Northport sprint queen Kassie Guglielmino wins the 400 meters.
Northport senior wins three more
Northport Highâ€™s one-woman track and field team, Kassie Guglielmino, capped a brilliant high school career with a trio of titles at last weekendâ€™s State 1A/2B/1B track and field championships at Eastern Washington Universityâ€™s Roos Field.
Guglielminoâ€™s accomplishments are mind-boggling. The diminutive senior, headed to Montana Western University where she will major in Equine Studies, has captured 12 state championships in those three years. Thatâ€™s three a year for the math challenged.
Not bad for an athlete who has toiled on Northportâ€™s legendary and rugged dirt track, which, ironically enough, is located adjacent to the communityâ€™s old dirt race track.
Guglielmino is easily one of the best ever at the Class B level. But the senior class valedictorian has certainly been competitive with larger schools along the way too.
With her wins in the 100, 200 and 400 meters last weekend, Guglielminoâ€™s Northport girlâ€™s â€śteamâ€ť finished ninth with 31 points.
Mount Vernon Christian easily won the girlâ€™s 1B meet with 106 points. Entiat was second with 59.
Columbia (Hunters) finished 11th (26 points). Selkirk finished in a tie for 12th with 24 points.
On the boyâ€™s side, Wellpinit won the State 1B title, amassing 62 points to beat out fellow Panorama League (NE 1B) rival Republic (44.5 points).
Kyile McCrea, a converted baseball player, won the 100 and 200 meters to help propel WHS to its first team title in any sport.
With five athletes scoring in nine events, Wellpinit was able to get the job done, reversing the order of finish between the Redskins and Panorama (NE 1B) rival Republic.
AT A GLANCE
Guglielmino won the 100 meters (12.94), the 200 (26.22) and the 400 (59.56).
Elizabeth Larrew of Columbia (Hunters) was seventh (13.79).
In the 1600, Belcher of Curlew finished eighth (6:16.35).
In the 100 high hurdles, Selkirkâ€™s Georgie Shafer finished third (17.52). Kohler of Inchelium was seventh (18.35).
In the 300-meter hurdles, Shafer won the event in a time of 48.18. Smoak of Republic was eighth (54.70).
Shafer finished a great meet with a third place finish in the triple jump (33-01.75).
In the discus, Columbiaâ€™s Kaitlin Jones finished second (103-08). Curran of Selkirk also made the medal stand with a throw of 89-04. That was good for eighth.
In the javelin, Kohler of Inchelium was fifth (96-08) and Northportâ€™s Vannessa Johnston was eighth (91-08).
Wellpinit dominates relays, sprints at Eastern
On the boyâ€™s side, Wellpinit was the story line. The Redskins dominated the sprints and relays at Roos Field last weekend.
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In the 100 meters, Wellpinitâ€™s Kyle McCrea won (11.78).
Dustin Elliot of Columbia finished fifth in the 100 (12.10).
McCrea also captured the 200 (23.60). Elliot was fifth (24.24).
In the 400 meters, Republicâ€™s Saxon Brown won (51.31). Wellpinitâ€™s Zach Wynecoop finished sixth (53.73).
In the 3200 meters, Republicâ€™s Forsman was second (10:27.90).
In the 110 high hurdles, Republicâ€™s Brown finished third (17.57) and James Best of Wellpinit was fifth (17.69).
In the 300-meter hurdles, Hermann of Curlew finished seventh (43.97) and Brown of Republic was eighth (44.45).
Wellpinitâ€™s 400-meter and 1600 meter relay teams both won championships at Eastern. The Redskinsâ€™ 400-meter relay team (McCrea, Best, Wynecoop and AJ Kieffer) won in a time of 45.10. That established a new Class B record. The previous mark was 45.37 set by Grace Academy back in 2007.
In the 1600-meter relay, the same Wellpinit foursome captured top honors, outdistancing second place Mount Rainier Lutheran in a time of 3:34.58.
Republic was fifth (3:43.10).
In the high jump, Dan Slagle of Republic finished third with a leap of 6 feet. John Koffel of Republic tied for sixth with a jump of 5-8.
In the long jump, Wellpinitâ€™s Kieffer finished third (20-05) and Koffel of Republic was seventh (19-03).
In the shot, Braydon Allen of Columbia was seventh (37-02.25) and Cody Litts of Northport finished eighth (33-09).