The district 5-3A girls championship came down to the last race this past week, the mile relay. An all out sprint for four runners on each team. For one lap each.
The graham girls were holding on to a razor thin lead over Vernon and Hirschi, and all they had to do to win district was finish one place behind Vernon, not two, not three, but one. Thanks to one of their fastest relays all year the Graham Lady Blues are district champions for the second year in a row.
Madison shook a junior runner for Graham was cheering her teammates on in the relay, "it was really exciting and we were all biting our fingers at the mile relay. They pulled through for us."
Cara Cowser, along with winning the 100 and 300 hurdles ran in that relay, "it was really nerve racking because we knew that we had to do really well."
Kristin Adair a junior pole vaulter and runner at Graham, was with her teammates trying to figure out if they had won the meet, "we were all in the middle of the field and we were freaking out and counting up points in our head just trying to make sure that we won."
Coach Jim Walton said coming in to the meet he knew his girls could compete. But that they would need it to be their best meet of the year. "we were just hoping that we would preform to our abilities but it was a little nerve racking. There wasn't a lot of margin there."
Kristin Adair won the pole vault and triple jump in the district meet, getting crucial points for her team. It was the first time she'd won the triple jump all year. And she picked the perfect time to get her first win.