High School Sports

Edison takes sixth in 3A discus

Ferndale’s Rylee Weg competes in the triple jump at the Class 3A Track and Field State Championships on Saturday, May 28, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
Ferndale’s Rylee Weg competes in the triple jump at the Class 3A Track and Field State Championships on Saturday, May 28, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. eabell@bhamherald.com

Two-and-a-half months ago Ferndale junior Gabrielle Edison was just learning how to throw the discus as a newcomer to the sport.

She said a boys’ thrower saw potential in her and convinced her to give throwing a try.

“One day during weight training a boy, he threw the disc,” Edison explained. “I went out with him and just did it, and he said I was pretty good, and I thought, ‘Ok, I’ll try it.”

It was a good decision.

Edison improved drastically throughout the season and capped her year with a sixth-place finish in the discus during the Class 3A State Championships on Saturday, May 28, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Edison’s top throw was 115 feet, 5 inches. She also competed in the shot put, settling for 13th place with a top throw of 34-7.75.

The only other Golden Eagle competing Saturday was freshman Rylee Weg, who finished 11th place in the triple jump with a mark of 34-11.75.

Class 3A Girls results

TRIPLE JUMP FINAL

Mark (Pl.)

Rylee Weg

Ferndale

34-11.75 (11)

SHOT PUT FINAL

Mark (Pl.)

Gabrielle Edison

Ferndale

34-07.75 (13)

DISCUS FINAL

Mark (Pl.)

Gabrielle Edison

Ferndale

115-5 (6)

SOURCE: WIAA.com

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