Fall sports athletes advanced to state
Milo Carr, Reporter
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Eleanor Yarkin competed in Pasco for the state cross country championship. Yarkin placed 125 out of 159 competitors.
To qualify for state, Yarkin first competed in a league comprised of five teams, where she had to qualify in the top seven runners on the high school team. After advancing to districts, she placed in the top 14 for a berth at state.
At the state competition, Yarkin ran the 5-kilometer race — 3.1 miles — in 23:08:06 minutes.
This is Yarkin’s second year competing on the cross country team, as well as her second year running at state. Yarkin finished out the season strong, despite having shin splints, which hindered her performance.
“I wasn’t trying to place or anything, just because I’m not that fast and I was injured, but it was a really fun trip,” Yarkin said. “I was near the back, but running with girls that can run an 18-minute 5k is really cool.”
Varsity Girls Soccer Team
The varsity girls soccer team competed in the first round of the state championships on Wednesday, Nov. 7, after beating Cascade Christian and Bellevue Christian in district play. This victory earned the girls team first place in the Nisqually League. Vashon had previously lost twice against Bellevue. Vashon then advanced to state, where they lost 4-0 to Kings.
“After beating Cascade Christian, to achieve our position in state, we were ecstatic,” co-captain Emily Levin said. “We worked really hard all season and fostered a strongly knit team over the course of the few months, so we were so proud of one another.”
The team’s co-captain are seniors Levin, Anna Riggs, and Emily Serebryakov.