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Winlock sends two to WIAA State Track & Field Championships

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Winlock Senior Chance Fisher cleared 6'0" in the District IV Championships in Raymond last Thursday to earn his second trip to the WIAA State Track Meet in Cheney this Friday.

Winlock Senior Chance Fisher and Junior Sarah Howsden qualified for a trip to the WIAA State Track & Field Championships in Cheney next weekend.

Fisher won the district championship in the high jump by being the only competitor to clear six feet. He struggled at 5'8", making the height on his third and final jump.

"He needed that jump to clear his head," said Fisher's event coach Stu Hodnot.

Sure enough, Fisher cleared 5'10" on his first jump and then went on to 6'0".

Fisher earned the ticket to state last year as a junior and placed fourth. His personal best is 6'1", which occurred during his junior season.

Howsden got to state in a more dramatic fashion by tossing the javelin 89 feet in the Central League Championships last week. That was a huge distance personal record of five feet last week to place fifth to barely qualify for the district competition. On Thursday, Howsden improved her record by nearly ten feet (98’9") and claimed the sixth and final spot to state.

This is Howsden's first trip to state in track. She was all smiles but nearly speechless after her throws on Thursday.

The Toledo and Castle Rock track teams compete in the 1A District Meet in Vancouver after Town Crier's deadline this week. We will have results for those individuals in next week's edition, and on

In the District IV Championships, Winlock's Sarah Howsden threw the javelin nearly ten feet farther than she ever had before to qualify for the WIAA State Track meet in Cheney this week.

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