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Barkhurst leaps to state victory

 

Doug Radunich

Encampment High School sophomore Alyssa Barkhurst earned third place in the 100 meter dash finals at state last Saturday. Barkhurst also received first place in the 1A girls' long jump at state, from a distance of 16 feet, 2.5 inches.

Nearly a month after busting her school's long jump record, Encampment High School sophomore Alyssa Barkhurst became a 1A champion leaper again at state.

Barkhurst, who broke Encampment's 32-year-old long jump record at the Saratoga Invite, brought home another first-place in the event at the 2014 Wyoming High School State Track and Field Championships in Casper. Competing against 15 1A girls in the finals, Barkhurst delivered a gold-winning long jump of 16 feet and 2.5 inches.

In final running events, Barkhurst earned third place in the 100 meter dash, and eighth place in the 200 meter das...



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