Lynden Christian’s 4x100 relay team set a new Class 1A meet record and took home the 2015 state championship Saturday, May 30, at Eastern Washington University.
“We ran a state record and I couldn’t be more pleased,” Lynden Christian coach Kent De Hoog said in a phone inteview. “It was very impressive.”
The Lyncs’ team, made up of Brianna Bruneau, Madison Weg, Brandy Bruneau and Hannah Rusnak ran a winning time of 49.07 seconds, which beat the old record set in 2008 by 0.51.
“We knew we had a good shot at it,” Madison Weg said in a phone interview. “I told the girls last night ‘lets go out and get that championship.’”
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Cascade Christian took second place and ran a time of 49.48, which would’ve been a state record if it weren’t for Lynden Christian.
For Rusnak, running the race wasn’t something she was nervous about.
“It’s one of my favorite races,” she said in a phone interview. “I’m with my team and it’s more relaxing. I knew we had to run our best and that’s all we could do.”
In De Hoog’s mind, the team needed to give Rusnak the baton while in the lead in order to have a good shot at winning the race, due to the heat and Rusnak participating in lots of events so close together.
“We felt we needed to give it to her in first and we did that,” De Hoog said. “And she held on for the win.”