Toledo's Wolfe sets school record on Day 1 of State


Toledo's Haylee Wolfe kicked off the state track and field championships by setting a school record in the mile Thursday afternoon in the 1B/2B/1A meet at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima.

Wolfe, a freshman, placed fifth in the mile and not only setting a PR by 10 seconds, but also broke the school record by more than eight seconds with a time of 5 minutes. 22.85 seconds.

“We expected (Haylee) to do well, but I don’t think any of us saw that coming,” Toledo coach Don Schaplow said. “That was just exceptional. (I’m) super proud of our two miler kids today.”

Finals for both the boys’ and girls’ 1600 meters as well as the 1B girls’ discus, 2B girls’ high jump and the 2B girls’ long jump were also contested. On the boys’ side, the shot put for 1B, 1B pole vault and 1A triple jump were also held.

Preliminary heats for both the boys’ and girls’ 100-meter dash were run and the 300-meter hurdles.

The other Toledo mile runner was junior Treyton Marty who turned in a time of 4 minutes, 32.62 seconds to place sixth in the final. Just behind Marty was Winlock’s Chase Trodahl who placed ninth after running a PR of 4 minutes, 38.22 seconds.

Castle Rock senior Ryker Heller qualified for the 100-meter dash final with a PR time of 11.07 seconds which ranked fifth overall. The final will be contested on Saturday.

There were other notable local results including Toutle Lake sophomore Lainey Dean running first in the 300-meter hurdle prelims to qualify for the final with a time of 48.42 seconds.

Meanwhile, Winlock sophomore Victoria Sancho reached the 100-meter final by running a time of 12.97 seconds. That time put her in second place behind Okanogan senior Aleena Lafferty heading into the final. Kalama’s AnnaMarie Abbott failed to qualify for the final after running 16th in the prelims with a time of 13.91 seconds.

Naselle’s Jacob Pakenen just missed a medal in the pole vault event after clearing 11 feet even to take fourth. Pomeroy senior Tyler Slaybaugh finished first by clearing 12 feet, 9 inches. Pakenen’s teammate, Reilly Browning, set a PR by clearing 8 feet to place 11th.

Winlock freshman Kendyl Guenther finished sixth in the high jump final by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches. She and the rest of the 2B field were bested by Walla Walla Valley’s Kienna Stepper who cleared 5 feet, 2 inches to take the gold.

Castle Rock's Gracie Sibbett just missed qualifying for the 100-meter final by finishing ninth in the prelims with a time of 12.83 seconds.

Back in the 2B championships, Toledo saw both senior Jordan Mckenzie and sophomore Trevin Gale fall short of reaching the boys 100-meter dash final. Mckenzie ran a time of 11.59 seconds to place 16th in the prelims while Gale finished with a time of 11.45 seconds which placed him 12th.

Wahkiakum’s Filip Tesar fell short of qualifying in the 300-meter hurdles after finishing 11th with a time of 43.94 seconds in the prelims. His teammate, Cali Scofield, also missed reaching the final in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles after placing 12th in the prelims in 51.78 seconds. Scofield took 14th in the long jump event with a top leap of 14 feet, 4.5 inches.

The Kalama duo of Abigail Nesbitt and Reese Armstrong finished 15th and 16th in the long jump event by jumping 14 feet, 0.25 inch and 13 feet, 11.5 inches, respectively. The event was won by Okanogan’s Lafferty who leaped 17 feet, 4.25 inches for a PR.

The 1B/2B/1A State Track and Field Championships were set to continue through Saturday in Yakima.