Bearcats Edged by T-Birds in Dual Meet


Tumwater boys and girls were able to keep visiting W.F. West at bay as the boys took a 95-50 victory and the girls a 75-70 win during a home dual meet on Thursday.

“I was really proud of our team effort and competitiveness, we just didn’t have the depth to get the win on the boys side,” W.F. West coach Autumn Ledgerwood said.

On the boys side, Tumwater’s Seth Weller captured four events, winning the 110 hurdles (16.77), the 300 hurdles (44.63) and ran legs in the winning 4x100 relay (Weller, Marques McDonald, Adam Overbay, Carlos Matheney) and the 4x400 relay (Weller, Reis Howell, Christian Le, Overbay).

For W.F. West, Declan McDonald was a double-winner with PRs in the 100 (11.83) and 200 (24.56).

“He looked strong and held off some great competition in both races,” Ledgerwood said.

On the girls side, Tumwater’s Annabelle Clapp and Ava Jones were triple winners. Each ran legs in the winning 4x100 relay (Clapp, Jones, Alyssa Duncan and Minami Salas) and 4x400 relay (Clapp, Jones, Mariah Jett and Reese Heryford). Clapp also won the (27.69), while Jones won the 100-meter dash (12.9).

For the Bearcats, Audrey Toynbee won the 100 hurdles (18.22) and freshman Emily Mallonee won the 300 hurdles (52.04).

Hodaya Starr was second in the 100-meter dash (13.23) and 200 (27.81) with PR times In both.

“Our girls just needed some events to swing our way and to fill a few events where we just couldn’t,” Ledgerwood said.

W.F. West heads to the Kent-Meridian Invite in Kent on Saturday. Tumwater travels to the Curtis Viking Relay Championships in Tacoma on Saturday.