Shining Star Senior Night: West Valley track and field

SPOKANE, Wash. — Watching your final chance to play a sport disappear before your very eyes became reality for high school and college seniors this spring.

On Shining Star Senior Night, we’re honoring West Valley’s talented female senior class, a few of which will get to compete in college. Their coach, John Moir was very sad when he found out his seniors wouldn’t have the chance to break records at WVHS, but he’s excited to follow their future.

Appeared at state all four years in cross country, and placed three times. She was a lock to break a 30-year-old two mile time record in 2020. Eskvelt has a 4.0 and will run at Seattle Pacific University next year.

Lala Duke: A district champ for the Eagles, Coach Moir thought Duke would set new school records for the 100m and 200m sprint this year. She was also a state placer in track, and will compete on Sacramento State’s track and field team in sprints next year.

Emma Garza: A senior leader for the Eagles, Garza was also a 2018 cross country state champion along with Eskvelt. She fought through injuries in her career and always came out on top.

Dani Mann: A talented senior pole vaulter, expected to make some noise at state this year. Coach Moir said she was almost a guaranteed All-League athlete this spring.

Ashton Logan: A regional meet qualifier in the discus, she also would’ve had a great run at state this year. She will be a Cougar next year, attending Washington State.