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The sophomore high jumper and hurdler very nearly earned a second gold in the 110-meter hurdles at Hayward Field

Gervais

The Cougars sent three athletes to the state competition and returned with a state champion in tow.

PMG PHOTO: RALEIGH EMERSON - Gervais sophomore Olivia Boyd stands atop the podium after winning gold in the high jump at the 2A state championships.

Sophomore Olivia Boyd placed first in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches, besting Regis senior Whitley Stepp by an inch to claim the crown. It was the all-around athlete's first year competing in track and field, and while she competed in everything from the 200-meters to the 4x100-meter relay, it was the high jump and the 100-meter hurdles where Boyd excelled.

In addition to the state championship in the high jump, Boyd also placed second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.85 seconds, narrowly losing to Neah-Kah-Nie senior Emma Miller.

Boyd was joined by older sister and Gervais junior Izzy Boyd, who placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 32 feet, 7 inches, as well as eighth in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet, 8 inches.

The third Gervais athlete to compete at state was junior Lilly McCargar, who placed 11th in the javelin with a throw of 91 feet, 1 inch.

Kennedy

Kennedy's host of athletes made their appearance at the 2A state championships and found varying levels of success.

Senior Grant Vogel placed third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.34 seconds, a personal best in the senior's final race wearing Kennedy colors.

In the 4x400-meter relay, senior Stephan Salinas and juniors Dakota Heard, Griffin Kilbourne and Jesus Cortes Cortes finished the race in sixth place with a time of 3:42.41.

PMG PHOTO: RALEIGH EMERSON - Colton senior Rowyn Lawrynuik was the Vikings lone competitor at the 2A state championships, taking seventh in the discus.

On the girls team, junior Haley Kline finished the 400-meter race in second place with a time of 1:02.84, and finished the 200-meter dash in 28.03 seconds. Sophomore Briar Hachenberg finished the 800-meter race in 11th place with a time of 2:47.17, and fellow sophomore Nora Brenden took 12th in the 1,500-meters with a time of 6:04.83. In the 3,000, freshman Rachael Kintz took 12th with a time of 12:49.74.

In the girls 4x400-meter relay, Hachenberg, Kline, senior Kylee Rodriguez and sophomore Alyse Williams took eighth with a time of 4:36.49.

Colton

Colton's lone representative at the 2A state track championships was senior Rowyn Lawrynuik. The discus thrower placed seventh with a throw of 102 feet, 6 inches, just 4 inches from sixth place. This was the senior's lone appearance at the state tournament. Monroe senior Laura Young won the event with a throw of 115 feet, 8 inches.


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