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Middle School Track &Amp; Field

Henkle's 8th-grade boys team runs record to 3-0

Wayne M. Henkle Middle School's eighth-grade boys track and field team scored a meet-best 84 points last Wednesday at Kalama to run its season record to 3-0.

Bruno Maya placed first in the 800- and 1600-meter runs and the javelin to pace the Grizzlies, who prevailed at the four-team meet with a 41.5-point margin of victory.

The eighth-grade boys also won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and Jesse Alvarez was victorious in the 400 run and the long jump.

Henkle's seventh- and eighth-grade girls teams also won their portions of the meet, and the seventh-grade boys were second.

"We're having a really good season so far," Grizzlies Coach Lori Owen noted. "We had more than a hundred PRs (personal records) again, which is what I like to look for because it shows the kids are improving."

The seventh-grade girls racked up 76 points and won by 17 points over runner-up Kalama. Sarah Gibson led the way with victories in the 1600 and the 800. Henkle also took first in both relays.

In the eighth-grade girls' team competition, Henkle edged La Center, 69-66.

Kirsten Larsen was a double-event winner for the Grizzlies, in the 100 and 200 sprints.

For the seventh-grade boys. William Helton captured first places in the 100 and 200 dashes, and in the long jump. The team finished with 62 points--three back of host Kalama.

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