Foster High athletes place in top 10 at two state tournaments

Five Foster High School athletes placed in the top 10 spots in last weekend’s tennis and track and field state tournaments.

Five Foster High School athletes placed in the top 10 spots in last weekend’s tennis and track and field state tournaments.

Foster freshman Ana Rios placed sixth in 2A girls singles, losing to Luciana Sobrino of Liberty High School, 6-2, 6-1. Sobrino placed third.

In the district tennis tournament, Rios lost the championship match to North Kitsap’s Danya Wallis, 6-1, 6-2. Wallis repeated this year as the girls singles champion.

In 2A track and field, senior Zane Jacobson came in second in javelin with a throw of 170 feet, 8 inches. His throw was less than three feet shorter than champion Devon Shedd-Kirkland’s throw of 173 feet, 3 inches.

Jacobson, a senior at Mountain View Academy in Des Moines but who competes for Foster, led the Bulldogs’ football team as quarterback for two years.

Jacobson’s teammate, senior Eric Teng, placed eighth with a throw of 156 feet, 7 inches.

The 9 points Jacobson and Teng earned won the boys the 25th spot overall in the team competition.

Foster senior Shakila Omar finished fifth in her signature event, the 400-meter dash, with a time of 59 seconds or 1.34 seconds behind first-place finisher Madeline Liberg of West Valley-Spokane.

Omar did not qualify for the 200-meter dash finals.

Foster junior Aolani Medrano placed ninth in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet,  10 1/4 inches.

Senior Kassandra Esparza placed 11th in the discus with a throw of 97 feet, 10 inches

The girls placed 37th overall with 4 points.


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