(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
Indians sending 12 athletes to state 1A…
Colville will send 12 athletes to the state 1A track meet May 23 to 25 at Eastern Washington University, as well as another three alternates following the results of the NEA District meet May 10 and 11 at Riverside High School.
The Indians will send five competitors and two alternates on the girl’s side and seven competitors and one alternate on the boy’s side to the state competition.
For the girl’s Alaina Stone qualified for state by winning the 1600m race with a time of 5:14.78a and finishing second in the 3200m race with a time of 12:22.28a. Kassi Brooks will head to state in both the 100m and 300m hurdles after finishing second in both with a time of 17.04a in the 100m and 50.39a in the 300m. Ally Stickney came away with a win to also qualify in the 300m hurdles with a time of 47.70a. Mayzie Gariepy and Ella Heideman qualified as part of the 4x200m relay team, along with Stickney and Brooks, by finishing second with a time of 1:50.92a.
Taylor Bartoschek will go to the state meet as an alternate in the 400m race with a sixth place finish in 1:11.34a, and Aspen Glanville will be an alternate in the 100m hurdles after finishing third in a time of 17.27a.
On the boy’s side, Richard Mettler, Kyle Maddox, Jack Gallanger, and Shadow Byers combined to finish second in the 4x100m relay and qualify for state with a time of 44.61a. Austin Arms will head to the championships in the shot put with a second place put of 45-07.00. Jakob Larson led the way for Colville by qualifying in three events. Larson won the pole vault with a top vault of 13-00.00 and the triple jump with a 41-06.00 jump, while finishing second in the long jump at 19-08.00.
Ethan Clark and Brock Weilep are also expected to go to the state 1A championships for Colville as a qualifier and alternate, respectively.