Wednesday, April 27, 2016
88 schools and over 1,000 athletes are set to compete in the largest all-boys track invite in the Northwest on Saturday, April 30 at the Shoreline Stadium starting at noon.
Shoreline Stadium will again host many of the best Boys Track and Field teams and individuals from around the state in the 37th Annual Shoreline Invitational scheduled for Saturday, April 30. Field events are scheduled to begin at 12 noon, while the first running event is slated for 1pm.
88 teams and over 1,000 athletes are expected in the biggest all-boys invitational in the Northwest.
With 88 schools signed up to participate, this year’s meet should be the second largest Shoreline meet ever. The only other time it was larger was in 2008, when 92 teams attended. The plus 90-number was largely due to Snohomish Eason Invite being snowed out the week before Shoreline, prompting teams to scramble to find another meet.
This year’s meet is celebrated as the 37th annual meet. The meet first began in 1974 and continued through 1982. With the closing of Shoreline High School, the meet shut down from 1983-88. In 1989, the meet started up again under the name Thunderbird Invitational and has been going strong since.
The name was changed back to Shoreline Invitational in 1994, with both Shoreline high schools (Shorecrest and Shorewood) supporting the meet.
- Adults $7
- Students W/ASB $5
- Seniors and Children $4
Wenatchee Returns to defend title
Last year Wenatchee scored 55.5 points and beat Jackson by 13 points. The Panthers return a talented team again this year but will be pressed by multiple teams to defend its title. Most notably Bellingham, Blanchet, Eastlake, Lincoln, O’Dea, University and co-host Shorewood look to be the teams to beat on paper.
Wenatchee earned the team win last year, topping the rest of the top 10: Jackson (42.5), West Valley-Spokane (42), Tahoma (38), Inglemoor (34), Bellevue (31), North Central (28), Skyline (28), Shorewood (25) and Kentridge (22.5).
State’s best are here
Of the 17 events that exist on the athletic.net state leader board, many of the state leaders will be in attendance. In addition, multiple events include three or more of the state’s top 10.
You don’t want to miss the distance races as Shoreline has a history for some record fast times and this year should be no exception!
Other featured events include the Pole Vault, hosting top vaulters in the state led by Blanchet’s Zach Shugart at 16-6, and the High Jump with seven entries over 6-6, led by University state leader Noah Martin at 7-3.