Mariners rule 2A boys



TACOMA — The Sehome boys’ track and field team took care of business, and the result is another state championship for the Mariners.

Sehome used its typically strong contingent of middle-distance runners and throwers to score 54 points and win its second consecutive state title at the Class 2A State Track and Field Meet on Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School. Foster was second with 42 points.

The Mariners girls had a banner second day after a slow start on the first day of competition. Sehome scored 42 points and finished in second place behind Burlington-Edison, who took the state title with 52.5 points. The Mariners won the 2007 state championship.

Sehome coach Jen Leita said the teams were ecstatic with the overall results, and that the teams took different paths to the same destination.

“It was kind of the same thing as last year; two really totally different meets,” Leita said. “The girls got points from a lot of different folks in different events, scoring those midrange points. We didn’t have any individual champs on the girls’ side, so it was lots of thirds-through-eights kind of situations.”

Mason McHenry won the Mariners’ only individual championship Saturday, taking the 800-meter run in a meet recordtime of 1:52.53. Nelson Westlin finished third in the shot put