Washington Week
April 5, 2004

by Doug Fulton, WaTFXC.com

The temperature and the track and field are marks are warming up in the Pacific Northwest. In Yakima at the Don Holder Relays, the high jump took center stage as Canadian Michael Mason (Ballenas Secondary School, Nanoose Bay, BC) cleared 7-0. Mason was followed by Washington’s top 3 jumpers

Kyle Eaton (Ellensburg) 6-8, Norris Fredrick (Roosevelt) 6-8, and Kyle McGillen, (South Whidbey) 6-6. Woodinville’s David Nyland won the javelin with a school record throw of 197-9. Eisenhower’s Team of (Cummings, Palma, Voelker, Dominguez), set the meet record of 10:46.94 in the distance medley.

Senior Nate Rolfe, Inglemoor, increased his state leading discus mark to 197-10 at the Issaquah Invitational. Rolfe also boasts a state leading 229-2 hammer throw and a 57-9 shot put. Senior Matt Wauters, Bainbridge Island, leads the state with a mark of 64-8.5 in the shot put and ranks just behind Rolfe in the discus with a throw of 179-8.

Freshman Nectaly Barbosa, Prosser, broke Dwight Wheaton’s Washington State Freshman 800M record with a 1:54.9 run. Nectaly began his prep track and field career with a 2:01.1, 4:26 double in his first meet.

Junior Tyler Cathey, Hanford, topped 200 feet in the javelin with a 200-5 mark. King’s sophomore, Michael Davis’s throw of 195-7 moved him to tenth on the all-time sophomore list.

Sophomore Stephanie Sipes, Gig Harbor, jumped onto the Washington all-time sophomore list (6th) for the 3200m with a 10:51.9 in the Eastmont Invitational.

Mead’s Leaf Barnes(11) edged teammate Evan Garber (12) 4:14.9, 4:15.0 in their dual meet opener. Barnes also holds a state leading 1:53.67 in the 800M. Becca Noble, Rogers (Spokane) matched her top indoor mark in the 400M with a 54.8. Noble preceded her state leading mark with a 12.1 in the 100 m dash.

Seniors James Fredrickson, Kentridge and Jay Komar, Auburn Riverside are out to fast starts in the 300M hurdles. James leads the state in 38.1 followed by Jay at 38.84 and Yelm’s Jake Hansen 38.8. Fredrick and Hansen also lead the state in the 110H at 14.3 and 14.4 respectively.

East Valley - Spokane junior Rashad Toussaint’s early season jump of 48-0 put him at #6 on the all-time junior list. Eisenhower’s Aaron Smith’s 47-2 at the Eastmont Invite set a school record.

LaShawnda Porter, Kent-Meridian, leads the state 200m in 25.18. Decatur’s Pricess Griffey has early season bests of 11.9 and 25.1.


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