It was just your average Saturday — Jan. 26 to be exact — when bowlers at East Wenatchee’s Eastmont Lanes began buzzing with excitement. Meredith Mead, 15, a ninth-grader at Eastmont Junior High, had 10 strikes in a row.
“Oh my gosh, it was so amazing,” said Michelle Baugher, the mother of Meredith and manager of Eastmont Lanes. “I was working and hadn’t been paying much attention. Somebody came up and said I should drop what I’m doing and go watch Meredith — she was on her way to maybe, just maybe, setting a record.”