At the State Track and Field Championship Meets, Mary M. Knight’s Kaylee Sowl set a State Record as the Owls had two 1B champions in four events. Shelton had three place in 3A. And one from North Mason took home a 2A medal.
Mary M. Knight’s Kaylee Sowle won Class 1B State Championships in the women’s long jump, triple jump and high jump. And Ian Frost won the Class 1B State Championship in the men’s discus.
Sowle set a new Class 1B State record in wining the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 10.25 inches. The sophomore broke the old record set in 2014 by 7.75 inches and was nearly a foot beyond the meet’s second place finisher. Sowle took the triple jump with a distance of 35 feet – more than a foot further than the second place finisher. The Lady Owl won the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 6 inches – four inches higher than the 2nd place finisher. She also finished 3rd in the State in women’s 100-meter dash with a time of 13.38 seconds – 29 tenths of a second behind champion Alana Keogh from Cusick and 26 tenths of a second behind 2nd place Jaiden Hill from Mount Vernon Christian.
Frost, a junior, won the discus with a throw of 156 feet, 8 inches – 17 feet, 8 inches further than the 2nd place finisher. Frost also placed 8th in the javelin with a throw of 140 feet, 4 inches.
The Highclimbers’ Cody Simon finished 2nd in the State in the Class 3A men’s pole vault with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches. The senior was 3 inches lower than champion Cade Neumann from Mt. Spokane.
McKenzie Salazar-Fox placed 4th in the State in the women’s shot put with a personal record 39 feet, 5.5 inches. The freshman was 4 feet, 11 inches short of champion Hadassah Ward from Gig Harbor.
Cody Hall was 4th in the state in the men’s javelin with a personal record 176 feet, 3 inches. The junior was 7 feet, 7 inches short of champion Ben Broselle from Ferndale.