by Mario Lotmore
Lakewood High School hosted a very chilly and windy SUNNY AND 70 Invitational on Saturday, April 27. A crowd of about a thousand attended the meet. The Lynnwood Royals competed against 17 other high schools across Puget Sound (schools as far away as Port Townsend and Bellingham). Overall the Lynnwood Men’s Varsity team ranked 5th with a score of 64; whereas the Women’s Varsity team finished with a score of 23.
Boys and Girls Assistant Coach, Katie Bianchini, said she, “Was very proud of the team” especially after competing in another meet just two days earlier. Head Coach, Stephanie Tastad noted the many personal bests for athletes.
Hats off to Alex Nguyen for winning the Men’s 200m with a time of 22:24 sec. (personal record).
Other athletes that had a personal best performance were: Asia Navarro in the Women’s 100m; Alayjah Andry in the Women’s 200m; Kadin Carroll in the Men’s 200m; Donna Harris in the Women’s 400m; Ellie Morehouse in the Women’s 800m; Micah Murphy, Charles Chambers, and Jacob Potter in the Men’s 1600m; Jenna Miller in the Women’s 3200m and Daxtyn Castagnetta in the Men’s 300m Hurdles. Brandon Lane scored a season record in the Men’s Shot Put with a throw of 31-ft 4.25-in.
The Royals next meet is 4:00pm May 3 at Edmonds Stadium for the Edmonds District Meet.