<strong></strong>Bakari Bakari and Tatiana Rose. COURTESY PHOTOS

Bakari Bakari and Tatiana Rose. COURTESY PHOTOS

Reporter honors the Trojans’ Bakari, Rose

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 10:58am
  • Sports

Auburn High School’s Bakari Bakari, track and field, is the Auburn Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Math.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Outdoor activities, badminton and drawing.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: I can’t say just one, I have a great support group.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: I always breath three times before I race.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: I listen to different music, depends on the flow of the day.

From the Sideline

“Bakari has been a dominant 400-meter runner throughout the season with top 10 times in 4A state track. He’s a versatile athlete who also excels in the 200, triple jump, and runs a leg on the 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 relay teams, which have qualified for the district championships. Bakari is a hard worker who is dedicated to doing his best every time he competes. He has great sportsmanship and is respected by his teammates and coaches. Bakari maintains a 3.8 GPA in AP and honors courses and is a natural leader on campus. He will be attending WSU next year and plans to major in engineering. ”

===

Auburn High School’s Tatiana Rose, track and field, is the Auburn Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: P.E., basketball.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Floating at the river and church.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My parents.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: I pray and listen to music before I compete.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Simple” by Florida Georgia Line.

From the Sideline

“This is Tatiana’s first year competing in track and field. She is an amazing competitor in the shot put and discus. This season her best shot put throw was 32 feet, 7½ inches at the All-City meet, and her overall best throw in discus was 114-10 at the league competition, which placed her in third and has her heading to districts. Tatiana is also a member of our basketball team. When Tatiana is not putting time in on the field, she is putting time into her studies, both at the high school and college level, and still finds time to hold down a job. All around, Tatiana is an amazing person and competitor.”


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

Kentwood High football. FILE PHOTO
WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports in response to state guidelines

Practices scheduled to begin Feb. 1 for football, volleyball, soccer and 5 other sports

The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo
WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

file photo
Emerald Downs had an average daily handle of $1.79 million during a shortened 2020 season that concluded Oct. 29. The average daily handle last season was $1.1 million. Fans were not allowed at the races, including during this photo from opening day.
Emerald Downs concludes season with daily wagering up 61% over last year

Off-track fans bet average of $1.79 million per day during 38-day session

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo
New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

File Photo/Kent Reporter
Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

Former Seattle Sounders Lamar Neagle to coach Federal Way Football Club
Former Seattle Sounders Lamar Neagle to coach Federal Way Football Club

Federal Way native looks forward to “giving back to the community that helped raise me.”

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices
Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo
WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

Stock photo
King County announces $600K in grants for youth sports

On July 27, King County announced the recipients of the 2020 Youth… Continue reading

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo
WIAA modifies prep sports calendar; football moved to spring

Washington’s high school athletics governing body announced its revised plans for the… Continue reading

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports
WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.