https://publishpath.comAfter two straight Runner-up finishes in the 800 the last two years, Madalyn O'Dea, finally added her name to the elite group of CAL State Champs. But the win came in the 1600, rather than the 800. Maddie bided her time, as Highlands' Maria Broering roared out to a large lead for the first 3 laps. She slowly positioned herself on the last lap, blasting off the last turn to seize the lead and run away to a 3 second victory. Maddie's winning time of 5:11.34 lowers her own school record set at the Dream Mile two weeks earlier. Her next race came up very quickly, but she still managed to medal in the 800, with her 8th place 2:23.99.