Grant Buckmiller (1920) and fellow members of the Lake Stevens boys 4x400 relay team huddle after winning a state championship May 28, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Grant Buckmiller (1920) and fellow members of the Lake Stevens boys 4x400 relay team huddle after winning a state championship May 28, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State track and field preview: A look at the top-ranked local athletes

A list of every local state qualifier with a top-five time or mark in their respective classification.

The high school state track and field championships take place this week in Tacoma and Yakima.

The Class 4A, 3A and 2A meets are Thursday-Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The 1A, 2B and 1B meets are Thursday-Saturday at Zaepfel Stadium at Eisenhower High School in Yakima.

Below is a look at local qualifiers with a top-five or mark in their classification, according to athletic.net:

The Class 4A, 3A and 2A meets take place Thursday-Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The 1A, 2B and 1B meet takes place Thursday-Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Below is a look at local qualifiers with a top-five mark in their classification, according to athletic.net:

4A Boys

200 meters: 1. Grant Buckmiller (Lake Stevens), 3. T’Andre Waverly (Kamiak). 400 meters: 1. Grant Buckmiller (Lake Stevens). 1600 meters: 4. Jaedyn Chase (Kamiak). 3200 meters: 4. Jaedyn Chase (Kamiak). 110-meter hurdles: t1. Steven Lee Jr. (Lake Stevens), t1. Jaquan Means (Kamiak), 4. David Brown (Lake Stevens), 5. Mason McMillin (Lake Stevens). 300-meter hurdles: 2. David Brown (Lake Stevens), 4. Jaquan Means (Kamiak), 5. Steven Lee Jr. (Lake Stevens). 4×400 relay: 1. Lake Stevens (Jesse Lewis, Leif Holmes, Quinton Berry, Grant Buckmiller). Shot put: t3. AJ Winsor (Kamiak). Discus: 4. Cartez Williams (Mariner), 5. Angus Van Valey (Glacier Peak).

Locals to watch: Grant Buckmiller holds 4A’s top times in the 200 meters (21.24 seconds) and 400 (47.10) and is a member of the Vikings’ 4×400 relay squad, which also holds the top time in 4A this season. Buckmiller’s time in the 400 is 2.29 seconds in front of his nearest competitor. He won bi-district titles in the 200 and 400 last week. Buckmiller finished third in the 400 and was a member of Lake Stevens’ state champion 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams last spring… Jaquan Means is tied for the best time in the 110 hurdles at 14.65 seconds and is fourth in the 300 hurdles (39.64). He won a bi-district title in the 100 hurdles last week. Means placed in the top eight of both events at state last spring… Steven Lee Jr. is tied for the top time in the 100 hurdles at 14.65 seconds and holds the fifth-best time in the 300 hurdles (39.67)… David Brown holds the fourth-best time in the 110 hurdles (14.70) and second in the 300 hurdles (39.27). He placed fourth at state in the 300 hurdles last spring… Lake Stevens looks to defend its state title and features eight top-five marks in 4A, including four first-ranked marks. Buckmiller leads the way as a title favorite in multiple events, and the Vikings possess three of the top-five times in the 110 hurdles and three of the top seven in the 300 hurdles. Lake Stevens is the defending state champion in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. The Vikings’ 4×400 team holds 4A’s top time at 3:23.53. The team won a bi-district title last week… Kamiak features six top-five marks in 4A and is coming off a runner-up finish at last week’s bi-district championships. The Knights are led by multi-event standouts Means, Jaedyn Chase and T’Andre Waverly.

The Lake Stevens boys track and field team celebrates winning the Class 4A state championship May 28, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Lake Stevens boys track and field team celebrates winning the Class 4A state championship May 28, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4A Girls

100 meters: 3. Jana Willems (Glacier Peak). 200 meters: 3. Jana Willems (Glacier Peak). 400 meters: 4. Annabelle Heiman (Kamiak). 110-meter hurdles: 2. Kalia Estes (Kamiak). 300-meter hurdles: 1. Kalia Estes (Kamiak). Javelin: 5. Hayli Tri (Lake Stevens). High jump: t5. Hayli Tri (Lake Stevens). Pole vault: t4. Sydney Mohlman (Jackson).

Locals to watch: Jana Willems sports the third-best times in both the 100 (12.09) and 200 (25.04). She won a bi-district title in the 100 last week. She placed seventh in the 100 last spring… Kalia Estes holds the top time in the 300 hurdles (43.78) and second-best time in the 100 hurdles (14.94). She won a bi-district title in the 300 hurdles last week. She finished in the top eight of both events at state last spring, including fourth in the 300 hurdles.

Kamiak’s Kalia Estes races during a 100-meter hurdles prelims race at the Eason Invitational at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 22. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Kamiak’s Kalia Estes races during a 100-meter hurdles prelims race at the Eason Invitational at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 22. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

3A Boys

800 meters: 1. Kellen Langford (Arlington), 5. Keiyu Mamiya (Shorewood). 1600 meters: t2. Kellen Langford (Arlington). 4×400 relay: 2. Arlington (Dallas Miller, James Scott, Ryan Rushton, Kellen Langford), 3. Snohomish (Parker Jackson, Brendan Cross, Kai Yoder, Avery Keith). High jump: 1. Shukurani Ndayiraglje (Everett). Pole vault: 4. Mason Hreck (Mountlake Terrace). Triple jump: 4. Shukurani Ndayiraglje (Everett).

Locals to watch: Kellen Langford holds 3A’s best time in the 800 meters at 1:52.40 and is tied for second in the 1600 at 4:12.30. His time in the 800 is 1.70 seconds in front of his nearest competitor. He’s also a member of Arlington’s second-ranked 4×400 relay squad. He won district titles in both individual events and helped the 4×400 relay team to a district championship last week. He placed sixth in the 800 at state last spring… Shukurani Ndayiraglje posseses 3A’s top mark in the high jump at 6 feet, 6 inches and is fourth in the triple jump at 45-10. He won a district title in the triple jump last week. Ndayiraglje placed seventh in the high jump at the state meet last spring.

Everett’s Shukurani Ndayiraglje performs the high jump during the Eason Invitational at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 22. Ndayiraglje holds 3A’s top mark in the high jump this season. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Everett’s Shukurani Ndayiraglje performs the high jump during the Eason Invitational at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 22. Ndayiraglje holds 3A’s top mark in the high jump this season. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

3A Girls

400 meters: 2. Tresley Love (Meadowdale), 4. Baella Stich (Snohomish). 300-meter hurdles: 4. Abigail Danielson (Stanwood), 5. Brynlee Dubiel (Mountlake Terrace). 4×400 relay: 2. Shorewood (Molly McGeoy, Harper Lara-Kerr, Hanna Buron, Amelia Severn), 5. Meadowdale (Kennedy Shepard, Aubrianna Sadler, Rachel Meas, Tresley Love). Shot put: 4. Gianna Frank (Marysville Pilchuck). High jump: 2. Macy Feider (Arlington). Pole vault: t4. Ava Enriquez (Shorewood).

Locals to watch: Tresley Love ranks second in 3A in the 400 with a time of 56.98 seconds. She won a district title in the event last week. Love is the defending state champion in the 400 and placed in the top eight of the 100 and 200 at the state meet last spring… Macy Feider ranks second in 3A in the high jump at 5 feet, 4 inches and is just 1 inch off the classification’s top mark. She won a district title in the event last week. Feider placed second in the high jump at the state meet last spring.

2A Boys

400 meters: 4. Ethan Swenson (Cedarcrest). 300-meter hurdles: 4. Landon Davidson (Lakewood). Shot put: 4. Ethan Ralston (Lakewood). High jump: t4. Jack Sievers (Archbishop Murphy).

2A Girls

300-meter hurdles: 4. Addy Jenkins (Cedarcrest). Pole vault: t1. Anna Moeller (Archbishop Murphy).

Local to watch: Anna Moeller is tied for 2A’s top mark in the pole vault at 11 feet. She won a district title in the event last week.

1A Girls

High jump: t5. Joy Ayodeji (Sultan).

1B Boys

200 meters: 2. Jakody Huckaby (Grace Academy). 400 meters: 3. Pearce Hess (Grace Academy). 4×100 relay: 1. Grace Academy (Austin Birkhofer, Jakody Huckaby, Conner Birkhofer, Pearce Hess). 4×400 relay: 2. Grace Academy (Austin Birkhofer, Jack Mellema, Jakody Huckaby, Pearce Hess).

Local to watch: Grace Academy relay teams sport 1B’s top time in the 4×100 (45.16) and are second in the 4×400 (3:39.40). The Eagles’ 4×100 team won a quad-district championship last week. The 4×100 team placed second and the 4×400 team third at the state meet last spring.

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