High School Sports

The Olympian's Girls All-Area Track and Field Team

Caroline Austin, Chehalis, sophomore: Was second at 2A state meet in 800 (2:19.34) , fifth in state in 1,600 (5:06.77) and was part of 1,600 relay that was eighth at state.

Sarah Brownell, Yelm, senior: Finished career placing at state in three different seasons, including fourth-place mark in 300 hurdles this spring at 3A meet (44.22).

Alex Davidson, Steilacoom, sophomore: Won the 100 (25.50) and 200 (57.62) and was part of third-place 400 relay (50.46) at the 2A state meet. Won 400 at state last year.

Heidi Dorling, Black Hills, senior: Won the 2A pole vault title (12-0) and was part of eighth-place 400 relay (51.42).

Tay Dunklee, River Ridge, senior: First-year track athlete garnered The Olympian's girls track and field athlete of the year, placing in four events at the 2A state meet: first in 1,600 relay (3:59.71), second in 300 hurdles (45.94), seventh in pole vault (10-3) and eighth in 100 hurdles (16.37).

Sabrina Hoeks, Black Hills, senior: Was second in the high jump at 2A state meet (5-5).

Alexa Huestis, Chehalis, senior: Washington State University bound pole vaulter cleared 12 feet this spring. Was second at 2A state meet.

Natalie Kirk, Olympia, senior: Led the area in 100 high hurdles (15.30), triple jump (34-8) and long jump (17-5). Took fifth at the 4A state meet in the 100 hurdles (15.65).

Joscelyn Minton, Northwest Christian, junior: Won the 800 (2:20.4), 1,600 (5:15.84) and 3,200 (11:23.70) at the 2B state meet in Cheney.

Brianna Schmid, River Ridge, junior: Was part of the Hawks' 2A state meet record setting 1,600 relay (3:59.71) and also was fourth in 800 (2:20.82) and fifth in 800 relay (1:47.50).

Tasha Shipman, Black Hills, junior: Had three top-three finishes at the 2A state meet. Was second in the 400 (58.82) and 800 relay (1:46.51) and third in 1,600 relay (4:05.42).

Torin Shriver, Centralia, sophomore: Turned heads by running the 3,200 in under 11 minutes (10:56) this season. Placed seventh at the 2A state meet (11:21.53). Anna Blue of Capital (1997) is the only other area runner to break 11 minutes in the 3,200 in the past 16 years.

Coach of the year: Phil Lonborg, River Ridge.

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