Now add Jack Yearian.
The Bellarmine Prep junior continued the South Sound’s run of producing elite track and field athletes. He was selected as the Gatorade Washington Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Yearian came off 4A state titles in both the 1,600 and 3,200 at the state track and field championships in May. He also had a 3.82 grade-point average, was an officer with the Associated Student Body at Bellarmine Prep and he volunteered locally at a food bank and homeless shelter and as a youth track coach.
Yearian’s best 3,200 time was 8:58.61 he set at the Arcadia Invitational in California. He hit 4:10.78 in the 1,600 at the Narrows League Championships and ran 1:52.52 in the 800 this season, though he didn’t race that event at state.
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Eisenhower’s Drew Schreiber earned the Gatorade honor last season, but before that was Foss’ Marcus Chambers who followed White River’s Marcus Dickson, Skyline’s Kasen Williams, Tahoma’s Derek Eager, Central Kitsap’s Shane Moskowitz and Gig Harbor’s Miles Unterreiner in being selected for the award.
Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta High School in California was selected as the Gatorade National Boys Track and Field Player of the Year. Mountlake Terrace junior Chinne Okoronkwo earned the Gatorade Girls Track and Field Player of the Year.