Tracking the grads

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District athletes excelling on the college field

Noelle Vallecorsa — The Federal Way graduate recently finished her senior season on the University of Puget Sound fastpitch team. The catcher hit .218 with three doubles and six RBIs in 30 starts. UPS finished the season 11-23.

Leslie Davis — The Federal Way graduate was recently named to the 2008 All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference team. Davis earned first-team honors as a third baseman on the Montana State-Billings team. Davis hit .361 and belted a team-high 15 doubles and was one of three players to play and start in all 49 games. Davis tied for the team lead with 57 hits and was second in slugging percentage at .614. She also had seven home runs and 33 RBIs.

Montana State-Billings finished the season with a 28-21 record.

Kristi Sigafoos — The 2006 TJ grad recently finished her sophomore year at Saint Martin’s College in Lacey as a second baseman. Sigafoos was recently named to the All-GNAC honorable mention after she hit .261 with seven doubles, one triple, four home runs and 23 RBIs. Saint Martin’s finished the season 21-33 overall.

Jade Clare — The 2006 Beamer grad is playing her sophomore season at Stony Brook University in New York. Clare is a catcher for the Sea Wolves and is hitting .209 with six doubles, two home runs and 22 RBIs. Clare has started 44 games during the season. Stony Brook finished the regular season with a 30-21 record and enters the American East Conference Tournament as the No. 3 seed.

Morgan Bright —?The 2007 Decatur High School grad played her freshman season at Central Washington University. Bright, an outfielder, started seven games for the Wildcats and three runs and hit .150. Central finished the season 17-27 overall.

Tim Satterwhite — The TJ grad is currently competing on the Western Washington University track and field team. Satterwhite transferred to Western from Texas Southern. He recently finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 46-7 1/4 at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Ellensburg.

McKinley Williams — The Todd Beamer graduate is currently running track at Western Washington University. The sophomore is a distance runner.

Chris Williams — The Decatur grad is currently running on the Washington State University track team. Williams is a senior and also runs cross country for the Cougars. He finished 74th overall at the Pac-10 Cross Country Championships in the fall.

Amanda Stewart —?The Decatur High School grad is competing in her freshman season at Washington State. Stewart is a high jumper, who finished in the top-six at the state meet every year during high school. Her highest finish was third as a freshman.

Princess Joy Griffey — The 2006 Decatur grad is running on the Washington State track team. Griffey is competing in her sophomore year for the Cougars and running in sprint events. Last week, she won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x100m relay during the Cougars’ dual-meet win over the University of Washington.

Griffey reached an NCAA regional qualifying time of 23.90 in the 200.

As a freshman, Griffey set a freshman school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.47, which is the third-best time in WSU history. She also ran the fifth-best 100-meter time in school history last year (11.72). Griffey won three state championships in high school.

Lionel Orji and Jessica Franz — Orji, a Todd Beamer grad, and Franz, a Beamer grad, are both competing on the Central Washington University track teams.

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