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Hingston shows quickness and strength at state

Megan Hingston in action at last weekend’s state track and field championship. She placed eighth in the 100m hurdles, the event pictured here. Submitted photo by

Megan Hingston went three for three in her events at last weekend’s state track and field championships for Class 6A schools.

The McNary senior, who qualified for the shot put and both hurdles, placed eighth or higher in each event.

Hingston was second in the shot put (40-11), fifth in the 300m hurdles (45.77) and eighth in the 100m hurdles (15.92).

The second place finish is a personal best for Hingston. During her freshman year, she was second in the high jump at the state meet as well.

Hingston, however, wasn’t alone when it came to McNary athletes standing on the podium.

Two other Lady Celts reached the finals of their respective events. Senior Lauren Brouse was eighth in the 400m (1:00.14) while junior Jenna Quesnel was eighth in the pole vault (10-0).

Junior Tim McDowell represented the boys team with a sixth-place effort in the high jump. He cleared 6-2.

The other members of the Lady Celts contingent included Brouse in the 200m, senior Rachel Fast in the 100m and senior Amy Jones in the 800m. Also not reaching the finals were the 4X100 and 4X400 relay teams.

Members of the 4×100 relay included Brouse, Jones, Fast and sophomore Averi Wing.

On the 4X400 were Brouse, Jones, Wing and freshman Laura Donaldson.

McDowell did not advance beyond the preliminaries in the 400m, nor did sophomore Dylan McHugh in the 800m.