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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Klickitat's Green returns to state in javelin


Jaryd Cline

Sophomore Savannah Green throws the javelin on Saturday during the state track and field meet in Cheney.

Klickitat's Savannah Green isn't new to the big stage.

Last year as a freshman, she debuted at the Class 1B state championships and stood at the podium after an eighth place mark in her best event, the javelin.

But her state experience might have been a little different this season, being the only Vandal performing over the weekend at the championships in Cheney.

She competed in the javelin for the second straight year at state, although her throw wasn't nearly as far this time around. The sophomore just missed reaching triple digits in the event, with her farthest throw on Saturday reaching 99 feet, 9 inches, placing her 10th out of the field of 16.

Green just missed the finals in the event, needing to finish in the top eight overall to earn an extra three throws.

At last year's state championships, she recorded her best throw ever in the javelin, reaching 106-10, which was over four feet better than her previous top mark, to finish eighth.

She came close to topping that personal record this year, throwing 105-02 on April 28 at the Jeff Agar Memorial in Trout Lake.

Sanchey's mark still safe

Former Klickitat runner Herschel Sanchey's Class 1B 3,200 meter mark remained safe after another year. In 2008, Sanchey set the WIAA Class 1B State Meet record in the two-mile run in 9 minutes, 44.66 seconds, and that mark has stood strong since. Mount Vernon Christian's Russell DeVries was the top finisher in the event this season, but his 9:57.74 mark was over 13 seconds behind Sanchey's mark.


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