Okoronkwo siblings earn state 3A wins in boys, girls triple jump

Gifton Okoronkwo's medal.
Gifton Okoronkwo’s medal.

The brother-sister track duo of Gifton and Chinne Okoronkwo each brought home first-place medals for Mountlake Terrace High School after winning state 3A titles in the triple jump.

Gifton earned his first-place victory with a jump of 46-7.25, while Chinne’s winning jump was 39-0.50. Chinne also finished second at state in the pole vault with a mark of of 12-0, and sixth in the long jump.

Overall, the MTHS boys took 14th place in the state 3A meet while the girls track team earned 7th.

Here is a summary of local results:

Boys 3A
800 — 13. Jack Pearce 9:46.29, Triple jump — 1. Gifton Okoronkwo 46-7.25, 7. Tye Esparza, 42-09, Javelin — 4. Beau Kennedy 172-04, Mixed Javelin Throw Wheelchair Division — 3. Bryan Wyss.

Girls 3A
100 — 4. McKenna Hunt, 15.54, Triple jump — 1. Chinne Okoronkwo 39-0.50, Shot put — 12. Hailee Malins 33-9.50, Pole vault — 2. Chinne Okoronkwo 12-0,





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