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Women’s track and field sprints to top of standings

Tyler Ackerson, Sports Editor

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In the midst of the conference season the track girls are rolling through their schedule with only one loss on the season. With a KingCo record of 2-1 and a victory in the annual Liberty Invite the team looking to continue their success.

Juniors Kelley Johnson and Cherelle Demps are leading the team on the track, routinely placing in their events. In their loss to Mt Si, Johnson accumulated four wins to help keep the meet close.

“It was miserable outside and no one was really feeling at the top of their game. I think we did well considering the conditions though,” junior Taylor Jackson said.

The relay teams have also been strong; the 4×200 relay team placed second and the 4×100 relay team placed third in the Birger Solberg Invite in which the team took fourth place.

The team has State expectations with Demps sporting the sixth fastest 200 meter time in the state at 26.34 seconds and Johnson having the ninth fastest 300 meter hurdles at 48.99 seconds. The relay teams also face the same expectations with the 4×100 relay team holding the sixth fastest mark and the 4×200 relay team holds the second quickest time. Junior Danielle Demps is the only member who is currently ranked in the top ten in a field event, holding a tie for the tenth spot in long jump with a distance of 16’ 6″.

“With an increase in runners and competition, I’m excited to see what we can do at State this year,” Jackson said.

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Women’s track and field sprints to top of standings