Kamiak, Mariner track and field | At a glance

Apr 04, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Mariner senior Suzy Pace is one of the state’s top hurdlers.

Mariner

Coaches: Dave McFadden, Chuck Nichols

Top athletes: Boys – Fernando Castaneda-Flores (400, 800, 1,600), Romelo Mangum (sprints), Robel Anshebo (sprints, jumps), Randy Nguyen (sprints, jumps), Thanh Nguyen (sprints, jumps), Brandon Lopez (400, 800, 1,600); girls – Suzy Pace (hurdles, high jump), Valeria Gerasymova (sprint), Tiana Nguyen (800, 1,600, high jump), Kara Sevigny (800, 1,600, 3,200), Kyla Ojalehto (400, 800, 1,600)

Outlook: Suzy Pace qualified for state in 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and high jump. She finished fifth in the high jump and sixth in the 300 hurdles.

“We want to try to qualify as many athletes as possible to the state meet.  At this time, there are several who have the potential to do just that,” McFadden said. “We would like to improve on our fifth place girls and sixth place boys team finishes at last year’s league championships.”

Kamiak

Coaches: Paul Kirkpatrick, Charley LeWarne

Top athletes: Boys – Patrick Olson (sprints and jumps), Matt Stark (discus), Cameron Dockens (pole vault), Anthony Armad (hurdles), Braden Leary (sprints and jumps), Theo Washington (sprints, jumps); girls – Alicia Anderson (1,600, 3,200), Tara Koonce (shot put), Kailin Wiley (sprints), Tracey Hatch (sprints), Noelle Young (sprints), Sarah Nehring (jumps), Naomi Bingham (pole vault), Ally de la Cruz (pole vault), Emma Harrison (hurdles), Leah Clark (distance), Savannah Congdon (sprints), Grace Forster (jumps)

Outlook: The boys team set two school records in the 400 and 1,600 relays and the 1,600 relay team finished second at the state meet.

Alicia Anderson is the school record holder in the 1,600 and 3,200 girls races. She finished second in the 1,600 and fifth in the 3,200 at last year’s state meet.

Teammate Tara Koonce holds the school shot put record.

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