Cruisers have strong showing at state track meet

The Eatonville track team had a strong showing at last weekend's 2022 WIAA State Track & Field meet in Cheney.

The Cruisers sent eight athletes, seven boys and one girl, to compete in various events, and the team came away with a 13th-place finish out of 43 schools, scoring 29 points. The overall winner, Connell High School, finished with 59 points.

Job Kralik was the top finisher for the Cruisers. He finished in third place in the 100-meter dash. Kralik's time of 11.24 seconds was .08 off his personal best time of 11.16 seconds that he set in the preliminaries a few days earlier. Kralik recorded another top-five finish in the 200-meter dash and the long jump.

In the 200-meter finals, Kralik secured a fifth-place finish with a time of 22.81. That time was only .18 seconds off his school record of 22.63 he set at the SWW 1A District IV Championships a week earlier. That school record, which was held by Ben Tugend, had stood for 15 years.

Kralik wrapped up another fifth-place finish, this time in the long jump with a personal best jump of 21 feet, 03.75 inches. That jump also propelled him up to third on the Eatonville High School record list.

Junior Kyle Cox competed in two events at the meet and came away with a couple of podium finishes, as well.

In the shot put, Cox made a throw of 46 feet, 03.25 inches to claim a fifth-place finish. In the discus, he walked away with a sixth-place finish with a throw of 135 feet, 11 inches, a personal best that landed him in fifth place overall on the Eatonville High School record list.

Tristan Lewis finished on the podium by placing seventh in the discus. His throw of 134-08 was a personal best and placed him in the sixth spot on the Eatonville High School record list.

Austin Wicker competed in the 400-meter dash and picked up a ninth-place finish with a time of 53.38.

Jake Wood competed in both the discus and javelin. His javelin throw of 138-07 garnered him a 10th-place finish, while his throw of 107-03 in the discus landed him a 15th-place finish.

Ethan Carter competed in the pole vault for the Eatonville boys, while Alex Lambert competed in the pole vault for the girls. Carter's vault of 11 feet secured a 12th-place finish, while Lambert's mark of 7 feet landed her a 16th-place finish.

In the 1,600-meter race, Eatonville’s Joseph Mueller's time of 5.08.06 earned him a 17th place finish.




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