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La Center’s Bradley on 1A podium 3 times; Seton’s Leone adds title in 3,200

The Columbian
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Southwest Washington was well-represented on the Eastern Washington University track on Saturday, highlighted by a quintet of state champions.

La Center sophomore Shaela Bradley won the Class 1A girls 400-meter finals in a personal best time of 57.57 seconds, which topped her own previous school record.

On the heels of a runner-up finish Friday in the long jump, Bradley placed third in the 100 (12.70) on Saturday to finish the meet with a trio of top-three podium finishes.

In the 3,200, Seton Catholic sophomore distance runner Alexis Leone won her second state championship of the weekend in 10:45.57, a personal best. Leone also won a 1A state title during the fall cross country season and Seton Catholic also won the team title.

Along with teammates Abigail Wall, Maddie Chase and Lara Carrion, Leone also ran a leg on the Cougars’ 1,600 relay team that placed sixth in the prelims, but the team was disqualified in the finals.

Castle Rock sophomore Kynsi Bayes set a personal record of 110 feet, 6 inches to win the 1A girls javelin ahead of Cashmere’s Rachel Pedraza (108-8) in second.

At the Class 2B level, Stevenson freshman Olivia Fauth took first place in the 400. Fauth’s winning time of 1:01.67 edged St. George’s Fair Niven (1:01.98) and Savvy Briceno (1:02.47) and Stevenson teammate Ramy Nielson (1:02.97).

Kalama’s Max Cox wrapped up his senior season with a state championship and personal record of 175-6 in the 2B boys javelin.

In other results at Cheney:

  • Columbia-White Salmon’s Hannah Polkinghorn posted a trio of top-three finishes between the 1A girls 200 finals and two relays. In the 200, Polkinghorn’s clocked a 26.17 to take second, and also finished second running the anchor leg of the 400 relay alongside teammates Chanele Reyes, Sequoia Cohen and Piper Hicks. The team of Polkinghorn, Reyes, Saylor Hauge and Ella Zimmerman placed third in the 1,600 relay in a time of 4:16.58.
  • After placing fourth in the 1A boys 1,600 on Thursday, La Center’s Joseph Blanshan took second place in the 3,200 and set a new PR of 9:38.25.
  • In the 1A girls shot put, Columbia-White Salmon’s Jessica Polkinghorn landed a mark of 36-2.75 to place second.
  • King’s Way Christian took third place in the 1A girls 400 relay. The team of Hannah Erwin, Kaci Krippner, Tasi Smith and Grace Mayhugh posted a time of 52.22.
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