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In First Meet Of Spring

School record in 8th-grade boys long jump falls

Henkle Middle School track and field athletes set 139 personal records during last Wednesday's home meet against Wind River and Kalama.

The seventh-grade girls team led the way with 50 PRs. The eighth-grade girls team had 37, and were followed by the seventh-grade boys (29) and eighth-grade boys (23).

Among the eighth-grade boys' PRs was a new school record in the long jump. Evan Nystrom's mark of 18 feet, 6@FN(1)@FD(2) inches surpassed the old standard of 18-1, set in 1998 by Teddy Davis.

On the day, Nystrom won three events, including the 100- and 200-meter dashes, to lead Henkle to first place in the team standings.

In fact, all four Henkle teams finished first in their respective three-way meets.

The eighth-grade girls racked up a meet-best 69 points.

Kirsten Larsen paced the Grizzlies with victories in the 100 and 200 dashes. Henkle also won both relays.

Henkle's seventh-grade boys, led by Will Helton's three wins, edged Kalama, 50-48, for top team honors.

Helton scored his victories in the 100 and 200 dashes and the high jump. He also ran a leg for Henkle's winning 4x100 relay.

The Grizzlies' seventh-grade girls team shared team honors with Kalama. Each scored 58 points.

Henkle's top scorers were sprinter Manon Lerebourg, who placed first in the 100 and 200 dashes, and distance runner Sarah Gibson, who won the 1600 and 800 runs.

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