TACOMA — Prosser’s Lindsay Yetter didn’t 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 wasn’t as focused as I could be,” she said. “I wasn’t really nervous — it was just the rain and it was slick.”
Yetter’s personal best in the event is 5-4, but she couldn’t get that mark during intermittent rain showers Friday. Renton’s Tale Hild cleared 5-4 to win the title, while White River’s 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 I’m still pretty happy for my first state track.”
Elsewhere in Class 2A, Prosser’s Sydney Mercer was 14th in the triple jump, while Othello’s Julissa Valenciano was 15th.
Class 4A: Walla Walla’s 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 couldn’t quite get 14-3 and finished in fifth place. Wenatchee’s Evan Britt grabbed the title, clearing 14-3.
Pasco’s Zachary Kreider took eighth in the discus, topping out at 145-9. It was well under his seeding mark of 161-10. Richland’s 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 Lake’s Sadie Nielsen was 10th in the shot put, while Walla Walla’s Hannah Burns was 13th.
Moses Lake’s Caylah Lunning was fifth in the long jump, while Chiawana’s Cara Gilmore was 17th. Gilmore finished 15th in the 100 hurdles, while Emerald Ridge’s 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 Hale’s 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 Beach’s Marquis Davis won at 23-6.75.
Kennewick’s Dylan Tennancour struggled in the javelin, finishing in 12th place with a best throw of 150-7.
On the girls side, Southridge’s 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 today’s 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.
Richland’s Shanice Lakes got through in the 400, while Moses Lake’s Alysha Overland got through in the 300 hurdles.
On the boys side, Hanford’s Ben Kelly advanced in the 200, Kamiakin’s Stuart Miner in the 100 and Southridge’s 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, Pasco’s Christian Young moved on in the 400, Chiawana’s Tyler Morris in the 300 hurdles and the Walla Walla sprint relay also will run today.
In Class 2A, Prosser’s 4x400 boys relay also advanced.
1A, 2B, 1B in cheney: Columbia-Burbank’s 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.