Girls track and field preview


Battle Ground

Key athletes: Whitney Swenson, sr., hurdles; Aubri Squires, sr., distance; Nicole Tester, sr., distance; Tori Dixson, jr., throws; Kendall Lushenko, sr., pole vault; Anna Wells, sr., sprints.

Worth noting: Swenson was district 100-meter hurdles champion and placed fourth at state. … Squires was district champion in the 800 … Dixson qualified for state in the shot put and discus.


Key athletes: Stephanie Simon, so., throws; Josie Scruggs, so., distance.

Worth noting: Simon throws the discus and javelin.


Key athletes: Tee Tee Martin, so., sprints; Shaelyn Grant, so., hurdles; Jasmine Lewis, sr., sprints; Mckenna Hoecherl, sr., throws; Shalimar Allen, jr., throws; Stephanie Harold, sr., jumps; Natalie Harold, sr., pole vault.

Worth noting: Martin was the 4A GSHL co-track athlete of the year as a freshman … Stephanie Harold throws the javelin in addition to the horizontal jumps.

Mountain View

Key athletes: Brooke Davies, jr., hurdles; Katie Dean, so., jumps; Lynelle Decker, so., distance; Nichole Hatton, jr., throws; Haley Holboke, jr., distance; Jenna Jones, so., throws; Michelle Kiss, so., jumps; Mika Zeta, jr., pole vault.

Worth noting: Decker, who placed fifth at state in the 800 meters as a freshman, leads a very young Thunder squad.


Key athletes: Rachel McQuivey, jr., hurdles; Priscilla Timmons, jr., distance; Tayah McQuivey, sr., sprints; Taylor Barras, so., throws; Alicia Ocasio, sr., throws; Katie Hendricks, so., distance; Elisa Yoshioka, sr., distance; Carrie Woodman, so., jumps; Melissa Phillips, so., jumps; Jessie Horn, fr., hurdles.

Worth noting: Rachel McQuivey placed fourth in state in the 300 hurdles … TImmons was eighth in state in the 3,200 and the 4A GSHL co-track athlete of the year. … The Storm’s 400 and 800 relay should be very strong this season.

No report: Kelso.


Hudson’s Bay

Key athletes: Rachel Borst, sr., throws; Savannah Brewer, jr., hurdles; Brittany Clasey, sr., sprints.

Worth noting: The Eagles have a very young and inexperienced lineup this spring.


Key athletes: Kristina Owsinski, jr., pole vault/hurdles; Christine Sonners, sr., distance; Taylor Guenther, so., distance; Johna McEllrath, so., throws.

Worth noting: Owsinski was a state runner-up in the pole vault and a state-qualifier in the hurdles … The Falcons have the kind of talent to score well at the state meet … Sonners is in her second year of running track and could develop into a state qualifier in the 800.


Key athletes: Brina Sych, sr., hurdles; Alexandra Uhrich, sr., pole vault; Jordynn Montero, so., jumps.

Worth noting: Sych placed fifth at state in the 300 hurdles. … Uhrich was a state participant who has cleared 10-3.

No reports: Camas, Columbia River, Fort Vancouver.



Key athletes: Kelly Towne, sr., hurdles; Emily Allison, sr., distance; Jadyn Gourley, so., distance.

Worth noting: Towne placed fifth at state in the 300 hurdles … Allison placed seventh at state in the 400 and 800 … Gourley was fifth at state in the 3,200. … All three run on the 1,600-meter relay, which placed sixth at state last year.

Mark Morris

Key athletes: Taylor Blackman, fr., jumps; Kasey Moore, sr., hurdles.

Worth noting: Blackman is an emerging young athlete who competes in the jumps and sprints.


Key athletes: Shelby Williams, sr., multi-events; Sabrina Peraza, jr., distance; Marissa Bruno, so., hurdles.

Worth noting: Williams placed in four individual events at state and earned a scholarship to the University of Washington, where she will be a heptathlete … Peraza was a state qualifier in the 800.


Key athletes: Heidi Greear, sr., throws; Kara Schmid, sr., pole vault; Kelley Young, jr., hurdles; Elle Wade, sr., sprints; Katie Wright, so., jumps.

Worth noting: The Panthers are taking aim to defend their 2A GSHL title and score high at state. … Greear placed sixth at state in the shot put. … Wade was the state runner-up in the 400 meters … Wright was the state runner-up in the high jump.

No reports: R.A. Long, Woodland.


La Center

Key athletes: Katrina Chamberlain, jr., multi-events; Lauren Baker, sr., jumps; Hannah Trigg, sr., sprints; Natalia Harris, jr., pole vault; Meagan Governor, sr., distance; Amanda Blankenship, sr., distrance; Annie Baker, so., throws; Tarama Kulla, sr., distance.

Worth noting: All of La Center’s state participants return this year after leading the Wildcats to a sixth-place team finish. … Chamberlain, one of the top multi-event athletes in the state, won the state title in the high jump and placed third in the shot put and fourth in the 100 hurdles as a sophomore. … Lauren Baker competes in the hurdles, high jump, triple jump and pole vault.

No reports: Castle Rock, Ilwaco, Kalama, Stevenson, White Salmon, King’s Way, Seton Catholic, Vancouver Christian.

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