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Tag: Marcus Dickson


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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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.


Star Track XXX: Day 3 Class 2A recap

Marcus Dickson and his fellow competitors in the Class 2A boys 1,600 meter state finals helped changed the perception of distance runners at Star Track 30

On a sunny and bright Saturday and Mount Tahoma Stadium, Dickson led a group of six runners that posted times faster than the 2A state meet record of 4:15.70 set by Mason McHenry of Sehome in 2007.

Of course, Dickson was the fastest, running a 4:10.79 to win his second straight title. But he was certainly pushed by Squalicum’s Patrick Gibson, who ran right with Dickson, until the White River senior pulled away.

“I’m the defending champion and I was hurting with one lap to go,” Dickson said. “Every time Patrick made a move, I tried to cover it. With like 200 meters to go, I knew my whole town is here, and we were going for a team state title, I just had to keep on driving.”
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