Davis claims third javelin state crown

By Seattle Times staff

CHENEY — Michael Davis of King\'s claimed his third consecutive javelin state championship with a meet-record throw in the Class 2A track and field championships Friday at Eastern Washington University.

Davis, a senior, threw 199 feet, 3 inches, almost eight feet more than his meet record of 191-5, set last year. He also owns the state record of 211-3, set two years ago as a sophomore.

Going into the weekend, the King\'s senior had the state\'s best javelin throw this year for athletes from any school classification, at 201-10.

But his records might have a challenger in coming years. Colville sophomore David Musson was runner-up Friday at 191-4 — one inch off the old meet record.

In the girls meet, Sultan junior Krystal Paszkeicz won the discus at 127 feet, more than six feet ahead of runner-up Tevaite Tauvela of Orting.

In other 2A girls finals, Steilacoom freshman Alex Davidson won the 400 meters in 57.80 seconds. In the 2A boys meet, Evan Dull of King\'s was third in the 1,600.

The 2A, 1A and B championships conclude today at Woodward Field.

Class 1A

• Bellevue Christian junior Andrew Teng won the boys triple jump in 43-6, edging runner-up Travis Cleveland of Goldendale by two inches.

• Cedar Park Christian of Bothell got a victory from freshman Lucretia Lee in the girls 400 in 58.31 seconds.

• Sophomore Jade Langston won the girls long jump at 17-9 ¾ for Seattle Academy, the defending team champion. Bellevue Christian\'s Megan Paulsen was second and Hannah Velling of Puyallup\'s Cascade Christian third.

• LaNika Knight of the Seattle\'s Northwest School was runner-up in the girls shot put.

Class B

• Tacoma Baptist\'s Jeff Gudaitis, who was third last year, won the boys 400 in 48.9. The Crusaders made it a sweep of the event, as sophomore Amber Finley repeated as girls champion in 57.92.

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