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Local athletes place at 4A state finals | Prep track and field
Kentwood's Sarah Toeaina finished fourth in the state triple jump at the state Class 4A track and field championships this weekend at Tacoma's Mount Tahoma Stadium.
Toeaina stretched 36 feet, 11¼ inches. Tahoma's Danielle Agoh was the winner (37-10¼). Toeaina also was eighth in the long jump (16-10¼).
Kentwood's sprint relay foursome of Aurie Taylor, Bebe Thomas, Malea Munoz and Zaria Jones was third, covering the 400 meters in 48.87. Meet champion Federal Way won in 46.90.
Kentridge's Lexi Klinkenberg took fifth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 44.25 seconds. Inglemoor's Darhian Mills captured the title in 42.45. Klinkenberg was sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.96). Federal Way's Mariyah Vongsaveng won in 14.24.
Kentlake's Avalyne Peters was eighth the high jump (5-0). Kentridge's Kiki Gilbert finished eighth in the javelin (123-11).
For the boys, Kentwood's Brandon Stribling grabbed third in the long jump (22-11½). Teammate Terence Grady was fifth in the 110 hurdles (14.80).
Kentridge's Jake Philpott, a junior, settled for sixth in the pole vault (13-0). Richland's Larry Still was the winner (15-9).
Kentridge's Marlon Palmer finished eighth in discus (148-3). Kent-Meridian's D'Mon Lee was eighth in the 200 (22.82).