Followers of Knappa track and field can get used to the names – they’re going to be there a while.

Heading into the 2013 season, the Loggers have 21 athletes on the roster, with just two seniors and three juniors, to go with six sophomores and 10 freshmen.

And just because they’re young doesn’t mean the Loggers won’t be competitive.

Knappa showed some athleticism in last year’s District 1 2A/1A meet, with a third-place finish from freshman Chris Cruz in the boys’ 3,000 meters, and a pair of third-place showings from freshman Alisha Geisler in the girls’ 100- and 200-meter finals. Geisler currently has the fifth-best mark in the state in the 100.

Cruz and Geisler are both back for their sophomore year, as is Devin Lewis-Allen, who took fourth in both the 400-meter and 800-meter league finals last season as a freshman. Lewis-Allen is ranked No. 5 in the state in the 800.

Junior Mitch Whiteside was fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles in the district meet (and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles), while Cruz was fifth in the district 1,500 meters and is currently ranked fifth in the state in the 3,000.

The Loggers also have high hopes for senior Arashi Pierre in the throwing events.

THE ATHLETES

Girls

Meisha Boettcher, Fr.

Alisha Geisler, So.

Xoey Jones, Jr.

Porsche Lundberg, So.

Nikki Rusinovich, Fr.

Kylee Winlund, Fr.

Boys

John Coy, Fr.

Chris Cruz, So.

Taylor Falls, So.

Lukas Hellberg, Fr.

James Hendrickson, Fr.

Devin Lewis-Allen, So.

Chris Montano, Fr.

Theo Morinville, Sr.

Austin Ogier, Fr.

Nathan Ortega-Gifford, Fr.

Arashi Pierre, Sr.

Sean Roberts, Fr.

Ryan Simpson, So.

Mitch Whiteside, Jr.

Chris Whitworth, Jr.

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