Thursday, May 21, 2015

Voyagers Track & Field Finish Most Successful Season Ever

The track and field team had in some ways its most successful season ever. The girls team took second in the KIF championships for the second year in a row. This is quite an accomplishment given the girls only have 12 members on the team and compete against much larger high schools. The credit goes to both the girls and the outstanding coaching from Eric Wortmann, Milo Spindt, Corey Dobashi and Kennedy Knapp. For the first time in Island School history, the girls team had participants in every event. 
The following were individual league champions:
Allison Culliney '15, long jump and triple jump;
Michael Miller '15, 1500 and 3000 meters;
Carolyn Price '17, 3000 meters.
We had many other athletes place from 2 to 6 in virtually every event. 
We had a total of 11 athletes qualify for the State meet:
Moeko Fukada '15, triple jump;
Allsion Culliney '15 triple jump;
Lola Temme '18, Brianna Binder '18, Jade Murphy '16, Gianna D'Annibale, '16, Summer Suttell '18, and Makenna Olson '16, for the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays;
Carolyn Price '17, 3000 meters
Josh Miller '16, 800 meters 
Michael Miller '15, 3000 meters. 
Michael Miller won his preliminary heat and placed 5th in the finals of the 3000 meter run, the first Voyager to medal at the state meet in 4 years.
Finally, Both Michael Miller and Moeko Fukada are slated to compete next year at the collegiate level, Michael as a runner and Moeko as a jumper. They represent the 6th and 7th Voyagers in the last 5 years to go on to compete in Cross Country, Track and Field at the collegiate level.


On the winners' platform

Michael Miller with Coach Wortmann