Ferndale junior Ben Broselle couldn’t catch a break with the wind, but he still got within a foot of winning a state title in the javelin on Friday, May 27, at the Class 3A State Championships at Mount Tahoma High School.
Broselle had a throw of 186 feet, 7 inches, which was good enough for second place. Mount Spokane’s Jacob Barnes claimed the state title at 187-7.
“It was a fun competition to watch,” Ferndale coach Ted Genger said. “It was a battle between him and the kid from Mt. Spokane. It kind of came down to the luck of the wind — who could catch a break with the wind. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for Ben, but he competed really well.”
Golden Eagles fall short on track
Neither of Ferndale’s entries on the track managed to make the finals in those respective events.
The Golden Eagles’ boys’ 4x100 relay was 15th in the preliminaries, while Paige Devin was 10th fastest in the 300 hurdle preliminaries.
Class 3A Boys
4x100 RELAY PRELIMINARIES
Class 3A Girls
300 HURDLES PRELIMINARIES