Track stars prepare to shine, part 2

By ADAM McFADDEN

  • Friday, May 30, 2008 3:01pm
  • Sports

By ADAM McFADDEN

Renton Reporter

With the Seamount League meet – and KingCo 3A meet for Liberty – starting on May 7, here’s a look ahead at the best girls runners event-by-event.

100 meter

Top 2008 Washington state time: 12.06 seconds, Ariana Jones (Franklin)

Top 2008 Seamount time: 12.61, Kanisha Calcote (Renton)

Lowdown: Calcote has been consistently under 13 seconds this season. Renton’s Starr Williams has the Seamount’s only other sub-13 time. The freshman has improved fairly consistently through 2008. Renton senior Mary Powell and junior Tiana Gibson round out a Renton sprint group that has four of the league’s six best times in the 100. Hazen junior Venecia Rowan also has a top-10 league time.

200 meter

Top 2008 Washington state time: 24.36, Kelly Jacka (Bellarmine Prep)

Top 2008 Seamount time: 26.53, Williams (Renton)

Lowdown: This seems to be the event of the freshman. Along with Williams, Hazen freshman Erin Anderson and Lindbergh freshman Jazzmine Knox look to contend. Calcote is just three hundredths of a second behind Williams in this race. The pair has dominated the Seamount League in the short sprints so far this season. Renton’s Powell is also strong in this event, as is senior Indian Nai Chao.

400 meter

Top 2008 Washington state time: 56.49, Eleanor Siler (Lewis and Clark)

Top 2008 Seamount time: 61.12, Keiresia Vasser (Highline)

Lowdown: Hazen’s Anderson has the second-best league time this year. Renton’s La Basha Alexander has knocked three seconds off of her time in the past month and has a top-five time. Lindbergh junior Makala Williams will be near the top.

800 meter

Top 2008 Washington state time: 2:13.49, Becca Friday (Bellingham)

Top 2008 Seamount time: 2:24.21, Shelby Reiter (Lindbergh)

Lowdown: Reiter is the one to beat here. She has the league’s best time by more than three seconds. Liberty senior Jordan Hanson has run close to Reiter’s time. Renton’s Adrienne Hardin has been impressive as well.

1600 meter

Top 2008 Washington state time: 4:57.44, Nicole Cochran (Bellarmine Prep

Top 2008 Seamount time: 5:34.6, Reiter (Lindbergh)

Lowdown: Reiter and Hardin look like the best bets here, too. Lindbergh freshman Jami Kouba has been strong and could surprise.

3200 meter

Top 2008 Washington state time: 10:50.82, Sarah Lord (Redmond)

Top 2008 Seamount time: 12:16.03, Kouba (Lindbergh)

Lowdown: Kouba ran that time in the final regular-season meet on May 2. The freshman has shaved more than a minute off of her time since March. Another freshman, Hazen’s Michelle Wnek, has the league’s third-best time. Renton senior Elaine Nguyen is close to the pack, just over a quarter-second behind Wnek’s best time.

100 meter hurdles

Top 2008 Washington state time: 14.75, Bree LeRoy (Gig Harbor)

Top 2008 Seamount time: 16.35, Chao (Renton)

Lowdown: With Chao and junior Victoria Fernandez, Renton has two of the top-three times in this event. Hazen senior Anna Shure is close, too.

300 meter hurdles

Top 2008 Washington state time: 43.84, Shaquana Logan (Bellarmine Prep

Top 2008 Seamount time: 47.77, Fernandez (Renton

Lowdown: Fernandez and Hazen’s Shure has the two best times. Renton freshman Amadi Bentley has improved her time by more than five seconds through the season.

Jumps

Makala Williams (Lindbergh): Williams has the league’s top long-jump distance and third-best triple jump distance.

La Basha Alexander (Renton): Alexander has the second-best long-jump and triple-jump distances.

Kaysie Rozsonits (Hazen): Rozsonits comes in as the most well-rounded league jumper. She has the top high-jump height and top-four long and triple-jump distances.

Throws

Boryana Atansova (Renton): Atanasova has dominated throwing in the Seamount League this year. She has the top discus, javelin and shot-put distances. Her javelin distance is nearly 14 feet better than second place.

Kenisha Macklin (Lindbergh): Macklin has top-five discus and javelin distances and the eighth-best shot-put distance.

Roylanda Jackson (Renton): Jackson has top-four distances in the shot put and discus.

Leslie Mikolaizik (Hazen): Mikolaizik has league’s third-best javelin distance.

Adam McFadden can be reached at amcfadden@reporternewspapers.com or 425-255-3484.

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