Lynden had a good day in the field events during the second day of the Class 2A Boys’ State Track and Field Championships on Friday, May, 27, at Mount Tahoma High School, as Brandon Swarthout finished second in the triple jump and Aaron Weidenaar placed third in the high jump.
Swarthout leaped a personal-best 45 feet 2.25 inches to finish second to Franklin Pierce’s Emmanuel Thornton (46-0). Lynden teammate Grant Scarlett finished fourth with a leap of 44-0.25.
Thornton also won the high jump (6-4) on jumps after matching second-place Max English of Kingston and Weidenaar.
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Though they might have been overshadowed by Sehome’s Ben Malquist winning a state title in the event on Friday, Squalicum’s Andrew Napier and Bellingham’s Jakob Chamberlin each will bring home medals from the shot put.
Napier threw a personal-best 50-7.5 to place third, while Chamberlin threw 49-7 to claim sixth one day after he won the state title in the discus.
Fast qualifying times
Lynden turned in the second-fastest qualifying mark in the 4x100 relay with a time of 43.26 seconds in Friday’s preliminaries to lock up a spot in Saturday’s final.
Sehome’s Riley Allsop also secured a spot in the 800 meters final with the fifth-fastest qualifying time (1:58.15), while Lynden’s Christian Payne was seventh fastest in qualifying for the 100 meters (11.25 seconds).
Class 2A boys
100 METERS PRELIMINARIES
200 METERS PRELIMINARIES
400 METERS PRELIMINARIES
800 METERS PRELIMINARIES
110 METERS FINAL
4x100 RELAY PRELIMINARIES
HIGH JUMP FINAL
TRIPLE JUMP FINAL
SHOT PUT FINAL