Two South Whidbey High School athletes qualified for the state track meet through their efforts on the first day of the bi-district championships Thursday, May 16, in Coupeville.
The top four qualifiers in each event advance to state, which is May 23-25 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
The bi-district finals in five events were held Thursday, the others will be contested Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Issiah Gonzales qualified for state in two events, winning the high jump (6) and taking third in the triple jump (41-05.25).
Callahan Yale captured first in the 1,600 (4:26.03).
Grace Complita finished in a seven-way for second in the girls high jump (4-10) but lost out in the tie-breaker and did not qualify for state.
“Grace did an astounding job for someone who basically began high jump in the second half of the season,” coach Mark Eager said.
Other Falcon boys competing in finals Thursday were Michael Cepowski (ninth, 1,600, 4:43.83), Dylan Davis (nine, shot put, 40-02), Kole Nelson (ninth, high jump, 5-02), Cooper Ullman (14th, 1,600, 4:55.68) and Casey Justus (15th, javelin, 115).
Results for the South Whidbey girls include Mattason Straub (fifth, long jump, 15-04.25), Mya Pratt (eighth, discus, 85), Maddy Drye (ninth, javelin, 84-06) and Lexi Starets-Foote (12th, discus, 74-04).