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Spokesman Article Highlights Girls’ Track Champions

Spokesman-Review sports reporter Dave Nichols had so much to say about the SGS girls State Champion track team that it took two articles. He wrote on May 28:

The St. George’s girls won all three relays – and they weren’t particularly close. In the 4×400 race, the Dragons won by 6 seconds, matching the number of consecutive times they’ve won state in the event.

The 4×400 team was made up of Georgia Steele, Maggie McLaughlin, Savvy Briceno and Josie McLaughlin.

Senior Maggie McLaughlin took the lead during the second leg and the Dragons did nothing but extend the lead though the final three legs.

“It’s an amazing relief,” McLaughlin said. “We’ve all worked so hard and we just wanted to make our coaches happy and proud cause they’ve been there for us all along the way.”

“We love Maggie,” St. George’s coach T.J. Moulton said. “She stresses us out. But she runs so hard in everything she does. She’s always someone we can count on to just run as hard as Maggie can run. Can’t ask anything more than that.”

McLaughlin was a freshman when St. George’s broke the record of five consecutive wins in the 4×400.

“To make it six consecutive now as a senior it’s just so fulfilling,” she said.

“I’ve been working hard the past couple of years putting in the work and getting ready for college and now it just feels awesome.”

Then on June 2, Nichols added the following:

The St. George’s girls ran away with the team title and dominated the relays, winning all three – including the 4×400 for the sixth straight season.

Several individual performances stood out.

Freshman Josie McLaughlin finished first in the 800 and 1,600 in addition to anchoring the 4×400 relay. Senior Fair Niven took second in the 100, fourth in the 200 and second in the 400 in addition to helping the 4×100 win.

“This just feels awesome because I love these girls so much, and I’m just proud of us,” Niven said.

“It kind of feels surreal right now,” Andee West, part of the 4×100 and 4×200 teams, said. “It hasn’t really hit yet. But I know soon it will.”

“It feels so good to be a part of it and just in with these amazing girls,” Audra Gliniak said. “Yeah, it’s a family for sure.”

SGS Girls Run Away with State Track & Field Title

The SGS girls’ track and field team ran to the front of the pack at the 2B State Championships in Cheney on May 26-28, capturing the overall State Championship with 113 points, 24 more than 2nd place Okanogan. The Dragons were particularly strong in the relay races, winning the 4×100 meters and the 4×200 meters, as well as the 4×400 meters for their 6th consecutive state title in that event! See a video of the Girls’ 4×400 Finals Race.

Kudos to the 4×100 team of Audra Gliniak, Margreit Galow, Andee West, and Fair Niven; to the 4×200 team of Carsyn Gildehaus, Margreit Galow, Andee West, and Savvy Briceno; and to the 4×400 team of Georgia Steele, Maggie McLaughlin, Savvy Briceno, and Josie McLaughlin. Josie also won individual state titles in the 800 meter and 1,600 meter races. Other top finishers included Fair Niven (2nd in 100 meters, 2nd in 400 meters, 4th in 200 meters), Regan Thomas (3rd in 1,600 meters and 3rd in 3,200 meters), Savvy Briceno (3rd in 400 meters, 4th in 300 meter hurdles), Margreit Galow (4th in long jump), Sophia Tehrani (5th in triple jump), Maggie McLaughlin (5th in 800 meters), Carsyn Gildehaus (6th in 100 meters), and Georgia Steele (6th in 400 meters). See a video of the Girls’ 800 Meter Finals Race and view All Their Results at State. Go Dragons!

Boys Golfers Finish 2nd at State Tournament

SGS golfers Matthew Longstreth, Nate Henning, and Luke Whitman all qualified for the 2B State Championships, played at our home course of Deer Park on May 27-28. The final SGS team of Matthew and Nate finished 2nd overall! Matthew, who shot rounds of 79 and 80, earned All-Tournament honors with a 6th-place finish. Nate shot rounds of 87 and 80 to finish 12th at State. See a Photo Gallery of them at the State Tournament, including hoisting their trophy!

Tombari Earns 3rd at State Tennis Championships

This past weekend (May 27-28), the Saint George’s Tennis team traveled to Yakima for the 2B State Tournament. The athletes that competed at State were Tariq Ravasia (12), Ethan Wu (12), Pelayo Zalba Montes (11), and Mia Tombari (8). “The boys played incredibly well but unfortunately didn’t place,” says coach Meghan Kilgore. “We are so proud of their effort throughout their tennis careers at SGS and look forward to another season with Pelayo.” Mia battled through the consolation bracket to earn 3rd place in Singles on the final day of the tournament. See a Photo Gallery of the players and coaches at State.

Boys Track Finishes 12th at State

The Dragon boys track team had several high finishers at the 2B State Championships in Cheney on May 26-28. Their 4×400 meter relay team of Ben Sudlow, Max Rickard, Jack Morris, and Shawn Jones finished 2nd overall. Shawn Jones also was 5th in the 800 meter race, while Ben Sudlow finished 6th in the long jump, Ben Morales was 7th in the 1,600 meter race, and Robby Witmer jumped to 10th overall in the triple jump. The boys’ team earned 12th overall; see All Their Results.