Track: MTHS girls win district title; boys place fifth

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Mountlake Terrace's McKenna Hunt clears a hurdle on her way to a first place finish in the 100 hurdles finals during the 3A Northwest District 1 track and field championships Friday at Shoreline Stadium. Hunt also won the 300 hurdles.
Mountlake Terrace’s McKenna Hunt clears a hurdle on her way to a first-place finish in the 100 hurdles finals during the 3A Northwest District 1 track and field championships Friday at Shoreline Stadium. Hunt also won the 300 hurdles. (Photos by David Pan)

After bringing home the Wesco League 3A Girls Track & Field championship earlier this month, the girls of the Mountlake Terrace High School track team added more hardware to the trophy case on Friday with a first-place team finish at the 3A NW District 1 Track & Field Championships in Shoreline.

The Mountlake Terrace girls track and field team celebrates winning the 3A Northwest District 1 championship Friday at Shoreline Stadium.
The Mountlake Terrace girls track and field team celebrates winning the 3A Northwest District 1 championship Friday at Shoreline Stadium.

The Hawk girls picked up eight individual event titles at the district meet, three by sophomore Chinne Okoronkwo, who won the triple jump, the long jump and the pole vault. Okoronkwo set the new top mark in the state so far this year for the triple jump at 40-11.

Mountlake Terrace's Barbara Biney pulls away from the field to win the 200 finals during the 3A Northwest District 1 track and field championships Friday at Shoreline Stadium. Biney also finished second in the 100.
Mountlake Terrace’s Barbara Biney pulls away from the field to win the 200 finals during the 3A Northwest District 1 track and field championships Friday at Shoreline Stadium. Biney also finished second in the 100.

Other Hawks to win individual events were Barbara Biney in the 100 meters, Katherine Gustafson in the 3200 meters, Hailee Malins in the discus, and McKenna Hunt, who took the top medal in both the 100 meters and the 300 meters.

On the boys side, Terrace placed a respectable fifth in the 11-team field. Top individual performances were second place finishes for Brett Potter in the discus and Michael Liddell in the long jump, and a third place finish for Jack Pearce in the 1600 meters.

You can view all the results from the 3A NW District 1 Track & Field Championships here. Qualifiers from the district meet move on to the WIAA 2A, 3A, 4A State Track & Field Championships May 29-31 in Tacoma.

3A NW District 1 Track and Field Championships team results

Girls
Mountlake Terrace 145
Glacier Peak 119
Shorecrest 98
Stanwood 78
Marysville-Pilchuck 72
Marysville-Getchell 47
Shorewood 44
Meadowdale 42
Oak Harbor 40.5
Everett 9
Ferndale 7.5

Boys
Marysville-Pilchuck 101
Shorewood 89
Glacier Peak 89
Meadowdale 80
Mountlake Terrace 58
Shorecrest 53
Stanwood 48
Marysville-Getchell 48
Oak Harbor 42
Ferndale 26
Everett 23

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