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White River off to state track meet | Track and Field
The White River High boys wrapped up a West Central District track and field title last weekend, topping a list of 20 teams, and are now gearing up to challenge the best the state has to offer.
The Hornet girls placed sixth at districts, which were contested Friday and Saturday at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
The state meet, on tap for this weekend, will take place at Tahoma High in Tacoma.
The boys’ championship effort was headed by Marcus Dickson, who placed first at both 800 and 1,600 meters while finishing third at 3,200 meters. Also claiming a district title for the Hornets was Blake Maresh, tops in the shot put with a personal record heave.
Other Hornet boys qualifying for state with top-five finishes were Nick Wells, 100 meters; Austin May, 400 meters; Kody Gould, 1,600 and 3,200 meters; Devin Liebel, 110- and 300-meter hurdles; Scott Anderson, shot put and javelin; and the 4x400 relay crew of Dickson, May, Gould and Liebel.
On the girls side, state qualifiers were Cassidy France, 100 and 200 meters; Lauryn Wate, 1,600 and 3,200 meters (both school records); Jade Crawford, 100-meter hurdles; and the quartet of Crawford, France, Johnna Coughlin and Cassidy Kunst in both the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.