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Arlington Track and Field looks to continue success


Track and Field season is starting up and Arlington, one of the best programs in the area, is gearing up for another successful season.

Last year the Arlington Eagles finished with a regular season record of 6-1. With a lot of seniors leaving the program on the boys' side, Coach Hunter hopes to fill the voids with fresh, eager faces. Fortunately, on the girls' side the Eagles are strong as they welcome back a lot of key athletes from last season.

“We start out the season with Lake Stevens in a dual meet. Jeff Paige, coach of the Vikings, and I go back a long way and we are very competitive against each other. The Viking Classic that they put on is also a big one for us as we look at our schedule. Our goal every year is to win the league and win the district. After that we focus on getting as many athletes as we can to State,” said Arlington Head Coach Judd Hunter.

A couple of big names returning for the boys are Senior captains Andrew Roundy and Wyatt Hawthorne.

Roundy comes back as one of the top sprinters and discus throwers in the league, and will be huge for the Eagles this season. Last year he set personal records in the 400 meters at 52.65, and the discus with 133’ 9”.

Hawthorne comes into the season as a State competitor in the pole vault. Last season he just got better and better as he set a personal record in the 3A Wesco District Prelims with a height of 13’ 6”.

On the girls' side, Juliette Williams and Sidney Trinidad will lead as the two senior captains for this season.

Williams is the Eagles' best sprinter and returns as a State competitor in the 100 meter dash. Last season she set personal records in the 100 meter at 12.45, the 200 meter at 25.76, and the 400 meter at 1:00.39.

Sidney Trinidad is a versatile athlete who is best known for her dominant performances in the 100 meter hurdles. In the State finals last season she finished second with a time of 15.02. However, Trinidad is only getting faster as she later posted a personal record of 14.82 during the Washington State Decathlon.

Training starts up now and the Arlington Eagles will kick off the season when they host the Chuck Randall Relays on Saturday, March 18, beginning at 10 a.m. at AHS.


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