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Track & Field: What to watch at Star Track XXX

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on May 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm with 1 Comment »
May 24, 2012 10:01 am
Lakes High's Izaic Yorks and White River's Marcus Dickson own the two fastest 1,600 meter times in the country this season. Yorks and Dickson will compete at Star Track XXX this weekend at Mount Tahoma Stadium. (Photo by Lui Kit Wong, TNT staff photgrapher)

Click here to read staff writer Todd Milles’ story on Izaic Yorks and Marcus Dickson.

STAR TRACK XXX
When:
Today-Saturday
Where: Mount Tahoma Stadium
Schedule: Thursday – evening session, 4:30 p.m. Friday – morning session, 9:30 a.m.; evening session, 2:30 p.m. Saturday – morning session, 9:30 a.m.

WHAT TO WATCH
Class 4A:
Heritage High’s Sean Keller owns the top javelin mark in the country this season with a throw of 244 feet, 1 inch – the all-time state record. … Wenatchee sophomore Isaiah Brandt-Sims, who’s expected to be a top football recruit in a couple years, is the reigning state champ in the 100 and 200. Brandt’s seed time in the 200 is 21.24 seconds, slightly faster than the meet record of 21.26 set in 1982 by Darrell Robinson. … Curtis junior Kennadi Bouyer is the state leader in the girls 100 and 200.

Class 3A: All eyes will be on Lakes High’s Izaic Yorks in the boys 1,600. At the bi-district meet last week, Yorks posted an all-time state record and the fastest time this season in the country when he ran 4:04. … Bonney Lake High thrower Adara Winder is going for a third straight state crown in the shot put. … Foss High junior Marcus Chambers, the state leader in the 400, will try to record a sub-47-second time. … Glacier Peak High junior Amy-Eloise Neale won’t sweep the 1,600 and 3,200 runs for the third year in a row. Neale will compete in the 800 and 1,600 and run on the Grizzlies’ 4×400 relay. … O’Dea sprinter Tatum Taylor owns the fastest boys 100-meter time in the state after running 10.50 seconds at the Metro League championships.

Class 2A: White River High’s Marcus Dickson will go for individual titles in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 races and the 4×400 relay and try to lead the Hornets to their first track and field team title. Dickson is the state leader in the 800 (1:49.45) and has the second-fastest time in the country in the 1,600 (4:05.83). … Blaine’s Cherish Morrison will try to add this weekend to the 10 track state titles already in her collection. Morrison is the top 2A runner in the 100 and 400 and second in the 200. She also anchor’s the Borderites’ 4×400 relay … Steilacoom’s Daniel Zmuda, state leader in the 300 hurdles, is a contender to win the 110 and 300 hurdles. …

CLASS 1A, 2B, 1B STATE MEETS
When:
Friday-Saturday
Where: Eastern Washington University
Schedule: Friday – 10 a.m. Saturday – 9:15 a.m.

WHAT TO WATCH
Class 1A:
Northwest School senior Maddie Meyers has never lost an individual race she’s competed in at the state meet. Meyers has won three titles each in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races and added 800 crowns the past two seasons. Meyers will run in all three events this weekend. … King’s boys are going for a sixth straight team title. … Newport’s Jake Wiley, Hoquiam’s Nolan Hoiness and Charles Wright’s Alexander Moore should engage in a heated 100-meter sprint – the three are separated by four-hundredths of a second. … Orting’s Savannah Burr is the top seed in the girls triple jump.

Class 2B: Tacoma Baptist’s Walker Williams is the top seed in the boys discus and will try to defend his state title. … Northwest Christian (Lacey) senior Lucas Graham is the state leader in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. The Navigators are the defending boys team champions. … Tacoma Baptist sprinters McKenna Neufeld and Rebecca McDonald rank 1-2 in the 100 among 2B sprinters. McDonald is also the top-rated 200 sprinter. … Elizabeth Weber of Northwest Christian is a threat to sweep the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.

Class 1B: Valerie Vogt of Trout Lake/Glenwood is the top time in the girls 800 and 1,600 and second-best time in the 3,200. … Mount Rainier Lutheran’s girls 4×100 relay team has the top mark in 1B with a time of 53.79 seconds and 4×400 in 4:19.83. … Rachel Siltman is the state leader in the triple jump, second in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. … With athletes in only three events, Mount Rainier Lutheran’s streak of team titles will end at three.

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  1. CLASS 2A: Any chance the WHS PATRIOTS will win something? Like a phrase or two in an upcoming article?

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