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Local athletes compete at State track meet

Arlington High School's Sidney Trinidad is the State Champion in the 100 meter hurdles


Andrew Hines

Sidney Trinidad clears the last hurdle in the 100 meter hurdles as she grabs the State Title for Arlington at Mt. Tahoma High School on May 25.

The WIAA 2A, 3A, 4A State Championship Meet was held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on May 25-27, as Arlington, Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck sent athletes to compete.

The Arlington Eagles had the best weekend of the local schools as they scored in both the boys and girls teams. For the boys, they scored a total of 11 points which put them in 19th place overall. The girls scored a total of 28 points which placed them at an impressive 6th.

Marysville-Pilchuck didn't managed to score for the boys, but they did put up eight points for the girls, which put them in 27th place.

Marysville Getchell's girls team was not able to score either on the day, but the boys earned two points to finish in 43rd place.

"We have a saying that I say all the way through, is that the road through the State Championship goes through the weight room. We have a really good program here. Sidney and Juliette have been a part of our athletic weight training class for three years now. They are strong, fast and ready to compete, and the goal is to get as many of our athletes in those classes as we look to next season," said Arlington Head Coach Judd Hunter.

Sidney Trinidad came out on fire for Arlington as she took home the State Championship in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.60 seconds, second in the 300 meter hurdles, 43.78 seconds, and took part in the fifth-place 4 x 400 meter relay team, 4:02.59.

Juliette Williams also contributed to Arlington's score as she finished in third in the 100 meters, 12.25, ninth in the 400 meters, 1:00.50, and contributed on the 4 x 400 meter relay team.

Andrew Hines

Gabriel Green throws the javelin for Arlington as he secures the second-place finish at State at Mt. Tahoma High School on May 25.

For the Arlington boys, Gabriel Green participated in all three of the throwing events. Green placed second in the javelin with a distance of 182'9", 10th in the discus, 137'4", and 15th in the shot put, 45'8.25".

"I tell my kids to rely on their technique and the training that they have practiced. You don't want to go down there and necessarily try to do something special because that's when you're pressing and you end up taking yourself out of what you know. Just run your race, jump your jump and rely on your practice," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Mike Cull.

Trina Davis showed up for the Tomahawks as she earned second in the 100 meters with a time of 12.2 seconds and also contributed on the 13th place 4 x 200 meter relay team, 1:47.35.

For the Chargers, Gregory Panther came out and was able to make it to the finals for the 800 meters, as he finished seventh with a time of 1:58.64.


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