Seton Catholic freshman Lucy Defilippis came into the Class 1B state track and field championships with the state’s best time in the 3,200 meters.
Not only did she keep that distinction, she blasted it.
Defilippis won the 3,200 state title Friday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney with a meet-record time of 11 minutes, 57.39 seconds.
Her best time this season entering the meet was 12:23.30 done on May 5. The previous state meet record was 11:57.42 by Emily Paxson of Trout Lake-Glenwood in 2007. Seton Catholic’s Julianna Vidales was fifth in 13:13.15.
Two King’s Way Christian athletes placed on Friday — Danielle Kaopuuki was fifth in the triple jump (29-11) and Carina Hall was sixth in the javelin (85-10).
In the boys 1,600, Seton’s Evan Simms was third in 4:49, and Zach James placed fourth in the pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches).
1A meet — La Center’s Katrina Chamberlain placed third in the girls shot put with a throw of 39-½. Ridgefield’s James Oman placed fourth in the boys discus in 156-3.
Class 3A — Columbia River teams Lauren Wetzel and Julie Piboonvaranggoon Chris Perez and Alex Morawski remain alive in the fourth-place semifinals in the girls and boys doubles.
Class 2A — Washougal’s Nico Lema-Severich reached the state singles semifinals with back-to-back wins on Friday in Yakima. Lema Severich will face Joe Kwiatkowski of Lindbergh.
Washougal’s Eyan Cagle and Patrick McCarthy are alive the consolation semifinals in boys doubles; Hockinson’s Michelle Chiou reached the girls singles fourth-place semifinals; and Washougal’s Allie Reeves and Shelby DeLong reached the consolation semifinals.