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Local athletes compete at Districts


Andrew Hines

Marysville Getchell's Joshua James, second from right, stays a stride ahead of Arlington's Anthony Dill, second from left, in the 200 meters at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on May 18.

Districts for track and field wrapped up last week as many local athletes are competing at their highest level in order to reach the State track meet in Pasco.

Looking at the local teams, Arlington came out on top with a multitude of top-three finishers in a handful of events on May 18.

After weeks of sun and clear skies, Washington unfortunately delivered on a cold and windy track meet as the weather became another obstacle for the athletes to overcome.

"The kids are used to it. At the beginning of the season we tell the kids that track is cold. We've been spoiled recently with some really nice weather and the athletes that are here are the ones that understand what it takes," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kimberly Edens.

Arlington's men were led by Anthony Dill and Cordell Cummings. Dill placed second in the 100 meters, third in the 200 meters and third as a member of the 4-x-100 meter relay. Cummings finished in the top three in all four of his events including the 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, as a member of the 4-x-100 meter relay and as a member of the 4-x-400 meter relay.

Arlington's women were led by Sidney Trinidad and Marie Gaudin. Trinidad finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and as a member of the second-place 4-x-100 meter relay. Gaudin finished third in the 1,600 meters and as a member of the second-place 4-x-400 meter relay.

Andrew Hines

Marysville-Pilchuck's Catrina Wright launches herself for the long jump at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on May 18.

"It's really cool because our team is in position where we can win. We won the league last week, trying to win the district and then we're trying to place at State. It's a goal of mine as a coach and our program. Some of these teams don't have the same goals but it's exciting for our kids, and they try a little bit harder because they know it's more than just them, it's for the team score," said Arlington Head Coach Judd Hunter.

The two Marysville schools were led by four athletes as well. For Marysville Getchell Joshua James finished second in the 200 meters and Kiarra Green finished second in the 100 meters and the 200 meters.

Marysville-Pilchuck had one-first place finisher as Trina Davis edged out Green in the 100 meters. The other top-three placer for the Tomahawks was Bianca Acuario as she came in third for the long jump.

"Our theme this week was competing. Don't worry about times. Just go out there and now it's all about trying to place and compete. Just laying it all out there on the track," said Coach Edens.


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