Kelly-Marconi takes third at state
Alexia Hanway competes in the 3200 at state. Chyenne Kelly-Marconi runs through the raindrops in the 100-meter hurdles Friday at the state track meet in Cheney. — Scott Hunter photos
Chyenne Kelly-Marconi capped her track season by placing third in the triple jump at the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires 2013 1B, 2B, 1A Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington University last Friday.
The six points Kelly-Marconi scored for the Lake Roosevelt Raiders were the only points LR would score at the meet.
The junior took that prize recording a triple jump of 33 feet and a quarter inch.
Pe Ell athlete Alissa Brooks-Johnson won the event with combined jumps of 37-01.75.
Kelly-Marconi ran both her hurdle races on Friday finishing with times of 18.06 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, and 52.04 in the 300-meter hurdles. She did not make finals in either event. She took ninth in the 100 hurdles, missing finals by 0.13 seconds.
She then competed in the long jump on Saturday where she leapt 15-03, not enough to make finals but within 0.75 inches of her personal record for the season.
Alexia Hanway had both of her events on Friday as she vaulted and ran the 3200-meter race.
Alexia Hanway competes in the 3200 at state.
Hanway ran the 3200 in 15 minutes,13.73 seconds. At the pole vault, she cleared the 6-foot standard, which put her in a tie for 12th in the state.
Octavio Alejandre threw the shot on Friday, looking to PR by three feet again.
At his first state meet appearance, Alejandre threw the shot 38 feet, 5.5 inches to take 12th. He is now looking forward to next year when he can return to state in multiple events and take home a medal.
All three may be returning next year for the Raiders as the young group that competed this season will have the experience to be more successful at the meets.
Chyenne Kelly-Marconi, Mary Ann Matheson, Alexia Hanway, and Mikel Friedlander look to be the senior leaders next season of a more experienced squad.