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FHS Track athletes earn spot at State

The track team has put on a few miles in the last couple of weeks traveling to Chino Valley on April 19 and Snowflake on April 26.

Left to right, photos submitted by Brooke Kimball.

  • Alie Johnson pulls back to throw the javelin.

  • LeAnn Smith throwing javelin.

  • Kolten Wilmarth runs like the wind.

  • Kelly Allen throws the shot put.

There were a few medals at Chino Valley starting with Alie Johnson who received third place in the 200-meter, long jump and javelin. Kolton Wilmarth also took second in the 400-meter. The specific times and distances were not available but many of the kids got Personal Records!

The Snowflake track meet was the last before state and there were some great successes! Wilmarth took 17th out of 60 in the 100-meter run with a 11:90. He also ran a 24:88 in the 200-meter and took 15th out of 66. He jumped 16.9 feet in the long jump and took eighth place in the 400-meter with a 55:84! Alie Johson ran 13:76 in the 100-meter race, earn- ing her eleventh place, a 29:20 in the 200 meter with an 18th place and 12.11 feet in the long jump. She also threw the javelin 60.09 feet. LeAnn Smith threw 60.01 in the discus and 20.07 in the shot put. She also threw the javelin at 30 feet. Kelly Allen threw a 21.10 in the shot put and a 50.01 in the discus. Johnson has earned her spot at state in the 100-meter and Wilmarth has a spot in the 200-meter!

Coach RaChel Johnson stated, “I am super proud of them all! They all have reached their PRs! It has been a great year. We have all learned a lot and it has been fun getting to know all of them better. They are great young adults and I am excited for Alie and Kolton next week. I cannot wait to see what happens next year!” The two will compete on Friday, May 5, and the finals will be on Saturday May 6.

Good luck athletes!

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