LaVallee, Magic finish strong at state

By Clay Sawatzke
Times Reporter

Sometimes, winning isn’t everything.

Phil LaVallee used a strong last 200 meters to finish the 800 in third place, just steps in front of his nearest competitors in the state finals on Saturday. (Photo by Clay Sawatzke)

Phil LaVallee used a strong last 200 meters to finish the 800 in third place, just steps in front of his nearest competitors in the state finals on Saturday. (Photo by Clay Sawatzke)

In a sport like track and field, each person is only capable of so much, making it tough to ask for much more than your best effort. As the high school track and field state meet wound down under the sweltering sun on Saturday, every Magic athlete was able to walk away with that special sense of satisfaction you get when you know you turned in a performance as good as you could have hoped and asked for.

The Magic didn’t have any state champions on Saturday. But all five participants were all-state after turning in performances that ranged from career best” to “as good as could be expected.”

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