MWP’s Jordan Koetje Wins Three State Titles

STATE TRACK: Timberwolf Senior Wins the 100, 200 and 300 Hurdles at State Championships


Morton-White Pass’ Jordan Koetje waited three years for the moment.

When she finally got the chance to compete on the state’s biggest stage at Eastern Washington University, she didn’t disappoint.

Koetje won three events on Saturday, landing atop the podium and sporting the gold medal after the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the 300-meter hurdles in the 2B girls track and field championships.

“I’ve wanted to win since I was a freshman,” Koetje, a senior, said. “At school, the weight room wall has all the photos of all the prior champions, and I’ve just wanted to be up there since I was like 13.”

She’ll have plenty of space on the weight room wall after this weekend.

Koetje, who was also the Central 2B League’s girls track Athlete of the Year, had the fastest seeding time in the 100 at 12.70 seconds. She backed it up with the best preliminary time and won the finals in 12.60 seconds — beating out Fair Niven of St. George’s by .23 seconds.

Koetje edged out Reardan’s Ayden Krupke for first in the 200, breaking the teap in 26.16 seconds while Krupke finished in 26.71. 

She won the 300 hurdles in another tight race, beating out Okanogan’s Afton Wood 46.20 seconds to 46.46. Adna’s Faith Wellander was third in 48 seconds flat.

Koetje also anchored the 4x100 relay race, which took fifth, with teammates Amy Martinez, Chloe Kelly and Katelyn Gilstrap.

She led the MWP girls to a fourth-place team finish, with 39 points — 30 of which came from Koetje’s three wins — behind only St. George’s (113), Okanogan (89) and Raymond (58). MWP’s Miranda Sparks took fourth in the high jump (5 feet even) to add a few more points.

There were plenty of Lewis County standouts on the final day of action Saturday in the 2B girls competition.

Napavine’s Keira O’Neill was the runner-up in the high jump at 5 feet, behind winner Kyra Gardner of Raymond (5-6). Gardner also won the long jump at 17-3.5, with Winlock’s Cali Scofield taking third at 16-1.

Rainier’s Autumn Kenney was third in the shot put at 35-2, with Adna’s Lillian Boyd taking seventh (33-5). 

Rainier’s Selena Niemi finished seventh in the 800 (2:42.31). Josie McLaughlin (St. George’s) won the event in 2:20.13.

Adna’s Faith Wellander was third in the 100 hurdles (16.98), while Lillian Wellander was sixth in the same event at 17.98. Raymond’s Kyra Gardner won the race in 15.92.

Reagan Naillon, also from Adna, was seventh in the 400 in 1:04.88. Stevenson’s Olivia Fauth won the race in 1:01.67.

Naillon, both Wellanders and Meili Wolf teamed up to finish sixth in the 4x400 relay.