Track and field state meet continues

To track and field and it was a busy day once again for Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School’s track and field teams at the WIAA state high school 4A and 2A meets in Tacoma yesterday in the second day of the three-day event.

Three athletes competed in finals. Mount Si’s Jenae Usselman, in her final high school event, took 11th in the 4A girls’ javelin, tossing it 112’2″. She is a senior and will be competing next spring for Northwest Christian University in Oregon. Also, fellow Mount Si senior Roy Bang competed in his final event, taking 10th in the 4A boys’ shot put with a toss of 48’1″. He, too, is expected to compete collegiately next spring. Cedarcrest’s Heather Olson finished ninth in the 2A girls’ long jump finals, clearing 16’5″.

In preliminary races, Cedarcrest’s Kiley Frank took eighth in the girls’ 2A 200 meter dash prelim, clocking 26.82 seconds, and she competes in the finals today. Fellow Red Wolves Grace McKenzie (2A girls’ 100m prelim, 12th, 13.21) and Sydney Smith (2A girls’ 300m hurdles prelim, 10th, 48.4) along with Mount Si’s Blake Woodford (4A boys’ 400m prelim, 15th, 51.45) however failed to qualify for their final races in their respective events, listed in parentheses next to their names.

Action wraps up today in Tacoma at Mount Tahoma High School.

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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