The Pullman High Greyhounds kept racking up individual honors at the Class 2A state track and field meet in Tacoma.
Eliason Kabasenche impressively strode to his second distance crown as Pullman on Saturday pushed its 2A title haul to five at the Washington large-school track meet in Tacoma. Asha Campbell also captured a 2A first-place medal for Pullman.
Kabasenche shattered his own Pullman school record in the boys’ 3,200-meter by a remarkable 18 seconds, taking control with about three laps remaining and winning handily in 9 minutes, 9.20 seconds to lead the Greyhound boys to fourth place in the team race.
“He just ran it absolutely beautifully,” Pullman coach Allix Potratz-Lee said, calling Kabasenche’s late surge “such a decisive, strong, confident pass.”
It was the second title of the three-day meet for the Pullman junior, who won the 1,600 on Thursday after taking the state 2A cross country crown last fall. The Hounds wound up with an unusually high total of five boys’ and girls’ individual crowns.
“They just competed their hearts out – it was amazing to watch,” Potratz-Lee said.
Campbell, a sophomore, ruled the 2A girls’ triple jump by more than a foot, flirting with a personal record at 36 feet, 8 inches.
“She went in with a really similar confidence to Eli,” Potratz-Lee said. “It wasn’t this ‘I’m going to take over this competition,’ but they were really sure of themselves and really confident.”
The Hounds also got a strong performance from Peyton Teevens, who narrowly missed a school record while placing second in the girls’ 300 hurdles in 44.79, just 14 hundredths behind winner Emilia Long of Port Angeles.
For Colfax in 2B, Kaitlyn Cornish placed fourth in the girls’ long jump at 16-5¾, Cameron Hiatt and Gabe Ahmann nabbed third and eighth in the boys’ triple jump and Carson Cloaninger was fourth in the boys’ pole vault. Bryan Rubin added a seventh in the boys’ 110 hurdles.
Kennedy Cook took fourth in the girls’ 400 for Garfield-Palouse, while the Vikings’ Anais Mills was third in the 3,200 and fifth in the 800.
WASHINGTON STATE PREP TRACK MEETS
PLACERS FROM SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON
300 hurdles — 2, Peyton Teevens, Pul, 44.79.
Triple jump — 1, Asha Campbell, Pul, 36-8.
3200 — 1, Eliason Kabasenche, Pul, 9:09.20 (school record; old record 9:27:38, Kabasenche, 2018).
100 — 4, Kaitlyn Cornish, Colf, 13.17.
Long jump — 4, Kaitlyn Cornish, Colf, 16-5¾.
110 hurdles — 7, Bryan Rubin, Colf, 17.62.
400 relay — 7, Colfax (Ahmann, Rubin, Morgan, Hiatt) 45.94.
Pole vault — 4, Carson Cloaninger, Colf, 12-6.
Triple jump — 3, Cameron Hiatt, Colf, 41-2½. 8, Gabe Ahmann, Colf, 39-10.
400 — 4, Kennedy Cook, GP, 1:03.38.
800 — 5, Anais Mills, GP, 2:33.52.