It was a different race but a similar ending for Isaac Swillie on the first day of the Class 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district meet at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
For the second consecutive year, the senior from Lakes pulled up with an injury to his left hamstring — last year during the 100 meters, Friday during the 200.
“I think it’s very devastating it happened again at the same meet, about the same time of year, just when he’s getting ready to go to state,” Lakes coach Willis Freeman said.
Just after the turn during the second heat of the 200 preliminaries, Swillie pulled up and bounced twice before falling to the ground.
“I thought maybe he was disqualified from the way he stood up and started dropping back,” said Auburn’s Cole Eberly, who earned the No. 3 seed in Saturday’s final at 22.67 seconds. “That could have been anybody out here.”
Supporters quickly surrounded Swillie to help him cross the finish line.
Swillie — who took second in the 100 at 10.9 to qualify for the final — said he will not run Saturday, but will walk the 100.
He also finished second in the long jump at 22 feet, 1 inch to qualify for next week’s state meet. He said he will try to compete, but is questionable.
“Once I stopped thinking about it, I went right down the middle and did just about everything right that I could’ve done,” she said.
Zilkey — who finished second at 126 feet, 8 inches — held the previous No. 1 ranking at 133 feet, 7 inches.
“She’s always gotten the best of me in shot put, and I like to hold my own in discus,” Zilkey said. “But she was better today.”
Moulden is favored in Saturday’s girls shot put final. She currently leads the state in all classifications at 46 feet, 7 inches.
Riley sailed over the bar at 6-2 on the first attempt to win it — and owes it to the fruit snacks he eats before and after jumping.
“They’re just quick energy, give me a little boost,” he said.
They boosted him in other events as well. Riley took first in the 300 hurdles preliminary at 40.06, fifth in the 110 hurdles preliminary at 15.19, and third as part of Sumner’s 4x100 relay at 43.61 to qualify for Saturday’s finals.
Powe took first in the 110 hurdles at 14.32, in the 100 at 10.89, in the 200 at 22.38 and as part of Wilson’s 4x100 relay at 43.45.