Prep Track and Field | Hazen senior treated by paramedics, but wins top Pasco honor
Hazen senior Andrey Levkiv earned Outstanding Male Athlete honors at Saturday's 48th annual Pasco Invitational at Edgar Brown Stadium. Unfortunately, Levkiv wasn't around...
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PASCO — Hazen senior Andrey Levkiv earned Outstanding Male Athlete honors at Saturday's 48th annual Pasco Invitational at Edgar Brown Stadium.
Unfortunately, Levkiv wasn't around to receive a clock plaque commemorating his achievement.
Moments after Levkiv took the lead in the discus with the eventual winning throw of 161 feet, 5 inches, he suffered a seizure while awaiting his next turn sitting on a bench beside the ring.
Meet officials and paramedics rushed to treat Levkiv, who recovered after several minutes and stood as if to take his next throw, only to be sent to the hospital by ambulance as a precaution.
It was the second straight week that Levkiv had a seizure at a meet. He also had one at last week's Arcadia (Calif.) Invitational.
Levkiv earlier won the shot with a throw of 62-2, a personal best by more than 17 inches. He popped it on his final attempt after watching Kyler Shumway of Prairie (Cottonwood, Idaho) match Levkiv's previous best of 59-1 ½ just before him.
"Once I got my last chance to go, I just threw as hard as I can," Levkiv said. "I just pushed it all I've got, and it came out 62-2."
Kentlake senior Zach Smith tied Norris Frederick's 5-year-old meet record in the boys long jump, matching the former Roosevelt star's mark of 24-1 ½ on his first jump in the finals.
Smith, bound for the University of New Mexico in the fall, improved on his personal best of 23-11 at the indoor nationals in Boston last month.
"I felt really good coming into today," said Smith, who also took fourth in the triple jump and ran on the Falcons' second-place 400-meter relay. "It all came together for me, but I still feel like I can go a lot further," Smith said.
Kentwood won the boys team title for the first time since 1991, wrapping it up with a come-from-behind victory in the 1,600 relay. The Conquerors also won the combined title thanks to the girls' fourth-place finish. Jesuit of Portland won the girls title.
Two other meet records were set. North Central's distance medley ran 3 seconds faster than Auburn Riverside's 2003 team that included Carl Moe, and Mead's Tasha Clark and Richland's Jessica Christian each went 12-0 in the girls pole vault to tie the mark set by Emily Enders of Snohomish in 2003. Clark won on fewer misses.
Emerald Ridge junior Kayla Stueckle was named Outstanding Female Athlete, winning the 100 and 300 hurdles and long jump while placing fourth in the 100.
Auburn Riverside junior Kenny Krotzer pulled away to win the boys 800 in 1:53.63.
Lynnwood senior Dylan Burnett-Lewis threw 179-11 on his final attempt to win the boys javelin.
Rainier Beach senior Dyneeca Adams blew away the field to win the girls 400 in 56.93.
Renton boys win Eason team title
SNOHOMISH — Renton had only one individual event champion, discus thrower Armin Basic, but had enough depth to hold off Puyallup for the boys team title in the Eason Invitational.
The 20th annual event drew a field of 1,200 athletes from about 60 schools and teams.
Basic threw 162-9 to win the discus, helping Renton (48 points) edge Puyallup (45).
Olympia (82) ran off with the girls championship. Newport of Bellevue (47) tied for third and Issaquah was fifth (45).
Redmond showed its power in the distances, with junior Mack Young winning the boys 1,600 and senior Aiden Irish taking the 3,200. In the girls' meet, Redmond got another distance win from Sarah Lord, who outlegged freshman Maddie Meyers of Northwest School in 3,200.
Double winners included King's senior Josh Fuller and Franklin Pierce junior Germe Poston in the 100 and 200 for boys and girls, respectively.
Mount Si of Snoqualmie had a pair of boys wins in the field events, from Brandon Roddewig in the pole vault (14-0) and Kyle Stevens in the javelin (185-5).
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