The first day of Star Track XXVIII is complete and five records — two state and three meet records — were set on Thursday. Here’s a quick recap of today’s events:
UPDATE (9:40 p.m.)
Federal Way set the state record in the boys 4×400 relay. Eagles turned in a time of 3:15.26, smashing the mark of 3:16.09 set by Wilson in 1982.
Othello junior Christine Kirkwood has a set the state record in the javelin with a throw of 162 feet, 10 inches. That’s two feet better than the old record, which older sister Courtney Kirkwood threw in 2007.
Yakima West Valley set a 3A meet record in the girls 4×400 and Sehome did the same in 2A.
Glacier Peak’s Amy Eloise Neale narrowly set the 3A state meet record in the 3,200. Her time of 10:31.75 seconds was four-tenths of a second faster than the mark Sumner’s Katrina Drennen clocked in 2007.
Garfield’s Anna Dailey and Central Kitsap’s Shane Moskowitz cruised to victories in the 4A girls and boys 3,200 races. Dailey won by 12 seconds, clocking 10:28.91. Moskowitz, who won both distance events last year, finished in 8:59.27. Both are favorites to win the 1,600 on Saturday, too.
Timberline junior Sasha Weber won the 3A girls high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches. After clinching the state title, she went for the state record, but missed on three attempts at 5-10 1/4. “There’s always next year,” she said.
Mead senior Sam Wright won the 4A boys shot put, upsetting top-seeded Derek Eager.
Garfield’s Anna Dailey won the 4A girls 3,200.
Tahoma’s Bianca Walton won the 4A girls triple jump.
Anacortes’ Thomas Kassa won the 2A boys long jump.
Columbia River’s Anna Adamko win the 3A girls discus.
I don’t have final results for all events.
Here’s a feature on Franklin Pierce sprinter Germe Poston, who set the 3A state meet record in the 100 and 200 last year.
Here’s a link with heat sheets and the meet schedule.
Here are the state meet preview capsules on all classifications.