Friday, May 29, 2009

Kasen Williams wins WIAA state 4A high jump title...

You might not know the name now, but if you love prep track and field, and especially prep football, remember this name--Kasen Williams (left/photo by Paul Merca) from Skyline High School in Sammamish.

In a bit of a mild upset, Williams won the Washington state 4A high jump title, clearing a personal best of 6-10 to defeat two seven-foot jumpers in sophomore Rahmel Dockery of Curtis in Tacoma, and reigning state champion Anthony "AJ" Maricich of Mead in Spokane.

Williams' previous personal best was 6-6.

Williams finished second earlier in the day in the triple jump with a mark of 47-10.5. He'll contest the long jump on Saturday.

If you follow prep football, Williams is one of Washington's premier wide receivers, and caught the winning pass from quarterback Jake Heaps (one of the country's top high school quarterbacks) in a nationally-televised game over Bothell on October 30th.

His father, Aaron, was a former Washington state high school triple jump champion out of Tacoma's Wilson High, and a standout wide receiver for the University of Washington, playing in the 1981 and 1982 Rose Bowls for the Huskies.

Here is the Seattle Times' recap of Williams' day at the state meet.

Here is a video produced for media partner, including Williams' winning jump and a post-event interview.

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