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The District I-II track meet couldn’t have gone much better for Grangeville’s Braison Nor- man, who qualified individ- ually in three events as well as the Bulldogs’ medley relay.
“It went really well,” he said. “I was really nervous. Some other teams were making some mistakes and had some other kids disqual- ified. But it was a really good day running for me. I
knew I was going to win and it was more about pushing myself to see where I could get seeded in state.”
Norman’s 100 meter dash puts him fourth in his heat of the preliminary scheduled Friday afternoon at Middleton High School, and his 200 meter dash time is fourth overall in that event.
He also qualified with a 5-8 height in the high jump — and judging from
other seedings, clearing his personal best 5-10 once again could put him on the podium in that event as well.
“The two or three meets before district, it was 5-10, 5-10, 5-10,” he said. “They sayifIworkonmyformI can get over six.”
He also sparked Grangeville’s medley relay, which posted a seed time ranked fifth in the classifica- tion. It could be faster.
“We almost had a little handoff malfunction,” Nor- man said, “but we made it in the zone in time and ran two good legs after that. So it went pretty well in the end.”
Grangeville heads south Thursday morning, with field events — including the 2A boys high jump — set to start at 9 a.m. Friday.
“I always get my best times down there,” Norman said. “I like the track there.
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