Blaine Borderites boys' track and field preview capsule




Coach: Carey Bacon

Last year: Finished ninth at Northwest Conference Championships with 27 points. ... Finished seventh at Class 1A Tri-District Meet with 42 points. ... Finished ninth at Class 1A State Championships with 21 points.

Returning state participants: None

Others to watch: Josiah Westbrook (so. sprints), Jon Fakkema (jr. throws), Adam McShane (jr. throws), Steven Crafts (jr. jumps)

Outlook: The Borderites are a young group and doesn't return any athletes who attended last year's Class 1A State Championships. Still, coach Carey Bacon said the team is coming together well and there's several athletes who have the chance to enjoy individual success this spring. "Depth I think is the biggest weakness of our team," Bacon said. "We have individuals that are very solid, but we don't have the depth to be team competitive." Standout three-sport sophomore athlete Josiah Westbrook headlines Blaine's sprinting group. He possesses upper-echelon speed and figures to be in the mix for a state berth. Junior throwers Jon Fakkema and Adam McShane power the Borderites' throwing group, and Bacon is excited to see what junior Steven Crafts can do in the long jump if he can stay healthy.

Reach ANDREW LANG at or call ext. 862.

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