The Eatonville High School track team.
The Eatonville Cruiser track team left its mark at the 2023 WIAA state championship, with 16 athletes representing their school at the highly anticipated event. Six athletes from the team secured a place on the podium.
Head coach Geoff Olson expressed his admiration for the team's hard work and unwavering dedication.
"The whole coaching staff cannot say enough about how hard the team worked and the dedication they put forth this year,” he said. “We had a very good season, with a very successful ending at the state meet in Yakima."
In the boys 100-meter event, Ky Nation showcased his speed and agility, finishing in eighth place. His sprint demonstrated his talent and determination to compete among the state's top sprinters.
Similarly, Hannah Hanson displayed her prowess in the girls 100-meter event, securing an eighth-place finish.
The throwing events proved to be a strong suit for the Eatonville Cruisers, with Kyle Cox leading the way. Cox achieved success in both the shot put and the discus events. In the shot put, he captured a fourth-place finish. His versatility was further evident in the discus event, where he secured an eighth-place finish.
Tristan Lewis, another thrower on the team, delivered a stellar performance in the discus event, earning a sixth-place finish.
Logan Taylor displayed his remarkable jumping abilities in the high jump event, ultimately securing an eighth-place finish.
However, the pinnacle of success for the Eatonville Cruisers came courtesy of Brooke Blocker, who emerged as the state champion in the javelin event. With a final throw of 121-feet, 11 inches, she outperformed her competitors and etched her name in the annals of state championship history.