Washington State Meet - Friday
There were numerous finals in the Field events on Friday, although it was mostly a quiet day for most runners. One high note was Tiffany Richardson of Burlington-Edison, who establsihed a meet record in the 2A
Pole Vault with a clearance of 12-03, Kirsten Webber of Squalicum tied meet record with 12-00 but had the misfortune of doing on this day & not a previous one. Kaitlin Zinali of Lindberg earned third with fewer misses after topping 11-06 and Madi Krussow of Squalicum fourth after a jump-off with Erin Clark of Cheney, after seeing also make 11-06.
Courtney Hutchinson of Mead approached the 4A Shot Put record with her toss of 46-08 and easily won the event in which saw Aubrey Ward-El of Skyview take second with 41-09. Lyndsey Leatherman of Arlington came in third with 39-10. Kate Adler of Seattle Prep was yet another to flirt with a record, when she soared 19-00 in the
Long Jump. She barely missed the 1985 mark established by Angie Tasker of 19-00.5. Floriane Kameni of Bellvue took second with a fine 18-04.50 and Kiana Davis of Kelso went 17-10.25 to edge Kyra Brannan of Kamiakin, who made it 17-09.75.
In the boys' events Federal Way mates Keenan Curran & D'Londo Tucker went 1 -2 in the 4A Triple Jump with leaps of 46-01.25 & 45-01.50. Third went to Devin Scott of heritage with 44-04. Daniel Brady of Eastlake edged Jalen Hicks of Joel Ferris with 43-08.50. Winston Hallam-Eames of Nathan Hale led the way in the 3A
Discus with 178-03. Evan Banchero of O'Dea was well clear of third with his heave of 174-05 & Connor Patterson of Woodrow Wilson claimed third with 153-08. James Swanson of West Valley - Yakima topped the field in the 2A Javelin with 180-01, as Jensen Lilliquist of Ellensburg nipped Casey Wagemans of Fife 173-02 to 172-00. Makiah McInnis of Olympic followed in fourth with 170-01.
There was a tightly packed field in the 2A High Jump with Jayson Brocklesby of Sequim earning a narrow victorywith his jump of 6-05. Taylor Stepehns of North Kitsap placed second with 6-04. A jump-off between Jayson Yoro of Orting and Justin Peterson of Lakewood, also at 6-04 gave Yoro the nod for third. Jack Klodt of Hockinson edged Cameron Rath of Selah for fifth as both cleared 6-03.
It was a day to get through the preliminaries with no mishaps in the 800 Meter Run but Hannah Derby of Bellarmine Prep turned in the best time of the day with her heat triumph in 2:12.04 while Briegan Bester of Central Valley topped her heat in 2:13.65. Alexa Efraimson of Camas stayed out of trouble and looked stunningly fluid with her qualifier of 2:13.71. Amy-Eloise Neale of Glacier Peak had the best time in 3A with 2:14.41 with Lily Engelbrekt of Bishop Blanchet close behind. Megan Beauchene of Kamiakin edged Stephanie Spiekerman of Blanchet with both earning versions of 2:16. Mia Hodges went 2:18.83 to top the 2A qualifiers and was the only runner in the division to break 2:20.
LaForrest Church of South Kitsap & Mason Fletcher of Puyallup topped the 4A heats with 1:54 and change, while Carter Osborne of Shorecrest led the way in 3A with that time. Hiron Redman of Liberty-Issaquah ran 1:56 to come in first in the other 3A heat. Reed henderson of Sehome topped the bill in 2A with 1:55.60. Of course it is tomorrow's action, which is the proverbial keeper and we look forward to seeing what unfolds.