King’s West girls top two Sea-Tac foes

King’s West’s Colin Mange flies in the long jump. Mange, a sophomore, also won the pole vault for the Warriors. - Photo by James Mange
King’s West’s Colin Mange flies in the long jump. Mange, a sophomore, also won the pole vault for the Warriors.
— image credit: Photo by James Mange

The King’s West girls survived a wet, windy day Wednesday to win their second-straight dual track meet, besting Christian Faith Academy 80-33 at West Seattle Stadium.

Lakiesha Nilles and Irene Moore were quadruple winners, both taking a pair of individual events and combining on the 400- and 1,600-meter relays.

Nilles won the javelin with a throw of 109-feet, 7-inches, and out-sprinted the field in the 200 dash, running the race in 29.7 seconds. Moore took the long jump with a leap of 13-4 and won the 300 low hurdles in 51.6.

Joining the pair on the 400 relay were Megan Morris and Michelle Webster. Morris was also on the 1,600 relay and she won the high jump at 4-4. Webster placed second in the 200.

Rachel Smith was the other winning teammate on the 1,600 relay, and she added an individual first in the pole vault, clearing 6-6.

Chloe (81-6) and Michelle Mosey (71-7) went 1-2 for the Warriors in the discus and Liz Johnson (26-10) and Bri Mathisen (21-2.25) swept the triple jump.

The girls also won big against Bear Creek, 78-29 April 26. Moore was again a four-event star and Morris matched her, taking the high jump and long jump while teaming up on the 400 and 800 relays. Moore’s wins came on those relays plus the high and low hurdles. Nilles and Webster were also on the first-place relays and each won one individual event, with Nilles taking the javelin and Webster winning the shot put. The Mosey sisters repeated their sweep in the discus and Mathisen won the 400.

The Warriors will compete in the Sea-Tac League championships on Thursday at King’s School in Seattle.

Boys track

The boys track team keeps making strides but dropped a pair of dual meet decisions this past week, falling 87-52 to Christian Faith Academy Wednesday and losing a narrower 73-57 tilt to Bear Creek April 26.

Austin Schlief continued to pile up wins in the hurdle events, taking first in the 110-meter highs and 300 intermediates against Christian Faith, and winning the 300’s against Bear Creek. Schlief was also on the winning 1,600 relay team against Christian Faith.

Ed Tsui, James In and Ken Davidson joined Schlief on that relay.

Other highlights on Wednesday included Doug Hein and Jerry Katica going 1-2 in the discus and Colin Mange and Hein sweeping the pole vault.

Hein, Tsui, Jeff Mitchell and Nick Olson were individual event winners against Bear Creek.

The team competes next Thursday at the SeaTac League Championships at King’s School in Seattle.

The Bi-District meet will be held Saturda, May 19 at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Boys golf

The golf team dropped to 2-5 on the year, losing a 248-298 match to Rainier Christian Monday, missing its No. 2 and 3 golfers.

Brian Pace led the King’s West golf squad with 53 strokes on the Kitsap Golf and Country Club course.

Josh Damon fired a 59. Dale Schuster made his debut with a 60 and Gabe Whelen (62) and Victor Yoo (64) followed.

King’s West next plays at the Sea-Tac League tournament on Monday at Jackson Park in Seattle. A trip to districts will be on the line.

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