Pe Ell’s Carper Wins 100 Hurdles at 1B District Track Meet


Pe Ell’s Charlie Carper won the 100 meter hurdles on Friday to headline the local performances as the 1B District 1/2/3/4 track and field championships at Franklin Pierce High School.

Carper, a senior, won the event in 17.18 seconds. She also qualified for state in the long jump (third, 15 feet, 1.5 inches), the 100 (fourth) and the 200 (fifth). 

The top six placers on the girls side advanced to state, along with the top eight boys.

Mossyrock’s Teaguen Weise took second in the 100 (13.08) and fourth in the 200, and ran legs of both the 4x100 relay (with Renzy Marshall, Caelyn Marshall and Paige Houghtelling) and the 4x200 relay (with Houghtelling, Caelyn Marshall and Leah Contreras) — both of which came in second. Caelyn Marshall took second in the javelin and Houghtelling was fifth in the long jump.

Pe Ell sophomore Carter Phelps qualified for state in two events, taking second in the 110 hurdles (16.65) and second in the 300 hurdles (43.61). Calan McCarty qualified in the 300 hurdles (seventh place, 47.48), and Wyatt Mars qualified in the shot put with a 35-8.25 toss (seventh). Owen Little also qualified in two events, making the cut in the javelin (eighth) and the shot put (eighth).

Mossyrock’s Austin Barnes qualified for state in the 200 (fourth, 24.18) and the 100 (sixth, 11.76). He also ran a leg of the runner-up 4x100 relay with Ben Cruz, Tevita Stajduhar and Kainen Zavodsky. Stajduhar also took eighth in the 100 to move on.

Also qualifying for state from the Viking boys were Christian Paz Tapia (fourth in the 800), Hugo Wedam (seventh in both the 1600 and the 3200), and Savage Greisen (seventh in the javelin).

The 1B state track championship begin Thursday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.