The WIAA 2A, 3A and 4A State Championship ended Saturday April 25, 2019 after three days of competition in Tacoma at Mount Tahoma High School. Medals were earned by over 50 south sound high school athletes.
Capital High School junior Colby Wilson took the 3A boys pole vault third place medal. Wilson cruised through his first three early round heights to finish at 15-06.00. “I am so happy with this medal. This whole year I have been working towards this and I am very pleased that my hard work has paid off,” Wilson remarked. The boys and girls 4×400 relay teams both took fourth place medals to highlight Capital’s efforts (Clayton Grady, Jeremy Spence, Kaden Decker, 3:24.15 boys 4×400, Oliver Salmon, Emily Jackson, Lexi Solis, Kaya Frost, Kyra Skipworth, 4:04.53, girls 4×400).
Black Hills sprinter Sir Carter took two medals from the meet, wining spots on the podium in both hurdle events (second 300 hurdles, 39.42, third 110 hurdles, 15.06.) Carter dove in a crazy 300 hurdle finish, barely missing out on the state championship title losing by .04 seconds to Woodland’s Tyler Flanagan. The final saw four finishers diving at the line. Carter ran a personal best in the 300 and now has four state medals in his career. Teammate Maisy Williams took second in the high jump (5-02.00).
Tumwater’s girls and boy’s teams finished strong. The boy’s team were the runner up in the 2A division for the team title. The boys 4×400 took a second-place finish (Brian Le, Trent Kilber, Brad Blackburn, and Gunner Fields). Freshman Natalie Sumrok threw the javelin for a second place medal. Tyler Gillard took third place medals in both the shot put and discus and was joined by teammates Trent Kibler (high jump) and Olivial Bailon (400 meter) who both also finished third.
Here is a state championship listing of all local area athletes who made the podium.