(Top 8 EVENT finalist at Junior Olympics Nationals Meet)

Aiyah Smart
High Jump

Alyvia Brown

Anna Schneidler

Cassie Lemus
Long Jump

Luca Andonian

Narendra Manogaran
3000m Racewalk

Sophia Dahl


Sydney Collier

Timothy Curtis-Ames
Mini Javelin



Zee Triplett, Head Coach of Track and Field

Zee Triplett is excited to begin her 6th year as Head Coach.

Zee is a lifelong track and field enthusiast and participant who began competing in the sport at the age of 9. During her elementary, middle, and high school years she qualified for, and competed in several AAU and USATF Youth National and Junior Olympic National Championships. She was consistently ranked among the top long jumpers and 100 meter dash athletes in the nation over a 5 year period. She was the recipient of a USA Track and Field High School Academic Achievement Scholarship and also earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Washington, Seattle (UW). 

During her collegiate career she completed 4 indoor and outdoor seasons and outdoor Pac-10 Championships in various events (Long Jump, 4x100meter relay, 100 meter hurdles, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 4x400 meter relay). She was the team’s top female long jumper her sophomore, junior, and senior years and was selected as team captain her junior and senior years. She is on the UW’s top 10 all-time long jump performer’s list.

Zee is a USA Track and Field (USATF) Level 1 certified Coach and a USATF Registered Coach. She continues to blend her experience as an elite athlete with her passion for lifelong learning and healthy promotion of the sport through consulting with colleagues, coaches, online resources, webinars, blogs, books, and the athletes.

In addition to coaching the Cascade Striders; Zee has also coached for a City of Seattle Recreation Center track team, an elementary and middle school team, and has provided private coaching sessions. 

Cascade Striders Volunteer Contributions
Admin Duties:
Board Member

Coaching Role: HEAD COACH (All Programs), Lead Coach-Hurdle program, long/triple jump programs
Volunteering Since : 2009

Coaching Background: USATF Level 1 Certified. Coaching track and field (100m-1500m, LJ/TJ, and hurdles) since 2003.

Athletic Background
Youth: LA Jets Track Club, Quiet Fire Youth Track Club (elementary-high school)
High School: Track and Field, Basketball- St. Mary’s Academy
Collegiate: Track & Field- University of Washington

Coaching Philosophy: Listen twice as much as you speak, expect excellence, and never ever forget to have fun.


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Combined Event Program
Ben Kulinski
Kate Howe
Keith Ferguson
Zee Triplett

Discus/Javelin/Shot Put
Ben Kulinski-Discus, Jav
Kate Howe-SP

High Jump
Keith Ferguson

Hurdle Program
Lead Coach: Zee Triplett
Cameron Bolt
Clay Mills
Lester Jackson
Tim Flint


Long Distance Program
Joe Johnson: LEAD COACH
Andy Leonard
Craig Coll
Craig Maclean
Dan Evans
Kendall Anderegg
Lei Wu
Mike Ryan

Patty Carrel
Stephanie Brunnier
Susan Pappalardo
Terri Forsberg
Long/Triple Jump Program
Zee Triplett
Middle & Short Sprint Program
Lead Coach: Clay Mills
Lead Coach: Derek Klinge
Lead Coach: Zee Triplett
Ben Kulinski
Damon Daniels
Cameron Bolt
Chris Weber-Mighty Mights
Kate Howe
Katie Mikkola-Mighty Mights
Stephanie Nevels-Yanchar-Mighty Mights
Tim Flint