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Record falls in eighth-grade girls 100-meter dash

Kirsten Larsen broke Henkle Middle School's eighth-grade girls 100-meter record and the eighth-grade boys team ran its meet record to 4-0 last Wednesday during a three-school track and field meet at CHS Stadium.

Larsen sprinted to victory in the 100 in 13.25 seconds, eclipsing the 2003 standard of 13.30 set by Ashley Poole. Larsen's win--one of four for the eighth-grade girls--helped the Grizzlies earn a 4-point victory over Jemtegaard of Washougal.

Among its 55 points, Henkle got first-place scores from Taylor Maclean in the 400 and its two relays.

The eighth-grade boys, led by Evan Nystrom and Jesse Alvarez won eight of 13 events and scored 76 points.

Nystrom emerged victorious in the 100 and 200 dashes, and in the long jump. Alvarez finished first in the 400 and the javelin, and second in the long jump.

Nystrom vaulted 18 feet, 4 inches and Alvarez leaped 18-1 in the long jump to give Henkle one of its four one-two finishes. The others were in the 400, discus and javelin.

High-point honors for the meet went to the Grizzlies' seventh-grade girls squad. The group racked up 83 points, winning eight of 13 events.

Manon Lerebourg and Sarah Gibson paced the team; Lerebourg placed first in the 100 and 200 sprints, and Gibson cleaned up in the 1600 and 800.

Karina Barajas also stood out for the Grizzlies. She won the javelin and took second in the 100 hurdles and the 100 dash.

Second place in the seventh-grade boys team competition went to Henkle. The Grizzlies earned 48 points, compared to 58 for Jemtegaard.

Of Henkle's four wins, two came in relays and two came in open events.

Standouts for the Grizzlies included Will Helton (first in the 200, second in the 100 and the high jump), Jake Kempton (first in the long jump) and Andres Herrera (second in both the 1600 and 800).

In the 100, Helton lost by fractions of a second (13.20 to 13.13) in one of the afternoon's closer races.

Herrera, too, knew how it felt to run so far, yet come in second. His two races concluded with a Wind River runner overtaking him in the last 200 meters.

On the day, Henkle athletes registered 127 personal records.


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