Girls' track and field preview five to watch

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 22, 2014 

ALYSSA PORTER

Bellingham

Senior

Porter won an individual state title last year with her 12.42-second time in the 100 meter. She is lightning fast and heads into the new season as the sprinting standard in not only the Northwest Conference but the entire Class 2A classification in the state.

EMILY PITTIS

Sehome

Junior

Pittis has already put together an outstanding career halfway through her junior year. Pittis won 1,600 and 3,200 meter titles last spring. She has an unmatched work ethic and should contend for more titles this season.

OLIVIA ADAMS

Blaine

Junior

Adams, who also is a force on the wrestling mat, established herself as one of the top pole vaulters in the state, winning a Class 1A title last spring with a vault of 11 feet. She'll undoubtedly be looking to defend her title.

ASHLEY LOREEN

Nooksack Valley

Senior

Loreen has established herself as a force in the discus, placing fourth during last year's Class 1A State Championships with a throw of 120-feet, 1-inch. Already she owns the top discus throw among Whatcom County athletes this spring and all indications point toward her competing for a state title in May.

CHYNNA PHAN

Mount Baker

Senior

Besides providing strong leadership for the Mountaineers, Phan will be an integral piece to Baker's success. She finished fifth in the 800 during last year's Class 1A State Championships with a time of 2 minutes, 20.63 seconds and again should contend for a state title.

Reach ANDREW LANG at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call ext. 862.

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