MG relay team places second in state; M-P’s Acuario and Verge also place

TACOMA — The Marysville boys track team placed 26th with 10 points at the 3A State Track meet at Mount Tahoma High School.

Marysville Getchell's Brent Hafenscher

TACOMA — The Marysville boys track team placed 26th with 10 points at the 3A State Track meet at Mount Tahoma High School.

Most of those points were scored by seniors Garrett Westover, Brent Hafenscher, Antonio Brown and Eugene Marcus, who placed second in the 4×100 relay.

“I feel like we all worked hard to get first,” Marcus said. “We just didn’t run as well as we did today on Thursday.”

They also set a school record in the preliminary round.

Hafenscher, who specialized in the 300 hurdles, filled in as an alternate for Codey Voss, who had leg cramps before the finals.

“I actually ran a really nice leg,” he said. “I have the endurance and the speed to run a good time, but this is actually longer. It’s honestly a bit harder, even though I don’t have to jump eight times.”

Westover, who also finished seventh in the 800 meters, was pleased with his effort in the relay.

“My leg felt really good. I got the best time I’ve ever gotten in that split,” Westover said.

Though Westover was slightly disappointed in his performance in the 800, he was still pleased to place in state.

“That went ok. It was tough with all the competition. There’s a lot of stress; it was hot and early in the morning,” Westover said.

Brown, who ran as the anchor, said he did all he could.

“It was a really competitive race; in the end I did my best,” Brown said.

-Placers for MG-

Westover was seventh in the 800 meters in 1:55.03

4×400 relay team consisting of Brown, Marcus, Brent Hafenscher and Westover finished second in 3:25.05.

TACOMA — Marysville-Pilchuck’s Zach Verge was the lone placer for the boys track team and Bianca Acuario was the lone placer for the girls team at the 3A State Track meet at Mount Tahoma High School.

Acuario placed the girls 32nd by scoring 4.5 points in the long jump, placing fourth with a leap of 17-02.50 meters.

Zach Verge placed the boys team 47th with two points scored by placing seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 43-06.25 meters. Verge also placed 12th in the pole vault with 12-06 meters.

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