Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
Mother Nature did what the stateâ€™s top Class 2A pole could not â€” keep Deer Parkâ€™s Bailee Jacka grounded.
The DPHS junior, ranked the top female Class 2A vaulter for most of the season, wasted little time at Fridayâ€™s state championships in Tacoma in besting the field with a 10-foot, 9-inch effort.
Her performance gave her the first Deer Park track state title since Mackenzie Johnson won the high jump championship in 2006.
Three was a lucky number for the Riverside track program at last weekendâ€™s state Class 1A championships at Eastern Washington University.
The Lady Rams took home a trio of third place finishes (400, and 3,200 meters and 1600-meter relay) as they finished 12th in the team competition with 24.20 points. Bellevue Christian won the team title with 61 points.
There seems to be no height that Deer Park's Bailee Jacka cannot conquer.
The junior, who broke the school's pole vault record earlier this spring, extended the mark to 11 feet, 7 inches in winning the Region IV championships on May 20 in Prosser.
Jacka will go into this weekend's state Class 2A championships in Tacoma at the state's top seed.
A group of 19 area athletes will compete at this weekendâ€™s state track championships in Tacoma (Class 2A) and Cheney (Class 1A).
Deer Park qualifiers are
Dayde Collins â€” 1,600 and 3,200 meters.
Nikole Ball â€” 100 meters and 400- and 800-meter relays.
Alison Ruygrok â€” 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter relays.
Jalynn Moser â€” 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter relays.
Allison Gladhart â€” 800 and 1,600 meters and 1600-meter relay.
Bailee Jacka â€” Pole vault and 400- and 800-meter relays.
Holland Baydo â€” 1,600-meter relay.
Riverside qualifiers are:
Jordan Wood â€” 400 meters and 1,600-meter relay.
Deer Parkâ€™s Donovan Snyder and Selena Lewis failed to advance to the final round of the Class 2A state golf tournament in Spanaway this week.
Snyder shot an 88 in the opening round at The Classic Golf Course. The cut line (the top 40 golfers) was an 85.
Ryan Wallen of Blaine shot a 73-70 (143) to win the individual title by seven strokes.
Interlake won the boys team title with 102 points. Hockinson finished second with 74.
Lewis, making her second state appearance, shot a 117 at the Lake Spanaway Golf Course, which was 19 strokes over the cut line.