Shining Star Senior Night: East Valley’s Rasmussen, Mt. Spokane’s Lafferty

SPOKANE, Wash. — Each night we’re honoring senior athletes who were ready to compete and finish out their high school or collegiate career in their spring sport, but couldn’t because of coronavirus cancellations. Tonight we’re honoring two seniors from our area.

Reece Rasmussen: An East Valley Knight that has played football and basketball for the fighting knights…and this year took up track and field…only got a few weeks of it before his first season was canceled. He’s a talented athlete so his coaches told him to set his goals on state and nothing less. He has to miss out on that…but what’s really tough is missing out on several competitive horse shows that are on hold right now. This is his final year as a youth competitor in the Arabian Horse Association. Reece is taking steps to become a professional horse trainer.

Allie Lafferty: One of Mt. Spokane’s most versatile athletes was ready for a big senior season in track and field. She’s played soccer all four years, two years of gymnastics, two years of tennis and was hoping to add on to a stellar junior season of track last year. It was her first season, and she was a natural. Lafferty made it to state in the 4 by 400 relay and had impressive times for the 800 meter race as well. If she can step right in and be that successful in so many different things, Allie’s journey after high school is only the beginning of what she can do.