Tacoma News Tribune

Westside Classic Tacoma News Tribune Oct 28, 2012

Alexa Efraimson A look at the 4A girls battle between Alexa Efraimson & Jordan McPhee, plus a bit on Wolfgang Beck, which is posted with reservations.  

Narrows League Championships Tacoma News Tribune Oct 18, 2012

Wolfgang Beck of Gig Harbor won the individual race at Fort Steilacoom yesterday with 15:21 and led the Tides to the boys' team title with a low of 30 points.   Sofia Kane of Olympia ran 18:19 to win the girl's 4A division but Bellarmine Prep, led by Hannah Derby's third place effort, won with 18:19.  Defending champion Brenna Peloquin was unable to run due to a 'stress reaction", which her brother Conner confirmed at Saturday's NCAA Pre-National meet.

Yorks runs 4:04 Tacoma News Tribune May 20, 2012

Izaic Yorks   Izaic Yorks of Lakes ran a national season best of 4:04 in the 1600 meters and Alexa Efraimson scored in the 800 Meters in 2:21 for the 800 Meters.  Also of note was the double victory of marcus Chambers in the 200M (21.58) and the 400 (47.74)

Shelton Invitational Tacoma News Tribune Apr 30, 2012

Nicholas Boersma w/ marcus Dickson at Pasco   Daniel Zmuda ran 38.36 & Jacob Smith ran 9:03 in the 3200 to top the guys' action, while Marina Roberts ran 10:48 to beat Sofia Kane in the girls' 3200M.

Mountain Invitational Tacoma News Tribune Apr 23, 2012

Marcus Chambers edged Andrew Brown in the 400 Meters with both clocked in 48 & change, while Izaic Yorks of Lakes won the 800M in 1:51.  Phoung Truong of Mt. Tahoma tossed the Discus 164-05.   Olivia Brock scored in the Javelin with 125-05 & Olympia's Sofia Kane won the 1600M in5:16.

Bellarmine Invitational Tacoma News Tribune Sep 11, 2011

Jordan McPhee won the individual  honors but to-ranked Bellarmine, led by Daryl Phill in sixth claimed team honors over Eisenhower, while Aloha of Oregon placed third.   Santos Vargas led Eisenhower to the boys' team title, as he  garnered individual honors with 9:53.88.

Lutton returns, helps Franklin Pierce claim 1,600 relay Tacoma News Tribune May 25, 2008

TODD MILLES PASCO – Franklin Pierce’s Max Lutton saw a lot go out the window when he pulled up with a stress-fracture injury early this season. Gone were hopes of defending his Class 3A state 400-meter championship. Best-case scenario, there was an outside chance he could slip into the postseason on a relay team. Well, on the grandest stage Saturday – the final day of Star Track XXVI at Edgar Brown Stadium – a less-than-fully healthy Lutton was in his cardinal-colored uniform. He was warmed up. He was ready if the coach needed him. Ah, that guy – the coach happens to be his father, Howard.

Bellarmine girls: team first Tacoma News Tribune May 25, 2008

TODD MILLES PASCO – There was a bit of extracurricular pointing toward the sky by the Bellarmine Prep girls track and field team as it was presented its trophy for winning the Class 4A championship Saturday. The girls were tired. They were somewhat relieved. And they were still fuming. The Lions achieved their goal of winning the 4A team title for the second time, and first since 2005, but the way they went about it? That was something coach Matt Ellis never figured on. “As a coach ... you figure out how to script a run at a championship,” Ellis said. “And nothing went according to that plan.” With 761/2 points, Bellarmine Prep ended Gig Harbor’s reign as 4A champion. The Tides were runners-up with 65 points in what turned out to be a two-team battle.

Tacoma Invitational track grows up Tacoma News Tribune Apr 17, 2008

DOUG PACEY; doug.pacey@thenewstribune.com Published: April 10th, 2008 01:00 AM Duane Lee has built the Tacoma Invitational into one of the biggest regular-season track and field meets in the state. An eight-team event four years ago, 42 teams will compete Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School. With so many teams attending, there is plenty to see. “The fastest 4x100 relay teams in the state will be here,” said Lee, event organizer and Lincoln’s head coach. Kentwood, Kentlake, Todd Beamer and Franklin Pierce all all be at the invitational. Led by junior sprinter Devin St. Clair, the Conquerors have clocked a 4x100 time of 43.0 seconds, half a second quicker than the Falcons, Titans and Cardinals.

Tahoma Tacoma News Tribune Mar 22, 2008

Tahoma High senior distance runner Jono Lafler has signed a national letter of intent to attend Washington State next fall.

Unterreiner, Cochran claim Narrows titles Tacoma News Tribune Oct 18, 2007

Narrows League cross country participants have some time to prepare for the district meet. But if Wednesday’s Narrows League cross country championships at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood was any indication, the champions at the district meet at American Lake Golf Course on Oct. 27 might be the same. That’s because Gig Harbor’s Miles Unterreiner easily outlasted his competition to win the boys event in 15 minutes, 20.71 seconds. He was followed by Wilson’s Kevin Rosaaen (15:40.13), Central Kitsap’s Shane Markowitz (15:53.05), Gig Harbor’s Conner Peloquin (16:08.24) and Olympia’s Colin O’Leary (16:10.25). Gig Harbor also won the boys team competition with 36 points, followed by North Kitsap (88), South Kitsap (96), Central Kitsap (118), Olympia (129), Bellarmine Prep (132), Wilson (173) and Stadium (186). The top 30 runners and six best teams qualified for districts in both the boys and girls competitions. The storyline on the girls side was similar as Bellarmine Prep’s Nicole Cochran had little difficulty claiming first place. Cochran finished in 18:08.21.

Gig Harbor girls win at Lake Washington Tacoma News Tribune May 1, 2007

Gig Harbor High School track coach Kevin Eager has been waiting patiently for his girls team to perform to its ability. The Tides finally seemed to do that Saturday at the annual Lake Washington Invitational, taking home the team title with 67 points. Bellarmine placed third (52), and Lincoln finished fifth (30.5). “They did good today,” Eager said. “We haven’t been the kind of team that brought it in the big meets before. But today they were business-like. I got to see a team grow up and perform like I haven’t seen in two years, so it was fun.”