BOYS TRACK WINS 9TH TITLE, KULITS JUMPS BIG TO WIN TRIPLE JUMP

Boys track won the State Championships for the 3rd time in 4 years and 9th overall. This the 17th State Championship for the track team as the girls team has won 8 as well. No boys team in the state of Washington has won more team titles.

The team was lead by triple jump state champion Peter Kulits who jumped 46'9. This mark would have won 2A and 3A state titles.

Cameron Chew excelled in the rare combo of pole vault and 800 meters. Cam placed 3rd in the vault with a jump of 14'0 and placed a surprising 2nd in the 800 battling the strong head wind.

Pierce Papke closed out an outstanding season with a 2nd place finish in the 300 meter hurdles as well as placing 8th in both the 110 meter hurdles and the 100 meter dash.

Silas Newby struggled in the triple jump but came back to place 2nd in the long jump with a jump of 21'6.

The relays teams continued their recent success. The 4*400 team of Michael Gabelein, Pierce Papke, Cameron Chew and Silas Newby (with Josh Vasquez as alternate) placed a close 2nd place with a time of 3:26.31. The 4*100 team of Brennon Blevins, Silas Newby, Nikko McNeal and Michael Gabelein placed 5th as well.

Strong performances we had by Kobby Solomon with a 6th place in Discus, Cody Chew in 8th place in Pole Vault, Anthony Hart in the 3200m, Peter Kulits in the Long Jump, Michael Gabelein in the 100m and 200m, and Nikko McNeal in the 200m.