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Knight repeats at Gatorade state boys track athlete of year

Published: June 25, 2019, 4:27pm

Ridgefield High School’s Trey Knight has been selected as the Gatorade state high school athlete of the year for boys track and field for the second year in a row.

In his junior season, Knight won the Class 2A state championships in the shot put and discus for second consecutive year and holds the nation’s best mark for high school athletes in the hammer throw at 254 feet, 0.5 inches.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic achievement but also academics and community service, makes Knight now eligible for the national boys track and field athlete of the year.

Knight maintained a 3.70 grade-point average and he volunteered at Daybreak Youth Services, serving Christmas breakfast to residents. He also worked as a volunteer youth track coach.

Knight joins Selah’s Brigham Cardon (2017), Bellarmine Prep’s Jack Yearian (2015-16) and Eisenhower’s Drew Schreiber (2014) as recent winners in Washington.

The national track and field athlete of the year will be announced later this week.