Craig – Triple Jump, Nick Kenney – High Jump, Troy
Solly – 300H, Corrina VanHurston – Shot, Anna Skutley &
Alli Agnew – 300H, Emily Flanik – TJ, Maddie Birdsall –
5-6-08 - Josiah Sherwood captured the 3200 at the
JV meet, while placing 3rd with a personal best in the 1600.
5-1-08 - Boys finish the season Undefeated by the
slimmest of margins. With 72 points, Liberty narrowly beat
Skyline with 71 and Issaquah with 40. Chris Freeman, Alex
Leonard & Kyle Dennison again won 2 events each to power the
victory. The girls had a tougher time with 28 points, Issaquah
@ 76 & Skyline @ 85. Next up is the Kingo meet May 7th & 9th
4-30-08 - Michelle Vandeheyden broke the Pole
Vault again, jumping 8' 9" at Issaquah in a vault only competition.
Liberty girls swept the top positions with Hannah Robbins clearing
8' 6" in 2nd and Krista Lockhart 3rd @ 8'.
4-26-08 - Michelle Vanderheyden broke the school
Pole Vault record by clearing 8' 6" at the
Lake Washington Invite.
Personal bests were also recorded by Jordan
Hanson in the 800, running 2:24.83, and at Shorelne, Chris
Freeman improved to 21' 5.75" in the long jump, Eric Bice lowered
his 1600 best and the 4x100 team broke 45 sec.
4-24-08 - Boys go 6-0 powered by throws, jumps &
sprints. Kyle Dennison had won 2 and was 2nd in the Shot, Alex
Leonard & Chris Freeman also won 2 each as Liberty beat Issaquah 82
~ 63. The girls had 2 winners in Rebecca Teel & Michelle
Vanderheyden, losing 106 ~ 43.
4-17-08 - Kyle Dennison stepped it up at Liberty
against Newport by breaking the 13 year old Discus Record held by
Chris Gough by over 1' and then winning the Javelin. Chris
Freeman also was a double winner in the 200 & Long Jump. Their
performances helped clinch a narrow 74 ~ 71 victory bringing the
boys to 5 ~0 for the year. The girls had some fine
performances in losing 112 ~ 28 with
Michelle Vander Heyden
tying the girls Pole Vault record of 8'. Rebecca Teel won the
Javelin again, with Lanea Wilson, Hannah Robins & Christina Huff
also picking up individual victories.
4-5-08 - Kyle Dennison & Peter Stacy went 1-2 in
the Javelin to lead the Boys to a 5th place overall finish at the
Arnie Young Invite @ Renton Stadium. The girls were led by
Rebecca Teel who finished 3rd in the Jav.
4-3-08 - For the first league meet at home, the
Liberty athletes decided to win it all, with both the boys & girls
defeating Interlake & Mercer Island (Boys: L-102, Int-51 MI-27,
Girls: L-90, MI-50, Int-45). Alex Leonard posted 4 victories to lead
the Boys, Sarah Goodman & Rebecca Teel both posted 2 wins each to
lead the girls.
3-29-08 - The Liberty Invite had both Rain & Snow
but ended on time and saw some excellent performances despite the
weather. Full results are
here. The boys
had individual winners in the 800M - Ian Smith, Javelin - Kyle
Dennison & Long Jump - Chris Freeman. On the girls side,
Krista Lockhart won the Pole Vault & Rebecca Teel won the Javelin.
3-27-08 - No Rain (snow either)! - While it wasn't
warm, it was mostly sunny @ Mt. Si and Chris Freeman again scored 3
victories to lead the Patriots to a 93 ~ 51 win. Liberty had
12 1st pl. finishes, with Mitchell Byron running a Kingco (4th in
state) best in the 400, while Josiah Sherwood came from behind in
the 3200 for his 1st Kingco win. The girls struggled with
injuries and missing athletes, losing 114 ~ 35. Rebecca Teel,
Jordan Hanson, Sarah Goodman all had 1st place finishes.
3-20-08 - The rains waited for a bit and came in
hard but the Boys team managed to hang on the a very close victory
72.5 ~ 70.5, led by Alex Leonard & Chris Freeman with 3 wins each.
Other winners were Mitchell Byron, Nick Kenney, Kyle Dennison & Eric
Bice. The girls scored 52 points to Bellevue's 93 and
were led by double winners Sarah Goodman & Krista Lockhart.
Other winners were Jordan Hanson, Rebecca Teel.
3-13-08 - At least it wasn't windy! The
Jamboree was wet but some fine performances were turned by Alex
Leonard - 100m, Chris Freeman - LJ, Troy Solly - 400m & Rebecca Teel
- Jav. Results on
3-11-08 - Our 1st meet is this Thur. @ Skyline.
Click here for the sched.
of events. Due to transportation issues, we may start a little
late. The Track policy states all athletes must ride the bus
(if provided) to meets. If athletes wish to ride home after
competition with their parents, the parent must sign the athlete out
with either Coach Smith or Little.
3-8-08 - Weds practice will be @ 12:30 due
to WASL early release. Parents who aren't receiving e-mails
from Liberty Track should send a short e-mail to Coach Smith (link
below) to get in the 2008 address book.
3-5-08 - The challenge continued with the running
of the 400m. Leading times were from the returning 4x400 team
runners with Maddie Birdsall & Eric Bice next on the depth chart.