FORKS: Pat Bennett is state’s best in shot put


CHENEY — Pat Bennett capped a successful high school sports career with an individual state championship.

The Forks High School senior won the shot put at the 2A state track and field meet this weekend.

His mark of 54 feet, — inches was nearly two feet farther than the second-place finisher from Chewelah.

Bennett’s mark was also a Peninsula best, breaking the previous mark of 53-7–.

Bennett led the Forks football team to the 2A state quarterfinals last fall and also played basketball.

He will attend Washington State University this fall on a full-ride football scholarship.

Also at the 2A meet, Port Townsend senior Kolby Riley took second in the 400-meter run.

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