Fast Track: Niceville’s Kish, West are Track and Field Players of the Year

NICEVILLE — Maddy Kish and Eli West think about the first weekend of May often — the weekend they became champions.

It’s not often in life that hard work yields a result quite so tangible as a gold medal at the Florida High School Track & Field State Championships, but when it does, both agreed the feeling is somewhat inescapable. West, a Niceville graduate who is headed to the University of Charleston in West Virginia when the summer wraps up, is the state’s reigning 3A shot put champion and the third-place finisher in discus. Kish, who will be a senior at Niceville High School come fall, is the state’s reigning 3A pole vault champion.

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