If you’re a fan of girls track and field, you don’t want to miss the Lake Washington Invitational Saturday.
This is one of my favorite meets to cover every year, and I’ll be there again.
Prelims in the running events start at 9 a.m. with the finals beginning at 11.
You can find complete entries here, and the time schedule is at athletic.net, too (is that the coolest track and field site, or what?).
LW coach James Johnson provided some insights into the meet in this e-mail:
It looks like the 100 and 200 should be very exciting with Holly DeHart of Kentwood leading the way in both and a chance to eclipse the meet record in the 200m of 24.64, set in 1982 by Donna Dennis of Clover Park. Her best this year is 24.90 (#1 time in WA).
The top race should be the 400m with 6 of the top 11 times in Washington this year represented. Led by Michelle Fero of Holy Names Academy at 57.10 (#1 in WA), Stephenie Cummings of Glacier Peak 57.29 (#2 in WA), Li Murphy of Annie Wright 57.54 (#4 in WA), and Madelayne Varela of Kentlake 57.94 (#6 in WA).
The 100m Hurdles looks to be a premier event too, Tate Latimer of Tahoma is entered at 14.6 (#2 in WA) and Becca Berge of Inglemoor is entered at 15.0 (#4 in WA).
The 300m Hurdles should be very exciting with 8 entries between 46.0 and 47.0, and 5 of those in the top 10 for WA best. Led again by Tate Latimer of Tahoma.
The distance races also look competitive as always.
In the 1500m, Kathryn Knight of North Central is entered at 5:01.8 (#5 in WA), Tansey Lystad of Juanita at 5:06.0 (#9 in WA) and Hannah Kiser of Wenatchee at 5:06.2 (#10 in WA).
In the 3000m Anna Dailey of Garfield entered is at 10:05.5 (4th best in WA), Tansey Lystad of Juanita is entered at 10:05.8 (5th best in WA), and freshman Kathryn Knight of North Central is doubling back from the 1500m and entered at 10:12.9.
The Shot Put should be great with #1 thru #4 WA bests represented. Kayla Adams of Thomas Jefferson 43′ 5″, Jessica Bush of Eisenhower 41′ 9.5″, Krystall Fowler of Lincoln 41′ 8.5″ and Alyx Toeaina of Kentwood 41′ 8.5″.
Also the Triple Jump features 3 of the top four jumps so far this year in WA.
Tess Parent of Inglemoor leads the state at 38′ 4.75″, Kelsey Lin of Ferris is second at 37′ 6.5″ and Juanita Sophomore Alanna Coker is 4th at 36′ 11″.
Top team looks to be a battle between Inglemoor and Kentwood.