SNOHOMISH - Between 1976 and 1981 Naselle High School's brother combination of John and Bruce Anderson won six consecutive Class A-B Washington State Championships in the shot put. There were about 190 schools in the combined classifications during those years. Now Bruce's son, Marlyn, a junior at Snohomish High School is set to add a seventh shot put state title to the family resume, and maybe a discus gold medal as well.

Marlyn finished in third place over Memorial weekend at the 4A State meet in the shot put and was fourth in the discus. His marks were 54 feet, two and one quarter inches in the shot and 157 feet, two inches in the discus. Marlyn, named after his grandfather, Marlyn Stark, tossed the shot six feet better than the next best shot put returnee and his discus distance is 11 feet beyond the next-best underclassman in that event.

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