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'Hounds win co-ed title at Grandview invitational

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Grandview's Kara Stanton keeps her eyes focused as she jumps hurdles. Stanton won the 100 meter high hurdles during Friday's invite.

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School track team combined its girls and boys squads to compete in last Friday's co-ed Grandview Invitational. Grandview won with Zillah coming in second and Prosser coming in third.

Grandview won the sprint medley for the boys and the girls. The boys had a time of 1:39.55 and the girls clocked a 2:02.66.

Kara Stanton of Grandview came in first in the 100 meter high hurdles with a time of 16.66.

The Grandview girls also won the 400 meter relay with a time of 54.54.

Kealey Johnston of Grandview came in second place in the girls triple jump with a distance of 32 feet, 81/2 inches.

In the girls discus, Chelsey Jones of Grandview bested everyone with a distance of 93 feet, 5 inches.

Teammate Anna George came in second in the shot put event. Her distance was 32 feet, 8 1/2 inches.

The Grandview boys also excelled. "Leon Knights had a great meet," said Grandview Coach Jared Lind. "He had two personal records in the triple jump and the long jump."

Knights won the triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, 9 inches.

Leon Knights came in second in the long jump. He jumped for a distance of 20 feet, 2 1/2 inches.

Teammate Juan Razo finished third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.92.

Brittnee Sanchez won the 1,500 meter run for the girls. Her time of 5:11.54 was almost 10 seconds quicker than her closest opponent.

The Grandview girls also won the 400 meter relay in a time of 4:30.04. The boys came in second in their event with a time of 3:37.46.

Grandview won the co-ed relay with a time of 1:48.91.

Brandon Artz placed second in the boy's javelin. He threw for a distance of 158 feet, 7 inches.

"Overall it was a great meet," Lind said. There were 10 teams here and that's always exciting. I think it was the perfect meet going into Spring Break."

Lind added he was really impressed with his girls. The girls would have won the side outright if it hadn't been combined scoring. "That's really impressive," Lind said. "When I first started here there were only about seven girls on the team, now they are winning invites."

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