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Shoreline Track and Field Invite is Saturday, April 28 at Shoreline Stadium

Seventy-five schools, more than 1,000 athletes set to compete in largest all-boys track invite in the Northwest

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 Coaches

Pole 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

Eastlake                                                Lynnwood                                   

Eastside Catholic                                    Mariner           

Edmonds-Woodway                                    Mercer Island

Eisenhower                                                   Mount Rainier

Everett                                                Mountlake Terrace

Federal Way                                                Nathan Hale

Ferndale                                                Newport                                   

 

 

 

 

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