King’s claims 1A boys state championship | Track and field

May 31, 2018
Courtesy of: Alyssa Culberson The King’s boys team celebrates its first-place finish at state.

King’s captured its third straight 1A boys track and field championship.

The Knight had 11 individuals or relays reach the podium to finish with 58 points Saturday, May 26, at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Lakeside (Nine Mile) took second with 50 points and Stevenson placed third with 48.

Senior Peter Kulits closed out his high school career with a first place finish in the triple jump. Kulits set a personal record with a leap of 46 feet, 9.25 inches. Kulits also took ninth in the long jump.

Senior Silas Newby placed second in the long jump and senior Cameron Chew took second in the 800. Chew also took

third in the pole vault. Junior Pierce Papke placed second in the 300 hurdles, and finished eighth in both the 100 and 110 hurdles.

Senior Kobby Solomon took sixth in the discus and was 14th in the shot put. Junior Anthony Hart finished 11th in 3,200. Sophomore Cody Chew took eighth in the pole vault. King’s 1,600 relay team of Michael Gabelein, Papke, Cameron Chew and Newby placed second and the 400 relay squad of Brennon Blevins, Newby, Nikko McNeal and Gabelein finished fifth.

King’s sophomore Naomi Smith finished fifth in the girls 3,200 and placed seventh in the 1,600. Sophomore Emma Storkson placed fifth in the high jump and sophomore Maci Hodgins took seventh in the pole vault.

Junior Emma Culbertson finished eighth in the 300 hurdles. Freshman Annika Ruud took ninth in the high jump and junior Gabe Grimm was 10th in the pole vault. Senior Sylvia Hendrick took 14th and sophomore Ellie Gaenz was 16th in the shot put.

The Knights’ 800 relay team of Hodgins, Hannah Carrithers, Kat Kirkpatrick and Culberson placed third and the same four runners took seventh in 400 relay.

King’s finished 13th in the team standings.

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