In the first big local invitational of the young track season, squads from Napavine, Morton-White Pass, Pe Ell, Rainier, and Tenino were some of the 20 schools in attendance at the annual Rainier Icebreaker Invitational Saturday afternoon.
Though it’s still early in the year, dozens of local stars recorded personal bests and top finishes at the meet.
On the boys side, Napavine’s Lucas Dahl was a perfect 4 for 4 on the day, capturing first in the 100-meter dash (11.31), 200-meter dash (22.88), 4x100-meter relay (45.83), and the long jump (21 feet, 5 inches). Peyton League, Colin Shields, and Max O’Neill joined Dahl on the winning 4x100.
In the 800 meters, MWP’s Matt Cooper led the local charge, finishing second with a personal best time of 2:15.33. To wrap up boys running events, Tenino’s Carson Schall starred in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing first with personal best 47.02 to win by over two seconds.
On the field, Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe crushed the opposition again, throwing for 53 feet and 4.5 inches in the shot put and 201 feet and 1 inch in the discus. O’Neill for Napavine finished second in the shot put with a personal best throw of 39 feet, 2.5 inches.
Rounding out the boys strong day for the Mountaineers were Ryan Doidge in the pole vault with a personal best jump of 13 feet, and Thomas Ronne with a 41 foot, 4.5 inch triple jump mark, a personal best.
For the girls, Morton-White Pass’ Jordan Koetje was the only multiple event winner locally, winning the 100 meters in a personal best 12.89 and the 300-meter hurdles in a season-best 50.54 time.
Pe Ell’s Charlie Carper finished second in the 200 meters behind just Vashon Island’s Alana Bass, running a personal best 28.43. Rainier’s Acacia Murphy was just behind Carper with a 28.97. Murphy also won the high jump with a personal best four foot, 10 inch clearance, and finished second in long jump with a 14 foot, two inch best.
Finishing it up for the girls was Rainier’s Isabella Holmes, who finished second in the discus with a 103 foot, 4 inch best toss.