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File Photo: Bellingham senior Annika Reiss at Civic Stadium in

March of 2019. Photo courtesy of The runner & Keenan Gray

Bellingham's Annika Reiss Wins 1600M Championship

May 24, 2019 

Bellingham High School has a state champion in track and field on day one of 2A State. Senior Annika Reiss won the girls 1600 meter race at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma with a mark of 4:57.56. 

 

Entering as the only girl to break the 5-minute mark at the 2A level this year, Reiss reamined undefeated in 1,600. The Northern Arizona University commit bested Saville Feist of Anacortes, who finished second with a time of 5:02.67. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the second state title in the 1600 for Reiss, who also won as a sophomore. 

Reiss also joined Mazy Wright, Grace Much and Carmen Souza to help Bellingham qualify 7th in the preliminaries of the girls 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:08.29. Lynden posted the fastest time in the event as Sara Jones,

Mercy Berkmeyer, Savonne Sterk and Amanda Mata clocked out at 4:00.06. Both squads will compete in the finals on Saturday. 

- Doug Lange 

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