TACOMA Prossers Lindsay Yetter didnt have her best day, but it was still a pretty good way to open her first-ever state meet Friday.
The freshman cleared 5 feet, 2 inches to take third place in the Class 2A high jump at Star Track XXXI at Mount Tahoma High in Tacoma.
I was pretty happy with it, because I wasnt as focused as I could be, she said. I wasnt really nervous it was just the rain and it was slick.
Yetters personal best in the event is 5-4, but she couldnt get that mark during intermittent rain showers Friday. Rentons Tale Hild cleared 5-4 to win the title, while White Rivers Jade Crawford was second.
Yetter also ran in the 100-meter finals but finished in eighth in 15.79 seconds.
It was a really bad time, she said, but Im still pretty happy for my first state track.
Elsewhere in Class 2A, Prossers Sydney Mercer was 14th in the triple jump, while Othellos Julissa Valenciano was 15th.
Class 4A: Walla Wallas Peter Sirmon was jumping well during the pole vault Friday evening, but a host of others were as well.
The senior cleared 14-0, but couldnt quite get 14-3 and finished in fifth place. Wenatchees Evan Britt grabbed the title, clearing 14-3.
Pascos Zachary Kreider took eighth in the discus, topping out at 145-9. It was well under his seeding mark of 161-10. Richlands Jesse Malone cleared 6-0 in the high jump, good for 11th place. The Bombers did get two silvers from Asuanti Funer in the wheel chair javelin (31-2) and discus (30-1).
On the girls side, Moses Lakes Sadie Nielsen was 10th in the shot put, while Walla Wallas Hannah Burns was 13th.
Moses Lakes Caylah Lunning was fifth in the long jump, while Chiawanas Cara Gilmore was 17th. Gilmore finished 15th in the 100 hurdles, while Emerald Ridges ShaRaya Quinn who attended Kamiakin as a freshman took fifth.
Class 3A: The Hanford boys had two placers Friday, as Aaron Cunningham took fifth in the discus and Ryan Young seventh in the long jump.
Cunningham threw 149-0, which was about 5 feet off his regional mark. Nathan Hales Winston Hallam-Eames won the event at 178-3.
Young went 20-11.25, which was a few inches under his regional mark, but his placement was one better than his seed. Rainier Beachs Marquis Davis won at 23-6.75.
Kennewicks Dylan Tennancour struggled in the javelin, finishing in 12th place with a best throw of 150-7.
On the girls side, Southridges Michelle Snider was seventh in the 100 hurdles in a time of 15.66.
Preliminaries: The Kamiakin girls are set up for a big day in todays finals, as was expected.
The Braves saw Ellie Heiden advance in the 100, 200, 400 and 4x200 relay. Kamiakin also has Megan Beauchene in the 800 and 4x400, Heather Donais in the 300 hurdles, plus the Braves 4x100 advanced and Michelle Fletcher will race in the 3,200.
Southridge also advanced in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
Richlands Shanice Lakes got through in the 400, while Moses Lakes Alysha Overland got through in the 300 hurdles.
On the boys side, Hanfords Ben Kelly advanced in the 200, Kamiakins Stuart Miner in the 100 and Southridges Brenden Kelly in the 300 hurdles. Kelly has the top time and bounced back from not advancing out of the prelims in the 110s.
In Class 4A, Pascos Christian Young moved on in the 400, Chiawanas Tyler Morris in the 300 hurdles and the Walla Walla sprint relay also will run today.
In Class 2A, Prossers 4x400 boys relay also advanced.
1A, 2B, 1B in cheney: Columbia-Burbanks Harley McBride finished third in the girls high jump, going 5-4 in the 1A state meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
Waitsburg-Prescott had a pair of placers in the 2B boys meet, with Ben Shafer finishing second in the shot put at 47-11 and Seth Deal placign sixth in the 1,600 in 4:34.71.
In the 1B boys meet, Brandon Bissell of Walla Walla Valley Academy finished sixth in the long jump at 20-6.