Want to watch the best high school track and field meet that’s not the state championships?
Come to Edgar Brown Stadium on Saturday, and watch more than 1,400 athletes from 105 schools compete at the 54th annual Pasco Invite.
The first events begin at 9:30 a.m., with the final event — the boys 4x400-meter relays — scheduled to start at 6:20 p.m.
Here’s a viewer’s guide to Saturday’s event:
Five events to watch
Boys elite mile: Wenatchee’s Cole Christman comes into the event with the fastest time of 4 minutes, 9.94 seconds. But Mt. Spokane’s John Dressel and North Central’s Tanner Anderson also are set to compete. Anyone who saw their epic battle during November’s state cross country championships at Pasco’s Sun Willows Golf Course knows this won’t be a race to miss. The race is set to start around noon.
Girls 100 meters: Tierney Silliman of West Valley-Yakima comes into the race with the fastest seed time at 11.98 seconds, but Bothell’s Sarah Stavig, Adna’s Regyn Gaffney and Lake City’s Maddison Ward are right there with her. Finals are set for 1:25 p.m.
Girls 100 hurdles: Kaitlyn Gunnerson of Coeur d’Alene won the Idaho 5A state championship last year. But Kamiakin’s Heather Donais and Lindsey Schauble also could battle for the title. Finals are set for 1:15 p.m.
Boys 300 hurdles: Lewiston’s Zion Stuffle and Kingston’s Garrett Rouser each won state titles last year in this event. Jesuit’s Julian Body had a podium finish in this event at the Oregon state finals. Chiawana football fans might remember Bothell wide receiver Dayzell Wilson, who is entered here. The event is set for 3:25 p.m.
Girls pole vault: This event features three state champions from 2014 — Southridge’s Marissa Berry, Mead’s Carrie Jacka and Squalicum’s Kirsten Webber. Estimated start around 1 p.m.
Five male athletes to watch
Julian Body, Jesuit: Third-fastest seed time in the 110 hurdles at 14.52; third-fastest in the 300 hurdles at 38.97.
Ryan Croson, Bothell: Won the Class 4A state title last year in the 400.
Jonah Mathews, Fife: Should be a top contender in the boys 100 and 200.
Garrett Rouser, Kingston: Won the 2A state title last year in the 300 hurdles.
Zion Stuffle, Lewiston: The Idaho 5A state champion in both sets of hurdles. Enters both events with the fastest seed times (14.12 seconds in 110s and 37.70 in 300).
Five female athletes to watch
Betsy Arlt, Eastmont: Fastest entry in the 1,600 (4:58.83) and 800 (2:15.19).
Regyn Gaffney, Adna: Won four 2B state titles last year in the 100, 200 and 400, and the long jump. Fastest seed time in the 200 (24.50) and the 400 (56.40). Has third-best 100 time at 12.10, and the third-best long jump mark at 17 feet, 9 inches.
Kaitlyn Gunnerson, Coeur d’Alene: The Idaho 5A state champion last year in the 100 hurdles. Has the second-fastest seed time in 300 hurdles at 44.55.
Maddison Ward, Lake City: Idaho 5A state champ last year in the 100 and 200 meters. Is second in 200 at 24.68. Has fourth-fastest seed time in 100 at 12.16 seconds.
Kirsten Webber, Squalicum: State 2A champion last year in the pole vault, she enters this meet with the best mark of 13-1.
Five local male athletes to watch
Dre Dorton, Chiawana: Enters this meet with the fastest 200 time at 21.73. Bound for Eastern Washington University to play football, he is the third-fastest entering the 100 (10.77).
Ethan Gardner, Walla Walla: Ranked fourth going into the 200.
Mitchell Jacobson, Walla Walla: Should battle for the boys high jump crown. His mark of 6-8 ranks second.
Roman Ruiz, Chiawana: Has cleared 14-8 in the pole vault, putting him among the leaders. Ranked 10th in the 110 hurdles.
Christian Young, Pasco: Senior is second-fastest in the 400 going in, with a time of 48.67; third-fastest going into the 200 at 22.04; ranked fourth going into the 100.
Five local female athletes to watch
Marissa Berry, Southridge: Senior cleared a meet- and school-record 13 feet in the pole vault at last weekend’s Davis Invite. That puts her in the top three for this meet. In her first attempt at long jumping last weekend, Berry went 16-2.
Madi Doepker, Walla Walla: Ranked second in the shot put with a mark of 39-1.5. She’s fourth in the discus and javelin.
Lindsey Schauble, Kamiakin: Senior leads the long jump field with a mark of 18-1; she’s third-fastest going into the meet for 300 hurdles at 45.10; ranked fourth in 100 hurdles going in.
Andrea Stapleton, Kamiakin: State 3A high jump champ last year, she heads into this weekend’s event with best mark of the field at 5-8; ranked fourth heading into triple jump.
Allison Stapleton, Kamiakin: Enters high jump event with second-best mark of 5-6, trailing her older sister, Andrea; ranked fifth going into long jump and sixth going into triple jump.
Saturday’s invite will be dedicated to brothers Mike, Robert and Vince Guajardo. All three are Pasco High School graduates who volunteer to work the meet every year. All three have worked in the Pasco School District. Mike is the boys basketball coach at Pasco High. ... The Invite Memorials are dedicated to John Mitchell, John Mauch and Kirby Jones. All three were longtime invite volunteers. ... Richland High athletes won’t compete in Pasco for the second consecutive year. The Bombers are in Oregon for the Eugene Relays.