Athlete earns national recognition

Shipley Ennis

Shipley Ennis shows the form that won him 3rd place.

track star His decathlon score of 6334 at the National Junior Olympics last summer earned Shipley Ennis, son of Bob and Sandy Ennis of Woodinville, an invitation to the National Indoor Scholastic Track and Field Championships in Boston, MA.
   Even though the Kings High School senior had never seen an indoor track or competed in a pentathlon event before his trip to Boston, Shipley decided to give it a try. His effort not only earned him a third place finish in the nation, but he was also named to the VISA High School All-American Team.
   Shipley is captain of his football team and was named the Cascade League most valuable player. In other league honors, he was named all-league first team running back, defensive back, punter, kicker, and punt and kick returner.
   Shipley was also named all-state first team running back. He is scheduled to play in the state all-star football game in June. Whether Shipley chooses Azusa Pacific University in Southern California or Pacific Lutheran University next fall, he plans to turn out for both football and track.