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Carstens captures state titles


Series: YEAR IN REVIEW 2022 | Story 2

Shelton's Alauna Carstens ended her senior year with an exclamation point, winning the State 2A 1,600- and 3,200-meter races Thursday and Saturday at the state 2A, 3A and 4A track and field meets at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Carstens competed in the 1,600-meter race Thursday and pulled ahead in the third lap and was able to narrowly edge Ellensburg's Kate Laurent at the finish line with a time of 4:58.34 to Laurent's 4:58.48. The time was a personal record and school record.

"It feels unbelievable," Carstens said Thursday after the race. "I'm really just feeling incredibly thankful f...


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