Lieschan Hansen

Class of 1984

1-Time Individual Champion

13 Total Top 3’s, 16 Total Top 5’s

1600m: 5:04.2 – # 2 all-time at graduation, # 3 all-time

3200m: 11:09.55 – # 2 all-time at graduation, # 4 all-time

XC: 18:50 – Evergreen H.S. (Seattle), 3.0 miles, 1982

Described in newspaper accounts of her exploits as being a “spark plug”, “spunky”, and a “lightweight sophomore speedster”, Lieschan was the first female cross country superstar at IHS. She is the program’s first 4-time participant in the KingCo meet, earning all-league honors all four years finishing 7th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd respectively. In the district meet, she finished in the top 8 all four years. She was a 4-time state meet participant

finishing in the top 15 three of her four years. She earned all-state status all four years by finishing in the top 50 across all classifications. (She was in the top 30 all four years.) In track, she ran at KingCo in the 1600m and 3200m in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, winning the 1984 KingCo title in the 3200m while qualifying for the district meet in all six of those finals. She then went on to qualify for the state meet in five of those six, finishing in the top 12 at state all five times, including a 4th place finish in the 1600m in 1983. She was # 2 in school history in both events at graduation and is still in the top 4 in both today.

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