Alissa Pudlitzke, Jordan Davis, Maddie Woodson and Alexa Efraimson made their presence felt on the track under the lights at Hayward Field Friday.
The four Camas Papermakers combined their talents to clinch first place in the Oregon Relays distance medley race with a new Washington state record time of 11 minutes, 54.19 seconds.
“This brought back the team aspect from cross country. Track is more of an individual sport, but I love the relays,” Efraimson said. “This is my favorite relay because it encompasses all the challenges of racing, distance wise, into one event.”
A total of 24 high school runners stood on the track at the beginning of the distance medley relay. It was up to Pudlitzke to get the Papermakers in a good spot during the first 1,200-meters.
“I was on the very outside,” Pudlitzke said. “I didn’t even have a lane to stand on.”