Woodinville’s Luke Houser crosses the finish line. (Photo by Mark Jordan) Luke Houser ran a race for the ages at the Shoreline Invitational on Saturday April 28. He set a PR, and broke the WHS school record, with a time of 9:02.48. His dad, volunteer coach Chris Houser, timed his splits, and Luke ran his final lap in an even 60 seconds.
The previous school record of 9:03.1 was set by John Quade in 1985.
After a cold and soggy spring, a mysterious glowing orb appeared in the western sky last Wednesday afternoon. Woodinville’s Ellie Miyata looked up from the 7th green at Coyote Creek at Willows Run.
“That’s the sun!” Miyata said. “It’s really nice and hot. It’s different because we usually play in really cold weather. It’s nice when you’re not freezing to death!”
Through the years, several Falcon sports teams have been afflicted by small turnout. This year’s golf squad is one of them. A year ago, they had 14 members. But this spring there are only four girls. And on this day, two of the members, Nicole Carp and Bree Gummer, were out due to allergies and back issues, respectively. So only two players, Miyata and Malia Engle, competed.
A glorious day of sunshine at the foot of a majestic mountain. That’s what Woodinville experienced last Thursday when they traveled to Mount Si for a meet against the Wildcats.
A couple of Falcon seniors, Katie Webb and Nick Hastings, were among those who had strong outings.
Webb set a personal record when she cleared 11’ in the pole vault. She failed in her first two attempts, but took a more relaxed approach in her third and final attempt. As she cleared the bar, happiness overcame her.
Mother Nature brought the rain, but Woodinville brought the lightning. Sparked by Tom Zimet’s two-run homer, the Falcons scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Skyline 5-2 last Wednesday at Falcon Field. “Crazy weather, wet baseballs definitely make a difference,” Woodinville coach Alan Dillman said. “But the rain stopped and the bats came alive. Good things started to happen.”
The Falcon offense managed nothing but goose eggs through five innings. While waiting for the bats to heat up, Woodinville pitcher Cooper Merhmann (2-3) kept his team in the game. The lanky right-hander limited Skyline to two runs while striking out five.