Maddie Meyers repeats as 3,200 champ / Prep track and field
Maddie Meyers of Seattle's Northwest School cruised to her second consecutive state championship in the Class 1A girls 3,200 meters.
CHENEY — Maddie Meyers of Seattle's Northwest School cruised to her second consecutive state championship in the Class 1A girls 3,200 meters Friday at Eastern Washington University.
Meyers, one of the nation's elite high-school runners, won in 11:38.08, about 10 seconds off her winning time in the event last year.
She was one of several winners from Seattle-area schools in the meet for athletes from Class 1A, 2B and 1B schools.
Another 1A girls champion was Seattle Academy's Baileh Simms, who took the long jump at 18 feet, 1 inch — well ahead of runner-up MacKenzie Altig of Bellevue Christian (16-10 ½).
In the 2B meet, Maddie Magee of Bear Creek won the girls high jump at 5-5, helping the Grizzlies from Redmond to a share of the Day 1 lead in the team standings.
North Sound Christian's Lynne Washio won the 1B girls 3,200.
In boys events, Coupeville's Tyler King took the 1,600 by less than half a second, with Hap Emmons of King's finishing third.
Mount Rainier Lutheran's Zach Lake won the 1B shot at 45-5 ½, helping the Hawks to the first-day team lead.