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Clark starring in Nebraska, Jenkins in Indiana, and on and on

By CASEY OLSON

The Mirror

Jason Clark — The Federal Way High School grad is playing his junior year at Bellevue University in Nebraska. Clark, an infielder, is hitting .314 in 26 starts with a team-leading five home runs and 23 RBIs. Bellevue is currently 28-7 overall.

Kyle Jenkins — The 2004 Jefferson grad finished in second place last weekend at the Indiana Relays in the triple jump (49-0 1/4) and long jump (22-3 1/2). Jenkins is a freshman on the Indiana University track team. He finished behind Indiana senior Aarik Wilson in both events. Wilson won the NCAA Division I Indoor championship in both events last month. Jenkins, who was a two-time Class 4A state champ at TJ, finished in fifth at the Big-10 Indoor Track and Field Championships in the triple jump.

Shea McFeely — The 2002 Federal Way High grad and the Oregon State University baseball team have started the season scorching. The Beavers are currently 24-4 overall, 3-0 in the Pac-10 and ranked 15th in one national poll. McFeely has started 27 games at third base and is hitting .356 with a team-leading 26 runs. He also has six doubles, two home runs and 19 RBIs.

Nick Batkoski — The 2001 Federal Way grad is hitting .295 in 29 starts for the University of Washington baseball team. Batkoski has started 29 games at third base for the Huskies and leads the team with three triples. He also has two home runs and 17 RBIs. UW is currently 18-12 overall and 2-4 in the Pac-10.

Brady Everett — The 2001 Federal Way grad is rolling at the plate for the Washington State Cougars baseball team this season. Everett, the Cougars starting catcher, is hitting .347 with a team-leading eight home runs and 37 RBIs. He also extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a hit against Stanford on Sunday. Washington State is currently 15-14 overall and 0-3 in the Pac-10. Everett played his freshman season at Edmonds Community College before transferring to Clemson University, where he played the last two seasons.

Kyle Henselman — The 2004 Federal Way grad is playing his freshman season on the Washington State baseball team. Henselman, an outfielder, is 1-for-2 on the season at the plate in four appearances for the Cougars.

Tony Barnette — The 2002 Thomas Jefferson grad is leading the 25th-raned Arizona State Sun Devils in pitching appearances with 18. Barnette, who attended Central Arizona Junior College the last two years, has a 2-1 record and a 7.68 earned-run average. Arizona State is 21-13 overall and 2-1 in the Pac-10. He has started three games.

Jamie Nilsen and Tyler Hunt — The TJ grads are currently playing for the Central Washington University baseball team. Nilsen, an infielder, is hitting .347 in 22 starts for the Wildcats with 23 runs, a team-leading eight doubles, one home run and 20 RBIs . Hunt, a first baseman/outfielder, is hitting .237 in 20 starts with nine RBIs. Central is currently 15-11 overall.

Aaron Fulmer — The 2001 TJ grad is pitching for the Pacific Lutheran University baseball team. The junior is currently 3-0 in five starts for the Lutes with a 4.54 ERA. PLU is currently 16-8 on the season. Fulmer was 4-4 with a 5.28 ERA in 12 appearances, including 9 starts, last season. He tied for the team lead in strikeouts with 28 and named PLU’s most inspirational player in 2003.

Kyle Nunley and Tyler Walker — The TJ grads are playing baseball at Green River Community College. Nunley is a right-handed pitcher and Walker is a left-handed pitcher. The Gators are currently 8-6-2 overall.

Matt Ristine and Morgan O’Neal — Ristine, a Decatur grad, and O’Neal, a Federal Way grad, are in their junior years on the University of Puget Sound golf teams. Ristine took third place at the Pacific Invitational March 28 in Forest Grove, Ore. with a 78. Ristine was an all-conference player last year as a sophomore.

Erica Kuchciak and Tiffany Jones — The Federal Way grads are entering their sophomore seasons on the Green River Community College fastpitch team. Kuchciak is a utility player and Jones is a pitcher/third basemen. The Gators are currently 4-4 overall.

Danielle Yellam and Trichell Waldo — Yellam, a Federal Way grad, is entering her sophomore year on the Green River tennis team and Waldo, a TJ grad, is playing her first season. The Gators are currently 1-0.

Erin King, Jessica Rakestraw, Kristy Richardson, Andrea Hughes and Kaitlin Bailey — King, a Federal Way grad, Rakestraw and Ricardson, Thomas Jefferson grads, and Hughes and Bailey, Decatur grads, are all playing on the Highline Community College fastpitch team. The Thunderbirds are currently 0-5 on the season.

Natasha Lindsey — The TJ grad is pitching at Eastern New Mexico University. The team is currently 15-22 overall. Lindsey is 4-4 with a 4.81 ERA in seven starts with 25 strikeouts in 43.2 innings.

Ashley Osman — The TJ grad is in her sophomore season on the Western Washington University fastpitch team. The first baseman is currently hitting .100 on the season in eight starts. The Vikings are currently 6-13 early in the year.

Jon Manthey — The Federal Way grad is in his senior season on the Washington State University track team. Manthey is currently the No. 1 800-meter runner for the Cougars.

Noelle Vallecorsa — The Federal Way grad is in her freshman year on the University of Puget Sound fastpitch team. Vallecorsa is a catcher/outfielder and is hitting .171 in 15 starts. UPS is currently 13-10 on the season.

Ashley Pugh — The Decatur grad is in her sophomore year on the Portland State University track team. Pugh is a sprinter and in on PSU’s all-time top-10 lists for the 200 and 400 meters.

Gayle Imran — The Federal Way High grad is a junior on the Portland State track team. She is the top sprinter on the Vikings’ team and set a PSU indoor record with a 25.68 in the 200 meters. She also placed fourth at the 2004 Big Sky Conference indoor championships in the triple jump (39-2 1/2).

Marcus Brown — The 2004 Federal Way High School grad is competing on the Western Washington University track team. Brown throws the shot put and the discus.

Tracking the Grads will appear periodically in the Mirror detailing Federal Way area athletes in college. Let us know about athletes we missed at sports@fedwaymirror.com

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