Prep Track: Seth Hoff Dominates as Bearcat Boys, Girls Claim Victories


Seth Hoff ran, jumped and threw his way to four victories to help the W.F. West boys track and field team to big wins over Centralia and Shelton on Thursday at home.

The Bearcat boys beat Shelton, 99-44, and defeated Centralia, 111-17.

Hoff captured the boys javelin with a 2A state-leading throw of (166-07), long jump (19-07.5), high jump (5-10) and ran the second leg in the winning boys 4x100 relay (46.64).

Ryan Hirte in the 100 (11.95) and ran the anchor in the winning 4x100 relay, which included Hoff, Charles Mallonee and Darren Gray.

Mallonee also won the 200 (25.08). Sophomore Andrew Sheer won the 1600 (5:10.37.

Connor Russell won the 110 hurdles (15.57) and Silas Briggs captured the 300 hurdles (48.22).

Sheer, Mallonee, Bryan Bach and Connor Russell teamed up to win the 4x400 relay (3:44.88). Senior Matthew Senderak won the pole vault with a leap of 11-00.

Centralia’s lone winner was sophomore Devin Harrison in the 3200 (10:51.59).

On the girls side, W.F. West won 13 of the 18 events to beat Shelton, 124-23, and Centralia, 123-20. Hodaya Starr, Anne Van Der Pluijm, Amelia Etue and Elaina Koenig each won two events to lead the Bearcats to a team victory.

Starr won the girls 100 (13.55) and ran a leg in the winning 4x100 relay.

Other runners in the 4x100 relay were Amelia Etue, Kelly Robertson and Elizabeth Patana.

The Bearcats also won the 4x200, which included Anne Van Der Pluijm, Patana, Etue and Robertson. The 4x400 relay of Lydia Koenig, Zoey Robertson, Hillary White and Elaina Koenig, also won (4:40.25).

Freshman Elaina Koenig won the 800 (2:28.14) and sophomore Hannah Meier won the 1600 (6:26.06). Freshman Jaelynn Viall won the 3200 (15.29.08).

Junior Kyla McCallum captured the javelin by two feet with a throw of 102 feet even. Brianna Powe won the discus with a personal record and 2A state-leading toss of 97-00. 

Senior Miyah Lockwood won the high jump (4-06) while Van Der Pluijm won the pole vault (7-06).

Sophomore Brenna Witchey won the long jump with a PR of 14-05 and senior Bella Landers won the triple jump with a PR of 30-07.

For Centralia, Lucy Nowicki won the 200 (28.42) and the 400 (1:07.35). Senior Satine Sas won the shot put with a throw of 29-08.5),

W.F. West hosts Rochester in a dual meet on Wednesday. Centralia travels to Tumwater for a dual meet on Thursday.

Rochester Girls Triumphant at Home

Buoyed by 10 individual champions, Rochester girls track and field powered its way to a 66-36 victory over Aberdeen in a dual match at home on Thursday.

Sophomore Savannah Riordan, freshman Naomi Gingrich and junior Hannah Rodeheaver each won two events to lead the Warriors.

Riordan won the girls 100-meter dash (14.24) and 200 (29.29). Gingrich won the 100 hurdles (22.12) and the 300 hurdles (1:03.68). Rodeheaver won the shot put (32-11) and the discus (75-06).

Other Warrior winners were freshman Grace Weddle, who won the 400 (1:25.53). Sophomore Emily Weddle won the discus (81-10).

Junior Kya Ubia won the long jump (13-01.5) and freshman Julie Edwards won the triple jump (24-06).

On the boys side, a solid performance from junior Talon Betts wasn’t enough to propel the Warriors past the Bobcats as Rochester fell 78-55.

Betts captured four events, the 100 (11.29), the 200 (24.18) and ran legs in the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

“Talon’s time in the 100 was by far his fastest run here,” Rochester coach Troy Holman said. “That was a really good effort.”

Joining Betts in the 4x100 (46.42) were Jaden Martenson, Parker Mcaferty and Nicholas Forsyth. Other runners in the 4x400 included Martenson, Chaos Tanori and Hunter Morgan. Tanori also won the 400 (57.46).

Rochester heads to W.F. West on Wednesday for a dual meet.

Tenino’s Chiella, Watson Both Take Second at Montesano

Nathan Chiella finished second in the shot put and Gavin Watson was second in the long jump for Tenino on Thursday in a 1A Evergreen League track meet in Montesano.

Chiella, a senior, tossed the shot put 37 feet, 5.5 inches, finishing behind only Elma’s Landon Ritter (39-4). Watson jumped 19-6, behind Montesano’s Aydan Darst (20-6). Watson also finished sixth in the javelin, while teammate Andres Zamudio was fifth in the javelin and fourth in the discus.

Tenino’s Blaine Schott added a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters.

On the girls side, Tenino’s Trinity Tafoya was third in the shot put at 28-9, fifth in the javelin, and sixth in the discus, and Molly Craig was second in the discus (85-8), third in the javelin (73-10), and sixth in the shot put.

Tenino runs in the District 4 1A championships on Friday, April 30, at Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver.


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