Xtreme Speed Track Club’s Emma Pollak finished strong at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif. COURTESY PHOTO

Xtreme Speed Track Club’s Emma Pollak finished strong at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent hurdlers Pollak, Marshall earn All-American honors at USATF National Junior Olympic Championships

  • Friday, August 2, 2019 5:03pm
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Kentwood High School’s Emma Pollak and Faith Marshall, who compete for Xtreme Speed Track Club of Kent, have earned All-American honors in the hurdles.

Athletes who place in the top eight are considered All-Americans.

Pollak, a junior-to-be at Kentwood, finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (ages 15-16) division final with a personal-best time of 1 minute, 2.59 seconds at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif., July 22-28.

Faith finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles in the young women’s (ages 17-18) division final with a time of 14.75. She ran a personal-best 14.44 in the semifinals.

Pollak also earned All-American honors in the 4-by-100-meter relay, finishing eighth in the girls (ages 15-16) division final with a time of 48.57. The team consisted of Alaynah Reed of Kentwood, Danielle Hunter of Clover Park, Rylee Panquerne of Puyallup, and Pollak, the anchor. The team also ran a season-best 48.29 in the preliminaries.

The foursome of Reed, Johanna Brown of Enumclaw, Panquerne and Pollak finished 10th in the 4-by-400-meter relay.

Also

Other local All-Americans:

• Alaina Brady of the Tahoma Track Club captured the heptathlon, was third in the long jump (5.61 meters) and fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles (14.04) in the women’s 17-18 division.

• Adaji Osaro-Igwe of Tahoma Track Club took fourth in the 100 Meter Dash (12.02) and was eighth in the 200 dash (29.68) in the girls 15-16 division.

• Renton’s Faith Richardson, representing the Tahoma Track Club, and Devon Brown shone. Richardson finished third in the 100 with a personal-best 12.03 in the women’s 17-18 division. Brown, of the Seattle Speed Track Club, won the 100 gold in the men’s 17-18 division with a time of 10.65.

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