High School Sports

PREP GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Five to watch

Emily Pittis

Sehome, sr., distance

What a tremendous career Pittis has had. She’s proven to be the consummate team player and has won state titles along the way. She’ll be defending her 3,200-meter title this spring, and it should be fun to see how Pittis rounds out her brilliant career.

Mia Hodges

Bellingham, sr., sprints/relays

Hodges has become one of the most talented girls’ county all-round athletes during her career. She won a state title running for Bellingham’s 4x100 team last spring and also is a force in the 400. Look for her to have another big year.

Hannah Rusnak

Lynden Christian, so., multi-events

Rusnak loudly announced herself to the state’s 1A classification last spring by winning a hurdling state title as a freshman and placing second in the long jump. All indications suggest she should be in line for another strong season.

Kirsten Webber

Squalicum, sr., pole vault

Webber already has won two state championships, one as a freshman and one last year as a junior. The pole vault star will be aiming for three this spring, and she’ll also be a nice boost to what appears to be an improved Storm team.

Janessa Murphy

Meridian, sr., jumps/relays

Murphy has established herself as a tremendous leader for the Trojans, and she returns after competing in four state meet events. She’ll be paramount in Meridian’s relays and should also be chasing down a long jump title.

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