WIRC starts developmental season

The Whidbey Island Running Club opened the developmental meet season Saturday, May 22, at West Seattle Stadium against nine other teams.

WIRC picked up first places from Ryan Vasileff (boys 9/10, 1,500, 5:39.4) and Laura Rodeheffer (girls 11/12, 800, 2:41.85).

WIRC coach Catie Rodeheffer said the next developmental meet is June 12 at Bellevue's Sammamish High School. These meets lead up the Junior Olympic series, the largest in America, June 26 and 27.

Other WIRC placers at the West Seattle meet:

Sub-bantam girls (7/8): Emily Lamb, fourth, long jump, 4-04.

Sub-bantam boys: Justin Vasileff, fourth, long jump, 7-02.

Bantam boys (9/10): Michael Fisken, second, javelin, 74-05, and third, shot, 16-04.5; Myles Averrios-Smith, fourth, 800, 3:29, and 4x100 relay, seventh, Averrios-Smith, Zayne Lamoureux, Ryan Vasileff, Christian Vasileff, 1:13.36.

Midget girls (11/12): Carolynn Wicker, second, 800, 2:43.33; Laura Rodeheffer, third, 1,500, 5:28; and Kaitlyn Chelberg, fourth, long jump, 10-11, and fourth, 1,500, 5:35.

Midget boys: Miguel Guzman, fourth, shot, 16-08, fourth, 800, 2:53.8, and sixth, 400, 1:13.82; Logan Clark, fifth, 1,500, 5:29.8, and fifth, 400, 1:13.79; and Brett Caveness, fifth, shot, 16-01.5.

Midget mixed: 4x200 relay, Carolynn Wicker, Clark, Chelberg, Laura Rodeheffer, 2:10.89.

Youth girls (13/14): Hannah Kagey, second, 1,500, 5:47, and second, 800, 2:39.6; Jonalynn Horn, third, 1,500, 6:09.

Youth boys: John Rodeheffer, second, 1,500, 4:38.8, and third, 800, 2:22.82.

Coach Rodeheffer said the WIRC will compete through August, taking part in all-comers meets on various Mondays in Bellingham as well as the Junior Olympic series. She said it's not too late for newcomers to join; she can be reached at 279-2196.

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