Ellie Heiden just wanted to lay down and take a nap.
Unfortunately for her, she still had the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay to run.
Fortunately for her teammates, Heiden had a day for the ages Saturday.
The Kamiakin sophomore overcame exhaustion to cruise through the anchor on the mile relay and deliver the Braves to the victory at the 51st annual Pasco Invite at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.
"I was thinking in the middle of the race that I want to fall down and die right now," she said. "If it was the open 400, I might have just laid down and gone to sleep, but three other girls were counting on me and I couldn't let them down."
Heiden didn't let anyone down on this day, winning the 200 and 400 meters and anchoring the 4x100 and 4x400 relays to titles. She was named the Female Outstanding Athlete for her efforts and helped lead the Braves to the first team title at the Pasco Invite since 1999.
"I'm still in shock," she said of winning four events. "Kamiakin has a really strong team and we all get along. You need to have a few things go right to be good and we have those."
Heiden was joined on the winner's stand by Meagan Beauchene, who was a surprise winner in the 800.
The sophomore blazed past North Central's Katie Knight with 200 meters to go and held off Knight's charge down the stretch, winning in 2:14.22.
"My 1,600 race didn't go how I wanted and I was upset and I was thinking about that and wanted to make up for it," Beauchene said of finishing eighth in her signature race. "I was really worried that last 100 (of Knight chasing her down), but kept thinking about how good it would feel to win.
"It feels great. I was just smiling all the way to the end."
Beauchene also ran the second leg on the 4x400 team, along with Danielle Brandon on the opening leg and Michelle Fletcher on the third leg.
It was the first time since the Class 3A state meet last season that the four had run the mile relay together, and while the time wasn't stellar, a victory certainly is.
"We have our eyes on winning state," Fletcher said. "This meet gives us confidence that we can compete with some really good teams."
The Braves should have confidence considering how things went Saturday, especially for Heiden.
Running the 200 meters for just the second and third time in her life, she pulled out a victory with a time of 25.46.
"When I was getting in the blocks, I was like, 'These girls are gonna kick my trash,' " she said. "It started to get to me mentally, but I just figured if my parents told me I could do the 200 and my coaches told me I could, that I should have confidence."
In the 400, Heiden went against her normal race, only going to the front about halfway through the race, but it didn't matter as she showed off her closing kick to get the win in 56.87.
The biggest win of the day, though, might have been in the 4x100 relay, which has Khadidja Toure, Kyra Brannan and Heiden back from last year's state championship team. Freshman Lindsey Schauble is on the first leg this season, and after the team false started at the Pasco Invite last year, they were out for blood Saturday.
Heiden held off a hard-charging Curtis runner to win in 48.84, thanks to a photo finish.
"At state when I got the baton, I couldn't see anyone," Heiden said. "So (Saturday), my first thought was that she was standing on the side of the track because usually there is no one there.
"The first thing I thought was, 'What if I lose this?' My next thought was just run."
Which she did throughout the day, winning Kamiakin's first Female Outstanding Athlete since Fran Green won it in 1995.
The Braves finished with a whopping 74 points, easily beating Auburn Riverside's 47.