Chadwick’s Evan Smith made it back-to-back state championships in the 1,600 and also claimed a gold medal in the 800 and 3,200 at the Class 1 State Track Meet in Jefferson City this past weekend.
Smith whipped the field in the 1,600. He was clocked in 4:28.25. School of the Ozarks’ Titus Thompson was runner-up (4:31.32).
Smith won the 1,600 last year with a 4:32.
Smith won the 800 by nearly a full second. His time of 2:02.4 was eight-tenths of a second faster than second-place Dillon Seckington, of Meadville (2:03.1).
At Districts two weeks ago, Smith ran a 2:06 in the 800.
Smith ran a personal record 9:56 while winning the 3,200.
"His drive and determination amaze me," Chadwick coach Jenny Gardner said.
The Cards' Hayden Rozell was 14th in the 300 hurdles (45.21).
In Class 2, Spokane's Sam Shuman finished third in the 3,200 (10:15) and Grant Stewart was sixth (10:39). Shuman's time of 10:15 set a new school record.
Shuman was sixth in the 1,600 (4:36) and Stewart 13th (4:53).
The Owls' 4 x 800 relay of Shuman, Stewart, Michael Eddings and Kyan Carr was 11th (8:48).
Shuman joins 1983 grad Pat Bischel as the only Spokane boys athletes to earn all-state honors in two sports. Shuman was also all-state in cross country last fall. Bischel was all-state in basketball and track in 1983.
Sparta's Jadrien Hyatt finished eighth in the javelin (108-2).