Markezich sisters shine at 1A state track and field meet

Bear Creek senior Olivia Markezich won the 800 run at the 1A state track and field championships, which were held May 24-25 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Her top time was 2:16.53.

She also took second in the 1600 in 5:04.18 and her twin sister, Andrea, placed fourth in 5:07.51.

In the 32oo, Andrea placed second in 11:05.97 and Olivia took third in 11:08.79.

Olivia, who will attend Notre Dame, noted: “I loved trying racing a new event and really worked on my speed this year, which helped me in the 800. I also love Andrea as a training partner. We know each other so well and how to get the best out of each of us.”

Andrea, who will attend the University of Washington, added: “I will miss traveling to Cheney for state each year and all of the friendships I have made with my competitors. Olivia and I are sisters, best friends and competitors that push each other to be our best. I will miss having that next year in college.”