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By Jeremy Burnham

Schafer places seventh at regionals, moves on to state


Last updated 11/7/2019 at 1:04pm

Photo courtesy of Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent

Linnea Schafer runs during regionals in Chewelah on Nov. 2. Schafer finished in seventh place, easily qualifying for the state championships in Pasco on Nov. 9.

A week after Lind-Ritzville/Sprague's Linnea Schafer was named All-League at the District 7 championships, Schafer finished No. 7 at the regionals in Chewelah, easily qualifying for the state championships this Saturday in Pasco.

Schafer is the lone LRS athlete to qualify for state. The top 28 girls and the top 35 boys qualified. Schafer finished 21:07,71. She qualified by almost two minutes. The final qualifier finished with a time of 22:58.25.

"[Schafer] had a big [personal record] this week," LRS head coach Morgan Hunt said. "She and I are striving to break 21 minutes. She is so close! H...

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