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Mercer Island relay wins state title | Prep track and field

The Mercer Island girls 4x400 relay team of Piper Casey, Victoria Gersch, Laura Harrison, Sarah Bjarnason won the state title last Thursday at the 3A state track meet in Tacoma. - Contributed photo
The Mercer Island girls 4x400 relay team of Piper Casey, Victoria Gersch, Laura Harrison, Sarah Bjarnason won the state title last Thursday at the 3A state track meet in Tacoma.
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The first big win of the 3A state track meet came on the first night for Mercer Island.

On Thursday, May 23 the Islanders girls 4x400 relay team won the state title, setting a new school record. The team included Piper Casey, Victoria Gersch, Laura Harrison and Sarah Bjarnason racing to a title winning finish in 3:54.43.

Harrison also finished sixth overall in the girls 400-meter race, finished in 57.57 seconds.

Senior Kris Brackmann competed in the girls high jump competition, finishing tied in 11th place with a best jump of 4 feet 10 inches. Teammate Emily Bassett finished in fifth place overall in the shot put competition with a best throw of 37'10.75.

Junior Eric Schulz finished in second place overall in the boys 800-meter run on Saturday afternoon. He finished in 1:53.89, just seconds behind the winner from Shorecrest.

Overall, the girls team finished in 14th place with 17 points, while the boys team finished tied for 27th place overall with eight points.

 

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