Bellingham’s Chloe Roth beat her personal best in the pole vault by five inches and Sehome’s Skylar Walston beat her’s by three during the second day of the Class 2A Girls’ Track and Field State Championships Friday, May 27, at Mount Tahoma High School.
Roth cleared 11 feet, 6 inches, matching Tumwater’s Anna Chatrey, who claimed third on jumps.
Walston was right behind in fifth after clearing 10-9.
Neria sets herself up
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Lynden junior Jasmyne Neria set herself up to make a run at the 400 state title, turning in the second-fastest qualifying time in the 400 preliminaries on Friday.
Only Spokane West Valley’s Madeline Liberg’s time of 58.13 seconds was faster than Neria’s 59.01.
Squalicum’s Grace Oswin and Sehome’s Kate Rose both qualified for the final in the 800 meters.
Oswin, who entered with the fastest 2A time in the state this year, finished with a time of 2:21.07, which was seventh fastest in Friday’s preliminaries.
Rose was right behind in eighth in 2:21.71.
“It was good to see Rose get through,” Sehome coach Kevin Ryan said in a phone interview. “Typical state meet — ups and downs like a roller coaster.”
Class 2A girls
100 METERS PRELIMINARIES
400 METERS PRELIMINARIES
800 METERS PRELIMINARIES
4x100 RELAY PRELIMINARIES
POLE VAULT FINAL