Best in track go to Coupeville district meet


RISING TO THE OCCASION – La Conner High School sophomore Tommy Murdock, center, shows the form that allowed him to sweep the 110 (above) and 300-meter hurdles at the NW2B/1B Championship meet at Whittaker Field last Wednesday. Murdock has the best 300 hurdles time in Washington’s 2B ranks this season and is among 10-15 La Conner thinclads with solid chances to advance from district trials Saturday in Coupeville to the state meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney later this month. – Photo by Marissa Conklin

La Conner High School track teams are picking up the pace as the season’s finish line looms ahead.

Some dozen La Conner athletes compete in district trials at Coupeville this Saturday. Winners qualify for the state 2B meet May 26-28 at Eastern Washington University.

Tommy Murdock, the Braves’ standout hurdler, is on that list in multiple events.

Murdock owns the fastest time statewide among 2B contestants in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles. He has clocked a 0:42.46.

In the 110-meter hurdles, his personal best time is 0:16.69.

Murdock took top honors in both hurdle contests in the NW2B/1B champions...

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