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AMS track claims state championships

 Posted: 2:00 AM June 05, 2013

Seventh-grader Ian Rinefort and eighth-grader Frankie Mora led the Ashland Middle School track and field team with first-place performances at the Middle School Statewide Championships Saturday at La Pine.

Rinefort won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 10.59 seconds, while Mora prevailed in the 100 (11.83).

Rinefort's personal record in the 800 (2:09.70) is an AMS record by five seconds and is currently the fastest time in the nation by a seventh grader. He also holds school records in the 200 and 400.

Mora broke the AMS record in the 100 earlier this year when he was clocked at 11.5 seconds.

The Ashland Middle School boys also brought home state titles in the 4x100 (47.6) and 4x400 (4:00.55). Running the 4x100 for Ashland were Mora, Colin Timmons, Malik Pippa and Shea Scott. Running the 4x400 in record time were Rinefort, Isaiah Henderson-Brazie, Aaron Chandler and Alex McKernana. The 4x400 team shattered Ashland's seventh-grade record by more than 11 seconds.

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