Bear Creek athletes shine at state track meet

Bear Creek’s Olivia Markezich (middle, blue ribbon) won the 1A state 1,600-meter championship last month at Eastern Washington University. She won with a time of 5:02.41 and her sister Andrea (second from left, red ribbon) took second in 5:06.88. Olivia took second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:18.51, setting a new school record. In the 3,200 meters, Andrea took second in 11:04.30 and Olivia took third in 11:06.70. Long-jumper Brielle Baker broke a 15-year-old school record with a mark of 17-00.75 to place sixth. Ian Levasseur took 12th in the 400 meters in 52.59. The girls’ team placed fourth overall and the boys’ squad won the state academic championship. Photo courtesy of Ron Markezich