Beavers Sports Roundup: Ultimate wins Spring Tournament; Track athletes advance to state; softball season comes to an end
The Ballard softball team played Arlington on Saturday in a game that would determine which team was going to play the State game.
It was a scoreless game until the third inning when Arlington managed to get one run over the plate. Then in the fourth inning, Arlington's bats warmed up, Ballard made some hasty plays and pitcher Andrea Jewett got hit in her hand. By the time the Beavers were up to bat, they were trailing behind 6 to 0. Ballard scored one run but was unable to catch up to Arlington.
Ballard lost 6 to 1.
As the game ended so did the season. This was the first time Ballard or any seattle school made it this far in kingco 4A tournament.
It was a big weekend for Ballard Ultimate.
On Friday night, the girls ultimate team won their semi-final game against SAAS. Trailing behind SAAS 3 to 9 for part of the game, the girls fought to win the game 11 to 10.
And on Saturday the co-ed team once again proved their strength by beating Roosevelt, Garfield and U-Prep to win the Spring League Championship.
The girls play in the State Championship finals on Tuesday, May 24, at 4:45 p.m. in the Interbay stadium against the Northwest School.
The top Track and Field athletes from KingCo and WesCo competed last week for an opportunity to qualify to for the State Championships in Tacoma this coming weekend.
Ballard sent 10 athletes to the Bi-District Championships representing the school in running, throwing and jumping events.
Two runners from Ballard finished in the top 5 and will advance to the 4A State Championships next week.
Junior Alex Bowns, cruised to a fourth place finish in the 3200 M race after breaking the field apart by takingover the lead on the fifth lap and accelerating the pace. His time of 9:26:86 is a new personal record and puts him solidly in the final field of 16.
Junior Emma Suchland, who has been a top competitor in the 100 M and 200 M all season, finished second in the 100 M race with a time of 12:49. Bowns came close to advancing in the 1600 M as well but she just missed the fifth spot by 0.3 seconds.
Complete Ballard results were:
Brad Baker - 400 M 7th place, 800 M 6th place
Alex Bowns - 1600 M 6th place, 3200 M 4th place
Matt Kelly - Javelin 14th place
Alex Weatbrook - Discus 10th place
Emma Suchland – 100 M 2nd place, 200 M 8th place, 4x100 relay team 10th place
Carolyn Birkenfeld – 200 M 16th place, 4x100 relay team 10th place
Catherine Banobi – 400 M 13th place, 4x100 relay team 10th place, 4x400 relay team 12th place
Emma Onstad-Hawes – 400 M 11th place, 4x100 relay team 10th place, 4x400 relay team 12th place
Cassie Winter - 4x100 relay team 10th place, 4x400 relay team 12th place
Tikycia Young - 4x400 relay team 12th place
The state championships will be held at Mt. Tacoma High School May 26th through May 28th.
In other sports news:
Ballard Brent Campbell was one of eight Seattle high school seniors to receive a $1000 scholarship at the 101 Club Scholar Athletes Luncheon last week at the Washington Athletic Club.
Brent will be attending Seattle University and will play soccer for the Redhawks.
Other nominees from Ballard were Molly Barnes, Bernie Cardon, Taylor Stern, Salim Gloyd, and Danny Thomson.