Eagles' Williams a four-time 2A placer
June 11, 2008 · Updated 4:46 PM
"Ryan Williams, to use a baseball analogy, went 4 for 4 at the state Class 2A track and field championships.Williams reached the finals of all four events in which he was entered in the meet at Eastern Washington University, and highlighted his busy weekend with a second-place finish in the triple jump.Williams, making the third state appearance of his brilliant prep career, also finished fourth in the long jump and sixth in the 100-meter dash, as well as anchoring the Eagles' fifth-place 4x100 relay team.His 1-2-3-4 punch helped the Eagles score an 11th-place finish in the team standings with 20 points. Bi-District champion Steilacoom also captured the state title with 56 behind three-event champion Jerod Gillette.Klahowya's girls finished 22nd with nine points, paced by two-event finalist Ashley Warriner, who was third in the 100 hurdles and sixth in the high jump.Williams' leap of 44 feet, three quarters of an inch left him in second behind Newport's David Reyes, who won by more than a foot (45-1.25). He posted a 21-1.75 in the long jump.The Eagles' all-senior relay of Williams, Aaron Killoran, Eric Mischenko and Brad Sprout ran the sixth-fastest qualifying time (44.81), then improved it to 44.58 in the final, just .03 off the fourth-place time posted by Montesano.Besides Williams and the relay team, Klahowya's boys were represented by junior Chris Swanson, who ran 14th in the 1,600.Warriner went 5 feet even in the high jump and posted a 16.41 in the hurdles, finishing behind the meet's four-event champion, Mary Ann Graves of White Salmon, who also won the 100, the long jump and the shot put.Warriner was the Eagle girls' only finalist, as three of her teammates - Ally Hoover in the 400, Sarah Sheridan in the 300 hurdles and senior Jenny Beall in the javelin - notched 14th-place finishes. "