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Flowers takes first at state


Steven Flowers launches a leading throw at the shot competition at the state meet Friday. - Scott Hunter photo

Steven Flowers bested his own shot-put record by nearly two feet to earn the state championship Friday in Cheney, where Raider athletes competed in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Track and Field Tournament at Eastern Washington University.

Flowers put the shot a distance of 51 feet, 8.75 inches Friday. His previous record was 49 feet, 10.5 inches, which he said he had thrown at the beginning of the season.

"It was on Steven's fifth throw that he got his feet underneath, along with a quick delivery, and launched a PR throw," Head Coach Lori Adkins said. "Althoug...

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