4A GSHL Track & Field: Women’s Preview
The ladies are up, and this track season is primed to have the sophomores and freshmen of last season are set to take over the void left from the seniors that have moved on. With very few seniors representing the lady’s side of the track this year, it will be a sign for the next few years to be similar faces competing.
Runners… Madison Hubbard (Camas) looks to take over the vacant Sprint Queen title as the former royalty has moved on to College life. She will look to run the field for the 100 & 200-meter races, leaving the door open for the 400 meter in which Campbell Deringer (Camas), & Andrea Johnson (BG) look to overtake. The 800 meter will also have a new runner holding gold. Whether it will be Nia Washington (Union) or Ava Logue (Skyview) only time will tell but last season they were only separated by a little more than 1 second.
Union’s ladies look to have a stronghold on the distance events with the 1600 meter our top runners appear to be Charlotte Wilson (Union) & Nia Washington (Union). But the 3200 meter appears to be a different story as the returning Champ Gracie Buzzer (Camas) is coming back and had won previously by a sizeable stretch [nearly 30 seconds faster than the next competitor].
Hurdling their way to the top will be Kit Greenhill (Camas) & Taylor Minnick (Camas) as the teammates battle it out for first in the 100 meter hurdles. While the 300 meter hurdles will be all Andrea Johnson (Union) as she holds the fastest time and does not appear to have any competition returning to challenge the top spot. Relays will be a toss-up as it will come down to team chemistry and fielding the fastest team based upon this new year’s top performers.
Throwers… Last year Ariel Ammentorp (Union) threw away the competition winning handily outthrowing everyone by more than 5ft in the Shotput. As the junior now senior Dorothy Franklin (Camas) looks to take the top spot in Discus after being surrounded by seniors last season and only being outdone by a single senior. Finally, Grace Combs (Camas) looks to retain her Javelin title as the two to challenge her last year have now graduated the field appears to be less of a threat this season.
Jumpers…High Jumping to the top will be Emem Ntekpere (Skyview) & Riley Shaffer (BG) with the top jumping scores last year, they return to see who can outduel the other. The Long Jump & Triple Jump looks to be all Cecelia Fox-Middleton (Skyview) as he outdid the competition leaving no doubt and plans to repeat this year. Lastly, Pole Vault the previous top 4 have all graduated leaving the door wide open for the new class to take over Aliyah Hampton (Union), Josalyn Parmenter (Skyview) & Haley Colunga (BG) all maxed out at 7ft.
Who will take it to the next level…stay tuned for an exciting Track & Field Season!!!
Written by: Cody E.