Prep track and field: MTHS girls takes 10th place in prestigious Lake Washington Invite

MTHSHawks logo (1)The Mountlake Terrace Hawks girls track team earned a 10th place finish Saturday at the prestigious Lake Washington Invite, a prep track competition that drew 78 teams from throughout Washington State.

Chinne Okoronkwo grabbed first place in the triple jump event with a mark of 41 feet 11.75 inches, her best of the spring prep season. Okoronkwo is the three-time defending 3A state champion in the girls’ triple jump.

Other notable finishes by the Hawks Saturday included Katherine Walter, fourth in the 3000 meters; Jessica Ong, seventh in the 800 meters; and the fourth place finish by the 4×400 meter relay team.

To view all the results from the 40th annual Lake Washington Invite, click

The Hawks’ boys team didn’t fare as well in competition at the Shoreline Invitational held on Saturday. The squad picked up no team points; the top individual finishes were by junior Braeden Sims in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:28.86 and freshman Brandon Bach in the javelin with a toss of 148 feet, five inches. All the boys’ results from the Shoreline Invitational can be viewed at

Prep Track: Mountlake Terrace girls team at Lake Washington Invite, April 30

Top individual finishes:

Chinne Okoronkwo, 1st place in the triple jump, 41-11.75
Katherine Walter, 4th place in the 3000 meters, 10:27.05
4×400 relay team (Sandra Hart, Isabel Kembel, Julia Hart, Jessica Ong), 4th place, 4:11.31
Jessica Ong, 7th place in 800 meters, 2:18.19

Team scores (56 scoring team):
1. Tahoma                                         62
2. Holy Names Academy                38
3. Skyline                                          37
4. (tie) Eastlake                                 33
4. (tie) Curtis                                     33
6. Kent Meridian                               30
7. Lewis and Clark                           29
8. Lynnwood                                     26
9. Bonney Clark                               24
10. Mountlake Terrace                    22
15. Shorecrest                                  17
24. (tie) Edmonds-Woodway          10

Mountlake Terrace next meets: at Wesco League Freshman Championships, Tuesday, May 3, 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Everett; the Edmonds School District Championship, Friday, May 6, 5 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium

–By Doug Petrowski

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