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Former Bellingham sprinter/hurdler impresses in college debut

Bellingham’s Benjamin Doucette, left, races toward a second place finish in the 110 meter hurdles at the 2015 Class 2A Track and Field State Championships. Doucette, now a freshman at the University of Idaho, was selected the Big Sky Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week.
Bellingham’s Benjamin Doucette, left, races toward a second place finish in the 110 meter hurdles at the 2015 Class 2A Track and Field State Championships. Doucette, now a freshman at the University of Idaho, was selected the Big Sky Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week. eabell@bhamherald.com

Bellingham High School graduate Ben Doucette has been selected the Big Sky Conference Track Male Athlete of the Week.

Doucette, a freshman at Idaho, had a breakthrough performance in his first outing with the Vandals at the Washington State Indoor Open on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21. After running the 60-meter hurdles in 8.3 seconds in the preliminaries, he improved in the final to finish second in 8.04 seconds– the conference’s fastest time in the event by 0.2 seconds.

Doucette also won the 200-meter race with a time of 23.24 seconds.

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