Auburn athletes ready for district challenge | Track & field

Auburn schools will be well represented at this weekend's West Central/Southwest District 3A and 4A meet.

Auburn schools will be well represented at this weekend’s West Central/Southwest District 3A and 4A meet.

For Auburn Riverside, 12 boys and seven girls moved on from last weekend’s South Puget Sound League 4A sub-district meet at French Field. Auburn advanced nine individuals, while Auburn Mountainview will have 19 athletes in the 3A field.

The district meet begins at 10 a.m. Friday and resumes at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma.

For the Auburn Riverside girls, sophomore Brandi Williams led the way by capturing last weekend’s long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 1 inch. She also qualified in the 100- and 200-meter races.

Junior Ali Rodseth was seventh in the long jump, and senior Taryn Jones was sixth in the javelin.

In the distance races, junior Rachel Atwood snagged second in the 3,200 (10 minutes, 56.37 seconds) and was third in the 1,600 (5:09.69).

Sophomore Lauren Saunders captured seventh in the 800.

The Ravens also will send their 800-meter relay team of Williams, Rodseth, Kim Coon and Carly Morgan.

For the Auburn Riverside boys, junior Korey Krotzer posted seconds in the 1,600 (4:16.50) and 3,200 (9:21.84) at sub-district. Senior Nic Lawrence also moved on with fifths in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Senior Jeff Miles was eighth in the 1,600 and sixth in the 3,200 and senior Samuel Demissie grabbed 10th in 1,600. Keefe Hansen was seventh in the 3,200.

Junior Andrey Zadneprovskiy qualified in the 110 and 300 hurdles, with a second-place 14.90-second effort and a sixth-place finish, respectively.Senior Deon Johnson earned a seventh in the high jump and a 10th in the long jump.

The Ravens’ 400-meter relay team also moved on, with Nick Alexander, Nathan Oliveira, Christian Rutherford and Johnson grabbing fifth.

Shelton powers Trojans

For Auburn, senior Danny Shelton took the discus (155-7) and shot put (56-1) titles last week.Max Pratt took the javelin (176-7). Nick Conlan was fifth in the shot put and sixth in the discus, with Cory English earning fourth in the shot put.

Junior Cody McRainie was ninth in the 1,600.For the Auburn girls, sophomore Anna DeCarteret was 10th in the 3,200, and sophomore Linda Karout grabbed seventh in the 300 hurdles

.Junior Siao Wilson was fifth in the shot put, and senior Alexi Moore qualified for districts with a fifth in the javelin and a sixth in the pole vault.

Junior Ericka Lombardo, the SPSL 3A Track Athlete of the Year, will lead Auburn Mountainview. She took last week’s 100 and 200 races, with times of 12.49 and 25.46, respectively. She also finished second in the 400 (58.59).

Junior Whitney Echols was third in the 100 hurdles with a 16.02 time and also qualified with a fifth-place finish in the 200. Sophomore Maya Wagers was third in the 300 hurdles (48.49).

Junior Aalia Braboy earned seconds in the high jump (4-10) and triple jump (34-8).McKenzie Treece qualified in the pole vault with a fourth, and sophomore Abi Alfrey was seventh in the long jump.

Freshman Viktoriya Vasina was fifth in the 400.The Lion girls also qualified all three of their relay teams for the district meet.The 400-meter relay – with Lombardo, Alfrey, Alayna Wagers and Richelle Orpilla – won with a time of 49.64 time. The 800 relay – with Alfrey, Orpilla, Vasin and Alyana Wagers – finished second (1:48.48). The 1,600 relay team – with Oprilla, Alayna Wagers, Maya Wagers and Tayla Alfrey – was fourth.

For the Auburn Mountainview boys, junior William Mack was first in the discus (146-6).Junior Shaddye Melu was second in the high jump (6-2) and 400 (50.73). Junior Viktor Korchemniy was fifth in the 100 and 200, and junior Dylan Summerlin was sixth in both the 800 and 1,600.

Sophomore Chris Scharer was third in the 1,600 (4:33.85) and fifth in the 3,200.

Junior Ethan Rumbaugh was seventh in the 800 and freshman Ray Hardaway was fifth in the 300 hurdles.Auburn Mountainview’s 400 relay – with Hardaway, Korchemniy, Anatolly Staragerov and Devin Bryant – was third.