PORT ANGELES — Wishkah’s Keigan Gardiner led all Grays Harbor 1B athletes with two individual event wins and three overall state meet berths during Thursday’s Quad-District 1B track & field meet at Port Angeles.
The Logger boys took third overall as a team, the best finish out of the Grays Harbor small schools entered.
Overall, Wishkah, Taholah and Mary M. Knight each brought home district titles and all three will be represented in next week’s state 1B track & field meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
“The kids did well,” Wishkah head coach Bob Eager said. “All of them are hard workers and the hard work has paid off. Keigan, I wish we have five or six just like him. He works hard. He’s an exceptional athlete. He really seems to shine.”
Gardiner, who is still nursing a hamstring injury, won both hurdles races and took third in the 200-meter sprint for his three state berths.
Taholah’s Joseph Winn and Jon Jackson claimed field event wins, with Winn claiming the discus and Jackson the javelin.
Mary M. Knight’s Hannah Frost led all Harbor girls by qualifying in two individual events, winning the discus in the process.
Coach Eager cited Benjamin Malchert, who reset the school record in the 800m by one-tenth of a second at 2:14.30, and Erin Anderson for her overall contributions, including three state meet appearances, to the Loggerettes.
Quad-District 1B track & field meet
At Port Angeles
Grays Harbor state-qualifying results only
Team: 1. Mount Vernon Christian, 173. 6. Taholah, 25 1/2. 11. Mary M. Knight, 16. 16. Wishkah, 7.
800 — 3. Hannah Frost (MMK), 2:30.21. Disc — 99-1 — 1. Hannah Frost (MMK). Jav — 2. Rachel Cheney (Tah), 110-6.
Team: 1. Crescent, 84. 3. Wishkah Valley, 69. 12. Taholah, 28. 14. Mary M. Knight, 15. 16. North River, 7.
200 — 3. Keigan Gardiner (Wish), 24.04. 400 — 2. Ethen Arnold (Wish), 55.08. 110 HH — 16.21 — 1. Keigan Gardiner (Wish). 3. Nick Dierkop (MMK), 17.22. 300 IH — 42.32 — 1. Keigan Gardiner (Wish). HJ — 3. Nick Dierkop (MMK), 5-5. Disc — 129-5 — 1. Joseph Winn (Tah). Jav — 160-0 — 1. Jon Jackson (Tah). 3. Trey Berge (Wish), 149-9.