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Griffin finishes second at Hershey's Track and Field National Championships

Lakota Middle School 12-year-old Yohane Griffin finished up in second place at last weekend
Lakota Middle School 12-year-old Yohane Griffin finished up in second place at last weekend's 2012 Hershey's Track and Field National Championships in Pennsylvania. Griffin (third from left) ran a 26.72 in the Boys 11-12 200-meter dash.
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Yohane Griffin finished up in second place at the 2012 Hershey's Track and Field National Championships last weekend in Hershey, Penn. The 12-year-old Lakota Middle School student ran a personal-best time of 26.72 in the Boys 11-12 200-meter dash. Johnathan Thomas from Fresno, Texas won the event in a time of 25.84.

In total, seven kids from Washington attended the national meet in Hershey. The 9 to 14 year olds qualified with performances at the Hershey State Track Meet, which was held at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma on June 30.

To qualify for the national meet, Washington athletes had to have the top time or distance in the entire region, not just the state. Washington’s region also includes Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta.

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