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Runners hit the streets MASON COUNTY JOURNAL SPORTS of Shelton page B-6 r  .... MMK senior wins 2 state awards By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com Hannah Frost competed at the top of her game last week. The Mary M. Knight senior came home from the 1B WIAA State Track and Field Champion- ship triumphant. She won the girls discus with a throw of 117 feet, 2 inches, beating her per- sonal record by nearly 5 feet. "It was really exciting and a good way to fin- ish out my se- nior year," Frost said. Although this was her first year throw- ing shot, she also qualified to compete in that event at state, which was Fri- day and Satur- day at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. In the shot put, Frost earned second place with a 34-2 throw. "I didn't earn a personal re- cord, but it was a decent throw for me," she said. "It was just a lack of experience for me." And that wasn't the end of her weekend. Frost then traveled from Cheney to Centralia to compete in the 2014 Washington State High School Hammer Champi- onships on Sunday at Centralia High School. There, Frost won with a throw of 164-1 !, adding 4 feet to her per- sonal best. According to hmmrme- dia.com, Frost's winning throw is now the state leading mark in the girls hammer and was the second best throw in the history of the state meet. "It was a little difficult and definitely tested me to travel from state track in Cheney to state hammer in Centralia," Frost said. "It was a good experience, though, because for track you have to travel a lot." Frost plans to continue throw- ing hammer during the summer. Her teammate, junior Melodie Snyder, aso placed at the state meet in Cheney. Snyder earned eighth place in the girls javelin with a throw of 91-8, an improvement of more than 3 feet on her personal record. Mary M. Knight head track and field coach Kitty Brehmeyer did not respond to requests for comment. Frost qt WaS teary excRing a good way to fiH00sh out my senior Hannah Frost, MMK senior Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-1 2014 STATE TRACK AND FIELD Journal photo by Emily Hanson North Mason senior Ruby Nelson throws the discus Saturday afternoon during the WIAA 2A State Track and Field Championship at Mount Tahoma High School. Nelson threw 104 feet to finish eighth in the finals and receive a medal. NM senior 8th at state Teammate narrowly misses boys discus finals cut By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncounly com Ruby Nelson exited the girls discus arena Saturday afternoon with a big grin on her face. "Eighth isn't that bad," she said to her waiting teammates, friends and family members. Nelson threw the discus 104 feet at the 2A WIAA State Track and Field Championship at Mount Tahoma High School. "I woke up (Saturday) morning and said, 'No matter what place I get, I made it to state and that's half the bat- tle,' " Nelson said. "Not everyone can say they made it." Although she didn't earn a per- was joined at state by six Bulldog team- mates. Fellow four-time state qualifier senior Tommy Marsh thew the dis- cus 138-11 in the preliminary round, narrowly missing the cutoff for the finals. "I think I just needed to relax more," sonal record at the championship, Marsh said. "I'm not completely done Nelson said she thought she threw (throwing) yet, but I thought I could've OK. placed higher." "The only problem was inside my Head coach Jeff Bevers said he head," she added. "My mental game thought Nelson threw her best and just wasn't on, but I have great team- competed well. mates and coaches who I couldn't have, got this far without." Nelson, a four-time state qualifier, see BULLDOGS, page B-3 Two Highclimbers compete at state By EMILY HANSON emi@masoncoun corn Cody Williamson and Lindsey Goldsby didn't have the races they'd hoped for. Williamson finished near the back in the finals of the boys 1,600 and 3,200 me- ters at the WIAA 3A State Track and Field Champi- onship last week at Mount Tahoma High School, while Goldsby missed qualifying for the finals in the girls 800 meters. They were the sole com- petitors from Shelton at state. "We are really proud of Cody and Lindsey for work- ing their way through the league and district champi- onship in order to compete at the state meet," head coach Doug Sells said. "Not many kids get that opportu- nity. With each weekend of qualifying, the competition increases by many levels. If you come into the state meet and you don't set a personal best or give it 100 percent, you can get lost in the mix. Cody and Lindsey didn't have the races they hoped for. Sometimes it just doesn't happen," Williamson finished the 1,600 meters in 15th place in 4 minutes, 27.93 seconds. He took 18th in the 3,200 meters in 10:05.19. "We are really proud of / all the hard work Cody has put in and he will certainly be missed next year," Sells said. Goldsby ran the 800 meters in 2:29.19 for 16th place. "I had some trouble run- ning," Goldsby said. "I just didn't get my head into it, I guess." She said she was disap- pointed with not reaching the finals. "It's an honor to come to the state meet and be with girls that really challenge me, I just wish I'd competed better with them," Goldsby said. Sells said that he looks forward to an exciting two more years with Goldsby. Journal photo by Emily Hanson Shelton senior Cody Williamson approaches the finish line in the boys 3,200 meters Saturday afternoon at the WlAA 3A State Track and Field Championship at Mount Tahoma High School. Williamson finished in last place in 10 minutes, 6.19 seconds.