High School Sports

State title reality hasn’t sunk in for McGuinn

The reality of winning a state title hasn’t hit Marcus McGuinn yet.

“All I want to do is sleep,” McGuinn said.

The senior from Meridian finished first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.14 seconds which edged out Joe Lang (15.26) from Royal during the Class 1A State Championships on Saturday, May 28, at Eastern Washington University. McGuinn said teammate freshman Harlon Stuit helped motivate him to get a fast start.

“I’m last out of the blocks every time and he gets really good starts,” McGuinn said.

Coach Patrick Ames was watching another event when he got a text saying McGuinn had won. Ames said he knew the race was going to be close.

“The two boys who finished behind Marcus won titles in other events,” Ames said. “He just showed up to compete.”

McGuinn said now he’ll be focusing on working out over the summer to prepare for football. He committed to University of Puget Sound for next fall.