Mac-Hi's Childers wins state 4A 400 title

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EUGENE, Ore. - Mac-Hi's Emily Childers won the state Class 4A track title in the 400-meters with a time of 58.34 at the state meet at the University of Oregon this weekend.

"It was a beautiful race," Pioneers coach John Milleson said. "She made up all staggers by the 200 mark, and won by 5 to 10 yards."

Childers also placed second in the 200 in 26.32.

"Obviously, she had a fantastic meet," Milleson said.

Zach Conlee threw his way to sixth in the shot put with a throw of 47 feet, 7 inches, which is a personal best for him, Milleson said.

"He had two throws over 47 feet, so he's happy with that," Milleson said.

No other Mac-Hi athletes advanced to the finals.

"They had some PRs in some events, but it just was not enough to get into the championship bracket," Milleson said. "We had a successful meet."

The Pioneers lose just five seniors off the 43-athlete squad, he said.

"It's been a long season, the kids have worked hard and they deserve all the credit, they made it a great season," Milleson said. "I look forward to another year and giving it another shot. We should be strong again next year."

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