Before most people sit down to drink their coffee and finish reading the newspaper — Wilson High School’s Trevon Powe has already put a day’s work in on the boys’ track team.
Needless to say, he is a blur for 30 straight minutes.
Powe’s best event is the 110-meter hurdles — something he figures to be a Class 3A state contender for next week.
But this season, the Western Washington University signee added the 100 and 200 meters, and the 4x100 relay.
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In the span of a half-hour Saturday at the West Central/Southwest bi-district championships, Powe won the short hurdles race (14.31 seconds), the 100 (11.01) and anchored the Rams’ relay (43.71) at Sunset Chev Stadium.
And after it all, he didn’t seem to break a sweat.
“It’s about working on my endurance in practice,” said Powe, who later captured the 200 in 22.23 to win four events.
“I have no time at all to rest … so I have to take it easy sometimes. You have to know your race, know your opponent and study people.”
• Once the hotbed for 400 runners, the city of Tacoma has two good underclassmen in Mount Tahoma’s Ilijah Hudson (personal-best 49.68) and Wilson’s Morgan Greene (district-record 57.47).
Hudson, a sophomore, had never broken the 50-second barrier — until he ran away from the finals field Saturday.
“Hopefully it’s just the beginning,” he said.
Greene, a ninth grader, is just learning track as a first-year participant. She’s long has a soccer background.
“I love it,” Greene said. “It is my favorite race. It’s fun to see the hard work pay off.”
• Despite coming down with a bug late in the week, Enumclaw’s KC Moulden repeated as WCD girls shot put champion. Her winning throw was 43 feet, 11 inches.
“Not too happy about that,” said Moulden, the reigning 4A state championship whose personal best is 46-7. “But it got me through to state.”
• Auburn Riverside long jumper Brittni Williams feels she’s in a bit of a slump. Needless to say, she was not thrilled about her district-winning 17-41/2.
“Today was a little bit of a disappointment,” Williams said. “It’s not where I want it to be. Next week (at Star Track), I want a 19-0, or get in the high (18 feet range).”
• The afternoon’s best race was in the boys’ 800. Central Kitsap’s Cameron Carroll, the top seed, had a lead with 100 meters to go, only to see Bonney Lake’s Bennett Hillier charge back over the final 40 meters to beat him.
Hillier’s winning time — 1:53.23 — was a personal best by nearly two seconds, and ranks No. 2 in 3A.
• The Sumner girls 4x400 relay team also set a WCD record with its winning time of 4:00.31. Emma Bakke, Rachel Stowell, Emma Sjolund and Alyssa Murray made up that quartet.
• Lakes sprinter Isaac Swillie, who hurt his hamstring in the 200 prelims Friday and will likely miss the rest of the postseason, did walk the 100 finals as a classy show of sportsmanship Saturday.