Dozens of Locals Advance to Districts at Central 2B Championships


Several area schools hit the ground running as postseason began Friday afternoon at the Central 2B League Championships in Kalama. 

The host Chinooks won the girls team championship with 126 points, while Toledo won the boys team title with 109 points. As for individuals, the top 5 in laned events advance to districts next week, while in field events and non-laned events (like the 1600 and 3200 meters), the top 7 advance. 

In the 100-meter dash, Max O’Neill ran a blistering 11.12 personal best to win the event outright, and was joined by locals Josh Meldrum of Rainier (11.30), Payton Sickles of Winlock (11.60), and Jaxon Dunnagan of Adna (11.78) in moving on to districts. Toutle Lake’s Noah Younker was the fifth-place finisher and final district berth (11.79). 

O’Neill repeated as league champion in the 200m, running another personal best 22.68. Jordan Mckenzie (23.05) and Trevin Gale of Toledo (23.68), Winlock’s Sickles (23.73), and Adna’s Dunnagan (24.18), all advanced to districts behind O’Neill. 

In the 400, Toledo’s Conner Olmstead ran a 51.13 to win the league title, followed by Mckenzie in second (52.54), Morton-White Pass’ Tony Belgiorno in third (52.89), Onalaska’s Isaac Fitch in fourth (53.58) with a PR, and Landon Nielsen of Wahkiakum finished fifth (55.33). 

Moving on to distance races, Jordan Stout continued his strong season with an individual title in the 800m for Adna in 2:06.52. Teammate Cohen Hartley ran a personal best behind him in 2:08.01, while Ony’s Ben Russon took third in 2:08.05. Winlock’s Xavier Sacho-Carrillo was the final local qualifier in 2:17.10.

Toledo’s Treyton Marty took home a league title in the 1600, recording a personal best 4:39.36 in the winning effort. Adna’s Stout (4:48.07), Ony’s Russon (4:49.26), Morton-White Pass’ Hunter Brackett (4:49.51), Winlock’s Chase Trodahl (5:01.13), and Napavine’s Masen Jeg (5:11.52) round out local district qualifiers. 

Marty took home another title in the 3200m later, winning in 10:14.49. Other district qualifiers in that event were Brackett of MWP (10:22.39), Adna’s Stout (11:02.82), Rainier’s Zach Hamilton (11:03.60), Winlock’s Trodahl (11:05.32), MWP’s Eric Brown (11:05.57), and Ony’s Conner Blair (11:05.81). 

In the final individual boys track events of the day, Zack Smith took home a title in the 110m hurdles in 16.53, with Adna’s Kolton Moon (17.20), Onalaska’s Riley Carter (17.25), and Napavine’s Damien Garcia (18.25) and Case Vankooten (18.41) rounded out qualifiers. 

Carter of Onalaska took home the 300-meter hurdle title, winning with a personal best time of 42.60. MWP’s Clark Henderson finished second (44.54), Napavine’s Mario Lara in third (44.63), and Adna’s Moon finished in fourth (44.74). 

In the boys relays, Toledo swept both events, with the team of Gale, Smith, Olmstead, and Mckenzie winning the 4x100-meter relay in 46.09, and the team of Gale, Mckenzie, John Rose, and Olmstead winning the 4x400 in 3:31.13. 

MWP, Rainier, and Adna also qualified in the 4x100, and Onalaska, Adna, and MWP also qualified in the 4x400.

In field events, Colin Shields won the shot put with a PR throw of 44 feet, 10 inches. Rainier’s Matthew Kenney (43 feet, 8.5 inches), Napavine’s O’Neill (41 feet, 5 inches), Ony’s Rylan McGraw (41 feet, 3 inches), and teammate Justice Miller (37 feet, 9 inches) were other local qualifiers. 

Miller won the discus, throwing a personal best 134 feet, 11 inches. Kenney took second with an 132 foot, 11 inch throw. McGraw, Ony’s Parker Aldrich (116 feet), Toledo’s Cooper Fallon (114 feet, 1 inch), and Napavine’s Shields (105 feet, 7 inches) also qualified for districts. 

Rounding out the throwing events, Rainier’s Zander Peck won a league title with an 150 foot, 9 inch throw. Napavine’s Shields (147 feet, 2 inches) and Lara (139 feet, 5 inches), MWP’s Gaven Cheney (136 feet, 3 inches), and Rainier’s Chris Grey (133 feet, 5 inches) and Skylar Weschler (124 feet, 9 inches) also qualify for districts. 

In jumps, Conner Olmstead won the high jump with a 5 foot, 10 inch clearance. Zack Smith, Josh Meldrum, MWP’s Cairo Wideman, and Ony’s Jacob Miess also qualified. 

Rainier’s James Meldrum (10 feet) and Napavine’s Caleb Odlin (9 feet, 6 inches) both qualified in the pole vault. 

Chase MacFarland won both the horizontal jumps, winning the long jump with a 21 foot, 3.5 inch leap and the triple jump in 43 feet, 6 inches. 

Other long jump qualifiers were Napavine’s O’Neill, MWP’s Belgiorno, MWP’s Max Lowe, Rainier’s Jayden Alegarbes, and Ony’s Case McGraw. In the triple jump, Lowe, Alegarbes, Shields, and Toledo’s Adam Kruger will move on. 

On the girls side, starting with sprints, Napavine continued its dominance. Morgan Hamilton took home a win in the 100-meter dash in 13.12. Other qualifiers were Rainier’s Acacia Murphy, Napavine’s Maddie Dickinson, Winlock’s Victoria Sancho, and Napavine’s Keira O’Neill. 

In the 200, Dickinson won in 27.37. Sancho took second, Murphy took third, and Adna’s Megan Price was the final local qualifier and finished fourth. 

Hamilton won her second event in the 400 with a personal best 1:02.54. Adna’s Reagan Naillon, and MWP’s Madyson Bryant will also move on. 

All runners in the 800, 1600, and 3200 got to advance, due to low turnout. Onalaska’s Melissa Reiman won both the 800 and 1600 in 2:45.93 and 6:20.30, respectively. Toledo’s Paige Hill and Whitney Olson, and Winlock;s Natalie Cardenas Hernandez all advanced in those events. 

MWP’s Ayricka Hughes won the 3200 in 14:31.26. 

In hurdles, Adna’s Sorena Neilson won in 17.27 in the 100m hurdles, with teammate Megan Stout and Napavine’s Dickinson also qualifying for districts. Ony’s Brooklyn Sandridge won the 300-meter hurdles in 49.59. Neilson, and Toledo’s Jasmine Kemmerer also qualified for districts. 

The Kalama girls swept the relay events at the league meet, but in the 4x100 Napavine, Adna, Rainier, and Winlock all qualified. In the 4x200, MWP, Rainier, and Adna will move on, and in the 4x400 Rainier, MWP and Adna will move on. 

In field events, Onalaska’s Halle Henrickson won the shot put (31 feet, 8 inches). Adna’s Lillian Boyd, Rainier’s Haleigh Hanson, Toledo’s Paige Hill, and Napavine’s Jessie McCoy rounded out local qualifiers. 

Boyd came back to win the discus (106 feet, 4 inches), with Ony’s Sandridge, Adna’s Rebekah Boyd, Rainier’s Zaylee Bravo and Hanson and MWP’s Karah Fairhart joining her in districts. 

In javelin, Rainier’s Ella Marvin, Napavine’s McCoy, Ony’s Henrickson, and Adna’s Lydia Tobin will move on to districts. 

Acacia Murphy and Marvin both the high jump and pole vault, respectively. In the high jump, O’Neill and Ony’s Kelsi Haas will both advance, and in the pole vault Haas, Ony’s Hannah Wilson, MWP’s Mackenzie Lindh and Rainier’s Catherine Garrard will also advance. 

Finally, Ony’s Sandridge won the long jump with a 16 foot, 3 inch PR. Napavine’s Hamilton, Winlock’s Cali Scofield, Rainier’s Anika Plowman, and Toledo’s Kemmerer will move on to districts. 

In triple jump, Napavine’s O’Neill won with a 32 foot, 9 inch performance. Teammates Emma Stewart, Emily Kang, and Jaynalee Anders will also move on.