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Tag: Izaic Yorks

June
18th

Track: Lakes’ Yorks qualifies for Junior World Championships in Spain

Lakes High’s Izaic Yorks placed second in the men’s 1,500 meters at the USA Track an Field Junior Outdoor Championships Sunday at the University of Indiana.

Yorks finished with a time of 3:46.67, just behind winner Austin Mudd of Wisconsin, who won in 3:46.50. Here are complete results.

According to Lakes coach Joe Clark, Yorks powered past three runners on the home stretch and secured a spot at the World Championships next month at Barcelona, Spain.
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June
9th

Track: Dickson, Yorks run at Dream Mile in NYC

South Sound distance runners Marcus Dickson of White River and Lakes’ Izaic Yorks competed against the finest milers in the country at the prestigious Dream Mile event in New York City on Saturday.

Neither won — Bernie Montoya of Arizona placed first with a time of 4:01.32 — but both performed well. Dickson took fifth in 4:03.18 and Yorks, who entered the race with the nation’s fastest mile time this season, was eighth in 4:04.38.

Click here to see the full results. And click here to watch the race.
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June
7th

Running: Yorks, Dickson to run at Dream Mile on Saturday

South Sound distance runners Izaic Yorks of Lakes and Marcus Dickson of White River will compete at the prestigious Dream Mile on Saturday at Icahn Stadium in New York.

Yorks owns the country’s fastest time this season in the 1,600 and Dickson has the third-best mark in the event.

Joining the two boys are three girls from Washington: Glacier Peak’s Amy-Eloise Neal, Northwest’s Maddie Meyers and Camas’ Alexa Efraimson.

Click here to read our feature on Yorks and Dickson, which ran as a state track preview.

May
26th

Star Track XXX: Day 3 Class 3A recap

One standout’s brilliant high school career came to an end on Saturday, while another’s is just starting to burn white-hot.

On a brilliant and sunny Star Track Saturday, Lakes’ Izaic Yorks wrapped up his stellar Washington prep career by smashing the Class 3A record in the 1,600 meter run and taking home the title everyone expected him to win, while also grabbing the 800 meter run title to add to his massive collection of first place medals.

“No regrets, I got better each year and I got to where I wanted to be at the end,” said Yorks, who will run for University of Portland next season.

Meanwhile Marcus Chambers of Foss established himself as one of the top sprinters in the state. The ultra-talented junior took home the titles in both 200 and 400 and was already thinking about next season and taking down the longtime meet records in those events held by Ellensburg’s Ja’Warren Hooker.

“I’m not going to make any guarantees, but those times records are reachable,” Chambers said.
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May
19th

3A bi-district track: Lakes’ Izaic Yorks runs the fastest 1,600 meters in state history

By TODD MILLES
Staff writer

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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