By TODD MILLES
About halfway down the home stretch, Lakes High’s Izaic Yorks came face-to-face with his most nerve-racking track-and-field foe.
The stopwatch ticker.
As it counted off seconds, Yorks furiously pumped his arms and kept sprinting – his face straining with will.
After he crossed the finish line, Yorks had a bit of Washington state high school history in the 1,600-meter run, completing the four laps in 4 minutes, 4 seconds.
Not only was it an all-time best mark in the state, he wrested away the 2012 national lead from a fellow Pierce County runner – White River’s Marcus Dickson (4:05.83).
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