The Division 3 state track and field finals is always a long day, but this year it was made even longer after three rain delays the event finally finished around 11:30 Saturday night well over 12 hours after it started.
Stockbridge runners multiple times were preparing for their race and were forced to evacuate the track area due to storms.
The delays did not stop Rylee Tolson and Micah Beauregard from having strong showings as Tolson earned All-State honors in two events and Beauregard one.
Tolson had goals of top-five finishes in her two events and she did just that as she earned All-State honors in the 1600 and 3200 races.
She opened with a fifth-place finish in the 1600 with a school record time of 5:02,20. Knocking eight seconds off her own school record time.
Then came the 3200, she stayed in the top four pack for most of the race and came home third shattering her own school record by over 25 seconds with a time of 10:48.33. Three of the top four finishers were freshman, so the next three years should be a battle in the 3200 in Division 3.
Not to be outdone, Beauregard came home seventh in the 1600 in the boys’ race with a time of 4:24.91, three second faster than his regional time. He did not get the finish he had hoped for in the 800, coming home 11th with a time of 2:00.44.
Maison Beauregard ran in the 300 hurdles and had a rough race clipping several hurdles along the way and finishing 23rd in the event.