2011 Track & Field Recap
At the Liberty Track Awards Banquet, honors were handed out to: Most Valuable Male - Josh Gordon, Most Valuable Female - Maddie Birdsall, Most Inspirational Male - Devin Bennett, Most Inspirational Female - Liz Ryker, Most Improved Male - Hiron Redman, Most Improved Female - Aimee Christensen.
BENNETT SETS TRIPLE JUMP RECORD
6-4-11 - After just missing @ State, Devin traveled to the Border Duel meet in Portland for another shot at the school record. On a hot, sunny day, Devin leaped 44' 10" to take home 2nd and beat the existing best by 1.25".
BOYS 2ND @ STATE!
Complete Final State Results
STATE, DAY 3 - BOYS 1600 RELAY WINS!
Video link: http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/238251-2011-Washington-State-Track-Field-Championships/video/492937-B-4x400-F01-3A
With outstanding performances in all their individual events, it came down to the 1600 relay to determine the team champions for State. Running their fastest time of the year, Hamilton, Hiron, Josh & Devin brought home Liberty's 1st ever Track & Field trophy and 2nd win of the meet. After 2 days of wind & rain, Saturday delivered sunshine and light winds. The last day started with Hiron taking home 3rd in the 800
Jessica Pickering (12th) & Morgan Safley (13th) competed early as well
Devin was next up, missing the school Triple Jump record by 1/4" for 5th with a 44' 8.5" jump
It was then time for 400's, with Devin finishing 4th, Maddie 7th
At the same time as Maddie was finishing, Josh was in the process of breaking his High Jump record, taking 2nd place with a 6' 6" leap
Amy Broska finished off her State meet experience with the 1600 (17th)
Then it was time for Josh to run in the 200, taking 6th
Last on the track was the Girls 1600 relay who finished 8th
Other Random highlights from Saturday:
New friends from Camas
Getting ready for Football
STATE, DAY 2 - GORDON WINS LJ!
After leading the State for most of the season, Josh popped the winning jump in a downpour to become Liberty's 1st ever individual Boy's Track State Champion with a 22' 10.5" effort.
Devin also competed, taking home 11th place.
Anna Frodsham (13th) & Emily Pestil-Dimmit (15th) competed in the Javelin
Moving on to Saturday finals were Hiron in the 800,
Josh in the 200,
Maddie in the 400 & Devin in the 400.
Post race festivities were enjoyed over chips & dip.
STATE, DAY 1 - Noel 6th in PV
Equaling his 13' 6" seasons-best, Hamilton scored the 1st points for the Boys with a 6th place jump. Chase Kenney took 9th @ 12' 0". Amy Broska was 15th in the 3200.
The Boys 1600 relay team recorded the fastest time of day for 3A
with the girls just making the 1600 relay final, placing 4th in the heats after missing out in the 800 relay.
5-20-11 - BOYS 2ND @ DISTRICT, GIRLS 5TH
Ending the meet with a season's best 3:22.52 1600 relay title, the boys came within 2 points of repeating as District Champions, Full District Results
With the top 5 boys & girls finishers advancing to the State Meet in Tacoma next week, Liberty had strong results. Josh took home the Long Jump title, with 2nd place finishes coming from Hiron Redman in the 800, Josh in the 200 (after taking 5th in the High Jump) & Devin Bennett in the 400 (3rd in Long Jump).
For the girls, Amy Broska (hip# 3) qualified for State in the 1600 in 5th, breaking the 2004 record of Berlyn Bales, running 5:15.61.
Anna Frodsham took 3rd in the Javelin with Emily Pestil-Dimmit in 5th
Morgan Safley was 3rd in Shot
Maddie Birdsall was 4th in the 400 (Eric Bice giving tips)
Jessica Pickering was 5th in Pole Vault (left, with Coach Gardiner & Danielle Richards)
The Girls 800 relay team was 5th
(Stacy in the zone)
and the 1600 relay team was 3rd and goes to State as well.
A great turnout of Liberty supporters were on hand
In recognition of the outstanding year for both Boys & Girls teams, Coaches Little & Smith were awarded Kingco Coach of the Year honors.
5-18-11 -BENNETT WINS DIST. TRIPLE JUMP
Devin had his best jump of the season to take the Dist. Crown. Hamilton Noel & Chase Kenney went 2~3 in the Pole Vault.
Amy Broska became the 1st Liberty girl to qualify for State in the 3200 with a season's best time.
GIRLS WIN KINGCO!
Complete Kingco Results
5-13-11 - With great performances in the Field & on the Track, the Girls won by over 50pts.
Amy Broska won the 3200 with Rachel Shaw & Megan Chucka in 3rd & 4th.
Maddie Birdsall won the 400 with Liz Ryker 2nd, Aimee Christensen 4th & Michaela Chucka 5th.
Megan Larson won the 800
Morgan Safley had a big throw in the shot to claim 2nd with Lexi McGinnis in 3rd
Despite Josh winning the 200, High Jump and 1 relay Fri, the boys ended up 3rd behind Bellevue & Mt. Si, separated by 7pts.
Devin Bennett also had a great day, taking the 400 & Triple Jump then anchoring the 4x400.
With the lights on most of teams headed home, but the Pole Vaulters continued on till 11:30pm.
Hamilton Noel took the victory with Chase Kenney 2nd & Matt Morris 5th
5-11-11 - BROSKA & GORDON 1ST@ KINGCO
Leading their teams on Day 1, Josh started off with a win in the Long Jump while Amy (#1) pulled away in the 1600 with Megan Chucka right behind in 2nd. (Rachel Shaw was 7th)
With steady rain during most of the events, Patriot athletes shrugged off the damp and scored points in the team race. Sofie Safley was 3rd in the Discus, Devin Bennett was 3rd and Craig Werre 5th - Long Jump, Kevin Ahrens - 8th Shot, Tyler Westenbroek 4th & Nick Knoblich 6th - 1600, Ida Bakke 4th - Long Jump.
5-5-11 - BOYS WIN ISD, GIRLS 2ND.
Ending the season with a perfect record, the boys came through, scoring 69pts, Issaquah @ 58 & Skyline @ 54.
The Skyline girls had 72pts, Liberty @ 60.5 & Issaquah @ 56.5. Amy Broska had 2 wins to lead the girls.
4-28-11 - Both the Boys & Girls teams triumphed @ Interlake. With the Field events carrying the day, the Girls won again 87 ~ 54 led by another school record for Maddie Birdsall in the 400.
The Boys were led by Hamilton Noel who went 13' 6" in the Pole Vault to claim the school record, winning 85 ~ 56. With sweeps in the Jav & Disc, a perfect record was preserved for the year.
Boys 1st, Girls 3rd @ Viking Relays
4-23-11 - Under clear blue skies, the Patriots had great performances from lots of athletes. Josh Gordon added almost a foot to his Long Jump record, going 23' 7.5" with a 3A leading leap.
Amy Broska celebrated her B'Day by winning the 1600.
Hamilton Noel went 13' for the 1st time in the Pole Vault, just missing the school Record @ 13' 6". Both Boys & Girls 1600 relay teams came home winners with their best times of the year. Josh & Devin both came home with 4 medals each (to go with their sunburns) and there were also top 3 finishes in the Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, Distance Medley for the boys & Distance Medley for the Girls.
4-21-11 - Even though the sun didn't shine as promised, Maddie Birdsall delivered a school record in the 400 as she led to girls to another Kingco win, 96 ~ 54 against visiting Jaunita. Emily Pestil-Dimmit and Josh Gordon each won 4 events, with the boys also winning easily 92 ~ 52. Other double winners were Kevin Ahrens in the Shot & Disc and Amy Broska in the 1600 & 3200.
4-16-11 - With the team title for Boys on the line, a communication error caused the 1600 relay team to miss their race. After a cold, wet day, the relay was reseeded prior to the start and the in the confusion, Liberty's new heat was started without them. Some very unhappy athletes and coaches were the result, the winning time was 2 sec. slower than the team's prev. best, and 10pts and team title were within reach. Pizza after the meet helped.
The girls also helped take away some of the sting by taking 2nd in their 1600 relay (after placing 4th in the 800R earlier), battling Skyline to the wire to a season's best time. Up until the relay, it had been a good meet for Liberty athletes, Josh Gordon had a best in the High Jump, clearing 6'4" - 3rd, breaking his school record again the Long Jump going 22' 8.5" - 2nd, and taking 4th in the 200. Other medalists were Devin Bennett, 3rd in TJ, 6th - 400 & LJ; Hiron Redmon, 3rd - 800m; Hamilton Noel, 4th - PV; Boys DMR (Scott & Chris Turner, Dawson Solly, Mason Goodman) - 5th. Just missing a medal in 9th in the 3200 was Rachel Shaw, only the 2nd Liberty girl ever to break 12 min.
4-15-11 - With (for the PNW) great jumping weather, the Boys PV competition was held with Hamilton Noel (12' 6"), Chase Kenney (12' 0), Matt Morris (10'), Forest Hurley (9' 6") & Oliver Issa (9') all hitting season's best heights to take home the team victory. With Mt. Si's best mark @ 10' 6", the 1 ~ 2 finish gave Liberty a 73 ~ 72 win.
4-14-11 - With the consensus of all present that the weather was pretty awful, the Girls continued undefeated for the year with a 96 ~ 45 win over visiting Mt. Si. Leading the girls with 2 wins was Emily Pestil-Dimmit with the relay teams winning all 3 of their races. Despite 4 indiv. wins for Josh Gordon, a sweep of the Throws gave the Mt. Si Boys took a 6pt. lead going into the delayed Pole Vault being held Fri.
4-8-11 - Venturing down to CA for Spring Break, Josh Gordon broke his LJ record @ the Arcadia Invite, leaping 22' 7" for a 2nd place finish. He also jumped 6' 3" in the HJ.
3-31-11 - On the only dry day of the week, both Teams performed hard against Ballard to take home big victories, Boys winning 114 ~ 30, Girls @ 110 ~ 40. With 4 wins each, Ida Bakke (100H, 300H, LJ & TJ)
and Josh Gordon (100, 200, HJ & LJ) led the way. Thanks to all our Parents who helped and camera artists who stepped in to get some fine shots, posted on pg.2 in the gallery.
3-26-11 - The Liberty Invite started slow but finished fast with Liberty Men's & Women's teams picking up 1st place trophies. Led by Male Athlete of the Meet Josh Gordon with 3 golds & a silver, other multiple winners for the boys were Tyler Westenbroek in the 1600 & 3200, Devin Bennett 400 & 1600R and Hiron Redmon 800 & 1600R. For the girls, the relays carried the day with wins in the 400R, 800R & 1600R. Leaving with 4 golds each were Liz Ryker & Maddie Birdsall, with Delane Agnew netting 3 golds & a bronze and Megan Chucka winning the 1600 & 3200. Results can be downloaded here. Team Scores are here. Teams can pay from this invoice.
3-24-11 - Josh Gordon had a good day in the 1st League Meet of the season, breaking the oldest Liberty record from 1980 by running a 10.80 100m @ Lake Washington. Then it was time to break his 2010 Long Jump record by leaping 22' 4.5" (state leading mark). Other high points were both teams winning, Boys 82-57, Girls 108-39. Multiple winners were Ida Bakke, Emily Pestil-Dimmit, Delane Agnew, Maddie Birdsall, Liz Ryker, Michaela Chucka, Devin Bennett & Hiron Redmon. Trevor Merritt had an outstanding improvement in the Jav and there were lots of PR's in the 1600.
3-18-11 - Week 3 ended with rain but the sun almost came out for the Relays held Thurs. Led by Craig Werre (shown above with the bandage over his self-inflected spiking in the Long Jump), team Goldenrods scored high in all events to snag the coveted 1st pick in the candy box for each of the 4 members. 2nd went to Holly Jones' Team Holly with the Awesome Fantastic's captained by Scott Turner in 3rd. Complete scoring is here. With some suspect judging, Devin @ 22' & Josh @ 23' in the Long Jump had the most outstanding marks. The Turbo Jav did it's best to humble everyone except Dr. T and won't be mentioned further. The absence of big Bunny kept the 4x100 much closer this year but was deeply missed. In Fri. time trials, Rachel, Megan L & Aimee all had PR's in the 1600, and much candy was eaten.
3-11-11 - Week 2 ended on a sunny note. Sprints had relay practices and distances had some racin for candy (after singing B-Day wishes to the Chucka's). Devin & Megan C ran times that would have made last year's Kingco list, with Tyler W & Michaela pushing into top 25 territory with good efforts for this early in the season. Honorable mention to Josh who just missed breaking 6 min. in the 1600. Good things are also happening on the hill with Craig throwing close to his best already in practice.
3-4-11 - We had a great attendance for our 1st week of Track. Even though it rained every day, the mats are all out, the hurdles are lining the fence and some tough workouts were completed.
1-22-11 - Cornell Freshman Eric Bice won his 1st collegiate race in taking the 1000 meters in 2:28.67, qualifying for IC4A Indoors.
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