Meadowdale’s Tresley Love grimaces as she leans across the finish line for a photo finish with Sehome’s Jayda Darroch during Eason Invitational track and field meet on April 23 in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Meadowdale’s Tresley Love grimaces as she leans across the finish line for a photo finish with Sehome’s Jayda Darroch during Eason Invitational track and field meet on April 23 in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State track and field preview: A look at highly-ranked local athletes

A list of every local state qualifier with a top-five time or mark in their classification.

The high school state track and field championships make their return this week after a two-year layoff due to effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Class 4A, 3A and 2A meets take place Thursday-Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The 1A, 2B and 1B meet takes place Thursday-Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Below is a look at local qualifiers with a top-five or mark in their classification, according to athletic.net:

4A Boys

400 meters: 1. Trayce Hanks (Lake Stevens), 2. Grant Buckmiller (Lake Stevens). 110-meter hurdles: 2. Sean Martelles (Lake Stevens), 4. David Brown (Lake Stevens). 300-meter hurdles: 4. Sean Martelles, 5. Un Wally (Mariner). 4×100 relay: 2. Lake Stevens (Grant Buckmiller, Hamid Sylla, Quinton Berry, Trayce Hanks). 4×400 relay: 1. Lake Stevens (Grant Buckmiller, Kaden Chidester, Hamid Sylla, Trayce Hanks).

Locals to watch: Trayce Hanks enters the state meet with a 4A-best time of 48.58 seconds in the 400 meters and hasn’t been beaten in the event this season, including wins at the Pasco Invite, Viking Classic, Wesco 4A Championships and Wesco-Kingco Bi-District Championships… Lake Stevens relay teams rank first in the state regardless of classification in the 4×400 (3 minutes, 21.24 seconds) and second in 4A in the 4×100 (42.57). The Vikings 4×400 team’s wins include the Ray Cockrum Relays, Pasco Invite, Viking Classic and Wesco-Kingco Bi-District Championships. The 4×100 team ran winning times at the Ray Cockrum Relays, Wesco 4A Championships and Wesco-Kingco Bi-District Championships.

4A Girls

100-meter hurdles: 2. Chloe Pattison (Lake Stevens), 5. Kalia Estes (Kamiak). 300-meter hurdles: 1. Chloe Pattison, 4. Kalia Estes. 4×100 relay: 4. Lake Stevens (Perla Ruiz, Jada Sarrys, Giselle Llamas, Chloe Pattison). High jump: t5. Hayli Tri (Lake Stevens). Pole Vault: t2. Katherine Streissguth (Glacier Peak).

Local to watch: Chloe Pattison ranks first in the state regardless of classification in the 300 hurdles (43.64) and second in 4A in the 100 hurdles (14.96). Her time in the 300 hurdles is over a half-second faster than her nearest competitor and over 2 seconds faster than the next. Pattison won both events at the Viking Classic, Wesco 4A Championships and Wesco-Kingco Bi-District Championships.

3A Boys

800 meters: 1. Aiden Emerson (Arlington). 1600 meters: 1. Aiden Emerson. 3200 meters: 1. Brandon Moore (Arlington). 110-meter hurdles: 2. Parker Duskin (Arlington), 3. Amado Toyo (Shorecrest). 300-meter hurdles: 1. Amado Toyo, 2. Parker Duskin. 4×100 relay: 3. Marysville Pilchuck (Dylan Carson, Jamaari Jefferson, Nicholas Robinson, Jordan Velasquez). 4×400 relay: 2. Arlington (Parker Duskin, Brandon Moore, Kellen Langford, Aiden Emerson), 3. Meadowdale (Hans Beck, Deklund DeBell, John Patterson, Isaac Carlson). High jump: t4. Shukurani Ndayiraglje (Everett). Pole vault: t3. Alec Rust (Edmonds-Woodway). Long jump: 4. Jamaari Jefferson (Marysville Pilchuck). Triple jump: 3. Jamaari Jefferson.

Locals to watch: Aiden Emerson holds the state’s fastest times regardless of classification in the 800 (1:52.33) and the 1600 (4:06.55). His time in the 1600 ranks 13th nationally and is nearly 5 seconds faster than his nearest competitor. Emerson hasn’t dropped a race in the 800 all season, including wins at the Backyard Invite, Chuck Randall Invitational, Central Valley Invite, Viking Classic, Wesco 3A North Championships and 3A District 1 Championships… Brandon Moore ranks first in 3A in the 3200 (8:26.24) and took second at the 3A state cross country championships in the fall. His time in the 3200 is a over 33 seconds faster than his nearest competitor. Moore won the 3200 at the Wesco 3A North Championships and the 3A District 1 Championships… Amado Toyo holds 3A’s top time in the 300 hurdles (38.27) and is third in the 110 hurdles (14.58). He’s undefeated this year in the 300 hurdles, including wins at the Birger Solberg Invitational, Eason Invitational, Wesco 3A South Championships and 3A District 1 Championships… Parker Duskin ranks second in the state in 110 hurdles (14.56) and 300 hurdles (38.61). He won both events at the Chuck Randall Invitational, Central Valley Invite, Viking Classic and Wesco 3A North Championships.

3A Girls

100 meters: 2. Gilana Wollman (Shorewood). 200 meters: 3. Gilana Wollman. 400 meters: 1. Tresley Love (Meadowdale), 4. Donna Marie Harris (Lynnwood). 800 meters: 3. Leia Jones (Stanwood). 1600 meters: 3. Leia Jones. Shot put: 3. Gianna Frank (Marysville Pilchuck). Discus: 5. Laura Meno (Arlington). High jump: t5. Sonja Amy (Meadowdale). Long jump: 1. Gilana Wollman. Triple jump: t5. Kelsey Nichols (Snohomish).

Locals to watch: Gilana Wollman ranks first in the state regardless of classification in the long jump (19 feet, 1.5 inches), second in 3A in the 100 (12.06) and third in the 200 (25.28). She’s unbeaten in the long jump this season, including wins at the Birger Solberg Invitational, South Sound Classic, Shoreline Invitational, Wesco 3A South Championships and 3A District 1 Championships. She also won league and district titles in the 100 and 200… Tresley Love holds the state’s best time regardless of classification in the 400 (56.56), just over 1 second faster than her nearest competitor. Love’s wins in the 400 include the Eason Invitational, Edmonds School District Championships, Wesco 3A South Championships and 3A District 1 Championships… Leia Jones ranks third in the 3A in the 800 (2:15.01) and 1600 (5:02.90). Her times in both events are less than 2 seconds slower than 3A’s top time. Jones is unbeaten in the 1600 this season, including wins at the Stanwood Twilight Invite, Wesco 3A North Championships and 3A District 1 Championships.

2A Girls

800 meters: 4. Sonja Blycker (Cedarcrest). Pole vault: 1. Avril Wilson (Cedarcrest).

Local to watch: Avril Wilson ranks first in 2A in the pole vault (12 feet, 6 inches). Her mark is 2 feet, 6 inches ahead of her nearest competitor. Wilson is unbeaten in the pole vault this season, including wins at the Lakewood Sunny and 70! Invitational and 2A District 1 Championships.

1A Girls

800 meters: 3. Elie Bassett (Granite Falls).

1B Boys

100 meters: 4. Pearce Hess (Grace Academy). 400 meters: 1. Pearce Hess. 4×100 relay: 2. Grace Academy (Austin Birkhofer, Jakody Huckaby, Braden Carr, Pearce Hess). 4×400 relay: 1. Grace Academy (Austin Birkhofer, Braxton Pearce, Jakody Huckaby, Peace Hess).

Local to watch: Pearce Hess holds 1B’s top time in the 400 (51.94) and is fourth in the 100 (11.53). Hess won the 400 at the Northwest 1B Championships, 1B/2B District 1 Championships and 1B Quad-District 1/2/3/4 Championships.

1B Girls

Long jump: 1. Zia Fackenthall (Grace Academy). Triple jump: 1. Zia Fackenthall.

Local to watch: Zia Fackenthall ranks first in 1B in the long jump (16 feet, 8.75 inches) and triple jump (34 feet, 10.75 inches). Her mark in the triple jump is over 8.5 inches better than her nearest competitor. Fackenthall is unbeaten in both events this season, including wins at the Northwest 1B Championships, Marysville City Championships, 1B/2B District 1 Championships and 1B Quad-District 1/2/3/4 Championships.

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