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Area girls top competition at track and field tourney

Bailey Hand, Shaylee Williams, Haley Hmura, Kailey Doutt and Nicole Niskanen show off their medals from the Hershey Track and Field Championship earlier this month. (Submitted)

Shaylee Williams and Kailey Doutt of Keizer, together with teammates Hailey Hmura and Nicole Niskanen of Salem, posted a time of 56.81 in the 4×100 relay to win the Oregon State Hershey’s Track and Field Championship at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday, July 7.

In an individual effort, Doutt, a Claggett Creek Middle School student, posted a time of 2:32.43 to win the girls 800-meter championship.

Bailey Hand won the 200 meter championship in the 11/12 year old division.

All five girls compete together on the same soccer team and decided as a group to take part in the track and field meet.

If their times hold up, the girls will represent the Pacific Northwest Region in the National Championships held in Hershey Pennsylvania in August.