Seven KW tracksters headed to state meet

The King’s West track and field team is sending seven athletes to the Class 2B state track and field championships, which begin today and continue tomorrow, in Cheney.

Irene Moore, a senior, will compete in the 400-meter dash, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and pole vault after posting state-qualifying scores in all four events at last weekend’s Class 2B Tri-District championships at the Southwest Athletic Conference.

Moore won the 400 in 1 minute, 0.83 seconds and the pole vault with an 8-foot-6-inch leap. She took second in both the 100 hurdles (16.36) and 300 hurdles (48.90).

Carlie Rouse, a junior, qualified for state in both the 1,600 (5:36.58) and 3,200 (12:54.64), which she won ahead of teammates Molly Wheeler (13:09.27) and Leandra Shdo (13:17.84), who finished second and third, respectively, also qualifying for state.

On the boys side, junior Chase Estes won the triple jump (42-09.50) and took second in the long jump (19-02), qualifying for state in both.

Colin Mange, a senior, qualified in the pole vault with a second-place finish (11-0) and fellow senior Drew McCullough qualified in the javelin, throwing a 157-11 to finish second.

State competition begins at 10 a.m. today and continues with the finals tomorrow.

King’s West state qualifiers (Top 3 to state)


400—1, Irene Moore, 1:00.83. 1,600—2, Carlie Rouse 5:36.58. 3, Molly Wheeler, 5:50.61. 3,200—1, Rouse, 12:54.64. 2, Wheeler, 13:09.27. 3, Leandra Shdo, 13:17.84.


Pole vault—2, Colin Mange, 11-0. Long jump—2, Chase Estes 19-2. Triple jump—1, Estes, 42-9.5. Javelin—2, Drew McCullough, 157-11.

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