Five Raider athletes will head to state track
Barry wins four event championships at district meet
Five Raiders placed high enough at the Central Washington 2B District 5 meet last Saturday in East Wenatchee to put them into statewide competition this week at Eastern Washington University.
Kim Barry will return to the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championships at EWU in Cheney May 25 and 26 in four events.
Barry qualified for the 400-, 800-, 1600-, and 3200-meter runs by winning the district meet championships in all four. She nailed the 400 in 60.26 seconds, a career personal record. She took the 800 in 2:28.15 and the 1600 in 5:30.19. And her time of 11:39.10 in the 3200 sealed her four-way championship.
Jesse Adkins took the district championship in the 110- and 300-meter intermediate hurdles races; his 300 time (41.12) is a career PR. Adkins will now move on to state where he will compete in the fast heat of the 110s with the seed time of 15.87 seconds.
Cheyenne Kelly-Marconi will also head to state, competing in the long jump and triple jump. Kelly-Marconi finished third in both events with jumps of 15 feet, 3 inches (a career PR) in the long jump and 32-2.5 in the triple.
Kelly-Marconi placed fifth in her hurdle races with the times of 18.13 (career PR) in the 100 and 52.44 in the 300 low hurdles.
Nick Gleason will compete at state in the 200 and the pole vault. His time of 24.22 in the 200 earned Gleason second place, and clearing the 9-foot standard got him the same place in the pole vault. Gleason finished one place short of state in the 100, where his time of 12.15 seconds took fifth.
Sean Waters, for the second year in a row, will be throwing the discus at state. Waters finished third on Saturday, throwing for a season PR of 125-8. In the shot put, Waters placed fifth with a throw of 38-8.
Mary Ann Matheson missed state by just one place, taking fourth in the 3200 in 14:14.10. Mikel Friedlander ran the 400 on Saturday with Barry and placed sixth in 68.47, a season PR.
Miranda Salas threw the shot Saturday because of an athlete scratching out of the event and Salas was the fifth-place thrower from the Central Washington North. Salas finished her career with an eighth place at the Central Washington Districts 2B with a career PR throw of 29-9. Katelynn Schilling closed a breakout season with a career PR discus throw of 91-6 to place sixth in her first district meet. Schilling looks to throw and place at state next year in both the shot and discus.
The state-bound five will leave tomorrow for Cheney. Events start on Friday at 10 a.m. with the first Raider competing at 10:50 a.m. when Kim Barry runs the 3200. For the races 800 meters and shorter, Friday will be the preliminary race day, with finals Saturday. In the field events, the finals will follow the conclusion of the prelims. The meet schedule is available at WIAA.com at the Track and Field page. There is also a link to the heat sheets for the meet at the same webpage.