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Kirsten Miller takes 5th at State in hurdles


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DW junior Kirsten Miller (#187) competing in the 300m hurdles at the state meet at Eastern Washington University last weekend.

CHENEY, Wash.-WHS junior Kirsten Miller and DHS sophomore Mason Finney made solid performances at the State track and field championships here on May 24-25.

Miller beat both Waitsburg and Dayton school records, as well as her own personal best, to place fifth in state in the 300m hurdles with a time of 48.55

"Kirsten ran smooth races in both the Prelims and Finals. She does a great job running hard for the first half, then relaxing and letting the race unfold to the finish. In the Prelims, she beat Waitsburg's school record while qualifying for finals. Then on Saturday, she earned a 5th place medal while beating Dayton's school record as well," said Coach Dan Nechodom.

"Mason did a great job being prepared, mentally and physically, for his race (the 3200m). It was fun to see him enjoy the 'big time' aspect of the state tournament. His time, although not a PR, was strong. He mixed it up with the lead pack for most of the race, running generally within his goal pace. He wasn't elated with his performance, but for a sophomore running against people who run cross country in the fall and train all winter, he has every right to be proud," Nechodom said.


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