The Cascade High School cheerleading team is a state champion.
The Bruins brought home a first-place trophy from the 2018 State Cheerleading Championships held Jan. 27 at Battle Ground High School, winning the 4A Non-Tumbling Coed division.
Cascade finished with a score of 64, which was one point ahead of second-place Hazen. That was one spot better than last year, when the Bruins finished as runners-up to Rogers of Spokane.
The Cascade team’s members are Courtney Alcayaga, Cole Andersen, Thy Bach, Gretchen Barker, Lindsey Bates, Camryn Chapman, Annette Cho, Ashton Cook, Alex Cradduck, Tommy Eang, Alexa Faylona, Paige Fowler, Aislinn Hall, Ainsley Jordan, Euna Lee, Kelsey Nguyen, Jade Tran and Trisha Ramirez. The team is coached by Trish Roberts and Emily Chambers.
Cascade next competes at the JAMZ Nationals, which take place Feb. 23-24 in Las Vegas.
Other local teams that placed at state include Sultan, which finished third in the 1A/2A Game Day Small division; Meadowdale, third in the 3A/4A Non-Tumbling Large division; Lynnwood, seventh in the 2A/3A/4A Non-Tumbling Medium division, and Monroe, seventh in the 1A/2A/3A/4A Coed division.
Landis honored by GNAC
Snohomish High School graduate Kodiak Landis, a graduate student on the Central Washington University men’s track and field team, was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week for Jan. 22-28.
Landis bested NCAA Division I competition by winning the heptathlon at the UW Invitational indoor meet held Jan. 27 in Seattle. Landis finished with a score of 5,407, which is an NCAA Championships automatic-qualifying mark. Landis won four of the heptathlon’s seven events, capturing the shot put (43 feet, 1 inch), pole vault (15-5), long jump (22-7 1/4) and 60 meters (7.05 seconds).
Pro Aerial League returning
The Pro Aerial League drone racing circuit is returning to Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena on March 17 for the third race of its inaugural 2017-18 season. The Pro Aerial League, which is the brainchild of Everett native Brian Deller, held its first-ever event at what was then Xfinity Arena last August.
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