Prep track and field: Mountlake Terrace’s Okoronkwo captures three state titles

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Mountlake Terrace's Chinne Okoronkwo won the 3A pole vault with a record of 13 feet, 3 inches. (Photos by David Pan)
Mountlake Terrace’s Chinne Okoronkwo won the 3A pole vault with a record height of 13 feet, 3 inches. (Photos by David Pan)

Following the completion of the 3A State Track and Field Championships in Tacoma on Saturday, athletes from the Edmonds School District may have needed a moving van to bring home all of their medals they earned at the three-day meet.

Mountlake Terrace's Chinne Okoronkwo (center) won the 3A pole vault with a state meet record of 13 feet, 3 inches. Laura Marty and Ginger Markow (right), both of Bishop Blanchet also broke meet records with their performances.
Mountlake Terrace’s Chinne Okoronkwo (center) won the 3A pole vault with a state meet record of 13 feet, 3 inches. Laura Marty and Ginger Markow (right), both of Bishop Blanchet, also broke meet records with their performances.

Chinne Okoronkwo of Mountlake Terrace completed a rare triple: three state championships won at one state meet. On Saturday Okoronkwo added the 3A Girls pole vault and the triple jump titles to the long jump championship that she picked up on Friday. Her mark of 13-03 in the pole vault set a state meet record, as was her effort in the triple jump of 41-10.25.

Okoronkwo, a junior, has now won six state individual event championships in her three years of competition.

Meadowdale’s Christapherson Grant finished this year’s state meet with two individual titles. The senior won the 3A Boys 300 hurdles on Saturday after claiming the 110 hurdles on Friday.

Lynnwood’s Jordyn Edwards came home a champion Saturday as the junior outran the field in the 3A Girls 400 race. Edwards finished fifth in the 200 dash.

Edwards did pick up a first place medal as part of the Lynnwood 1,600 meter relay team that won the 3A Girls event by more than two seconds over second place Enumclaw.

In the team scoring, Lynnwood just edged out Mountlake Terrace for third place overall in the 3A Girls Team competition with 54 points; the Hawks finished fourth in the standings with 46 points. Kamiakin won the 3A team title for the fourth straight year with 92 points.

On the boys side, Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale tied for sixth place in the team standings; Bellevue picked up their fourth straight state team title with 58 points.

– By Doug Petrowski

Mountlake Terrace's Chinne Okoronkwo won the triple jump with a state meet record leap of 41 feet, 10.25 inches.
Mountlake Terrace’s Chinne Okoronkwo won the triple jump with a state meet record leap of 41 feet, 10.25 inches.
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Mountlake Terrace’s Jessica Ong (left) took sixth place in the 3A 800 race. Lynnwood’s Mikayla Pivec (center) was fourth and the winner was Erin Ripple of Holy Names.

ESD student athlete podium finishes, 2015 3A Track & Field Championships, May 28-30

Chinne Okoronkwo (MTHS), Champion in 3A Girls Long Jump, Triple Jump and Pole Vault
Christapherson Grant (Meadowdale), Champion in 3A Boys 300 Meter Hurdles, 100 Meter Hurdles
Jordyn Edwards (Lynnwood), Champion in 3A Girls 400 Meter Dash; 5th place in 3A Girls 200 Meter Dash
Lynnwood, Champion in 3A Girls 1,600 Meter Relay
Malia Pivec (Lynnwood), 2nd place in 3A Girls 3200 Meter Run; 4th place in 3A Girls 1600 Meter Run
Mick Venema (EWHS), 2nd place in 3A Boys Shot Put
Mikayla Pivec (Lynnwood), 3rd place in 3A Girls 1600 Meter Run; 4th place in 3A Girls 800 Meter Run
Tyler McArthur (Lynnwood), 3rd place in 3A Boys High Jump
Rita Sakharov (Lynnwood), 3rd place in 3A Girls 300 Meter Hurdles
Miler Haller (EWHS), 4th place in 3A Boys 3200 Meter Run, 6th place in 3A Boys 1600 Meter Run
Grant Whitcutt (EWHS), 4th place in 3A Boys High Jump, 6th place in 3A Boys Pole Vault
Hailee Malins (MTHS), 4th place in 3A Girls Shot Put; 7th place in 3A Girls Discus Throw
McKenna Hunt (MTHS), 4th place in 3A Girls 100 Meter Hurdles
Michael Liddell (MTHS), 5th place in 3A Boys Long Jump
Harry White (Meadowdale), 5th place in 3A Boys 300 Meter Hurdles
Jessica Ong (MTHS), 6th place in 3A Girls 800 Meter Run
Yukino Parle (EWHS), 6th place in 3A Girls 3200 Meter Run
Edmonds-Woodway, 7th place in 3A Girls 4×100 Meter Relay
Mountlake Terrace, 8th place in 3A Girls 4×200 Meter Relay

3A Track & Field Championships girls team results

1. Kamiakin 92
2. Holy Names Academy 71
3. Lynnwood 54
4. Mountlake Terrace 46
5. Enumclaw 30
6. Kelso 29.50
7. Garfield 26
8. Lakeside 22.50
9. (tie) Auburn Riverside 21
9. (tie) Bishop Blanchet 21
11. Kennedy Catholic 20
12. Mercer Island 19
13. Central Kitsap 18
14. Sumner 17
15. (tie) Arlington 16
15. (tie) Stanwood 16
17. Columbia River 15.50
18. Southridge 11.50
19. (tie) Bainbridge 11
19. (tie) Wilson 11
19. (tie) Juanita 11
19. (tie) Auburn 11
23. Shadle Park 10
24. (tie) Prairie  9
24. (tie) Glacier Peak 9
24. (tie) Peninsula 9
27. (tie) Mt Spokane 8
27. (tie) Bonney Lake 8
29. Auburn Mountainview 6.50
30. Lake Washington 6
31. Edmonds-Woodway 5
32. Marysville-Pilchuck  4.50
33. (tie) Chief Sealth 4
33. (tie) Bellevue 4

3A Track & Field Championships boys team results

1. Bellevue 58
2. O’Dea 41
3. Mt Spokane 40
4. Rainier Beach 34
5. Shorewood 25
6. (tie) Edmonds-Woodway 24
6. (tie) Meadowdale 24
8. Capital 23
9. Oak Harbor 22
10. Sumner 21
11. (tie) Central Kitsap 19
11. (tie) Bishop Blanchet 19
13. (tie) Juanita 18
13. (tie) Everett 18
13. (tie) Seattle Prep 18
16. Wilson 17
17. Lincoln 16
18. Bonney Lake  15
19. Arlington 14.50
20. (tie) Garfield 14
20. (tie) Hanford 14
22. (tie) North Central 13
22. (tie) Auburn Mountainview 13
24. (tie) Glacier Peak 11
24. (tie) Ingraham 11
26. Marysville Getchell 10
27. Henry Foss 9
28. (tie) Southridge  8
28. (tie) Kamiakin  8
30. Nathan Hale 7
31. Peninsula  6.50
32. (tie) Ferndale 6
32. (tie) Lynnwood 6
32. (tie) Kelso 6
35. (tie) Shelton 5
35. (tie) Auburn 5
35. (tie) Columbia River 5
38. (tie) Chief Sealth 4
38. (tie) Ballard  4
38. (tie) Mountlake Terrace 4
38. (tie) Lakeside 4
42. (tie) Mercer Island   3
42. (tie) Eastside Catholic 3
42. (tie) Franklin 3
42. (tie) Rogers-Spokane 3
42. (tie) West Seattle  3
47. (tie) Marysville-Pilchuck 2
47. (tie) Lakes 2
47. (tie) Hazen 2
50. (tie) Prairie 1
50. (tie) Mount Tahoma 1

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