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Shelton's Carstens wins two races at districts

North Mason will send six athletes, one team to state

 

Gordon Weeks

Shelton's Alauna Carstens runs past the bell to signify the final lap in the 1,600-meter race at the 2A District 4 track and field championships at Highclimber Stadium in Shelton on May 20.

Shelton's Alauna Carstens continued her record-breaking senior season, winning the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter race at the District 4 2A track and field meet Friday at Highclimber Stadium in Shelton.

Carstens won the 1,600-meter race in 5:08.57 and the 3,200-meter race in 11:13.35.

Ali Clifton was the other Shelton girls athlete to qualify for state, finishing fourth in the 3,200-meter race with a time of 12:08.95.

On the boys side, Kaden Pearson qualified for the 100- and 200-meter races. Pearson finished fourth in the 100 with a time of 11.49 seconds and third in the 200 with a time of 23.03.

Jaron Sartori qualified for state by finishing fourth in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches.

Carstens will attempt to win a state title at the 2A State track and field meet at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma at 5:15 p.m. today in the finals of the 1,600-meter race. Carstens and Clifton will compete at 2 p.m. Saturday in the finals of the 3,200-meter race.

Pearson will race in the 100-meter prelims at 11 a.m. Friday to try to qualify for the finals at 12:20 p.m. Saturday. He will race in the 200-meter prelims at 5:20 p.m. Friday for a spot in the finals at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sartori will compete in the finals of the high jump at 10:50 a.m. Saturday.

The Bulldogs had six athletes and one relay team qualify for state at the 2A WCD III Championships on May 20 and 21 at North Mason High School in Belfair.

The girls qualified six athletes for state. Addilyn Varick won the javelin with a toss of 108 feet, 10 inches.

Each of the Tupolo sisters qualified for the state meet. Tanza Tupolo earned second in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 5.5 inches. Adrianna Tupolo finished third in the discus with a toss of 100 feet, 3 inches. Adrianne Tupolo placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 30 feet, 10.25 inches.

Kezlie Thygesen qualified for state in the 3,200-meter race with a third-place finish in 12 minutes, 13 seconds. Averie DuPont will race at state in two events, finishing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.04 seconds and earned fifth in the hurdles with a time of 49.86 seconds.

The boys 4x100 relay team earned a spot in the state meet. The North Mason team of Trent Petersen, Dakota Filer, Avery Ballein and Alexander Rank finished fifth with a time of 45.05.

The state 2A track and field meet is today, Friday and Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Varick will compete in the first event of the meet, throwing in the finals of javelin at 3 p.m. today.

Adrianna Tupolo will compete in the finals of the discus at 10:10 a.m. on Friday. Tanza Tupolo will compete in the finals of shot put at 10:50 a.m. Saturday and Adrianne Tupolo will compete at 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the finals of the girls triple jump.

DuPont will compete in the prelims of the 100-meter hurdles at 3:30 p.m. today to try to qualify for the finals at 5:05 p.m. Friday. She will compete in the prelims of the 300-meter hurdles at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and try to qualify for the finals at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gordon Weeks

Shelton's Jaron Sartori takes off during the long jump.

Thygesen runs in the girls 3,200-meter race finals at 2 p.m. Saturday. The boys 4x100 relay team will race in the prelims at 2:40 p.m. Friday to try to qualify for the finals at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Mary M. Knight's Goeders qualifies for state competition

Mary M. Knight's Danny Goeders punched his ticket to the state meet in Cheney after finishing sixth in the 800-meter dash at the 1B District Championships on May 19 at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.

Goeders placed sixth in 2:15.78 and will race in the State 1B meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The prelims are at 2:25 p.m. Friday, with Goeders trying to qualify for the finals at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Matt Baide, Reporter

Shelton-Mason County Journal & Belfair Herald
Email: [email protected]

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