Coach: Katrina Henry
Last year: Finished fifth at the Northwest Conference Championships with 64 points. ... Finished third at the Class 2A Bi-District Finals with 72 points. ... Finished ninth at the Class 2A State Championships with 24 points.
Returning state participants: Kelsey Segren (sr., high jump); Kirsten Webber (sr., pole vault*); Lauren Kurtz (sr., long jump)
Others to watch: Kim Hazlett (jr., sprints); Julia DeVere (sr., sprints); Jessica DeVere (fr., sprints); Grace Oswin (fr., distance);
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Outlook: Much like the boys’ team, the Squalicum girls’ team should be fun to watch on the track with its wealth of speed. “We have a lot of strong individuals, and we have a lot of depth,” Storm coach Katrina Henry said in a phone interview. “I think think we have a lot more talent and a lot more depth than we’ve had in year’s past.” Headlining the Storm’s track athletes is Kim Hazlett, who is returning to the team after not competing as a sophomore. Hazlett as a freshman placed sixth in state in the 400 and nearly qualified for state in the 200. Julia DeVere and Jessive DeVere should also add quality to the sprint group. Senior two-time state champion pole vaulter Kirsten Webber will certainly have her eyes fixed on winning a third career title. She’s one of three Storm state meet returners. Senior Kelsey Segren returns in the high jump, and senior Lauren Kurtz is back in the long jump. Kurtz finished just one spot away from reaching the podium last spring. Squalicum doesn’t have a tremendous throwing presence, but Henry said sophomore Julia Sluys has a lot of promise.