March 28, 2013
Old Man Winter was not ready to relinquish his reigns March 21, when the Mount Si High School track and field team hosted its first home meet of the year.
Braving strong winds, driving rain and the occasional snow flurry mixed in, the Wildcats overcame the elements to defeat Interlake, 81-55, for the girls, and 82-63 for the guys.
March 28, 2013
Boys — Mount Si 82, Interlake 63
100 Meters — 1. Jimbo Davis, 11.51; 2. Sean Hyland, 11.87
200 Meters — 2. Keldon Black, 25.84; 3. Samuel Hruske, 26.47
400 Meters — 2. Sean Hyland, 54.52; 3. Ehren Eichler, 57.49
400 Meters – Relay Split — 1. Sam Isen; 2. Jimbo Davis, 54.0; 3. Sean Hyland, 54.2; 3. Preston Banks, 54.2
November 25, 2011
At the fort, she proved her forte.
Mount Si High School graduate Alex Rudd had one of the best races of her cross-country season at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship Nov. 19.
November 2, 2011
The weather was warmer, the competition was tougher, and the stakes were higher.
Improving her performance from the KingCo championships, Mount Si runner Bailey Scott finished 11th at districts and earned a trip to state with a new personal record.
Scott finished the 3.1-mile course at Lake Sammamish State Park with a time of 19 minutes, 39.33 seconds, almost 10 seconds faster than her Oct. 20 mark at the same venue.
“That was beautiful,” co-head coach Christine Kjenner said. “She put it all on the line. We told her, ‘You need to go to state today.’”
Scott was just as excited about her performance.
“It feels really awesome,” she said. “Each mile I was like, ‘I am running really hard, but I’m not tired.’
“I definitely left it all out there,” she added.
This will be the sophomore’s first trip to state. Pasco’s Sun Willows Golf Course hosts the Nov. 5 race.
October 26, 2011
Bailey Scott finished fourth among girls in the KingCo Conference Cross Country championships at Lake Sammamish State Park on Oct. 21.
“That’s better than I could ever have asked for,” said the sophomore Scott after the race. “Last year, I got 16th.”
On a mild, windless day, Scott and the rest of the competitors ran for 3.1 miles on a flat course, with stretches of sand, grass and dirt.
“The sand was the hardest part,” Scott said.
The Wildcats, Scott said, made it into districts last year and showed up in Issaquah wanting to repeat the feat.
The top four teams and 20 individual runners in both boys and girls races make it to districts.
“I thought we all ran really fast, placed really good,” Scott said of her teammates.
August 30, 2011
It’s not just chatter.
No “nice-weather-today” or “are-those-new-sneakers?”
“Deep, deep stuff. Philosophy,” cross-country coach Art Galloway said. “Meaning-of-life stuff.”
Co-coach Christine Kjenner agreed. The cross-country runners at Mount Si have little use for small talk.
March 23, 2011
To Alex Rudd, finishing 170th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Cross Country Nationals felt a little like mission accomplished.
The Mount Si High School grad ran at Fort Vancouver in southwestern Washington in November with the goal of putting her Southern Oregon University team first.
The Raiders wanted to place at nationals higher than any team from the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
So Rudd, a freshman, beat as many conference opponents as possible.
Rudd’s women’s team finished seventh in team scores. The men won the title.
Rudd ran the slow course knowing no personal records loomed, except perhaps in muddy shoes. Still, she wanted to run “the race of my life,” she said.
It was the first time anybody in the women’s team had made it to nationals.
March 23, 2011
Snoqualmie could host one of three events in the Global RallyCross Championship at the former Weyerhaeuser mill site.
DirtFish Rally School is in talks with the championship’s organizer, Rally Cross Management, to finalize the deal. The school is also waiting to hear back from King County for approval to hold the event. The mill is on unincorporated county land.
If the agreement is inked, some of the world’s elite drivers will go head to head at the mill site April 15-16. ESPN has already agreed to broadcast the event May 14.
The event probably won’t cause any headaches in Snoqualmie, though, according to Greg Lund, co-owner of DirtFish.
He expects fewer than 30 cars to compete and about 300 spectators. The noise from the one-mile course will be minimal, he said.
It will likely be a recurring event and could draw more spectators in the future.
October 27, 2010
Two freshmen led Mount Si High School’s girls cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the KingCo 2A/3A Conference championship meet Oct. 21 at Lake Sammamish State Park.
The team advances to the district championship Oct. 28.
Bailey Scott finished in 16th place in 20 minutes, 57.7 seconds.
Close on her heels was Abbey Bottemiller, who finished 17th in 20:59.1.
Both freshmen runners posted personal best times for the season.
Scott trailed the lead runner, junior Lindsay Benster, of Mercer Island, by one minute.
Junior Kendall Maddux finished in 22nd place in 21:47.39. Sophomore Christina Volken took 29th place with 22:19.79.
October 13, 2010
Mount Si High School cross country runners went head to head with Lake Washington Oct. 6 in the Wildcats’ final home meet for the season.
The Wildcats won both the boys and girls meets.
Senior Michael Blackmon finished first in the boys race. He ran the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 17 seconds.
The runners finishing in second through sixth place were tightly packed.
Lake Washington senior Josh Deshazer finished second in 18:35.7. Right behind him was Mount Si sophomore Dominick Canady at 18:37. Lake Washington freshman Devon Grove finished next, with 18:38.8. Right behind Grove was Wildcat runner Richard Carmichael. The junior finished in 18:39. Lake Washington junior Kenny Drabble followed, finishing in 18:40.1.
Canady’s time set a new personal best. His previous fastest time came Sept. 15 against Bellevue and Juanita at Mount Si, when he ran the course in 18:42.
Mount Si won the boys meet 26-31.
Two freshman runners led the way for the Mount Si girls team. Bailey Scott finished first with a time of 21:16. Teammate Abbey Bottemiller crossed the finish line five seconds behind her. Both times were personal bests for the two runners.
Lake Washington forfeited the girls meet, because it couldn’t field the minimum number of runners.
Mount Si finished the regular season with an Oct. 13 meet at Mercer Island.
The KingCo 3A Championship begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.