Lynden Christian’s 4x400 relay team showed they were the best team in the race, taking home the state title at the Class 1A State Championships Saturday, May 30, at Eastern Washington University.
The team consisted of Madison Hallberg, Madison Weg, Brianna Bruneau and Brandy Bruneau ran a winning time of 4 minutes, 3.45 seconds.
The Lyncs winning time was three seconds faster than second-place Seattle Academy.
“They all ran great,” Lynden Christian coach Kent De Hoog said in a phone interview. “We won that convincingly. After prelims yesterday, there were seven of us within a second (of each other).”
De Hood was confident if the team could get the baton to the Bruneau sisters in first place, the race would be won.
And it was.
“If we get the baton to the Bruneau twins on legs three and four in good position. We’re sitting good,” he said.
Madison Weg, the second leg of the team, had only one thing to say to her team.
“I told the girls ‘it’s only one lap’,” Weg said in a phone interview. “It was a good feeling to get that.”
Not only did they get the win in the 4x400 relay. But the team ended up with the overall team title at the state championships as well.
“It’s a good feeling and everything we worked for,” Weg said. “A great way to finish the year.”