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Ferndale's Williams Wins Long Jump at 3A State

May 25, 2019 

- Doug Lange Bellingham

Ferndale has a state champion in track and field and he got there by setting a meet record. Tallen Williams won the 3A boys long jump at Friday on day 2  of the 2A/3A/4A state meet at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.


The senior set the meet record with a jump of 23-11.25. Williams, a running back for the Golden Eagles football squad, bested the mark of 23-10.75 set by Rashad Toussaint, of West Valley (Spokane) back in 2005. 

Williams easily beat the second place finisher Neal Berkley of Kamiakin and his jump of 22-04.50. 

Williams also finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 46-06.00. Javon Gray of Lincoln High School took the championship with a jump of 47-00.25. 

- Doug Lange 

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