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Senior Alex Bowns wins the 1600 M race with a time of 4:17, a new Ballard High School record. Bowns also won the 3200 M race.

Ballard track team compete at Larry Eason Invitational, win Academic Achievement Award for highest GPA

Over thirty of Ballard's top Track and Field athletes competed at the Larry Eason Invitational Track Meet in Snohomish on Saturday, April 14th.

There were seven schools from British Columbia and 50 from Washington at the meet.

Senior Alex Bowns had his first Invitational wins of his high school career, winning the 1600 M race with a time of 4:17 and the 3200 M race. Bowns also broke the Ballard High School 1600 M record. These wins continue his undefeated winning streak of 10 first place finishes this season.

Senior Emma Suchland also had a great day with 2nd, 4th and 8th place finishes respectively in the 100 M, 200 M and 400 M events. Emma also broke the school record in the 100 M with a time of 12:27.

Other top finishers for Ballard included:

Junior Stuart Thomas – 4th in the 110 M Hurdles, 9th in the 300 M Hurdles
Senior Matt Kelly – 4th in the Javelin
Sophomore Carolyn Birkenfeld – 3rd in the 400 M, 14th in the 100 M and 8th in the 200 M

The Ballard boys finished up 6th overall and the girls were 15th.

The boys team also won the Academic Achievement Award for highest combined GPA of a team.

Here's a link to the full results:

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