Caleb Campbell, an eight grader at Park Place Middle School in Monroe, shattered three longtime school records in track and field this past spring. (Provided photo)

Caleb Campbell, an eight grader at Park Place Middle School in Monroe, shattered three longtime school records in track and field this past spring. (Provided photo)

Community roundup: Local 8th grader shatters school records

Plus, Roe and White earn All-American honors and a trio of ERA boats place at youth rowing nationals.

Caleb Campbell decided to break some track and field records, some that had stood for twice as long as he’s been alive and longer.

The eighth grader at Park Place Middle School in Monroe shattered three longtime school records in boys track and field this spring, setting new marks in the high jump, long jump and 100 meters. Two of the three previous records were so old they were posted on a wooden plaque in which the distances were still measured in yards and the names only included first initials.

Campbell began his record-setting exploits by leaping 6 feet, 2 inches in the high jump during a meet at Monroe High School on May 11. The leap broke the previous record of 5-7 that was set in 1997.

His second record came during a meet at Cavelero Mid High School in Lake Stevens on May 19, when he ran a time of 11.55 seconds in the 100. That bested the previous mark of 11.84 set by Reid Schaeffer in 2019.

Finally, Campbell broke the long jump record during district finals on June 2 in Snohomish with a leap of 19-5 1/2. That broke the previous record of 18-2 set in 1984.

Roe, White earn All-American honors at NCAA track nationals

A pair of Snohomish County natives produced All-American efforts at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships held last week in Eugene, Oregon.

Lake Stevens High School graduate Taylor Roe, now a junior on the Oklahoma State University women’s team, placed third in the 5,000 meters in a time of 15 minutes, 24.41 seconds to earn first-team All-American honors. Roe began the race at the back of the pack, moved into the leading six midway through the race, then hung with the leading two until they pulled away with about 600 meters remaining. Roe ended up a first-team All-American in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track this school year.

Everett High School graduate Jayden White, now a sophomore on the University of Washington men’s team, finished ninth in the hammer throw with a toss of 229 feet, 7 inches to earn second-team All-American status. The ninth-place finish was a substantial improvement from last year, when White threw 206-10 to place 24th at nationals.

Everett boats place at rowing nationals

The Everett Rowing Association had three boats place at the USRowing Youth National Championship held last weekend in Sarasota, Florida.

Everett was led by its Men’s U16 8+ boat, which finished second in the B Final by completing the 2,000-meter course in a time of 6 minutes, 44.826 seconds. That gave Everett an eighth-place finish overall.

Everett’s Women’s Youth 2 boat finished second in its C Final in a time of 8:11.130. That gave Everett a final placing of 13th.

Everett’s Women’s U17 4+ boat finished fifth in its C Final in a time of 8:07.125, which gave Everett a final placing of 17th.

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