Tracking the grads

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Joon Yoom — The Decatur graduate is currently swimming at the University of Southern California. Yoom recently finished up in second place in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Tex. on Dec. 5.

Erich Matulic — The 2005 Decatur grad is currently swimming at the University of Florida. Matulic is competing in the backstroke and butterfly for the Gators.

Eric Johnson — The 2005 Decatur grad is swimming his freshman season at the University of Wisconsin. Johnson placed first in the 400 medley relay, fifth in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the 200 breaststroke during a meet this year against UW-Milwaukee and Iowa.

Morris Anderson and Londen Carter — The Federal Way High School grads are currently playing basketball at Highline Community College. The Thunderbirds are 4-2 on the season.

Christine Kim — The Federal Way grad is in her sophomore year on the Highline Community College basketball team. Kim, a guard, had 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and seven steals in a 95-82 win over Portland CC last month. Highline is now 4-2 on the season.

Ashley Cavalieri — The Decatur grad is playing at Highline CC. Cavalieri had 14 points and two steals in a win over Portland CC last month.

Kristen Woller — After playing two years at Clark Community College, the TJ grad is currently at Cascade College in Portland. Woller starts and had eight points and seven rebounds Dec. 21 in a loss to Warner Pacific College. Cascade is currently 1-10.

Matt Diotte — The former TJ swimmer is the best sprinter on the University of Denver team. Last year, Diotte tallied four first-place finishes in the 50 and 100 frees. He posted fifth-place finishes in the events at the Sun Belt Conference Championships and earned the conference’s Performer of the Week honors on Nov. 2.

Sandy Hong — The former state champion swimmer at Decatur is one of nine returning Pac-10 scorers for the Oregon State swim team. Hong is in the all-time top-10 lists at OSU in the 1,000 free, 500 free, 1,650 free and 200 free. She placed 12th at last year’s Pac-10 Championships in the 1,650 free.

Virgil Matthews — The Federal Way grad has started all 10 games for the University of Montana basketball team. The senior guard is averaging 9.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Grizzlies. Montana is currently 9-1 after playing at the NCAA Tournament a season ago.

Niko Nunogawa — The Decatur graduate is playing his senior year on the Saint Martin’s basketball team. Nunogawa, a 6-foot-6 forward, was an all-league performer a season ago. Currently, he is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds a game for the 5-4 Saints.

Ben Henderson — The Decatur grad is wrestling for No. 3-ranked Dana College. Henderson is the starting 157-pounder for the Vikings. Henderson won his 100th match of his career Dec. 17 for the Vikings’ only match win during a 41-3 loss to Cal Poly.

Kezia Long — Former TJ basketball player Kezia Long is playing at Pacific Lutheran University. Long is averaging 12.6 points and 9.2 rebounds for the 7-1 Lutes.

Anwar Asadi — The freshman forward is playing at Green River Community College. Asadi, who graduated from Federal Way High School after playing two years at Decatur, is currently starting for the Gators. Asadi is currently averaging 8.3 points for the 4-5 Gators.

Marcus Wright — The Federal Way grad is coming of the bench for Green River. Wright is averaging 6.8 points.

Elon Langston — The Federal Way grad is currently starting on the Green River basketball team as a point guard. Langston is averaging 9.4 points.

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