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Mountain View High’s Halladay runs blazing mile at Jesuit Twilight Relays

Freshman Lexy Halladay of Mountain View won the 5A individual girls state cross country title Oct. 29 in Pocatello.
Freshman Lexy Halladay of Mountain View won the 5A individual girls state cross country title Oct. 29 in Pocatello. Idaho State Journal

Mountain View High freshman Lexy Halladay is accustomed to finishing first, but her second-place run in the girls elite invitational mile at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays on Friday night wasn’t anything to hang her head about.

Halladay’s time of 4 minutes, 46.35 seconds is the second fastest in the nation this season, according to athletic.net.

Sophomore Taylor Roe of Lake Stevens (Wash.) won the race in a nation-leading 4:45.97.

The top three finishers in the race all surpassed the previous meet record of 4:54.60.

Halladay, the reigning 5A state cross country champion, owns the state’s fastest times in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters this season.

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