Students from all over Vancouver Public Schools competed in spring sports state championships in May. Congratulations to the following top 10 placers and winners!


Class 4A girls

  • Sammi Hampton (pictured above in back row, fourth from left) of Skyview High School extended her reign as the state champion for the fourth consecutive year.
  • The Skyview varsity team, pictured above, tied for second place with 10 points. Hampton, Vanessa Vincent, Sarah Morgan, Macy Ballew, Katherine Metz, Addison Samander, Olivia Coale, Sydney Miles, Karly Metz and Jamie McMullen competed at the state tournament.
  • Their coaches are Jay Gowen, Carl Click and Brennan Young.


Class 3A girls

  • Bridget Standard of Fort Vancouver High School tied for sixth place with a total score of 160. Her coach is Mike Witkowski.

Class 3A boys

  • Spencer Tibbits, playing for Fort, came in second with a total score of 142.
  • Fort finished fourth in the team competition. Members include Tibbits, Erik Dillman, Nick Gorham and Trent Standard. Witkowski also coaches the Fort boys’ golf team.

Track and field

Class 2A girls

  • Erykah Weems of Hudson’s Bay High School placed fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.04. Pheobe Miletich is the girls’ track head coach.

Class 3A girls

  • Columbia River High School’s Ellie Walker placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.61.
  • River came in sixth in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 49.90. Team members were Grayson Burke, Madeleine Wevers, Allison Frank, Taylor Hallquist, Tiarra Ringold and Sophie Landers.
  • Brooke Williams of Columbia River tied for fourth in the long jump with a leap of 17-02.50. Williams also placed fifth in the triple jump, hitting 36-06.50.
  • River’s Yaiydenn Lopez-Perez placed ninth in the discus with a hurl of 116 feet.
  • Michelle Buss is Columbia River’s girls’ varsity track head coach.

Class 3A boys

  • Austin Blankenship of Columbia River nabbed 10th place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:35.
  • Columbia River placed fifth in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 43.43. The relay team members included Nathanael Hawthorne, Jacob Ringold, Jacob Bystry, Nathan Kunz, Andrew McGaffey and Chris Bingel.
  • In the long jump, Ringold leapt 20-08.50, good for eighth place. Ringold also took ninth in the triple jump after hitting 42-03.75.
  • Art Sandison is Columbia River’s boys’ varsity track head coach.

Class 4A girls

  • Skyview High School’s Chisom Eke came in seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.36.
  • Skyview’s Molly Beaman finished seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.
  • The 4×400-meter relay team from Skyview took seventh. Finishing with a time of 3:59 were Beaman, Taylor Irwin, Krystal Kaufman and Eke.
  • Madison Lord of Skyview claimed the silver medal in the high jump with a 5-04 effort.
  • Skyview’s varsity coaching staff includes head coach Ron Heidenreich and assistant coaches Megan Humphrey, Steve Kizer, John Skoog, Kaley Williams, Chris Erdman, Scott Rice, Jeremy Tortora and John Yajko.

Class 4A boys

  • Skyview’s Kaden Harbertson, with a time of 4:19, and Mason Scheidel, with a time of 4:20, placed ninth and 10th respectively in the 1,600-meter run. Harbertson also finished fourth in the 3,200-meter run, crossing the line at 9:12.
  • In the high jump, Peyton Fredrickson of Skyview finished fifth with a jump of 6-06.
  • In the pole vault, Aaron Yewman of Skyview tied for sixth place, clearing 14 feet.
  • Skyview’s Peyton Frederickson took eighth in the long jump with a leap of 21-07.50. Eric Trimble of Skyview jumped to 20-02 to land in 10th place.
  • In the shot put, eighth place went to Conner Jensen of Skyview for his 50-11.75 effort. Jensen also placed seventh in discus for a 151-foot throw.
  • Julian Williams is the Skyview boys’ track varsity coach. The varsity assistant coaching staff includes Megan Humphrey, Steve Kizer, John Skoog, Kaley Williams, Chris Erdman, Scott Rice, Jeremy Tortora and John Yajko.