Pirates bring home ten medals from state Track and Field meet

Six Vashon athletes stood on the podium and received place finishers’ medals at the 1A State Championships.

Last weekend, the Vashon High School Pirate Track and Field team treated Roos Stadium, on the campus of Eastern Washington University, as their personal playground as they had six total athletes stand on the podium and receive place finishers’ medals for the class 1A State Championships.

George Murphy took things to the next level by placing third overall in the state in the boys’ pole vault, with a mark of 12’0. Murphy also set a personal best in the boys’ high jump, with a mark of 5’8.

In the girls’ high jump, the dynamic duo of Indigo Assink and Nicki Becker put themselves into the top ten and onto the medal stand, with Assink placing seventh and Becker placing tenth in the state. Both of them jumped 4’10.

However, the tiebreaker is the fewest misses. Blake Gibbons placed 13th in the 300-meter hurdles and smashed his personal best time by stopping the clock at 43.91. Gibbons followed that up with a 14th-place finish in the 110 high hurdles in 18.35. Alana Bass placed 12th in the state in the 100-meter dash. She then followed that up with a fourth-place finish in the state in the girls’ long jump, setting a personal best of 16’9. Bass also placed eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.50.

Madeline Yarkin placed 15th in the girls’ pole vault with a mark of 7 feet. Amelia Medeiros placed seventh overall in the discus, by unleashing her personal best throw of 104’6, allowing her to stand on the medals podium.

The girls’ 4×100 meter relay team, consisting of Annabel Moeckel, Amelia Medeiros, Nicki Becker, and Alana Bass, were hoping to pull off a few upsets, and they did as they saved their best until last by sprinting to their personal record time of 52.57 in the finals, finishing fifth overall in the state.

In total, the Pirates brought home a combined ten medals from the 1A State Track and Field meet.