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Tracksters Miller and Finney head to Districts

Both athletes PR to qualify in multiple events


DAYTON—Both Junior Kirsten Miller and Sophomore Mason Finney made personal records to qualify for District competition at the EWAC 2B Sub District meet in Dayton on May 17.

Miller took second place in the 300m hurdles and took third place in the 100m hurdles as well as the 100m and 200m dashes, to advance to District in all four events. Miller PRd in all but the 100m dash which she ran in 13.85. Miller ran the 200m dash in 29.30, took the 100m hurdles in 17.56, and finished the 300m hurdles at 50.75.

Other top ten girl finishers include fifth place for Julia Brooks in the 100m hurdles at 22.31, 10th place in shot put by Mackena Culley with a throw of 22-10.00 and seventh place in the javelin by Kira Boggs at 25-08.50.

On the boys’ side, Phinney qualified for Districts in both the high jump and the 3200m run. Phinney placed third in the 3200m with a time of 11:09.89 and PRd in the high jump to take third place with a jump of 5-04.00.

Other top ten finishers boy finishers include Justin McCord at fourth in the 100m with a time of 12.44, Max Schmidt placed eighth in the 200m at 26.22, Finney also placed fourth in the 110m hurdles at 21.39. Daltin Lambert and Justin McCord took eighth and ninth in the javelin with throws of 106-06 and 106-02, respectively. Dylan Bledsoe placed seventh in the long jump at 15-08.50.

“We had most of our athletes remain competitive through the end of the season, and two of them, Mason Finney of Dayton and Kirsten Miller Waitsburg are going on to the district championships in Quincy this Friday. Mason will be competing in the high jump and 3200 meter run. His best prospect for going on to the state championship is in the 3200. Kirsten qualified for districts in the 100m, 200m, 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles, and is well placed to compete in all four events at State for the second year in a row,” said Coach Dan Nechodom.

The official District 5/6 State Qualifier will take place on Fri., May 17 at Quincy High School, with the first event at 3:30. State championships are set for May 23-25 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.


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