Before she heads to Washington next year, Flint would like to repeat as a double-state champion. She won the shot put 2A state title with a throw of 42 feet, 111/4 inches and the discus crown with a heave of 143-9. After one meet this spring, she's already got the top marks in the state at 45-5 in the shot and 150-0 in the discus.
Porter had the fastest time in the 100 2A state preliminaries last spring (11.96 seconds). Though she finished second there, she helped the Red Raiders win a state title in the 4x100 relay and won the open 100 a week later at the BorderDuel. She is part of a strong Bellingham sprint program that should shine.
Tarleton had a runner-up finish in the 300 hurdles last spring at state (44.92 seconds), and was a vital part of the Mariners' state championship 4x200 relay, a third-place 4x100 relay and a second-place 4x400 relay. Sehome returns most of its relay members, so look for big things this spring.
Thomas placed fifth in the 2A state 100 finals (12.80 seconds) and was a vital part of the Mariners' state championship run in the 4x200 relay and a third-place finish in the 4x100. With most of those relay teams back, the showdowns between Bellingham and Sehome this spring should be memorable.
Tran placed fourth in the 100 (12.66 seconds) and sixth in the 200 (26.16 seconds) at the 2A State Championships last spring. She also was a vital part of Bellingham's state championship 4x100 relay. This spring, she's already turned in the state's second-fastest 200 time in 2A with a mark of 27.41 seconds.
Reach DAVID RASBACH at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-2271.