West Side boys and girls track win titles
By CONNOR WALDRON
WS sports reporter
and ROBERT S. MERRILL
DAYTON – The long ride back to Dayton from Boise on Saturday evening was made a lot shorter for West Side track athletes knowing they had just made school history. Both the girls and boys track teams won the state 2A championships and it was the girls first state championship ever.
The boys had a decisive victory and the girls won in a dramatic way. They were out of the top five for most of the day Saturday, but came on late. The girls pushed to the top for good when Kelsie Clawson and Taya Nash took first and second, respectively, in the 300 hurdles, the third-to-last event.
Clawson broke her record in the 100 hurdles, coming in first. She defended her state title in the 300 hurdles. Clawson, Nash, Casey Rich and Sydney Blair teamed up to cross the finish line first in the 4×200 relay.
Nash, with team members Rich, Lauren Porter and Addie Cook, took third in the 4×100. Blair once again secured the team many points. Blair, a senior, holds the school record in the 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200. She placed second in the 800 and fifth in the 400.
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