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Kamiakin’s Beauchene Breaks Out In the Mile

April 24, 2013

High School Athlete of the Week

By Marc Bloom, Running Times

Athlete: Megan Beauchene
Year: Junior
School: Kamiakin High School
Location: Kennewick, WA
800m PR: 2:12.99
Mile PR: 4:53.19

Megan Beauchene has kept her hot streak alive following a 4:53.19 runner-up Mile performance at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in California earlier this month. At Arcadia, her first outing in a national-level event, Beauchene led the field onto the homestretch only to be overtaken by victorious Shea Martinez of Utah. Since then, Beauchene, a junior at Kamiakin High, has run a winning 800m (2:15.55) and runner-up Mile (4:54.71) at the Pasco Invitational, captured a 2:16.23/4:56.51 double in a league meet and, most recently, won the 800m in 2:14.30 at the Hermiston Invitational while also anchoring the Braves’ distance medley relay in a 5-flat 1600. Like many successful distance runners, she got her start on the soccer field.

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Tags: shea martinez (2) , pasco invitational (1) , megan beauchene (1) , hermiston invitational (1) , arcadia invitational (3)

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