Erin Johnson of Shorewood sets District meet record in 800 meters

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Erin Johnson of Shorewood set a Northwest District meet record in the 800 meters in the finals of the District 3A championships at Shoreline Stadium Friday, May 20, 2011.

Johnson’s winning time of 2 minutes, 14.68 seconds broke the previous record of 2:14.80 set in 1992 by Karen Vann of Lynnwood.
        
Johnson’s first-place finish qualifies her for the State 3A championships May 25-28 along with the second- and third-place finishers.
        
Johnson’s Shorewood teammate Alicia Hoverson just missed qualifying for the State meet, finishing fourth with a time of 2:19.81. Another Shorewood runner, Lisa Santroch, finished seventh in 2:25.01.
        
The 800-meter record was one of three meet records set in the 11-team meet Friday. Runners from Glacier Peak set meet records in the girls’ 1600 meters and the boys’ 3200.

The race was one of 26 finals Friday. Nine finals were conducted Wednesday along with preliminaries in 17 events. 
        
Johnson led qualifiers Wednesday with a time of 2:23.04.
Northwest 3A District Track and Field Meet:

Friday Girls’ 800-meter Final-- 1, Erin Johnson, Shorewood, 2:14.68. … 4, Alicia Hoverson, Shorewood, 2:19.81… 7, Lisa Santroch, Shorewood, 2:25.01.

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