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Kamiakin's Armstrong posts nation's top time

The high school track season may be months away, but that hasn’t stopped Kamiakin junior Anthony Armstrong from grabbing some attention — on a national level.

Armstrong posted the fastest 3,000-meter indoor time of any high schooler this winter, finishing his heat in 8 minutes, 39.49 seconds at the UW Indoor Preview on Saturday in Seattle.

He blew away the previous best of 8:52.30 on the same day that the next three fastest times also were set, two of them at the UW meet. Armstrong finished second in his heat and eighth overall competing against college runners.

The feat was mentioned on Rich Gonzalez’s DyeCast on ESPN Rise.