Mallory Kortuem has the Coupeville school record in the 400 meters, pole vault and two relays. (Photo by John Fisken)

Mallory Kortuem has the Coupeville school record in the 400 meters, pole vault and two relays. (Photo by John Fisken)

Spring prep preview / Coupeville girls track

Coach: Randy King.

2019 record: Second in North Sound Conference, fourth in district, fifth in bi-district, ninth in state.

Returning letter winners: seniors Ja’Tarya Hoskins (second-team, all-league 4×100, 4×400; fifth in state 4×100), Mallory Kortuem (second-team pole vault, 400, 4×100, 4×200; second in state 400, third in state 4×200, fifth in state 4×100; school record, pole vault, 8-10; school record, 400, 58.02; school record 4×100, 50.54; school record, 4×200, 1:46.13), Lucy Sandahl (second-team 4×400), Maya Toomey-Stout (first-team long jump; second-team 4×100, 4×200; 10th in state long jump, 11th in state 100, third in state 4×200, fifth in state 4×100; school record, long jump, 17-00.25; school record 100, 12.74; school record, 4×100, 50.54; school record, 4×200, 1:46.13), Raven Vick; sophomore Ja’Kenya Hoskins (second-team 4×200; third in state 4×200).

Key newcomers: junior Isabella Velasco, sophomore Sophia Martin, freshman Carolyn Lhamon.

Coach’s comment: “One of the most exciting aspects of our team is that we have about eight endurance athletes running this year, and that is a significant increase in numbers from last year.

“We are looking forward to a great season with competitive boys and girls teams. Our goals remain as always, looking to make improvements each week leading to best marks at the end of the season.”

Strength: Depth (event coverage).

First competition: at Island Jamboree (Oak Harbor), 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

First meet: Coupeville, Granite Falls at South Whidbey, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26.

First home meet: Port Townsend, Chimacum, Friday Harbor, Mount Vernon Christian, La Conner; 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28.