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WIAA state finals

Izaic Yorks, left, held off Nathan Weitz, right, in the blockbuster WIAA Class 3A 1,600 meters on Saturday, May 26 in Tacoma. James Thomas/sunfairrun.com

Yorks turns amazing one-day double: 1:50.56/4:04.77


THURSDAY: Hardy's best in a night of great 3,200s - By Doug Binder


Marcus Dickson feature: First stop Buckley, next stop New York

SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS

* B-JT: US leader Sean Keller broke the meet record with a winning throw of 227-11 but more than 16 feet off his season's best.
* B-800: Nick Boersma of Wenatchee became the first sub-1:50 runner at the state meet, running 1:49.87 to win the 4A championship. Earlier, Marcus Dickson of White River won the 2A race in 1:52.84 and Izaic Yorks of Lakes won the 3A title with a MR 1:50.56.
*G-800: In a 3A blockbuster, Amy-Eloise Neale of Glacier Peak edged Camas freshman Alexa Efraimson 2:10.32 to 2:10.51. Neale built a significant lead but her nagging hamstring injury seized her in the final 40 meters and she fought to hold off Efraimson and win her fifth state track title. She limped off the track, wore an ice pack on her leg on the award stand and withdrew from the 1,600 meters.
*B-1600: Marcus Dickson held off Patrick Gibson to win the 2A race in 4:10.79 as six runners broke the meet record (4:15.70, 2007). Gibson was second in 4:11.29.
G-TJ: 3A standout Alanna Coker of Juanita set a meet record with her 40-1.25 TJ and she also won the long jump (19-0.50) and the 100 (12.19).
B-200/400: Junior Marcus Chambers of Foss capped his impressive season by doubling 47.36 and 21.41.

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

* B-100: O'Dea's Tatum Taylor led the prelims with a time of 10.39.

WINNERS TABLE (P=prelim, F=Final)