Jesse Smith of Bremerton placed second in the pole vault, finishing with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches at the Class 2A state track and field meet at Mount Tahoma in Tacoma.
On Smith’s final attempt, the bar came down but well after he had completed his jump and was already off the landing pad. Bremerton coaches filed a protest which was later denied.
Kameron Kinkade of Pullman had the day’s top height at 14-6.
Emily Reeder, a senior at South, placed third in the Class 4A discus event with a distance of 132-9.
Zion Archer of Central Kitsap finished fourth in the Class 3A triple jump with a distance of 45-11.
Qualifying for Friday’s finals are Bremerton’s Lauryn Chandler, who is seeded second in the 2A 100-meter hurdles; Andrew Blackmore of North Kitsap is seeded fifth in the 2A 110-meter hurdles; Deyondre Davis of South Kitsap is the fourth seed in the 4A 110 hurdles; and Bainbridge’s 4×400 girls relay is seeded sixth.
Also, Port Angeles’ Gracie Long won the 2A 1,600-meter in 4:58.72.
Friday’s schedule starts at 9 a.m.
The 1B/2B/1A meet at Eastern Washington University begins at 9 a.m.