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Sanchez ties personal best time at State

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Grandview's Jordan Sanchez (1214) rounds a corner just after the one-mile mark this past Saturday at the 2A State meet in Pasco.

PASCO - More than 135 harriers from across the state converged on Pasco this past Saturday to compete in the 2A State championships.

Grandview's Jordan Sanchez was among those racing for a State title, but was unable to finish in the top of his field. He tied his personal best time of 17:50 for a 5,000-meter run for 95th place honors.

Winning the state title was Scott Carlyle of Sehome, clocking 15:47.

"Every course is different and Jordan had a great season after a year off," said Greyhound Coach Jim Pillers.

He said Sanchez was pleased with his finish at State and did the best he could.

"He was in the middle of the pack throughout the whole race and he couldn't work his way to the front...the field was a fast group," said Pillers, stating there was some frustration when Sanchez was unable to outpace some of the competitors he had beaten earlier in the season.

"Overall, it was just a great season for Jordan," Pillers was quick to point out.

Sanchez, a senior, was the sole Greyhound to qualify for State competition.

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