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From Gerry Lindgren seeming to float over long distances to the power of Becca Noble blasting down the stretch, Rogers High School has two of the most iconic track and field record holders of any high school, let alone the Greater Spokane League.
This was to be the 25th year the WIAA has had one of its state high school track and field meets on the campus of Eastern Washington University and Roos Field, and before that when it was known as Woodward Field.
For last weekend’s Washington State 1B track and field championships, Rosalie Fish painted a red handprint over her mouth, the fingers extending across her cheekbones. On her right leg, she painted the letters “MMIW,” standing for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. As a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, raising awareness for this issue was as natural as running.
As Mead sophomore Jordynn Hutchinson received her medal Saturday after winning the State 4A girls shot put title, an announcer at Mount Tahoma HS emphatically broadcast her name through the venue’s sound system
Camden VerStrate didn’t look like a first-year high school sprinter Saturday. More like a dual-event state champion.
Mt. Spokane senior Spencer Barrera could point to a half-dozen state medals he’d earned before Saturday, but none were the color he coveted.
The future promises to be bright for Oakesdale freshman Bree Rawls. The present isn’t too shabby either.
With one potential nightmare behind him, Noah Cherrington spent the rest of the State 1A track and field meet living a dream.
Between clearing various heights at the state 3A track and field meet Friday at Mount Tahoma High, Mt. Spokane high jumper Katie Rhodes repeatedly jogged toward a nearby fence to chat with coaches and supporters.
Tyrus Thomas stood atop the podium Friday at the State 2A track and field meet at Mount Tahoma High, his smile beaming toward the near-capacity grandstand.
Kettle Falls’ Charlie Andrews needed his rival to miss just one more attempt to stake his claim to a State 2B championship in the high jump on Friday.
Nobody else was going to push North Central distance sensation Allie Janke, so one of the nation’s best sophomores pushed herself.
The State 4A, 3A and 2A boys and girls track meets begin Thursday at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
Caleb Johnson knew there were small things in his technique he needed to perfect to come close to the distances required in his tosses to claim a state championship.
Seconds never tasted any better for Julia Hayes. The Valley Christian junior finished according to seed Friday at the State 1A, 2B, 1B track and field championships at Eastern Washington University.
There’s a chance Samara Nelson could have had a huge case of “fear of missing out” in March when she watched the Central Valley girls basketball team claim the title at the GEICO Nationals Tournament in New York City.
The end to the day wasn’t as good as the start for Zach Annanie on Friday. The Lakeside senior wasn’t overly disappointed, though.
Mayyi Mahama couldn’t look. She had little reason to be nervous, but she still couldn’t fight off the emotional jitters.
Roundup of Thursday’s prep small school state track and field championships at Eastern Washington.
The modern history of track and field at Washington State can be measured in eras, and it does not take very long to list them.