40th Annual Shoreline Track and Field Invite Saturday, April 27

Friday, April 26, 2019

Photo by Wayne Pridemore


In its second year of coed format, Shoreline Schools get ready to host largest invite ever!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Shoreline Stadium, 18560 1st Ave NE (entrances on 185th). Starting time 9:00am

Coed format: Last year marked the first time since 1982 that the Shoreline Invite provided a coed meet format. It was a huge success and 2019 promises another strong contingent of the Northwest’s finest prep Track and Field athletes.

This year’s meet will be the largest ever Shoreline Invitational for the 40th annual event on Saturday, April 27. Over 1600 athletes from 77 schools are expected at one of the biggest invitational meets in the Northwest. Both Track and Field events are slated to begin at 9am with last event scheduled for 6:55pm.

Storied history here at Shoreline: This year’s meet is celebrated as the 40th 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 as 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. 2018 marked the switch back to coed.

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


Team title up for grabs: Last year, Kamiakin boys and Curtis girls were team champions. Curtis girls are back to defend their title while Kamiakin is not attending due to conflicts with Prom. 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 were from such a small sample size (1977-82), every girl’s meet record but three were broken last year. The only holdouts were Roosevelt’s Dana Carr in Long Jump (18-0 ¼, 1978), Lynnwood’s Jacki Henry in Discus (148-8 ½, 1979) and Sammamish product Julie Cosgrove in High Jump (5-6, 1977). 

Fun fact: Those hold over records from the 70’s would rank in the top 10 statewide this current year on athletic.net, with Henry’s Discus sitting at the number 2 slot. No doubt more records will fall in this the 2019 meet.

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. State leaders are here in boys 100 and 200 (Dorien Simon, Lakes), Girls 1600 (Allie Janke, North Central), Girls Pole Vault (Chloe Cunliffe, West Seattle), Girls Shot Put (Matehya Bryant, Eastlake), Girls Javelin (Natalie Holmer, North Creek) and Girls High Jump (Allison Kremer, Skyline and Holland Pilukas, Woodinville).

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.

2019 Shoreline Invitational Participating Schools

Adna
Annie Wright
Auburn
Auburn
Mountainview
Auburn Riverside
Bainbridge
Bear Creek
Bellevue
Bellingham
Bishop Blanchet
Bothell
Brookswood
Charles Wright Academy
Cheney
Curtis
Eastlake
Eastside Catholic
Edmonds-Woodway
Eisenhower
Emerald Ridge
Enumclaw
Frank Hurt (Canada)
Franklin
Franklin Pierce
Garfield
Gig Harbor
Glacier Peak
Henry Jackson
Holy Names Academy
Inglemoor
Ingraham
Interlake
Issaquah
Joel Ferris
Kamiak
Kent Meridian
Kentridge
King’s
Kingston
Lakes
Lakeside
Lake Stevens
Lewis and Clark
Liberty (Issaquah)
Maple Ridge (Canada)
Mariner
Meadowdale
Medical Lake
Monroe
Mt Rainier
Mt Si
Nathan Hale
Newport (Bellevue)
North Central
North Creek
O’Dea
Olympia
Rainier Beach
Renton
Roosevelt
Seattle Prep
Selah

Shoreline Christian
Shorecrest
Shorewood

Skyline
Southridge
Stadium
Stanwood
Steilacoom
Sumner
Thomas Jefferson
Todd Beamer
Wapato
Washington
West Seattle
Woodinville


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