Morton-White Pass senior Jordan Koetje had the best time in the preliminaries of the 300 meter hurdles and the 100 meters on Thursday to highlight the local performances at the 1A/2B/1B state track and field championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
Koetje ran the preliminaries of the 2B girls 300 hurdles in 46.57. She was just ahead of Adna’s Faith Wellander, who had the second-best time in 47.78. Both athletes will compete in Saturday’s finals.
Koetje ran the 100 preliminaries in 12.70 seconds. Fair Niven, of St. George’s, was the only runner in the field under 13 seconds.
Rainier’s Selena Niemi was 11th (6:03) and Toledo’s Karley Harris was 12th (6:11) in the 1600. St. George’s Josie McLaughlin won the event in 5:13.
On the boys side, Rainier’s Dylan Davis was eighth in the 1600 at 4:47. Chewelah’s Zeke Crockett won the race in 4:28.
Toledo’s Carson Olmstead had the third-best time in the 300 hurdles preliminaries at 41.69 seconds. He’ll compete in Saturday’s finals with a time behind only La Conner’s Tommy Murdock (40.45) and Raymond’s Tre Seydel (41.62).
Rainier’s Harbor Lees was third (11.47) and Onalaska’s Kole Taylor fourth (11.51) in the 100 preliminaries. They’ll both run in Saturday’s finals. Ocosta’s William Idso had the top time at 11.25.
On the girls side, Pe Ell’s Charlie Carper finished ninth in the 1B long jump with a 15-1.5 jump. Oakesdale’s Jessie Reed won the event at 16-5.25.
Carper also ran the preliminary heat of the 100 in 13.36, the third-fastest mark in the race. She’ll move on to Saturday’s finals along with Mossyrock’s Teaguen Weise, who had the fourth-best time at 13.37.
On the boys side, Pe Ell’s Carter Phelps had the fourth-fastest preliminary time in the 300-meter hurdles to advance to Saturday’s finals. Phelps finished in 43.87 seconds, with Wellpinit’s Colin Hughes notching the fastest time at 41.76.
Mossyrock’s Austin Barnes had the eighth-best preliminary time in the 100 (11.84) and will race in Saturday’s finals.
Mossyrock’s Huge Wedam finished 13th in the 1600 in 5:06.57. Pope John Paul II’s Trevor Dugo won the race in 4:32.