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Dalton Martin (John Fisken photo)

Dalton Martin, ready to do damage with his weapon of choice. (John Fisken photo)

Dalton Martin is heading down the path Hunter Hammer blazed.

The Coupeville High School senior, who finished 5th in the discus at the 1A state track and field meet last year, signed a letter of intent Friday to Everett Community College.

Martin chose the school because it has a strong EMT program and it offered him the chance to throw on scholarship, said dad Bob.

EVCC competes in the Northwest Athletic Conference and added field events to its track team in 2011.

Hammer, a former CHS basketball and track star, was the school’s first big-time thrower.

After two years with the Trojans, he moved on to become an All-American at Trinity Lutheran.

Martin, who has played football, basketball, tennis and track during his time as a Wolf, competed in the shot put, discus and 4 x 100 as a junior.

He finished 3rd at districts in the shot put, while winning league, sub-district and district titles in the discus.

At the state meet in Cheney last spring, Martin unleashed a PR of 147 feet (nearly eight feet better than his previous best) to bring home a fifth-place medal.

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