Karen Bulger is used to breaking meet records in the girls javelin, and she did so once more on the first day of the Class 1A/2B/1B state track and field championships at Roos Field at Eastern Washington University.
The Northwest Christian junior claimed her first state title in the Class 2B javelin Friday in Cheney, throwing 154 feet, 4 inches to shatter the 2B meet record of 146-4, set in 2003 by South Bend’s Kristina Reed.
Bulger beat defending state champion Sami Robinson of Pe Ell (127-0).
Bulger led throughout the entire competition and uncorked the meet-record throw on her third effort of the day. She set several other meet records this year, including at the Kent-Meridian, Shelton and Shaner invitationals.
“I wanted to do well and have fun, but still do what I needed to do,” Bulger said.
Bulger, who also placed fourth in the discus with a personal-best throw of 114-7, can double up on state titles Saturday in the shot put. She’s seeded first at 43-11/4, almost 4 feet ahead of the No. 2 seed.