4A, 3A, 2A State track and field championships
Thursday-Saturday, at Mount Tahoma High School
Defending boys team champions: 4A – Federal Way; 3A – Bellevue; 2A – Olympic.
Defending boys individual champions: 4A – Ryan Crosson, Bothell, 400; Nolan VanAmen, South Kitsap, discus; 3A boys – Tyson Penn, Bellevue, high jump (4A), triple jump (4A); Larry Still, Richland, pole vault. 3A – Sam Richmond, Bellevue, 110 hurdles. 2A – Dejuan Frye, River Ridge, 400; Scott Kopczynski, East Valley (Spokane), 1,600, 3,200; Garrett Rouser, Kingston, 300 hurdles; Ryan Chase, Capital, long jump, triple jump.
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Defending girls team champions: 4A – Federal Way; 3A – Kamiakin; 2A – Sehome.
Defending girls individual champions: 4A – Brenna Peloquin, Gig Harbor, 3,200; Mariyah Vongsaveng, Federal Way, 100 hurdles; Darhian Mills, Inglemoor, 300 hurdles; Carrie Jacka, Mead, pole vault; 3A – Erin Ripple, Holy Names Academy, 800; KC Moulden, Enumclaw, shot put; Mariah Horton, Kelso, javelin; Andrea Stapleton, Kamiakin, high jump; Marissa Berry, Southridge, pole vault; Chinne Okoronkwo, Mountlake Terrace, long jump, triple jump. 2A – Emily Pittis, Sehome, 3,200; Kirsten Webber, Squalicum, pole vault; Peyton Russell, Tumwater, long jump, triple jump;
The skinny: Federal Way is not in a great position to become the first school in state history to win three consecutive boys and girls team titles. Its three-time state hurdles champion, Mariyah Vongsaveng, is nursing a strained quadriceps muscle. So is sprinter Jason Palmer, and Chico McClatcher strained his hamstring. Tyson Penn will be there to add to last year’s high jump and triple jump state titles, only he’ll do so for Bellevue in 3A after transferring from Federal Way. South Kitsap’s Nolan VanAmen won the state javelin title as a freshman and enters with the No. 2 mark in the shot put field (behind Graham-Kapowsin sophomore Foster Sarell) and the No. 2 mark in javelin (behind Union’s Bailey King).
Admission: $5 on Thursday and $9 for each of Friday and Saturday. All-tournament pass is $18. Students with ASB cards and seniors (age 62 and older) get in for $4 on Thursday and $7 on each of Friday and Saturday, with an all-tournament pass costing $14. Children age 5 and younger get in free.
1A, 2B, 1B STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday-Saturday at Eastern Washington University, Cheney
Defending girls team champions: 1A – King’s; 2B – Colfax; 1B – Mount Vernon Christian.
Defending girls individual champions: 1A – Abi Kim, Seattle Christian, 100, 200, long jump; Maya Jackson, Northwest, 400; Erin Mullins, Cascade-Leavenworth, 3,200; Hannah Rusnak, Lynden Christian, 100 hurdles; Kaitlyn Krouse, Chewelah, discus; Jackie Mahowald, Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls, triple jump. 2B – Regyn Gaffney, Adna, 100, 200, 400, long jump; Madison Ward, St. George’s, 800; Isabel Clark, Northwest Christian (Colbert), 300 hurdles; Scout Cai, Colfax, pole vault. 1B – Kelsey Browning, Waterville, 1,600, 3,200; Karlee Maioho, Wilbur-Creston, 100 hurdles; Angel Garay, Wilson Creek, shot put; Lindsay Brown, Bickleton, high jump; Melyssa Whitener, Mount Vernon Christian, pole vault.
Defending boys team champions: 1A – Medical Lake; 2B – Raymond; 1B – Pomeroy.
Defending boys individual champions: Justin Kaelin, Eatonville, shot put. 2B – Evan Wrzesinski, Onalaska, 100; Rayce Newman, Raymond, 200; Jack Ammon, Northwest Christian (Colbert), 400; Chandler Teigen, Asotin, 800, 1,600; Chase Van Wyck, Napavine, shot put; Caleb Bridge, North Beach, discus; Sam Daily, Colfax, pole vault; Jonathan Magee, Bear Creek, triple jump. 1B – Sam Schafer, Odessa-Harrington, 100, 200; Eli Richardson, Rosalia, shot put; Memo Morfin, Pomeroy, pole vault.
The skinny: Is this the year Eatonville leaves with a state medal? After placing sixth on the boys side last year and 28th among girls teams, the Cruisers will have 26 athletes competing for coach Geoff Olson over the next three days. That’s the most he has taken in his 16 years of coaching, he said. Adna’s Regyn Gaffney has a chance to increase her state title count after winning four last year and three the year before. Only this year she’ll seek a title in the 4x200 relay instead of the long jump, which she did not attempt to qualify for at districts. She’s going for a four-peat in the 100-meter dash.
Admission: $5 on Thursday and $9 for each of Friday and Saturday. All-tournament pass is $18. Students with ASB cards and seniors (age 62 and older) get in for $4 on Thursday and $7 for each of Friday and Saturday, with an all-tournament pass costing $14. Children age 5 and younger get in free.