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Sanchez two-time winner for Grandview in 800, 1,600-meter races at Toppenish meet

TOPPENISH - During their first event of the season, Grandview High School track team members scored an impressive third place finish for the girls and a fourth place showing for the boys this past Saturday, March 17, at the Toppenish Rotary Invitational.

The Greyhounds' Brittnee Sanchez came away with a first place finish in two events. Her win in the 800-meter run came in a time of 2:34.01, just six-tenths of a second ahead of Caiti Schmitz of Highland. Sanchez finished approximately 17 seconds ahead of her closest opponent, K. Garcia of Selah High School, in the 1600-meter run. Sanchez placed first in a time of 5:47.94.

Anna George of Grandview came away from the invite with a victory in the shotput with a personal best of 36 feet, 1 inch. She also threw for a second place finish in the javelin with an effort of 121 feet, 3 inches, also a personal best. She earned third place honors in the discus event with a throw of 85 feet, 5 inches.

Lady Greyhound teammate Kealey Johnston placed second in the triple jump (31-1) and Grandview's Anastasia Andrews came away with a second place finish to Mylissa Treft of Ephrata High School in the 400-meter run. Andrews recorded a time of 1:06.73 to Treft's first place clocking of 1:06.07.

The Grandview High School 4x400 girls relay finished with an impressive second place finish. Team members included Brittnee Sanchez, Kealy Johnston, Giovani Gomez and Krystal Martinez.

Grandview High School track Coach Jared Lind said 35 of the Greyhounds athletes were eligible to compete at Saturday's invite.

The boys team had a top finish from Juan Razo, who placed first in the 300-meter hurdles with Andrew Washut of Selah High School almost a second and a half behind him. Razo recorded a time of 41.93 to Washut's 43.67.

Also placing first for the Grandview boys was Joseph Babcock. He won the triple jump with an effort of 40 feet, 9.75 inches.

"It was a great first meet. A lot of our athletes are new and were trying their events out for the first time," said Lind.

The next event for the Greyhounds track team is this Thursday at Prosser.

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