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RECRUITING: Silverado’s Washington picks Arizona for track and field

Silverado senior Zakee Washington on Monday announced via Twitter his commitment to run track and field at Arizona next season.

The 6-foot-3-inch standout, a transfer from Palo Verde, was the top-ranked boys 400-meter dash runner in the state this season. Washington’s commitment is nonbinding, and Arizona’s coaches cannot comment until he signs a letter of intent.

He set a personal record in the 400 — 47.27 seconds — at the Division I state meet to lead the Skyhawks to the team title in May. His 400 time was tied for 36th in the nation this past season, according to Dyestat.com

Washington also placed eighth in the 200 (22.82) and ran a leg on two state-qualifying relay teams.

Silverado’s 1,600 relay team finished second to Centennial, and the 800 relay placed seventh.

In April, Washington ran a 47.50 to win the 400 at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in California.

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