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run­ner-up Lizzy Wal­ston of North Caro­line. “I was try­ing to catch up to the girl in lane eight, and af­ter that I just gave it all out.”

Queen Anne’s al­most had a third in­di­vid­ual cham­pion, but North Caro­line’s Kyra Schul­ties nipped Pack at the fin­ish line to win the 800 me­ters in the clos­est race of the meet. Schul­ties won with a 2:24.30 to Pack’s 2:24.31.

“I was lead­ing the en­tire way and I was re­ally shocked be­cause I’m think­ing, ‘Some­one’s go­ing to pass me,’” Schul­ties said. “‘I know they’re go­ing to pass me,’ but it never hap­pened un­til like the last straight­away. And I just kept push­ing it. And then the last 10 me­ters I see her (Pack) right next to me and I’m like, ‘I have to get it. I have to get first place.’ And at the last sec­ond I see us both dip over the fin­ish line at the same time, and I had no idea what time we got. I thought she had won be­cause she dipped harder. I was just shocked. She ran an in­cred­i­ble race, too.”

North Caro­line (81 points) fin­ished third with sopho­more Emily Lewis plac­ing third in the 100 hur­dles, then blow­ing away the field in the 300 hur­dles (45.88), de­spite hav­ing a ban­dage around her leg un­ravel and get hooked on a hur­dle.

Sec­ond to Kent Is­land’s Fiona Mul­li­gan at last week’s Bay­side Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships, North Caro­line’s Katie Saathoff re­bounded to win the girls’ pole vault in 10-2.

“I haven’t been beat since in­door states so that kind of mo­ti­vated me to work harder this week,” Saathoff said. “I’m happy. I was close to 10-8 so I have to work on some tech­nique.”

Kent Is­land (72 points) was fourth, led by Molly Connelly, who con­tin­ued her strong sopho­more stretch run, win­ning the 3,200 (12:07.70) and plac­ing sec­ond in the 1,600 (5:32.49). Connelly teamed with Fiona Mul­li­gan, Carly Turner and Emma Tvelia for third place in the 3,200-me­ter re­lay, which fin­ished in 10:23.82.

Kent Is­land fresh­man Char­lotte Kra­tovil-Lavelle qual­i­fied for states in the 1,600 (fourth, 5:44.50) and 3,200 (sec­ond, 12:30.84), while Mul­li­gan, a sopho­more, placed sec­ond in the pole vault (9-8).

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Queen Anne’s Tay­lor Peck, left, bat­tles North Caro­line’s Kyra Schul­ties as they ap­proach the fin­ish line of the girls’ 800 me­ters dur­ing Satur­day’s Class 2A East Re­gion track and field cham­pi­onships. Schul­ties won in 2:24.30, while Pack was sec­ond in 2:245.31.

PHOTOS BY WIL­LIAM HAUFE

Kent Is­land’s Bran­don Ni­chols closes on the fin­ish line en route to win­ning the boys’ 1,600 me­ters at Satur­day’s Class 2A East Re­gion track and field cham­pi­onships. Ni­chols also won the 800- and 3,200-me­ter crowns, and was part of the Bucs’ win­ning 3,200 re­lay.

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