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",'! ;~','! .T ~t .'~",t~ '~ '" "- "~ ;, ,'. % Dewey, Gordon bound .for nationals Meagan Dewey. representing the Eastside Track Club, qualifed for national competition m three events last Saturday in a regional meet at the University ot Washin~ ton Dewex won the 400-metcr dash with a time of 57 4 and placed set' end in the 200-meter dash with a 25.8 clocking Dewe.~ also teamed up with Mercer Islanders Jenmc Crill and Tracy No(let, and She( lagh Boyle from Newport thgh School to win the 4 x ~ rela.~ m 4:03 She was compet|ng m ~he 15-16 age group Crill just missed qualifym for nationals in the 400-meter hurdh,~ with a third-place hmsh Onl~ the top two flnisher~ In each e~cnt qualified for nationals Dewe) ~ill no~ partwlPate In The Athletic t'ongress sponsored Junior Olympws in Lincoln Nc braska on the 'aeekend of Jul~ 21 ~u~ 2 %lso fanor~ ~ell m the regional competition was Islander l.ce (;ordon. runmne for the Central Area ~'outh Assoc1:itltm In the 17 1~ year old t, ompetltlOra tier don uon the 1(~) meter dash m Ill 9 seconds tlis time of l0 g in a Jtl mor Olx topic Qualifying meet last 1-'nda} qualified hml for the na imnal ,-~,M' Junior Oldtopics Park and re," t,'am wins t !tl!, !,t-," ,~ r ~ ' '~''!" ' !~'!~',I" ~,~'t'l't' I, !~r~ l~ ':' }' '~cr [ 3,'n K:.l t' iIk''ttc ~ ''' ! ', }l,i:~,!< ,|IH!ilt !Llrl l't,', ,i. ~ ~" iC Fn~c [~ l~ tl '~l:l llll l"!,l +", you for a national track meet in West Vir- ginia, waiting is nearly unbear- able. But waiting is all Todd Bleakne> and Judd Murphy can do right now. The fifth-graders-to-be at Mercer Crest Elementary School have another week to wait before they know if their times were bet- ter than those recorded by boys in four other Pacific Northwest states At least. Bleakney and Murphy have qualified to wait They both won an event at the Hershey Slate Track Meet last week at H'ighline Community College. Bleakney won the 20 )-meter dash with a time of 29.2. He also placed second in the standing Iomz jump with a 7 %-foot leap. Murphy finished fractions ot a second behind his Cascade Strider teammate in the 200 meter with a time of 24.45 The second-place finish shouldn t have bothered him too much. He won the lO0-meter dash in 14.01. The budding trackster~ have been doin~ some serious running for the laq month At the Junior Olympic Region XII Track and Field Championships at Bellevue High School three weeks ago, Murphy and Bleakney helped bet- ter the old Pacific Northwest As- sociation record m the 4 x 40~1 meter rela~ Their team's 4.49:5 time eclipsed the old record for lu-year-olds by lo seconds Murph~ also placed second in the leo meter and third in the 2( i meter His effort qualified him for the Junior Olympic regionals last weekend at the Universit> of Washington's Husky Stadium Bleakney joined his friend at re- gional.~ with second-place finishes m the 20c-meter dash and the long jump At regionals, Murphy won three medals with third-place finishes m the 10 *- and 20 meter dashes. alon wath a first-place finish in the 4 x 400-meter relay Bleakney. who was second in the 20O meter anchored the winning relay team At the Track City International Classic earlier this month m Eu- gene. Oregon, Bleakne.v took sec- ond in the long jump with a 13-Iooi t;t~-inch leap He also placed fourth in the 2(~i meter ~uth a 294 clockin~ Murphy came in third in the l!~t meter and fifth m the. 20,meter The three-da~ meet dre~- an estl mated 1,5t~l participants from 94 track club in 15 states and part of Canada Do the boys always plan on run- ning the short distance races? "We like the sprints." Mdrphy said. as Bieakney backed him up with a rigorous nod "Yeah, wq don't like the long distances." Bleakney said. he and Murphy shaking their heads. "That may change some day." said a smiling Donna Murph.~, Judd's mother. The serious young cindermen, who also play basketball and soc- cer together, plan to compete in track at the Junior high and senior high school level when they gradu- ate from Mercer Crest, A third Mercer Island resident on the Cascade Striders, Willy Gowen. also has fared well in track competition this summer The seventh-grader-to-be at North Mercer Junior High School placed fifth in the lonl~ jump in the Eu gene meet with a jump of 13 feet,ltte mche~ in the ll-year-old division In the competition. Gowen had longer jumps which were disqualified for scratching Gowen finished fourth at the Ju- mor Olympic district competition in the long jump and qualihed for regionals in the 4 x 100 relay LeSport is pleased to introduce shoe line to Mercer Island Kaepa The Kaepa shoe line features the first major shoe design Innovation in 25 years, the Kaepa 2 lace/split vamp system in both tennis and running shoes. -- ALSO- LeSport is the eastside outlet for Greenlake Cycles 1 % +~,:, I',t f,lt.'L II~, ~ ,ItfflLl,til/u,! ~, It i~ [',Jr~l t i~l GREAT NORTHWEST [-(Jr hl~h rale,Ill*' --::,IM [hlH,t'~ t. i IHl'lilIL! t;! 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