Sehome’s Emily Pittis placed second in the 1,600 final in the Class 2A State Championships Thursday, May 28, at Mount Tahoma High School.
Pittis ran a time of 5 minutes, 3.42 seconds and finished 3.82 seconds behind Brittany Aquino from East Valley-Spokane.
Pittis finished second in the state championships in 2014 and third in 2012. She won the state championship in 2013 with a time of 5:04.29.
Lynden’s Alexa Shindruk placed seventh in the 1,600 on a time of 5:15.52. The Mariners’ Abby Johnson placed 12th (5:22.41).
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The Mariners’ 4x400 relay team consisting of Bridget Henry, Elsa Sandeno, Dana Ringler and Katrina Dank finished with the top time in the preliminaries, clocking a 4:03.10. Bellingham’s team of Emma Brice, Hattie North, Annie Waddell and Hannah Bradley finished second (4:04.64). Lynden’s team of Lauren Zwiers, Jasmyne Neria, Cassidee Barclay and Lily Bogart finished third (4:06.00).
Bellingham’s 4x200 relay team of Emma Brice, Bradley, Annie Waddell and North ran a top time of 1:43.72 in the preliminaries. Sehome finished third (4:03.10) and Lynden finished fourth (1:45.99).
The Red Raiders’ Annie Waddell qualified for the 100 hurdles finals with the fifth fastest time in the preliminaries. Waddell ran a time of 15.96 seconds.
Benjamin Doucette qualified for the 110 hurdles finals after running the fourth-fastest time in preliminaries. Doucette ran a time of 15.05, 0.42 seconds behind the top time. Tanner Aliff finished 10th and failed to qualify for the Red Raiders by 0.06 seconds.
Grant Scarlett finished ninth in the long jump for Lynden and missed qualifying by 2 feet, 0.75 inches.
The boys’ 4x400 relay preliminaries results were not available at press time.
The Class 2A State Championships will continue at 9 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Mount Tahoma High School.