Saturday, May 20, 2006

"I finally won that stupid race!"

After coming from behind to anchor 3rd and 2nd place finishes in the 4x400 relay the past two years, the best moment of the state meet for AshLee came in her last high school race. Her teammates gave her the baton in a tight race for 3rd and AshLee came from behind one last time and finally captured a state title in the 4x400. The winning time was a blazing 4:03.3. The girls were completely thrilled with their win...on the tape we even noticed Janie kissing her medal.

Here are the new Idaho 5A state champions in the 4x400: Kacy Wessels, AshLee Rey, Janie Perez and Jayme Doeringsfeld:

And here is the new Idaho 5A state champion in the 400:

The 400 race was very close and very exciting. Ash led coming out of the final turn but had to beat back charges from defending champ Sidney Wendt of Skyline and Holly Hoagland of Mountain View coming down the stretch. Ash won with a time of 57.9, her fastest time this year and a new school record for Lewiston.

Another highlight of the meet came just before the 400, when Ash got to meet Lynette Pixley Blas, who had held the school record in the 400 since 1986. Blas came to the meet to watch Ash and she encouraged Ash to beat her record.

AshLee also came home with a 4th place medal in the 4x200 and a 5th place medal from a closely fought 200 race.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

AshLee, Nikki and David - Thx to all three of you for this wonderful and exciting track season. Words cannot express how proud of AshLee we are, she is a true inspiration for all her family members. She is virtually - what you see is what you get - a very vibrate and loving person (and granddaughter), there is no "sugar-coating", she is the "real monty". We love all of you. See ya soon.

LUV, Nana and Poppi

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