2A Track Teams Hold Several Local Duals


The Tumwater track and field team rolled to a pair of dual wins over W.F. West on Tuesday, with the boys beating the Bearcats 93-50 and the girls winning 80-58.

The Thunderbirds took 22 of the 34 events held, including 18 of the 21 races.

Mason Ball came away with two individual wins, taking first in the boys 1,600 meters (4:40.80) and the 3,200 (10:56.23). Reid Crumley won both of the boys hurdles races, taking the 110-meter race in 17.11 and the 300-meter one in 43.94.

David Malroy won the 200-meter dash in 23.73, Alexander Icker won the 400 in 55.91, and Reis Howell won the 800 in 2:03.92, beating out teammate Josh Schlecht by seven-hundredths of a second.

Carlos Matheney, Blake Kirkpatrick, Christian Schlecht, and Makhi Odoms won the boys 4x100 relay in 45.26, and Malroy, Howell, Blake Kirkpatrick, and John Hoffer combined to win the 4x400 in 3:43.72.

On the girls’ side of things, Ava Jones won the 200-meter dash (26.49), anchored the 4x100 team that won in 40.98 — teaming up with Mariah Jegg, Cassidy Hedin, and Reese Heryford, and then joined up with Hedin, Heryford, and Annabelle Clapp to win the 4x400 in 4:19.38.

Jett won the 100-meter dash in 13.32,  Clapp won the 400 in 49.17, Sally Beyene won the 800 (2:32.01), Olivia Ahrens won the 3,200 (12:44.01), and Emily Kamaunu won the 100-meter hurdles (20.52).

W.F. West’s lone boys win on the track came from Declan McDonald, who came in first with a time of 11.54, ahead of 11 straight Thunderbirds after him. On the girls’ side, freshman Wyatt Rogerson won the 1,600 in 6:20.31, and Emily Mallonee won an all-WFW 300-meter hurdles race in 53:31.

W.F. West had much more success on the field, with Lucas Hoff winning the boys javelin (149 feet, 3 inches) and the boys pole vault (12 feet, 6 inches). Brody Stidham won the triple jump for WFW at 32 feet, 2.5 inches, and Caleb Busse won the discus at 121 feet, 4 inches.

For the girls, Amanda Bennett won the javelin (110 feet, 11 inches) and the long jump (14 feet, 9.25 inches), while KD Obtinario won the shot put (25 feet, 7.5 inches) and Sara Jane Lawson won the discus (82 feet, 1 inch). Arian Wheaton took first in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches.

Tumwater got field wins from Jadin Allen in the boys shot put (43 feet, 3 inches), Jayden Thomas in the boys high jump (6 feet), Makhi Odoms in the boys long jump (20 feet, 11 inches), and Rizalina Johnson in the girls pole vault (8 feet).

Warriors Host Wolves in Opening Dual 

Splitting the boys and girls team results, the Rochester boys track and field team defeated Black Hills, 63-40 on a sunny day in Thurston County at home, while the Black Hills girls defeated the Rochester girls, 69-54, in a dual Tuesday afternoon. 

On the boys side, the Warriors were led by Gunnar Morgan’s double win in the 800 meters (2:09.85) and 1600m (4:44.55), as well as participating in the Warriors’ 4x400-meter relay win of 4:29.64. Other members of that relay include Lodun Coombs, Mason Young, and Zachariah Hubbard. 

Ashton Rodriguez took a win in the 100m, running an 11.48, and was also the third leg of the Warriors 4x100-meter relay winning team, along with Dominic Delgado, Tristan Nelson, and Noah Meckle. That team ran a 46.76. 

Meckle also won the 400 in 58.65, and the Warriors were rounded out with TJ Mason winning the triple jump with a 32-foot, 4-inch hop, step, and jump. 

Black Hills boys winners included John Buchanan in the 200 (24.83), Mason Burke in the 3200 (11:08.55), Liam Wall in the shot put (43 feet, 2.75 inches) and discus (134 feet), Ezra Harris in the javelin (120 feet, 6 inches), and Travis Carson in the high jump (5 feet). 

For the girls, Rochester was led by Kailyn Black’s triple win individually, as well as in a relay. Black won the 100 (13.79), 200 (29.38), long jump (15 feet, 8.5 inches), and was a member of the winning 4x200-meter relay team (2:00.90), along with Morgan Hurst, Savanna Riordan, and Kenna Pratt. 

Other winners for Rochester on the girls side were Mercedies Dupont in the 1600m (6:07.75), Pamela Buchanan in the 3200 (16:59.70), Kya Ubias in the 100m hurdles (19.92) and triple jump (27 feet, 2 inches), and Emily Weddle in the shot put (34 feet, 11 inches). 

Black Hills girls winners were Zaniah Robinson in the 400 (1:09.60), Lilly Kincaid in the 800m (2:32.93), Ashley Harris in the discus (104 feet, 2 inches), Claire Johnson in the javelin (86 feet, 10 inches), and Lia Crecelius in the high jump (4 feet, 4 inches). 

The Wolves also won a pair of relays in the 4x100 in 1:02.01 (Harris, Ella Reichert, Johnson, and Kennedy Imsland) and in the 4x400 in 4:58.55 (Loralei Upton, Kincaid, Kirsten Beaulieu, Robinson). 

Tigers Host Bobcats, Highclimbers

Shelton and Aberdeen made Tiger Stadium their own Tuesday, taking the first two team places in both the boys and girls’ sides of a 2A EvCo tri-meet.

The Highclimbers won the girls meet with 66 points, to Aberdeen’s 36 and Centralia’s 25. Aberdeen won the boys meet with 53.5 points, to Shelton’s 46.5 and Centralia’s 17.

The Tigers came away with four individual winners, three of which came in the girls meet. Daisha Mock won the 200-meter dash in 30.50, beating second place by two-tenths of a second. In the 3,200 meters, Ruth Gonzalez set a PR with a time of 14:59.00 in a field of one, coming away with first place. In the field, Natalia Hedgers took first by an inch and a half with a huck of 73 feet, 2.5 inches.

Centralia’s lone boys win came from Devin Harrison in the 3,200, who beat out a field of four Tigers to win in 11:03.80. Behind him, the Tigers’ best result came from Robert Butterworth, who took second in a two-man 110-meter hurdle race (20.53), and Devin Harrison, who was third in the 1,600 (4:48.90).