Older, wiser and faster

Tee Tee Martin is only a sophomore, but she says she’s older and wiser this year.

“I want to get to state again,” the Heritage High School sprinter said. “I feel stronger. I think I’m going to do good this time because I know how the experience is.”

Martin took another step toward a berth in the state track and field meet by winning the girls 200 meters Friday at the Class 4A district meet at McKenzie Stadium. On Wednesday, she won the 100-meter title.

But it’s not just the fact that Martin won; it’s that she dominated both events.

She finished the 200 in 25.47 seconds, 0.67 ahead of runner-up Tayah McQuivey of Skyview. That came after winning the 100 by 0.48 seconds.

For Martin, last year’s trip to state was an eye-opening experience.

“I learned those girls are fast,” she said. “It’s a lot different from districts and regionals, more competition.”
And regardless of whether she makes it to state, Martin likely is the fastest person in Washington who goes by Tee Tee.

“It’s a nickname I grew up with,” said Martin, whose given name is Terri. “My dad’s name is Terry, and he’s ‘T,’ so I’m Tee Tee.”

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