Prep track: Freshmen long jumpers stand out at Terrace Relays

MTHSHawks logoWith Mountlake Terrace’s Chinne Okoronkwo skipping the meet, Hawk teammates Julia Hunt and Sophia Parsons had an opportunity to impress coaches, competitors and fans alike at Saturday’s Terrace Relays. And the two freshmen took full advantage of that chance.

Hunt and Parsons finished 1-2 in the long jump, topping participants from eleven other schools at the meet held at Edmonds Stadium. Hunt’s mark of 15 feet, 10 inches  won the event; Parson’s leap of 14-9 placed her second.

Hunt’s win was no fluke as the freshman picked up a second place in the long jump earlier this month at the much-more competitive PB&Jamboree meet with a leap of 16-6.

Hunt was a double-winner on Saturday as she also picked up a victory in the triple jump with a mark of 33-9.

Hunt was one of six Hawks that won events at the Terrace Relays. Senior Alisha Clingan took home the javelin title with a throw of 110-01, Hailee Malins won the shot put with a toss of 34-3, McKenna Hunt finished first in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.63, and Katherine Gustafson edged out Ballard’s Jamie Smith by less than 1/10 of a second in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:21.43.

In the boys competition, Terrace’s Gabe Fritz won the discus with a toss of 132-10.

To view all the results from the 2015 Terrace Relays, click The MTHS track teams next compete on Thursday, Apr. 2 when they travel to Marysville-Pilchuck to take on the Tomahawks; events begin at 3:30 p.m.

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