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Blue Devils Compete At State Indoor Track Finals


Last updated 2/14/2018 at 3:20pm

Courtesy photo

Lillie Siniard (far right) and Ava Findlay (left backdrop) competed in the girls' 3,200 meter run last Friday at the state finals in Winston-Salem. Siniard finished in 14th place. (Photos courtesy of Phil Ponder)

With two laps to go, junior Noah Schoenacher was stuck in fifth place with nowhere to go.

The pain of the 1,000 meters – an event that exists at the breaking point between speed and endurance – was taking its toll, and with another minute of running left, Schoenacher was struggling to hold position.

The defending mile champion (Dakota Mendenhall) was 10 meters in front of him in fourth; only the top four would receive medals.

Coming into the last lap, Schoenacher could sense the gap closing. With one last acceleration, he cut the gap to Mendenhall down to five meters, then three....

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