Maddie Meyers wins sixth career track title | 2A, 1A, 2B/1B Track and Field
The junior from Seattle's Northwest School won the 1A girls 3,200 meters for the third consecutive year, giving her six career state track championships.
CHENEY — Maddie Meyers ran to her sixth career state championship in track and field on Friday, winning the Class 1A girls 3,200 meters for the third consecutive year.
The junior from Northwest School in Seattle won in 11 minutes, 0.83 seconds, beating Cedar Park Christian sophomore Sally Larson by almost 10 seconds.
Including three cross-country titles, it was the ninth state championship overall for Meyers, one of the nation's premier distance runners who in April ran the fastest girls mile in the nation this year.
Meyers also had Friday's fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries of the 800. Last year, she completed a difficult sweep of championships in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 at state.
In the 1A boys meet, Curtis Clauson of King's (Shoreline) took the long jump at 23 feet, 4 ¼ inches.
In the 2B boys meet, Tacoma Baptist junior Walker Williams, one of the state's top football recruits, won the discus at 157-7.
Maddie Magee of Redmond's Bear Creek School repeated as 2B girls high-jump champion, winning by six inches at 5-8 — one inch off the 21-year-old 2B state-meet record.
• 1A girls state-meet records were set, by Kelsie Taylor of Naches in the javelin (142-10), Tera Novy of Montesano in the shot (45-4) and Anandae Egland of Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) in the pole vault (11-6).
• Freshman Lucy Defilippis of Seton Catholic (Vancouver) won the 1B girls 3,200 in a meet-record 11:57.39.
• Pomeroy's Brielle Hocking tied the 1B girls meet record in winning the pole vault at 9-6.