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By Andrew Christiansen

Brown and Powers lead medal count for county 1B athletes


Andrew Christiansen

DEAD HEAT: Karlee Maioho, of Wilbur-Creston, (at left) takes a win away from Bickleton's Lindsay Brown by diving across the finish line. Maioho, who managed to keep her feet was awarded the victory in the photo finish as officials determined her shoulders edged out Brown's shoulders. According to the rules, head, arms and legs don't count. It came down to an anatomy discussion last week during regionals in the boys' 400 meters. It was determined that shoulders are part of the torso, not the arms. Both girls were timed in 16.29 seconds.

Lindsay Brown was the top athlete from Klickitat County at the State track and field meet, last weekend at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney. The Bickleton junior brought home the only first place medal for a county athlete and almost single handedly earned fifth place for the Pirates in the girls' team competition.

Brown had to settle for the single gold medal, but it wasn't due to lack of trying. She had solid performances, tying her PR in the 100 meter hurdles and setting a new PR in the 300 meter hurdles. She was just edged out by other runners.

Edged out is an exaggeration of what happened in the 100 meter hurdles. Brown had the lead at the next to last hurdle, but Karlee Mai...

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