39th Annual Shoreline Track and Field Invite Saturday, April 28 at Shoreline Stadium

Friday, April 27, 2018

2017 Shoreline Invite event
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Annual Invite now coed for first time since 1982 with 1671 participants expected to compete!

39th Annual Shoreline Track and Field Invite will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Shoreline Stadium, 9:00am, 18560 1st Ave NE (entrance on NE 185th) 

Coed format: For the first time in 38 years, Shoreline Stadium will host a coed version of the Shoreline Invitational Track and Field meet. Some of the best boys and girls track and field teams and individuals from around the state will be in attendance for the 39th annual event on Saturday, April 28. Both Track and Field events are slated to begin at 9 AM with last event slated for 6:45pm. Over 1,600 athletes from 78 schools are expected at one of the biggest invitational meets in the Northwest.

Storied history here at Shoreline: This year’s meet is celebrated as the 39th annual meet. The meet first began in 1974 and continued through 1982, with the coed version being held between 1977-1982. With the closing of Shoreline High School, the meet shut down from 1983-1988. In 1989, the meet started up again under the name Thunderbird Invitational in an all boys format, 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.

Ticket Prices: Adults $8
Students W/ASB $5
Seniors and Children $5

Team title up for grabs: Last year, Bonney Lake edged out North Central to win the boys title by three points, 45-42. This year’s field is really balanced and predicting a team champion will be as easy as predicting the weather in Western Washington in the spring. Both boys and girls fields are packed and some great competition for the hardware will be in play.

Girls Records to be broken: Considering the girls meet records are from such a small sample size (1977-82), there will for sure be a large amount of meet records to fall on Saturday. 

Frank Workman: Announcing those meet records as well as our top eight finishers will be local prep supporter Frank Workman. Frank recently moved to San Diego to be with his family, but is flying back to once again announce our winners. He’ll be busy on Saturday with plenty records to be set.

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 on Saturday. In addition, multiple events include three or more of the state’s top 10. The Girls 300 Hurdles features the top three in the state going head to head for the first time with Karlee Stueckle from Emerald Ridge as the leader coming in just ahead of host school product Ami Njadoe of Shorecrest.

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! See other state leaders and entries by visiting athletic.net.


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