Shorewood Track & Field - 2016 Birger Solberg Invitational

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ronnie Gary makes one final jump attempt after winning a Gold Medal in the Mens High Jump and setting a Shorewood school record with a leap of 6' 8.00.

Text and photos by Corey Rainboth

On Saturday, 4/9/2016, Shorewood competed in the Birger Solberg Invitational at Civic Stadium in Bellingham. There were 34 teams competing in the meet. The Shorewood Men finished 2nd place overall while the Shorewood Women finished 11th place overall. Full meet results are available here.

BIRGER SOLBERG INVITATIONAL - 4/9/2016
Civic Stadium - Bellingham, WA
Team Scores
Varsity - Mens
1.
84.5
2.
64.5
3.
61.5
4.
57.5
5.
51
6.
38
7.
37
8.
35.5
9.
33.5
10.
27.5
11.
25
12.
24
13.
23
13.
23
15.
22
15.
22
17.
21
18.
20
19.
18.5
20.
18
21.
15
22.
11
22.
11
24.
10
25.
5
26.
4
26.
4
28.
3.5
29.
3
29.
3
29.
3
32.
.5



Varsity - Women

1.
77

2.
70

3.
65.5

4.
58

5.
51

6.
46

7.
45

8.
40

9.
35

10.
34

11.
29.5

12.
25

13.
23

14.
21

15.
20

15.
20

17.
19

18.
18

19.
16

20.
11

21.
9

21.
9

23.
8

23.
8

23.
8

26.
5

26.
5

28.
3


Rachel Hansen leaps a barrier on her way to a Gold Medal victory in the Women's 2K Steeplechase with a time of 7:53.12.

There were many highlights turned in by Shorewood athletes and teams in this meet. Ronnie Gary executed a thrilling Gold Medal Mens High Jump of 6’ 8.00 that broke the Shorewood School Record and likely the meet record.

Rachel Hansen earned a Gold Medal in the Women's 2K Steeplechase, winning the race convincingly with a time of 7:53.12 which placed her 2nd on the Shorewood All-Time List in this event.

The Shorewood Mens 4 x 400m relay team (Chris Diaz, Skylar Widman, Aaron Rainboth and Devan Kirk) also had a stellar performance, earning a Gold Medal and winning the race by 4 seconds with a time of 3:29.64 which placed the team 6th on the Shorewood All-Time List.

Aaron Rainboth races to the front of the pack in the third leg of the Mens 4 x 400 Meter Relay on his way to a 52.2 second 400 meter split.  The Shorewood relay team earned a Gold Medal victory with a time of 3:29.64 which currently ranks 4th in the Washington 3A Division.

Gold Medals were also earned by Chris Diaz in the Mens 110m hurdles (14.31) as well as Camden Correos, Skylar Widman, Ronnie Gary, and Chris Diaz in the Mens 4 x 100m relay (44.45).

A Silver Medal was earned by Devan Kirk in the Mens 800m run with a time of 1:56.87.

Bronze Medals were earned by Skylar Widman in the Mens 100m dash with a time of 11.26 seconds, Jasmine Pollard in the Women's Discus with a throw of 103’ 5.00 and Jose Luis Gandara in the Men's Frosh/Soph 1600m run with a time of 4:44.52.  Many other excellent performances were turned in by Shorewood including numerous PRs and several Shorewood All-Time performances.  See the Shorewood Fun Facts for details.

Shorewood has two meets this week.  On Thursday (4/14), Shorewood has a Dual Meet with Henry Jackson.  Then on Friday and Saturday (4/15-4/16), Shorewood completes at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, OR in the Oregon Relays.  This event draws some of the best high school and college athletes in the Northwest.

-- Corey Rainboth



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