Dayville sophomore Kristina Humphreys threw javelin for second place at 117-09 at the OSAA 1A Track and Field State Championships.

She competed on Friday at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene along with 11 other athletes in the finals.

Humphreys said she only recognized two of her opponents this year.

“It was a really cool experience visiting with the other competitors, asking how far they throw,” she said.

Humphreys won the title last year with a throw of 129-02.

Dayville head coach Peter Bogardus said the weather at state was sunny, but there was a headwind for javelin.

Looking ahead to next year, Humphreys said she hopes to add shot put to her events at state.

She competed in shot put just twice before qualifying for the 1A-Special District 4 meet, where she placed fourth.

“Next year, I hope to make it in shot put,” she said.

Dayville had only two on this season’s track team, Humphreys and sophomore Gabe Walker, the sole member of the boys team.

Bogardus said there are no eighth-grade track and field athletes to move up to varsity, but he’s hopeful.

“Every year, people move into the district, and I look forward to seeing who will join,” he said. “Gabe is also determined to qualify for state next year, and with his constant improvements this year, I have high expectations.”

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