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2001 159 at A7 not time. follow girls to OVer. I front r state. to SPORTS Jensen makes clean career sweep of 300 hurdles _by Scott Morris season, enough by a foot to claim first place. The Arlington Times Clapp was annoyed that meet officials Freshman Brenton Bodewig also took did not run a tighter ship. One delay while home a Wesco title, winning the long jump EDMONDS -- A brilliant career is winding fixing a timing system caused runners, with a leap of 21-5. Fletcher takes Wesco by Scott Morris . The ArlingtOn Times KAYAK POINT .- For the first time, up for one last stretch run by Arlington track star Cambrielle Jensen. Jensen sewed up her seventh Wesco 3A League championship May 11 with victories in the lO0-meter hurdles and the 300 hur- dles, her specialty. The win in the 300 made a clean sweep for all four years, while the 100 hurdles has been hers for the past three years. Jensen also finished second in the 100 and 200 dashes, which she does for condi- tioning and team points during the regular including Jensen, to cool down, which prob- ably contributed to aggravating a slight hamstring pull in Wednesday's prelims. Jensen won Friday's finals with her ham- string wrapped. She will probably scrap the dashes from here on to focus on the hurdles. Jensen was not the only Eagle to claim a league crown. Sophomore pole vaulter McKane Lee con- tinued to raise the bar, raising his own school record to 15-1. That height was good "This was a particularly sweet victory in Arlington High School can boast hay-: light of the fact we weren't sure he was ing the Wesco 3A league's medalist in going to be able to jump or not," Arlington boys golf. head coach Kelly Clapp said. Chronic back trouble almost ended Bodewig's career, but further tests by an orthopedic surgeon cleared the runway for Bodewig. "We didn't know until Thursday [the day SWEEP page A8 Seth Fletcher successfully fended off all challengers May 8 in the final league meet at Kayak Point Golf Course, scoring a 6-over 78 to win the league crown. WESCO page A8 Cougars not first as team, I but records still tumbling by._er!a_.n KjngLberry .................. tern and held it until the end." The Arlington Times LYNDEN -- Lakewood's champi- onship hopes were thrown out the window as fofir school records fell, yet the boys anti girls track and field teams placed second and fourth respectively at the North Cascades Conference Champi- onships held May 8 and 11 at Lyn- den Christian High School. "I thought we had good evening," head coach Mike Evans said. "We stepped up and did a lot of things right." In the boys competition Austin Ballard continued to break his own school record in the javelin with a toss of 194 feet. "Austin struggled a bit in the discus and got mad and took it out on the javelin," Evans joked. "It worked out really well for us because he got in trouble and came back to use it to his advan- tage." Junior Cameron Hartman topped five runners who all ran under 51 seconds in the 400 meters. He won the event with a time of 50.04 and set a new school and league record. "Cameron ran an very intelli- gent race and he was rewarded with a league and school record," Evans said. "His competition was extremely tough, yet he seemed to have it under control the whole time. You just can't make strategic mistakes in that distance because the lactic acid builds up so quick. He maintained a good stride pat- Hartman also finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:01.50. He was running in fifth place down the final backstretch before he started his kick with 700 meters to go and passed three run- ners to finish second. Cougar Clancy Richards placed fifth in the event with a time of 2:06. Competing in his first confer- ence track meet, Lakewood senior Kris Kazen finished second in the lO0 meter preliminary race, but made the proper adjustments and won in the final with a time of 11.54. He also placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 23.24. "He made some mistakes, but they were all rookie mistakes," Evans said. "He got off to a shaky start and was in seventh place off of the corner and in the 200 and you just don't [run a bad curve] in the 200." Cougar Jake Poeschel qualified in both the discus and shot put with first and second respective places. He won the discus with a toss of 151-4 and placed second in the shot put with a throw of 48:10. Cougars Sam Robles, Ryan Thomas, Shawn Stohrer and Andy Dewey all qualified for the bi-dis- trict meet with fourth-place finish- es. Robles qualified in the 300 hur- dles with a time of 43.61. Ryan Thomas qualified in the 3,200 with a time of 10:13. Stohrer qualified in the pole vault with a vault of 11- O. Dewey qualified in the 1,600 with a time of 4:37.69. photo courtesy ART IIRUOVIK Lakewood~s Phillip Olsson {right), initiates the exchange with Jeff McGuire 0eft) in the 400-meter relay. The Cougar team set a new league meet record of 44. I 0 seconds to capture first place. In the girls competition Sarah Brudvik led the Cougars advancing by qualifying in the high and triple jump as well as in the 400 and 800 relays. The 800 relay team of Brudvik, Catherine Chamley, Amber Nash and Kirsten Holt finished third, but broke Lakewood's school record with a time of 149.25. The 400 relay also qualified with a fourth-place finish and a time of 51.85. Nash and Holt each also quali- fied in the 100- and 300-meter hurdle events. Holt won the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.54 and Nash was victorious in the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.01. "It was an intense evening in Ashley Kubin led Lakewood's several areas," Evans said. "The field events by earning a second- competition was really good." place finish and set a new school Evans added that as the compe- record in the pole vault with a tition increases from nine to 17 vault of 9-0, while Ashlee Johnson . team~ as the cascades conference justxtlissedquallfyingwith a fifth-combines with the Nlsqually place finish and a vault of 8-0. Jessica Pike finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 33-6.75 and Crystal Mitchel placed third in the discus with a throw of 104-8. Both marks move Pike and Mitchel on to bi-district competition. Rachael Ackerman just missed qualifying with a fifth-place finish and a time of 67.85 in the 400 meters. league at the bi-district meet, other teams can neutralize a team's strong points. "I wouldn't want to count us out as far as finishing well up there," Evans said. "If we could hit it right, we could be better district and state team than we were in the conference." The bi-district meet will be at 1 p.m., May 19 in Silverdale. Cardiac Loggers alive ~cott Morris The Arlington Times EVERETT -- Want to see some last-inning heroics? Can't afford a seat at Safeco Field to watch the Mariners? Darrington's baseball team would have been a good bang for the buck last The Loggers are still alive in the playoffs thanks to two one- run victories. The first, Tuesday's 5-4 win over league rival Coupeville, sealed the Northwest A League's second and final playoff spot. The second win avoided a quick exit for DHS. Down 2-0 after mustering barely any offense for six innings against Seattle Christian, Darrington ral- lied, thanks to a dramatic two-out, two-run triple by Bryce Boyd, to win 3-2 Saturday at the Everett Aqua- sox home field. Seattle Christian struck back and loaded the bases with two outs. But Darrington ace Cari Schillhammer delivered the closing blow, fanning the final batter. Fresh from the drama of watching his wife give birth to triplets the week before, Darrington head coach Davicl Harcrow admitted that his team gave him a scare. "I had a new wrinkle pop up and a gray hair," Har- crow joked. "Judging by the way we'd been [not] hit- ting [the Seattle Christian pitcher] all day, I thought it was over. I'm glad they showed me otherwise. It's sur- prising that I thought that, given all the one-run games we've been winning this year." Both pitchers dominated. Schillhammer held the Warriors to just four hits and no earned runs. But Seattle Christian scored early on an error, and padded the lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth when a pitch eluded Darrington catcher Matt Farley. Up to that point, the Seattle Christian lefty had held Darrington to just two hits and the Loggers were never able to advance a runner past second. SchiLlhammer started the offense in the top of the seventh with promise, singling. But Seattle Christian recorded two outs, threaten- ing Darrington's season. Schilly advanced to second on a passed ball, which allowed Jeremy Cabe to knock him home with a base hit. Trailing just 2-1, Dallas Godwin, representing the Potential winning run, drew a walk. One swing by Boyd changed everything. SCOTT MORRIS The Arlington T~rnes This standup steal by Ronnie McCoy (left), his second, set up Darrington] playoff-clinching run over Coupeville, a 5-4 win. Boyd reached out and poked a big shot to the opposite field. At first, Harcrow said he feared that the right field- er would be able to get to the ball. "Then it just kept carrying and carrying," Harcrow said. The ball flew far enough, carrying over the out- fielder's mitt and caroming high off the wall about 350 feet out. Schillhammer scored easily. Godwin, not known for his speed, turned on the jets and beat the throw at home for the game-winning run. Schillhammer took his turn on the mound to close the game. The inning went one-two-three, as in, error, walk and a little dinker base hit to load the bases. Interspersed with two outs, the two teams set up every kid's dream situation -- bases jammed, two outs, bottom of the last inning ... Schillhammer put that dream in the book, writing The End to Seattle Christian's season with a strikeout. CARDIAC page A8 LAKEWOOD TENNIS Sinn holding serve by Brian Kingsberry The Arlington Times BELLINGHAM -- ~hings went exactly how Lakewood head tennis coach Bob Walker expected as defending state champions South Whidbey dominated Lakewood in the team competition, yet senior Emily Sinn rose above the opposi- tion to earn the Cougar's lone entry into the district tournament. Sinn earned a first-round bye and won two match- es against South Whidbey singles players, including the singles champi- onship match, to clinch a three-set 6- 2, 4-6, 6-3 victory and the North Cas- cades Conference title. "I thought Emily played really well," Walker said. "Both of South Whidbey's singles players were good competitors." Walker added that he thinks Sinn is playing her best right now and he expects her to be among the top three players who advance "She's really on the top of her game now." LARRY WALKER Lakewx~ coach on to the state meet in Yakima. "She's really on the top of her game right now," Walker said. "We're hoping for another trip to Yakima." Sinn will compete May 18 and 19 in Federal Way. Last year Sinn teamed with Christina Gilman and finished fifth at state in doubles. Laura Peppard beat South Whid- bey's number two singles player, but lost 7-6, 6-4 to their number one player for a third- place finish. Lakewood's dou- bles team of Christina Hallmark and Amy Kazen beat Blaine to finish third while the Cougs second team lost consecutive matches and tied for fifth place. ."We knew how tough South Whldbey would be even though we didn't play them in the regular season," Walker said. "I thought we competed well as a team. It wasn't a matter of us playing poorly, It was just that the level of competi- tion was really good." Simpson recovers on back nine bY Scott Morris The Arlington Times BELLINGHAM . -- Fighting through his worst front nine of the year in the biggest match of the year, Lakewood golfer Mike Simp- son did not give in to frustration. He had a cut to make. Only the top 14 players at the May 10 bi-district tournament advanced to next week's state tournament. Simpson was not on a pace to make it. The position was not familiar for the Lakewood ace, who fin- ished the season in second place in the North Cascades Conference. Simpson battled back on the back nine. He made mostly pars and held his score to two over on SIMPSON page A8