Medina, Hoskins perform well at state

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 31, 2014 

At the beginning of the high school track season, Lummi's Enrique Medina told coach Josh Shimek that he wanted to win the state team title.

"I looked at him like, 'Are you crazy?'" Shimek said in a phone interview.

Lummi only qualified two athletes to the state tournament, but Medina thought he could do it by himself.

"He's a kid that's so competitive," Shimek said. "When he sets a goal, he busts his butt to get to them."

Medina finished second-place on Friday, May 30, at Eastern Washington University in the 1,600 and took second in the 800 on Saturday, May 31. He also recorded a third in the 400 and a seventh in the 3,200. Paired with Deion Hoskins' second-place finish in the shot put, Lummi was able to finish sixth as a team.

"It's higher than any Lummi Nation track team has ever finished," Shimek said. "It's cool for them to be able to represent the school and the tribe."

Medina's day included personal bests in the 400 and 800, as he broke the two-minute mark for the first time in the latter.

"He held his head high and was pretty proud of meeting those marks," Shimek said. "You want to run your best times at state and he was able to do that."

Hoskins shot put more than 44 feet for the first time in weeks on his way to second place. He came into the meet seeded fourth and was able to perform higher than his seed.

"He was a little disappointed with the results, but there's days where you just got to tip your cap to your competitor," Shimek said. "I was pleased he got better each week. He had a good meet."

CLASS 1B BOYS

400 METERS School Time Pl.

Enrique Medina Lummi 52.82 3

800 METERS School Time Pl.

Enrique Medina Lummi 1:59.81 2

3,200 METERS School Time Pl.

Enrique Medina Lummi 11:26.40 7

SHOT PUT School Dist. Pl.

Deion Hoskins Lummi 44-04.75 2

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