CHENEY, Wash. — La Salle’s Nick Jacoby and Cle Elum Grace Jackson weathered a brief spell of wind and rain to make the podium at the Class 1A state meet podium Friday.
Jacoby threw the javelin 163 feet, 10 inches to take fourth in the boys competition. Jackson matched that place with a long jump of 16-11 on the girls side, just 2 inches shy of her season’s best.
The two juniors served as the top Yakima Valley finishers on the second of three days of events at the Class 1A/2B/1B state track and field meet at Eastern Washington University.
Granger senior Mario Bermudez threw the discus 141-11, good for sixth in boys 1A.
Lincoln Hakala, a Highland senior, joined Jacoby on the boys 1A javelin podium after his throw of 154-10 placed him eighth.
In girls 2B javelin, Kittitas sophomore Jillian Provaznik took sixth with a mark of 103-9.
The meet will conclude Saturday with the bulk of finals at EWU’s Roos Field. La Salle’s Brian Buchanan brings the second fastest 200 time into Saturday’s final after running 22.78 into a headwind in Friday’s qualifying round.
Zillah’s boys will field individuals in six events and teams in the 4x100 and 4x400 relay on Saturday.