Updated: Apr 13
A look back at invite highlights of the weekend of April 9, 2022, in high school track.
When Steilacoom's Daniel Zmuda broke Nate Robinson's state record in the 110-meter hurdles in 2013, the former NBA great held the record for 10 years before Zmuda took over the top spot.
Almost nine years since Zmuda accomplish the feat in Oregon as a senior, another young hurdle standout has now joined him at the top of the list. This time tying the mark as a junior.
Squalicum's Andre Korbmacher clocked a time of 13.84 seconds matching the former Steilacoom standout's state all-time best time to win the boy's invite 110 hurdle race at the Arcadia Invite on an exciting day of racing on Saturday in Arcadia, Calif.
"I knew it was gonna be fast coming off a national race where I ran 7.7 for the win," Korbmacher said, who won New Balance Indoor Nationals in the 60 hurdles.
Korbmacher entered the loaded Arcadia field with a personal best time of 14.05 putting him in lane nine on the outside away from the fastest competitor in the field in St. Mary's (CA) Jaydn Marshall, a UCLA football commit and the No. 1 110 hurdler in the country this season.
Out of the blocks, Korbmacher got out hard clearing the first two hurdles at the same time with Marshall as they were neck and neck with each other 30 meters into the race. Three more hurdles went by and Korbmacher had inched ahead of Marshall and from there was well under control till the end crossing the finish line in first.
"At first I didn't know if I won just because he was so far from me," Korbmacher said, who was four lanes away from Marshall.
"I was just looking at the clock when I crossed the line and then I saw my name pop up first and I was just ecstatic. I was the underdog coming in being in lane nine, but I went out and ran my race and I was able to take home the dub."
Marshall was second behind Korbmacher running 13.865, followed by Malik Mixon of Westlake (GA) in third running 13.869.
Korbmacher also ran a personal best in the open 300 hurdles earlier in the day running a time of 39.16.
In a highly anticipated boy's invite 3,200, three of Washington's entries each broke nine minutes to all finish in the top 20. Olympia's Ethan Coleman led the way running 8:51.09 placing ninth overall. Sehome's Zack Munson finished in 12th and ran a nine second personal best time of 8:53.12 shattering Conner Johnsen's school record time of 8:59.76. Kamiakin's Isaac Teeples was 16th in 8:55.97.
Newbury Park's (CA) Colin Shalman went well beneath the Arcadia meet record time of 8:40 set by former teammate Nico Young in 2019 to win the race in a time of 8:34.99. Teammate Lex Young was second in 8:35.72.
Bellarmine's Ella Borsheim finished fifth in the girl's invite 3,200 running a personal best time of 10:12.84. Mira Costa's (CA) Dalia Frias ran a first-place time of 9:55.50, the second sub-10 performance in the last month from a high school girl.
Klahowya's Kelton Gagnon ran down the final 100 meters of heat one of the boy's seeded 3,200, taking the win in a new personal best time of 9:00.15. Kamiakin's Grayson Wilcott also ran a lifetime best time of 9:05.32 to finish seventh in the heat. Lakes' Cruize Corvin was 14th running a personal best 9:09.51. Selah's Cooper Quigley was 20th in heat two running 9:06.62.
Arlington's Aiden Emerson nearly came away with a win in the boy's invite mile but managed to run a lifetime best time of 4:08 to finish second overall after closing his last 400 in 58 seconds. Rapid City Stevens' (SD) Simeon Birnham won in 4:07.88.
Bishop Blanchet's Vincent Recupero placed 10th in the boy's Rising Stars mile running a new personal best 4:26.97. Arlington's Brandon Moore ran to a personal best 4:17.46 in the boy's open mile.
Sehome's Jake Andrews finished seventh in the boy's invite 400 clocking a personal best time of 47.73. He also was third in the open 100 running a season best 10.67. Andrews' teammate Carter Birade came away with two top five finishes as he took third in the seeded 110s running a personal best 14.60, and fourth in the open 100 running 10.68.
On the girl's side, Jayda Darroch was seventh for the Mariners in her 400 running a personal best time of 57.33 in the open. Meadowdale's Tresley Love was eighth running a personal best 57.41, and Olympia's Ava Wolin was 26th in 59.38. Wolin also finishesh 29th in the open 200 running 26.46.
Eisenhower got two personal best runs from Kara Mickelson and Isabela Alvarado in their open races as Mickelson ran 2:13.35 to place ninth in the open 800, and Alvarado ran 4:58.03 to place fourth in the open mile.
Emerald Ridge's JaiCieonna Gero-Holt ran a personal best 14.49 in the girl's open 100 hurdles to place first overall, and then jumped a new personal best 6 feet in the invite high jump, another first place finish.
Other top performances from Saturday included Eastlake's Aaron Heisser in the open 400 (51.55, 40th), and Arlington's Parker Duskin (15.14, 7th) and Bellarmine's William Rainey (15.33, 15th) in the open 110 hurdles.
In Friday's events, Skyline's Sydney Collier broke her own school record in the girl's seeded 3,200 running a new personal best 10:41.65. Future Oregon St. teammates Emily Van Valkenburg and Kate Laurent each broke 11 minutes in the rated 3,200 race. Van Valkenburg led the way with a seventh place run in 10:51.27, followed by Laurent in 16th running a personal best 10:58.78.
Bishop Blanchet's Tyler Graff, who just committed to run for Idaho next fall, ran in the boy's rated 3,200 placing 37th in a personal best time of 9:19.76.
Photos by West Coast XC
Seattle Prep picked up three wins from its top boy and girl athletes in their respective events at Civic Stadium in Bellingham. Will Floyd won the boy's 100 and 400 races in personal best times of 10.74 and 48.28, and Lily O'Donoghue-McDonald won the girl's 1,600 in 5:05.58.
Shorecrest also won three events on the boy's side led by Amado Toyo in the 110 and 300 hurdles running 15.03 and 39.40, and then Luke Schmidt in the 1,600 in a personal best time of 4:29.11.
The 2,000 Steeplechase saw a close race on the girl's side with Eastlake's Fiona Wolf winning by four seconds in 7:25.95. Nathan Hale's Ben Saelens won easily on the boy's side in 6:13.48.
Anacortes' Jessica Frydenlund won the girl's 3,200 in a personal best 10:58.37 to win by 43 seconds. She also took second in the steeplechase behind Eastlake's Wolf running 7:29.48.
Bellingham's Will Geisen held off Shorecrest's Schmidt in the boy's 3,200 to a run a personal best 9:35.75 for the win.
Shorewood's Giana Wollman surged past Bear Creek's Braelyn Baker in the girl's 100 to run a personal best 12.29. Baker, who ran 12.35 in the 100, then won the 200 later on in 25.51.
O'Dea's Dawit Mulat-Davis ran a season best 23.00 to win the boy's 200 by a half a second.
Kamiak's Annabelle Heiman ran a personal best 60.07 in the girl's 400 to get past Eastlake's Ava Hagwell (60.64) for the win.
Stanwood's Leia Jones bested Granite Falls Elie Bassett in the girl's 800 as she ran a personal best 2:21.42. Woodinville's Gabe Kary won the boy's 800 easily in 2:00.87.
Blaine's Eleeshiya Faulkner won both hurdle races on the girl's side running 17.21 in the 100 and 48.36 in the 300.