A playful argument broke out between Capital’s Jason Turner and Willie Broxton following the boys 4x100-meter relay at the 56th annual Shelton Invitational track and field meet on Saturday.
“He thought I took off early,” said Broxton, who anchors the race.
By about three steps or so, Turner estimates.
But any animosity was short-lived — the four-runner combination of Tim Fisher, Zach Smith, Turner and Broxton set a new season best at 43.64 seconds.
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“We still PR’d (personal record), despite my feelings,” Turner joked.
The group’s first-place time in the event also ties them for seventh best in the state in the 3A classification.
“If we had everything great, no bad handoffs, I feel like we’d PR even better than what we did,” he said. “It’s really starting to click now.”
Capital had another first-place finisher in Beau Crabill. He led the whole way in the 1,600 and comfortably cruised across the finish line in 4:27.95. He’s currently ranked No. 10 in Class 3A with a season-best time of 4:22.39.
“I was kind of conservative the whole way,” Crabill said. “I’m OK with the time. I felt great the whole entire time. I had a lot left.”
Crabill was also the top seed in the 3,200, but exited the race after four laps with lung discomfort. He said he had a similar feeling during a race last week, and pushed through it, but opted for an early exit on Saturday.
“I had no idea what was going on, it was really weird,” Crabill said. “And it started acting up again.”
Crabill hasn’t cracked the top 10 in 3A in the event yet. He’s sitting in 12th at 9:36.92. Shelton’s Colton Paller tossed a 156 feet, 5 inches in the discus to move up to fifth in 3A. He took second in the event Saturday.
▪ Two local athletes swept the boys and girls javelin. Olympia’s David Woodward — who has the No. 2 mark in 4A at 183-5 — launched a 175-10 to take first by nearly 10 feet.
He did hit 180 at one point, but the throw — which split the distance marker into pieces — was scratched.
“Our coach said if I hit 180, we get pizza,” Woodward joked. “So, I hit 180.”
Northwest Christian’s Elizabeth Stottlemyre also placed first in the javelin at 122-08. Her season-best 124-5 is currently the third-best distance in 2B. Olympia’s Maia Halvorson took third in the event at 114-11 — she’s ranked fifth in 4A.
▪ Northwest Christian also had a second-place finisher in Heidi Sowers, who is the top-ranked 300 hurdler in 2B. She ran a 47.25 — .11 seconds off her season best. Eliana Summers took third for the Navigators in the 3,200 at 11:44.15. That moves her to No. 4 in 2B.
▪ Timberline’s Keshara Romain took first in the girls triple jump, setting a personal-best at 37- 3/4.
“My second-to-last jump I felt my cycle getting better … and then it felt really good,” Romain said. “And the third jump I just finished it.”
Her mark is currently sixth in the state in 4A.
▪ Selina So’oto, who is ranked third in 4A in the shot put, took third in the event Saturday at 38-1 1/2.
▪ Timberline’s Jaylen Taylor took second in the triple jump at 43-3 1/2.
▪ Black Hills had the best team finish of any squad in the area, taking third in the boys competition. Gabe Adamson set a new personal best in the pole vault at 14-0 to take second — he’s now tied for fourth in 2A. Jason Underhill took third in the 400 at 50.41 — his season-best time of 50.3 is third in 2A.
▪ Bella Foos set two new season bests for Tumwater in the 200 (26.02) and 400 (59.3). She took third in both events. Anna Chartrey also took third for the T-Birds in the pole vault at 11-06.