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June 6, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Inside Lane | High School Track Blog Week 10

By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times State over, but Combined Events on tap The 43rd annual Washington State Combined Events meet are taking place this weekend, Friday and Saturday at Lake Stevens High. For those attuned to the WIAA state meet being the conclusion to the high school track year, you may be unfamiliar with the Combined…

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May 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Inside Lane | High School Track Blog Week 9

By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times They seek a pair of three-peats We’ve made it to the finale – Star Track XXXII, the state meets, in all six classifications mostly on Friday and Saturday. The small schools will begin Friday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The big schools, 4A/3A/2A, got things going at Mount Tahoma High…

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May 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Inside Lane | High School Track Blog Week 8

By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times Hale basks in rare Metro title Cary Stidham saw the possibility coming a year ago. The Nathan Hale boys track coach took a junior-heavy team into the 2013 post-season with a chance to end O’Dea’s Metro League championship run. It didn’t happen. But Hale did finish a close second as the Irish…

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May 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Inside Lane | High School Track Blog Week 7

By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times Patricelli rides big arm to javelin success The arm always was there. Denham Patricelli played baseball all his life growing up. “I wasn’t very good,” Patricelli said. “But I played outfield and I’d just be out there and throw people out.” Patricelli stuck with baseball through his junior high years. But at a…

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May 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Inside Lane | High School Track Blog Week 6

By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times Heiden’s Drive Puts Her on Precipice of History Ellie Heiden will always remember the day – Saturday, April 19, 2014. That was the date of the highly-regarded Pasco Invitational. On that day, Heiden won her third athlete of the meet title in three years. She won the 200 and 400 meters…

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May 3, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Inside Lane | High School Track Blog Week 5

By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times Seattle Prep’s Hardy Back on Track Don’t get him wrong. Given the chance, Joe Hardy would do it differently. That doesn’t change the facts, nor the positives the Seattle Prep senior now understands came from the experiences of his junior spring. “Essentially last year, I violated team policy,” Hardy said. That violation cost…

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April 25, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Inside Lane | High School Track Blog Week 4

By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times Long-running Federal Way meet feels new again Change can be difficult. But after half a century, for the Bill Harris Invitational track meet, perhaps it simply was time. “It’s kind of a reboot, in a sense,” Federal Way boys coach Chris Williams said. “We hope it grows into a Pasco Invite kind…

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April 4, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Inside Lane | Week 2

By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times Penn building on early success Tyson Penn’s first high school track experience set the bar high. Last May, the Federal Way freshman won the 4A state title in the high jump for the Federal Way Eagles. His points also contributed to a state team championship that sent Eagles coach Sam Beesley…

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