TRACK: Shirley clears state-best 15-7 to win boys pole vault at bi-district

Heritage's Keller wins javelin by almost 59 feet



Now, two Clark County boys have state-leading marks in track and field.

Skyview’s Jameson Shirley cleared a personal best of 15 feet, 7 inches to win the pole vault at the Class 4A bi-district track and field meet Friday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Shirley’s mark moved the senior to the top of the state’s best marks this season. Union’s Joe Thompson finished third at 13-6.

Heritage’s Sean Keller has owned the state’s best mark in the javelin all season. In fact, he has the nation’s best mark in that event.

His throw of 231 feet, 2 inches Friday was not a personal best, but it was easily enough for him to win the Class 4A bi-district meet by almost 59 feet.

Joining Keller at state were two other 4A Greater St. Helens League throwers — Skyview’s Jabari Marshall (third, 172-5) and Evergreen’s Kyle Allen (fifth, 168-10).

Also, Skyview’s Colby Gilbert was second in the 3,200 meters (9:28.70).

In the 3A meet at Mount Tahoma, Columbia River’s Kevin Sandison won the pole vault at 13-6. Camas’ Blaine Behrent placed third and Prairie’s Peter Zalk was fourth, both clearing 13-0.

Mountain View’s Grayson Anderson placed third in the high jump (6-4) and Prairie’s Jesse Zalk placed third in the long jump (20-10).

In the girls 4A meet, Skyview’s Taylor Barrus won the javelin with a wining throw of 141-7, which is tops in the state at Class 4A this season.

In the 3A meet, Columbia River’s Ana Delgadillo won the 3,200 (11:13.48) ahead of Prairie’s Erin Russell as 3A GSHL runners claimed four of the six berths to state.

Mountain View’s Kathran Dean won the long jump (18-13/4), Camas’ Lauren Neff was second in the high jump (5-2), and Treineisha Doyle set a Hudson’s Bay school record by placing second in the javelin at 130-6.

The 4A and 3A bi-district meets will conclude today at Mount Tahoma.

2A district — Hockinson’s Chantalle Blundell won the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, while Woodland’s Brianne Koering won the shot put and discus in the girls meet at the Class 2A district meet Friday in Centralia. Blundell’s two wins helped the Hawks place second in the team standings behind Tumwater.

In addition to her wins in the throws, Koering also placed second in the long jump.

Hockinson’s Jack Klodt was the lone local winner in boys meet, taking the high jump at 6-1.

1A district — Raigan Page won the 400 meters and placed second in the 100 and 200 as Ridgefield fell just short of the girls team title. Kalama won the meet with 70 points, just ahead of the Spudders’ 68.

Jen Rathgeber of Stevenson won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and placed second in the long jump and triple jump.

Kyle DeGraaff placed second in the 800 and 1,600 meters to help La Center place third in the boys meet. Brandon Campbell and Alex McCrum of Stevenson finished 1-2 in the pole vault.

1B district — Ian Boyle won the 100 and 200 and Tommy Defilippis won the 1,600 and 3,200 as Seton Catholic won the boys team title. Lucy Defilippis won all three distance events in the girls meet for Seton, who easily won the girls title.