Leuenberger, Grizzlies shine at 2B state track and field meet

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Bear Creek's Jesse Leuenberger competes in the 4x100 relay prelims at state.
— image credit: Courtesy of Gregg Daugherty

Bear Creek's Jesse Leuenberger notched a pair of second-place finishes in the 100-meter and 200-meter races to lead the Grizzly boys to seventh place in the team standings at last weekend's 2B state track and field meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Leuenberger's finals times in the 100 and 200 were 11.65 seconds and 22.79 seconds, respectively. The 200 mark is a school record, and his time of 11.3 in the state 100 prelims is a Grizzly record, as well. He broke his own school records, which he set earlier this season.

Leuenberger was also a member of the 4x100 state relay, which took third in 44.97. Brandon Saw, Chris Finkelson and Gabe Rongve complete the relay, which set a school record of 44.78 in the state prelims.

Also on the boys' side, Jonny Magee took third in the triple jump (40-10.25) and seventh in the high jump (6-0).

In the pole vault, both Stan Leszynski (11-06) and Sam Ethington (10-06) jumped lifetime personal bests.

For the girls, Bridget Daugherty snagged eighth in the 400 meters (1:02.74), and the 4x100 relay team of Daugherty, Brittany DiGenova, Mia Niikkonen and Darryln McDonough (pictured below) took seventh in 53.08.









Courtesy of Gregg Daugherty

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