Lopez track shines at two meets

  • Wed Jun 18th, 2008 1:49am
  • Sports

The Lopez Lobos track team outshone their 2B and 1B opponents this past week. On Thursday, they faced seven schools at the NW B league meet in Concrete and on Saturday, they traveled to Edmonds for the 14-school North Sound Invitational.

At Concrete, Sebastian Lasbo ran his first mile this year with a near personal best time of 5:04 to take first place and third in the 200m run. Shawn Samuel won the shot put with a throw of 35’ 4”, placed third in javelin and sixth in the discus. Jordan Smith won the 100m sprint with a time of 11.8 seconds, the 200m run in 24.5 seconds and the high jump with a jump of 5’ 8”. Ben Strom won the triple jump with a leap of 37’ 3” and placed second in the long jump.

Laura Strom won the girls high jump with a jump of 5’ 3” and triple jump with a leap of 27’ 6”. Ellen Fisher won the 3200m run in 13:42 and placed second in the 1600m run. Erin Wilbur placed second in the 300m hurdles with a personal best time of 57.2 seconds.

“We faced stiff competition at the North Sound Invitational meet,” said coach Steve Wilbur. “It was a good preview of what the State qualifying meet will be like.”

The boys’ team won the event, beating not only 1B schools from the Olympic Peninsula, but the 2B schools from Seattle. “It was phenomenal,” said coach Wilbur. The girls’ team finished second in the 1B division behind North Sound Christian.

The Lobo boys’ 4 x 100m relay team of Smith, Lasbo, Keaton Farris and Terell Carter broke their recently set school record by shaving off an additional 0.2 seconds to run the event in 46.5 seconds. The same team won the 4 x 400m relay in 3:48.6.

Farris and Smith finished second and third in the 100m run. Farris took a second in the 200m run and Carter finished fourth in the 200m and second in the 400m run. Billy PostvanderBurg netted a second in the 1600m run and Jordan Haber placed second in the 110m high hurdles and third in the 300m intermediate hurdles.

The girls’ relay team of Lisa Vaughn, Erin Wilbur, Rosanna DeGraaf and Ruthie DeGraaf took second place in the 4 x 100m event. Fisher finished second in the 3200m run and Laura Strom placed second in the high jump.

“Nearly everyone set a personal best this week,” said coach Wilbur. “We are hoping to see everyone that placed in an event qualify for the State Championship meet.”