The 24th-annual Shoreline Invitational is coming Saturday at Shoreline Stadium.
Here is a press release:
Shoreline Stadium will again host many of the best boys track and field teams and individuals from around the state in the 24th Annual Shoreline Invitational scheduled for Saturday, April 30. Field events are scheduled to begin at noon, while the first running event is slated for 1 p.m. A total of 83 teams and more than 1,000 entries are expected in the biggest all-boys invitational in the Northwest. The 2011 version also features two schools from British Columbia. St. George’s and Sutherland School from Vancouver.
More than the 24th: Although it is marked as the 24th annual meet, the Shoreline Invitational has been in existence for more than 30 years. The meet first began in 1972 and continued through the late 1970’s. With the closing of Shoreline High School, the meet shut down as well. In 1985, the meet started up again under the name Thunderbird Invitational, and barring a few missed years, it has been going strong since. The name was changed back to Shoreline Invitational in 1994, with both Shoreline high schools (Shorecrest and Shorewood) supporting the meet.
Students W/ASB $5
Seniors and Children $4
You Pick ’em: It is not too difficult to find some key outstanding individuals that will compete on Saturday. Picking the team favorite might be a bit more challenging. A number of teams will have a chance at top honors, which include, but may not be limited to: Auburn, Bothell, Garfield, Liberty (Issaquah) North Central, Skyline, Wenatchee, and St. George’s from BC. It truly could be any team’s meet, as many teams have the potential of placing multiple athletes in the same event. Last year North Central and Skyline tied for top honors with 51 team points, edging out Federal Way (46) and Wenatchee (44). For North Central it was their second straight team title. All of last year’s top 10 teams return (North Central, Skyline, Federal Way, Wenatchee, Auburn Riverside, Tahoma, West Seattle, Woodinville, and Eastlake).
State’s Best Enter Here: Of the 17 events that exist on the athletic.net state leader board, only three of the state leaders will be in attendance, however multiple events include 3 or more of the states top 10. The hot event to keep an eye on is the pole vault that includes six of the state’s top 10 participants, all with marks over 14 feet this season. Other events with three or more of the state’s top 10 are here: 4×400 relay (6,7,7,10), Javelin (4,7,10), Shot put (2,6,7), 100 Meters (2,6,8), 1,600 (1,2,5), 4×100 (3,5,6). In addition, the meet includes a few non-traditional events (Distance Medley, Sprint Medley), and adds its own flavor as the only meet in the area with a scored Frosh/Soph 1,600 meter run.
Meet Schedule: Time Event Flights/Heats
12:00 Javelin 58 Entrants-7 Flights
12:00 Pole Vault 39 Entrants
12:00 Long Jump 57 Entrants-8 Flights
12:00 Discus 55 Entrants-7 Flights
1:00 110 Hurdle Prelims 48 Entrants-6 Heats
1:20 100 Meter Prelims 59 Entrants-8 Heats
1:40 Distance Medley 30 Teams-2 Heats
2:20 200 Meter Prelim 58 Entrants-8 Heats
2:30 High Jump 45 Entrants
3:00 Shot Put 60 Entrants-8 Flights
3:00 Triple Jump 48 Enrtants-6 Flights
3:00 Sprint Medley 31 Teams-4 Heats
3:35 3200 Meters (sec. 2) 28 entrants over 10:01
4:00 Meet Dedication Ceremony
4:05 Frosh/Soph 1600 59 Entrants-2 Heats
4:25 110 Hurdle Finals
4:30 100 Meter Finals
4:40 1600 Meters 61 Entrants-2 Heats
5:05 400 Relay 43 Teams-6 Heats
5:30 400 Meters 60 Entrants-8 Heats
6:00 300 Hurdles 54 Entrants-7 Heats
6:30 800 Meter 68 Entrants-4 Heats of 17 each
7:00 200 Meter Final
7:15 3200 (Sec. 1) 29 entrants 10:00 and under 7:35 1600 Meter Relay 38 Teams-5 Heats
8:00 Closing Ceremonies; Presentation of Team Trophy
2011 Shoreline Invitational Teams
Cedar Park Christian
Charles Wright Acad
St. George’s (BC)
West Valley – Yakima