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falls to .500
Snohomish proved Arlingtons biggest obstacle in the Eagles first four games as Arlington came out to a 3-1 record.
But facing tougher foes in Monroe and Lake Stevens, Arlington struggled, losing 1-0 to Lake Stevens on March 25 and 5-1 to Monroe March 28. Against Lake Stevens, Arlington held the game scoreless well into the second half, when the Vikings finally broke the stalemate with about eight minutes left in regulation.
In Monroe, Arlington faced a tough opponent that handed league-leaders Cascade their only loss.
Andrew Henderson scored Arlingtons lone goal over the two games.
Eagle track takes
second at Snohomish
The boys contest proved particularly close as Snohomish hosted Arlington and Oak Harbor in a March 27 meet. Fewer than 10 team points separated the winning Oak Harbor squad from the Snohomish team that took third.
Bryan Mack won both the long jump (20-6) and triple jump (43-11) while running a leg of Arlingtons winning 4x100 relay. Senior distance runner and cross country veteran Luke Passalacqua won the 800 with a pacesetting 2:04.06. Senior sprinter Marcus Dolan edged Mack from a third individual title by winning the 100 in 11.1. Dolan and Mack were joined on the winning relay by Brandon Gunter and Brian Roy.
The Snohomish girls won the majority of the events to run away with the team title in the tri-team meet. Arlington took second on the girls side as well, anchored by wins in the shot put and discus from senior Kjirsten Jensen. Her throws of 36-6 1/2 and 118-1 respectively were comfortably within the margin of victory, while freshman Courtney Van Dyke won the high jump by clearing the 4-6 mark.
The girls 4x100 relay of Rachel Carey, Ginny Wilson, Sarah Gonzales and Kylene Swegle edged Snohomish by less than half a second, winning in 55.20.
Freshman Stephanie Van Slageren won the javelin with a toss of 110-4, more than six feet beyond teammate Quinn Kesselring, who took second.
Arlington fastpitch splits the week
In a duel of top league pitchers, Everett topped Arlington at the Seagulls Lincoln Field.
With a 2-0 loss on March 27, Arlington fell to 1-2 in league standings, after defeating Snohomish 3-2 a couple of days earlier.
Snohomish took an early lead at Arlington, with both of their runs coming in the first inning. But patience paid off for the Eagles. With eight hits to the Panthers two, the offense was on Arlingtons side. They scored a run in the third to narrow the gap, and used an error and a walk to go ahead in the bottom of the seventh.