The Lions’ Rufina Everett. COURTESY, Bob Sheldon Photography

The Lions’ Rufina Everett. COURTESY, Bob Sheldon Photography

Auburn Mountainview boys dart to third at Arnie Young Invitational

Chris Penn doubled in the sprints and Bill Benjamin and Kasey Provo won their specialties as Auburn Mountainview finished third in the 24-team Arnie Young Invitational at Renton Stadium last Saturday.

The Lions scored 70 points to finish behind Tacoma (97) and Gig Harbor (95½).

Tahoma won the girls division handily. Auburn Riverside was 13th and Auburn Mountainview 14th.

Penn set the pace, taking the 100 meters in 11.21 seconds and the 200 in 22.78. He joined his brother, Jeremiah, Benjamin and Landen Bower to trigger the 400 relay team to a second-place finish (44.84).

In the field events, Benjamin stretched 42 feet, 10¼ inches to capture the triple jump.

Provo (14 feet) and teammate Brennen Hanson (13-6) finished 1-2 in the pole vault.

Jaron Marks was second in the discus (142-8).

For Auburn Riverside, Cameron Kaku took fifth in the 300 hurdles (42.48).

Girls highlights

Rufina Everett, a junior, claimed the shot put title with a toss of 37-5¾, for Auburn Mountainview.

The Lions’ Maggie Ramey was third in the pole vault (9-0).

For Auburn Riverside, Stephanie Igwala finished third in the high jump (5-0). Jasmin Muneton was fifth in the 800 meters (2:30.58).

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