Sherman senior three-time state champ in discus

Sherman County School senior Sophie Hulke ended her high school track career on a high note last weekend, earning her third consecutive 1A state championship in discus.

She also scored a personal best in shot put, taking 1st place and setting a new school record at the state track meet at University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene. The last record in shot put for Sherman was set in 1997.

In March, Hulke signed a letter of intent to join the track and field team at Linfield University for the 2024-25 school year. Linfield University is a private college located in McMinnville, Ore.

Hulke said she worked hard this season to maintain her title as 1A state champ.

"I was feeling a lot of pressure throughout the season since it is my senior year and I didn't want to lose my title as state champ in discus," Hulke said. "Stepping out for my final throw, I was feeling pretty relaxed because I had already secured the win, so I gave it all I had and ended up with my best mark of the day."

"Being 1st three years in a row feels pretty good," she added. "Not a lot of people can say they've done that. I was also very happy to have a 3' PR in shot, take 1st place and break the school record."

Sophie Hulke's mother Kimi Hulke said she was thrilled about her daughter's victory last weekend.

"It's been so much fun to watch Sophie compete. She's worked so hard to get where she is," Kimi Hulke said. "I am sad to see high school track end for her, but am also very excited to see how she does next year competing at the college level."


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