Several track athletes moving on to state

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Mount Si will be well represented at the state track meet this weekend in Pasco. Two girls and six boys will make the trip, all competing for a state place.

Leading the list for the girls team is Shannon Posey, who qualified for state in two events. Posey took second in the javelin with a distance of 115 feet, 7 inches and second in the discus with a throw of 108 feet, 8 inches. A relative newcomer to the team, Jessica Oliver, a sophomore, won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 46.58 seconds, good enough to earn a trip to Pasco.

For the boys, Adam Rothgeb led the way with a first-place finish in the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 40.24 seconds. He also placed third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.50 seconds. Alex Grazda had an outstanding throw of 176 feet, 9 inches in the javelin to take first place. Teammate Erik Tierney took third in the discus with a throw of 133 feet to earn a trip to state.

Finally, the team of Sean Bothell, Brady Barry, Frank McLaughlin and Rothgeb took third in the 4x100 relay with a time of 44.64 seconds.

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