MATLOCK (VIDEO) — One of the most decorated track and field champions in the State of Washington will see her high school career come to close this weekend.
Mary M. Knight, a high school in Matlock with less than 50 students will showcase Kaylee Sowle for the last time, at the 1B State Championships in Cheney starting Thursday.
Sowle has won 8 state titles in her high school career including 1st place wins as a junior in the high jump, long jump, triple jump and 100-meter dash.
Excelling both on and off the field, Sowle boast a 3.9 GPA in the classroom. She has accepted a full-ride scholarship to compete in track and field at Washington State University.
Sowle currently leads the State of Washington in all classifications in the high jump, with a mark of 5 feet 10 inches. Her goal this weekend is to break 6 feet.
Sowle said her first love was basketball, but she knew at a young age that track and field could take her far. Matlock has always ben home for Kaylee, with her mom, dad and older sisters all graduating from Mary M Knight. She couldn’t’ imagine playing out her high school career anywhere else.
"With this community everyone pulls for you," Sowle said. "There's so many people that are just right behind you through it all."
Mary M. Knight Head track coach Kitty Brehmeyer has been in charge of the owls for the last 20 years. She said she’s never seen an athlete quite like Sowle, both on and off the track. Coach Brehmeyer expects her hard working legacy to influence future Mary M. knight athletes, for the years to come.
"Not only is she a good talented athlete but she's also a very good human being," said Brehmeyer.
The 1B State Track and Field Championships run Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.