Former SHS track star is All American

Pictured with their fourth-place plaques from the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships are Lewis-Clark State 4x800m runners Rylee Brown, Rebecca Saxton, Maja Plaznik and Dallas Borrego. Borrego is a Sunnyside High School graduate.

Credit: Courtesy of Dallas Borrego
Pictured with their fourth-place plaques from the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships are Lewis-Clark State 4x800m runners Rylee Brown, Rebecca Saxton, Maja Plaznik and Dallas Borrego. Borrego is a Sunnyside High School graduate.



— Dallas Borrego is back on campus with All American honors and a fourth-place medal from the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships.

The national track and field event was in Brookings, S.D. Feb. 28 through March 2.

Borrego, a 2018 graduate of Sunnyside High School, is a member of the Lewis-Clark State women’s track and field team.

She joined Rylee Brown, Maja Plaznik and Rebecca Saxton in the 4x800m relay Feb. 2 for the national qualifier at Washington State University.

“All of us run 2:20 or 2:22,” Borrego said.

“We qualified as a ‘B’ standard,” she said of the team’s qualifying time, noting they were the only 4x800m team on the track in Pullman.

That ranked the team 17th as they headed to the national championships.

Borrego was also an alternate for the 4x400m relay, but the former cross country and track stand-out from Sunnyside shines when she runs the longer distance.

The team broke their own school record in the finals, a record they set in the preliminary race. They crossed the finish in 9:21.23 to claim fourth-place and All American honors. Joining them in being named All American was alternate Callie Johnson.

Coach Mike Collins told the college’s paper, “These young ladies went out and ran hard. They ran as a nice group and stayed very competitive.”

Borrego said the outdoor season is scheduled to start this coming weekend.



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