Valley high schools to send athletes to state track and field meet

The Valley will have a few athletes competing at the upcoming state high school track and field meets with excellent results from Wednesday first day action at two district meets featuring local high school teams.

Two from Mount Si and one from Cedarcrest earned state qualification, with others barely missing out on trips to Tacoma.

At the SeaKing 4A meet, one Wildcat boy and girl both earned entry. On the boys’ side, Joe Waskom made it, finishing second in the 1600m with a time of 4:14.47. On the girls’ side, Abby Triou took second in the discus with a toss of 105’2”. The top two finishers in each event earned automatic entry to state from the district competition. There were some close shaves, too – in that girls’ discus, Triou’s Wildcat teammate Jenae Usselman finished right behind in third, and in the girls’ high jump, Karlie Stewart finished fourth.

Also, boys Roy Bang (shot put) and Logan Milks (javelin) finished fourth in those events.

Meanwhile, the Northwest 2A District meet started at Lakewood High School in Arlington, with at least one Cedarcrest state qualifier – that being boys’ distance runner Grant Van Valkenburg, who won the 1600m clocking 4:19.37. Girls’ triple jumper Lauren Krause also was close, but appeared to have fallen just short of earning a state trip herself, finishing fifth in that event with a clearance of 33 feet, 8 ¾” inches.

Both meets wrap up today.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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