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Coupeville’s Logan Martin threw things really far this weekend. (Eileen Stone photo)

It was a three-day duel.

Rainier High School senior Jeremiah Nubbe is a record-shattering man mountain of a thrower, but Coupeville’s Logan Martin never backed down this weekend.

The pair battled at the 2B state track and field championships in Cheney, with Nubbe capturing shot put and discus titles while breaking meet marks in both events.

Martin claimed second-place twice, helping spark Coupeville’s boys to a 7th place standing among 38 teams.

Sunday, with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association season done, Martin and Nubbe moved from Eastern Washington University to Central Valley High School in Spokane.

This time they were tossing the hammer — which is not part of the WIAA meet — in the 22nd annual Washington State High School Hammer State Championships.

Once again, Nubbe was the kingpin, Martin the only rival who could push him (at least a bit), and Coupeville’s senior hurler is heading back to Whidbey with a third-straight strong second-place showing.

This one isn’t a medal but is instead a plaque crafted from straight-grain fir cut in the late 1940’s, salvaged from bleachers from Central Valley High School.

According to the event’s website, the awards are “laser engraved, with aluminum cut with a waterjet and silicon bronze screws to hold it in place, with a brass rivet for the hammer. All finished with three coats of lacquer.”

In other words, kinda fancy.

Martin displays his new hardware. (Photo courtesy Bob Martin)

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Logan Martin and dad/coach Bob approve this pic. (Abbie Martin photo)

Logan Martin likes to send things flying far, far away.

The Coupeville High School senior kicked off a weekend track and field meet in high style Friday.

Competing at the 32nd annual Gear Up Eason Invitational at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, Martin captured first place in the hammer throw.

One meet after competing in the event for the first time this season, the Wolf chucker whistled his best throw 175 feet.

That’s 11 feet, seven inches further than Martin’s previous PR, which also doubles as the unofficial (but likely) school record.

While the bulk of the meet goes down Saturday, the hammer throw had the spotlight Friday, with 23 boys and 16 girls scheduled to compete.

Martin entered the day seeded #2, with Canadian thrower Kian Zabini of Sa-Hali Secondary in Kamloops, British Columbia the top-rated hurler.

Once in the arena, however, Martin — who has signed to compete for Central Washington University next year — proved to be unbeatable.

“Came, saw, and won!” said dad Bob Martin, on site as both a proud parent and as Coupeville’s boys track team coach.

Now, after a trek back to Whidbey Friday night, the duo will join Wolf girls coach Elizabeth Bitting and Logan’s teammates and depart town at the crack of dawn Saturday.

Awaiting them all back in Snohomish? A full day of competition and possible glory.

At the very least, there will be food to ease the epic trek.

“We’re ready for it!” Bitting said. “Bought lotta snacks for the athletes!!!”

Martin will be back at it chucking things Saturday in Snohomish. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

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