Track and Field Photos from the 2015 Tacoma Invitational at Lincoln High School

This last weekend Jill and I got to do something a little different than our normal shooting.  We got a chance to spend all day being inspired by hundreds of track and field athletes from over 30 Washington State schools!  Jill was a track athlete, so she was feeling right at home and knew what to expect.  I was never a track and field athlete though, so the whole scene was new to me.

I was totally inspired by these youth – I put a post up about it on the A.Lorae Photography Facebook page already.  All day long we got to capture photos of youth who are not only building their physical strength, but their emotional and mental toughness.  I love sports for that reason.  It’s not the only vehicle for that growth, but it is a great one.

I want to tip my hat to Duane Lee, the Lincoln High School Track and Field Head Coach, and his staff who put on a great event and asked us to photograph it.  I also want to thank all of these amazing athletes that allowed us to capture their photos.  Enjoy!Gig Harbor girls celebrate after their 4x400 Relay Runner from Emerald Ridge Female Lincoln HS runner in the 4x400 race.Runners from Gig Harbor HS pass the baton in the 4x400 Women's race. Wilson female runner during the 4x400.
Female Lincoln HS runner in the 4x400 race. Female runner from Stadium HS getting ready for the 4x400. Coach from Bellarmine congratulating his male athlete after the 4x400. ALoraePhotography_TacomaInvitational_20150411_17-32-22 Foss and Franklin Pierce runners just after the baton hand off during the 4x400. Female Spanaway Lakes runner who set a PR. Female runners from Bellarmine and Raymond High Schools take a turn in the final lap.Female runner from Northwest Christian HS coming to the finish line.
Female runner from Lincoln HS. Female Long Jumper from Vashon Island. Pole vaulter.
Female long jumper from Tumwater HS landing in the sand. Female long jumper from Curtis HS flying through the air. Female runner from Sequim HS in the relay. Male runner from Enumclaw HS. Male runner from Leschi HS. Female long jumper from Sequim HS. Women's relay team from Mt Tahoma HS huddled up before their run. Female long jumper in the air. Female long jumper from Vashon High School landing in the pit. Boys heat coming to the finish line in their lanes. Female high jumper from Curtis HS at the top of her jump. Female high jumper from Puyallup HS coming over the bar. Female high jumper from Spanaway Lakes HS stretched out over the bar. Male pole vaulter coming over the bar. Female long jumper from Lincoln HS. Coach helping his athlete up. Long jumper from Eatonville HS. Long jumper from Northwest Christian HS. Female runner from Puyallup HS. Male pole vaulter. Female high jumper from Mt Tahoma HS coming over the bar. Male runner from Foss High School in full stride. Female javelin thrower from Stadium High School, WA. Female javelin thrower from Northwest Christian High School in mid throw.Female runners during the hurdles. Coach talking with his javelin athlete.
Female javelin thrower in mid throw. Female shot put athlete from Enumclaw High School. Female pole vaulter from Bellarmine High School. Female shot put and javelin athletes going up to the field. Male high jumper clearing the bar with no problem.Male distance runner from Northwest Christian High School.
Female runners from various WA High Schools. Female runners from various WA High Schools. Female pole vaulter from Tumwater High School. Male high jumper from Puyallup High School coming over the bar. Male high jumper from Lincoln High School coming over the bar.Female runners from various WA State High Schools.
Male runners from various WA State High Schools running under the Lincoln Abes home sign. Female runner. Female triple jumper from Emerald Ridge High School. Female runner from Lincoln High School  waiting for the relay to start. Female triple jumper from Vashon High School. Male long jumper from Spanaway Lakes High School. Male long jumper from Stadium High School. Male runner from Lincoln High School waiting for the relay to start. Female runner from Tumwater High School. Female runners on the high hurdles.Male athletes from various Washington High Schools in the 100m race.
Female runners getting set for the high hurdles. Female runner from Bainbridge Island getting ready for the high hurdles. Male hurdlers from various WA State high schools at the starting line.Female runner from Curtis High School in the blocks.
Male hurdlers coming over the high hurdles. The field and stands at the Tacoma Invitational, home of the Abes. Female runner from Lincoln High School. Female runner from Sumner High School. Numbers from the track lanes and half of a runners body in full stride over the finish line. Lincoln and Puyallup male runners coming over the finish line in the relay. Male runner from Raymond High School. Male runners from various WA High Schools coming down the stretch.

To purchase any of the photos from the Tacoma Invitational, please go to http://www.aloraephotography.com/Sports/Tacoma-Invitational.  Also, if you are an athlete or a parent of an athlete that appears in this post and would like to have your photo removed, please contact me at amy@aloraephotography.com and I will take it down immediately.

Track and Field Photos from the 2015 Tacoma Invitational at Lincoln High School