Patsy Walker of Yelm in her high school days
Thurston County Track and Field History
For the first time, here are the Thurston County High School Girls Track and Field all-time records. I have now completed both the boys and girls Thurston County all-time High School Track and Field Records.
Janae Young, River Ridge 11.82 in 2001
Patsy Walker, Yelm 14.42 in 1977
Janae Young, River Ridge 24.42 in 2001
Erin Rinear, River Ridge 43.92 in 1995
Brooke Feldmeier. Tumwater 54.37 in 2013
Charlotte Neel, North Thurston 2:12.69 in 1997
Jesse McLaughlin, Olympia 4:53.25 in 2001
Sophia Kane, Olympia 10:39.77 in 2014
Girls 4x 100-meter relay
Tumwater, 48.74 in 1988
Girls 4x 200-meter relay
River Ridge, 1:41.57 in 1995
Girls 4x400 meter relay
Olympia, 3:57.55 in 2005
Girls High Jump
Patsy Walker, Yelm 5’10” in 1976
Girls Pole Vault
Heidi Dorling, Black Hills 12’0” in 2006/2007
Girls Long Jump
LaShonda Christopher, River Ridge 20 8 ¼ in 1994
Girls Triple Jump
Lashonda Christopher, River Ridge 42’ 9” River in 1995
Girls Shot Put
Kris Larson, Olympia 46’ 2” in 1984
Kris Larson, Olympia 153’ 7” in 1984
New Style Javelin
Karen Bulger, NW Chr, Lacey, 161' 5" in 2013
Old Style Javelin
Leslie Erickson, North Thurston 170' 6" in 1999
Olivia Midles, Capital 175’ 10” in 2010
My pick for the greatest female track and field athlete in Thurston County History is Patsy Walker-Pointer from Yelm High School. See my story about Patsy below Here: https://www.coachweber.org/Patsy-Walker-Pointer.html
The oldest field event record in Thurston County History for girls is Patsy Walker’s 5’ 10” high jump set in 1976. The oldest running record is Patsy Walker’s 14.42 in the 100-meter hurdles. Patsy is also second on the all-time 400-meter list with a time of 56.6 set in 1975. She went on to win the national collegiate championship in the Heptathlon and was on the USA WORLD HEPTAHLON TEAM.
Source data: Washington State High School Track & Field Annual 39th Edition. Thank you, John Sells for your continued work on Washington State Track & Field records. Thanks to John Schultz for the hammer throw information.
Compiled by Larry Weber, Thurston County Volunteer Running, and Track and Field Historian. Copyright 2020.
Check out the Thurston County Boys Records here: https://www.coachweber.org/Thurston-County.html
For our worldwide readers, Thurston County is in the State of Washington about 60 miles south of Seattle, Washington.
All records are as of March 19, 2020.