Prep athletes of the week
Jacob Hostetler of Ingraham, Chinne Okoronkwo of Mountlake Terrace and the Glacier Peak baseball team are high school-athletes of the week.
Jacob Hostetler, Ingraham boys track
It’s time for Hostetler to heat up as he approaches the close of his prep career, and he did just that in sweeping his three individual events at the Metro championships, recording his best-ever times along the way in the 100 (11.0), 200 (22.04) and 400 (49.81). “I’m very happy for Jacob because he has accomplished something not many sprinters can do and he has worked so hard year after year,” coach Kurt Spann said.
Chinne Okoronkwo, Mountlake Terrace girls track
The sophomore sensation sailed a career-best 40 feet, 6¼ inches to win the triple jump at the WesCo 3A championships and also had her top mark to date in capturing the long jump title (18-9 ¾). She added the pole vault title (11-6) to help the Hawks to their first team title. “Chinne has very high goals and continues to strive for them,” coach Russ Vincent said. “Above all, she has character and sportsmanship that is second to none.”
Glacier Peak baseball team
After knocking off fifth-ranked Shorewood in the semifinals, 1-0, coach Bob Blair’s club crushed Mountlake Terrace 12-2 to win its first Northwest 3A District championship. The Grizzlies qualified for the tournament as the third-place team out of the South Division.