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AT A GLANCE: Redmond prep track and field

Redmond High senior Katie Lord has her sights set on gold this spring after finishing second last year in the 4A state high jump competition. - File photo
Redmond High senior Katie Lord has her sights set on gold this spring after finishing second last year in the 4A state high jump competition.
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REDMOND HIGH - GIRLS

• Head coach: Denis Villeneuve, 18th season

• Last year: 11-0 in 4A Kingco; 6th at district meet, 15th at 4A state meet

• 2012 turnout: 50

 

KEY RETURNERS

• Sr. Katie Lord: After finishing runner-up in the high jump last spring, the defending league and district champ has her sights set on gold this year.

• Sr. Kate Smiley: Key member of the state relays last year is the team’s best sprinter.

• Sr. Jessica Kinssies: Kingco champion in the shot put and discus will look to make Star Track for the first time.

• Sr. Allie Nichols, Jr. Lila Rice: Pair of cross country runners will represent the Mustangs well in the distance (1,600, 3,200 meter) races.

• Sr. Bailey Whitaker, Jr. Mandy Rusch: Both are sprinters that will contribute on the track.

 

TOP NEWCOMER

• Soph. Kelsey Dunn: Will complement Nichols and Rice in the distance running department after finishing ninth at the state cross country meet last fall.

 

BIG MEET

• Redmond at Skyline, Thursday, April 19, 4 p.m.: The always-deep Spartans will be the Mustangs’ toughest opponent this season. Will be a good test to see how close the squads are as the postseason nears.

 

AT THE NEXT LEVEL

Sarah Lord - Boston College

Jenny Light - Santa Clara University

Devin McMahon - Cornell University

 

REDMOND HIGH - BOYS

• Head coach: David Peabody, 5th year

• Last year: 2-9 in 4A Kingco; 11th in league, 4-9 overall

• 2012 turnout: 80

 

KEY RETURNERS

• Sr. Max Dunn: Team captain and Kingco placer last year in the high jump and 800 meters has a good shot to make the state meet.

• Soph. Alex Binkerd: Rookie of the year in 2011, a sprint specialist that placed at Kingco as a freshman.

• Sr. Nikolaj LaCour: Mustang football wide receiver is one of the team’s fastest sprinters.

• Jr. Jonathan Stevens, Sr. Milo Wilkes: Pair of cross country runners will represent the Mustangs well in the distance (1,600, 3,200 meter) races.

• Srs. Tim Landowski, Paul DeWater: Mustang field captains will lead by example. Landowski placed 10th in the discus last year at Kingco.

 

TOP NEWCOMERS

• Srs. Gabe Williams, Keegan Farley: Pair of first-year senior throwers will be a threat in the postseason. Farley also will be running the 400.

 

BIG MEET

• Redmond vs. Eastlake, LW, Juanita, Thursday, May 3, 4 p.m. at Lake Washington: Besides the traditional Mustangs-Wolves rivalry, Juanita also has a very strong program at the 3A level – a good matchup in the final meet before the Kingco Championships.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

While other teams struggled with turnout this spring, Peabody’s boys team didn’t have that problem – their turnout of 80 is one of the biggest ever, and double what it was last year.

 

AT THE NEXT LEVEL

Dan Sanders - University of Washington

Aiden Irish - University of Portland

Cole Hardwick- Northern Arizona

Mack Young - Washington State Univ.

 

BEAR CREEK SCHOOL

• Head coach: Scott Wright, 6th season

• 2012 turnout: 38

 

KEY RETURNERS - BOYS

• Sr. Lucas Fernandez: All-state basketball player finished 14th in the 100 meters at state last year, and also bolstered the team’s 400 relay.

• Sr. Mark Phillips: One of the state’s best soccer players, he was also a key member of the Grizzlies’ 400 relay squad.

• Soph. Stan Leszynski: Great young pole vaulter cleared 10 feet at state last year as a freshman, to place 11th.

• Sr. Steven Sacia, OF: Versatile player and speedy top-of-the-lineup threat will be team’s utility man.

 

KEY RETURNERS - GIRLS

• Sr. Madelyn Magee: Two-time defending state high jump champion looks for the trifecta in her senior year.

• Sr. Morgan Rial: Three-sport athlete placed third at state in the 400 meters and was a key member of the Grizzly relays.

• Sr. Elizabeth Fernandez: Another big part of the sprint relays that made the finals in 2011.

• Sr. Joy Twentyman: State finalist in the 3,200 meters hopes to better her 16th-place finish from last year.

 

BIG MEET

• King’s Invitational, Saturday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. at King’s School: Mid-season event always showcases the league’s top talent.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Madelyn Magee’s best high jump of 5 feet, 8 inches - a mark she has reached five times at official meets, shattered her own Bear Creek School record and was the second-highest jump in the state in any high school division.

 

COACH’S CORNER

“We’re loaded with lots of returning talent lead by a strong senior class, with a young group of talented freshman and sophomores. Looking to once again be well-represented at the league, district, and state meet.” — Grizzlies’ coach Scott Wright

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