The quest for a state title begins for 44 Renton area athletes Friday morning for gymnasts, wrestlers and boys swimming and diving.
In gymnastics, Lindbergh's Jenna Louie returns to state, while teammate Makia Williams and Hazen's Kylie Magar make their first appearance. Louie will perform in the vault, uneven bars and beam. Williams will perform on the floor and beam. Magar will perform on the beam.
In wrestling, 11 wrestlers will join hundreds from around the state in competing in the annual Mat Classic which is celebrating its 25th year. Its one of the largest wrestling tournaments in the country, all under one roof with 24 mats jammed pack on the floor of the Tacoma Dome.
Local wrestlers (including links to brackets):
Abigail Churfar (Lindbergh) at 124 girls
Colton Maddy (Lindbergh) at 126
Zach Moore (Hazen) at 3A-130
Anthony Hunter (Renton) at 132
Vladimir Kalinin (Renton) at 145
Malik Haythorne (Hazen) at 3A-145
Khali Crowl (Renton) at 152
Alex Kalinin (Renton) at 170
Jairo Barahona (Hazen) at 3A-182
Trevonn Russel (Lindbergh) at 195
James Garcia (Lindbergh) at 285
Lindbergh's Aaron Jacobsen has the second fastest time in the 100 yard fly among the 2A schools. He and nearly 30 other swimmers and divers from Renton area will compete at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Lindbergh - 200 yard medley relay; 200 yard free relay, 400 yard free relay
Hazen - 200 yard medley relay, 200 yard free relay, 400 yard free relay
Renton - 400 yard free relay
Peter Han (Lindbergh) - 200 yard free, 100 yard fly
AJ Lim (Lindbergh) - 200 yard IM, 100 yard breast
Tanner Zornes (Lindbergh) - 1 meter diving
Josh Jordan (Lindbergh) - 1 meter diving
Jason Kane (Lindbergh) - 1 meter diving
Aaron Jacobsen (Lindbergh) - 100 yard fly (2nd fastest time)
Zack Anderson (Lindbergh) 100 yard breast
Tanner Englehart (Hazen) 200 yard free, 100 yard back
Connor Broughton (Hazen) 200 yard IM , 500 yard free
Nolan Hoover (Hazen) 200 yard IM, 100 yard back
Malcolm Mitchell (Hazen) 100 yard fly, 500 yard free
Kyle Nelson (Hazen) 100 yard fly
Derek Wei (Hazen) 100 yard fly
P.J. Warmenhoven (Hazen) 100 yard free