The 25th annual Shoreline Track and Field Invite will take place Saturday, April 28 at Shoreline Stadium.
Many of the best boys track and field teams and individuals from around the state will participate in the Shoreline Invitational. Field events are scheduled to begin at noon, while the first running event is slated for 1 p.m. Seventy-five teams and over 1,000 athletes are expected in the biggest all-boys invitational in the Northwest.
Although it is marked as the 25th annual meet, the Shoreline Invitational has been in existence for more than 40 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.
Ticket Prices: Adults $7
Students W/ASB $5
Seniors and Children $4
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 Riverside, Bothell, Bellevue, Eastlake, Eisenhower, Ferris, Kentridge, O’Dea, and White River. It truly could be any team’s meet since many teams have the potential of placing multiple athletes in the same event. Last year Federal Way dominated the team championship with 59 points, topping Wenatchee (45) Bothell (39) North Central (37) and Liberty of Issaquah (37). Eight of last year’s top 10 teams return (Federal Way, Bothell, North Central, Liberty, Central Valley, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Shorecrest).
Of the 17 events that exist on the athletic.net state leader board, seven of the state leaders will be in attendance, in addition multiple events include 3 or more of the states top 10. A hot event to keep an eye on is the high jump that includes 5 of the state’s top 10 participants, all with marks over 6’6” this season. In addition the boys 1600 should be entertaining with 5 of the states best, including Korey Krotzer of Auburn Riverside entered with a 4:08 entry mark. He is currently the state leader in the 3200. The other events with three or more of the state’s top 10 are here: 100 (1,3,9,10), 200 (4,7,9,10), 800 (1,5,6,9 and Idaho’s # 4 in Morgan Choate from ValIivue HS), 110H (3,4,8), 4x100 (2,3,4,6), 4x400 (1,3,4,6,9), Discus (6,7,8,10), High Jump (1,5,6,7,8), Long Jump (2,4,6,10), and Triple Jump (1,2,7,10). 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.
Top Entrants Submitted By CoachesPole Vault Austin Sodorff Woodinville 15-6, 1st in state Javelin Carson Fuller Ferris 198-6, 2nd in State Discus Drew Sharkey Ferris 166-9, 6th in State Shot Put Jack Scheideman Roosevelt 57-8, 3rd in State Long Jump Joshua Gordon Liberty (Issaquah) 23-7.75, 2nd in State Triple Jump Joshua Gordon Liberty (Issaquah) 46-9.50, 1st in State High Jump Dakarai Hightower Curtis 6-10, 1st in State 100 Meters Markeith Harris Nathan Hale 10.64, 1st in State 200 Meters Tatum Taylor O'Dea 21.66, 4th in State 400 Meters Drew Matthews Skyline 49.35, 8th in State 800 Meters Marcus Dickson White River 1:50.89, 1st in State 1,600 Meters Korey Krotzer Auburn Riverside 4:08.75, 1st in State Frosh/Soph 1600 Aaron Roe Jackson 4:27.52 (not in top 10) 3,200 Meters Kai Wilmot North Central 9:06.74, 4th in State 110 Hurdles Kaid Tipton Kentridge 14.66, 3rd in State 300 Hurdles Aaron Persinger Federal Way 39.04, 4th in State 400 Meter Relay Federal Way 42.67, 2nd in State 1,600 Meter Relay Federal Way 3:20.47, 1st in State Distance Medley Eisenhower 10:23 Not ranked Sprint Medley Shorewood 1:34 Not ranked
2012 SHORELINE INVITATIONAL TEAMS
AC Davis Garfield O’Dea
Anacortes Hanford Olympic
Archbishop Murphy Hazen Roosevelt
Auburn Henry Jackson Sammamish
Auburn Riverside Inglemoor Seattle Prep
Bainbridge Ingraham Sedro-Woolley
Ballard Interlake Shorecrest
Bellevue Joel Ferris Shorewood
Bellingham Juanita Skyline
Bishop Blanchet Kamiak Snohomish
Bothell Kamiakin South Whidbey
Cascade Kentlake Stadium
Cedarcrest Kentridge Thomas Jefferson
Central Valley King’s Todd Beamer
Charles Wright Lake Washington University
Chief Sealth Lakes Vallivue (Idaho)
Cleveland Lakeside West Valley
Curtis Liberty White River
Decatur Lindbergh Woodinville
Eastside Catholic Mariner
Edmonds-Woodway Mercer Island
Eisenhower Mount Rainier
Everett Mountlake Terrace
Federal Way Nathan Hale