Track roundup: Local Schools Rack Up Personal Bests in Toutle


Four local schools flocked to Toutle Lake on Thursday for a long-awaited warm weather meet. The Napavine, Mossyrock, Morton-White Pass, and Pe Ell track and field teams all made the trip to compete at the Ducks’ home meet. 

To start things off for results, Napavine had a meet-best 13 first-place finishers to pair with their overall meet win for the boys and girls. The Tigers won both the boys and girls 100 meters with a 11.26 from Max O’Neill and a 13.35 for Morgan Hamilton. O’Neill also took home first in the 200m (23.11), and long jump (20 feet, 7 inches). Hamilton also took home the girls long jump win (16 feet, 4 inches) and the 400m (1:02.93). 

Other events won for the Tigers on the girls side of the meet include the 200m by Maddie Dickinson (27.36) and shot put by Jessie McCoy (28 feet, 8 inches). Kiera O’Neill was feeling bouncy for the Tigers, taking first in the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches), and triple jump (33 feet)

As for the boys, Colin Shields won the shot put with a 41 foot, 6 inch throw. 

The MWP track team racked up eight first-place finishers. The women's 4x200-meter relay was won by Amy Martinez, Chloe Kelly, Madyson Bryant, and Katelyn Gilstrap, with a time of 1:57.06. The team of Haylee Morgan, Trinity Rayment, Bryant, and Kelly also took first in the 4x400. 

Tony Belgiorno found himself in the front of the pack in the 400m for the boys (54.55). Hunter Brackett won the 1600m (4:53.52) and the 3200m (10:52.15). Clark Henderson, Max Lowe, Noah Troy, and Belgiorno won the 4x100 in 47.06. In the field, Cairo Wideman won the high jump (4 feet, 11 inches), and Lowe placed atop the triple jump (39 feet, 2 inches).

The Mossyrock track team took home seven first-place finishes. For the girls, Joan Wedam took first in the 1600m (6:28.38), as well as the 3200m (14:17.79). The Viks team of Leah Contreras, Renzy Marshall, Caelyn Marshall, and Paige Houghtelling won the 4x100 relay at 55.17. And in the field, no one came close to Rose Seraphin’s first-place discus throw of 74 feet, 2 inches. 

Christian Paz Tapia took first for the 800m (2:11.45), and the team of Paz Tapia, Angel Valesco, Ricardo Cruz, and Briar Baldwin won the 4x400 for the boys with a time of 3:55.49. Over in the field, keeping the trend of a first-place Mossy disc thrower, Marshall Brockway threw a 98 feet, 2 inches. As well as a meet-best 138 feet, 9 inches in javelin. 

To round things out, Pe Ell took home four first-place finishes. Charlie Carper, the lone event winning Trojan girl, took first in the 100m hurdles (17.35) and the 300m hurdles (52.01).

And the bright day for Trojan hurdlers continued as Carter Phelps won the 110m hurdles (16.10) as well as the 300m hurdles (44.17).

Adna, Centralia, and Rainier Descend on Rochester

With personal bests by wide margins galore, Rainier, Centralia, and Adna descended on Rochester for a four-team meet Thursday afternoon on a sunny day in south Thurston County. 

The Warrior girls took first, barely outpacing Rainier, 40-33, with Centralia in tow at 31 points and Adna scoring 29. On the boys side, Rainer took first with 58 points, followed by Rochester’s 44, Centralia’s 27, and Adna’s 19. 

For the host boys, the Warriors were led by Parker Mcaferty’s double-win in the jump events, going 18 feet, 4.5 inches in the long jump and recording a personal best 38 feet, 8.5 inches in the triple jump. Ashton Rodgriguez also won the 100 meters (11.21) and Jack Dane won the javelin (150 feet). 

Adna had a pair of winners, with Jaxon Dunnagan taking first in the 200 meters with a personal best time of 24.58, and Cohen Hartley running the 800 meters in 2:16.23. 

Rainier, the winners of the boys meet, had eight winners: Hunter Waltman in the 400m (56.51), Zach Hamilton in the 1600 (5:07.15) and 3200 (11:49.97), Matthew Kenney in the shot put (43 feet, 4.5 inches) and discus (144 feet, 1 inch), Josh Meldrum in the high jump (5 feet, 6 inches), and their 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams. 

Chris Grey, Meldrum, Jayden Alegarbes, and Matthew Kenney ran the 4x1 in 46.87, and Waltman, James Meldrum, Hamilton, and Skylar Weschler ran the 4x4 in 4:06.58. 

For the girls, the host Warriors had six winners. Kya Ubias was a double-winner, winning the 100m hurdles in 18.67 and the triple jump (28 feet, 4 inches). Mercedies Dupont won the 400 (1:03.40), Emily Weddle took the discus (103 feet, 9 inches), and Kailyn Black won the long jump (14 feet, 2 inches). 

The Warriors also won the 4x200-meter relay, with Black, Halle Dahl, Dupont, and Savanna Riordan winning in 1:57.62. 

Adna’s lone girls wins came from Sorena Neilson in the 300-meter hurdles (54.42), and in the 4x100-meter relay. Sophie Hagseth, Lydia Tobin, Neilson, and Megan Price ran the 400-meter race in 57.07. 

The Rainier girls finished second, winning three events. Acacia Murphy won both the 100m (13.05) and the 200m (27.51), and Haleigh Hanson won the shot put (30 feet, 10.5 inches). 

Centralia’s Ruth Gonzalez won the 1600 (6:29.96) and the 3200 (15:20.59), and Alayna Mcgregor won the javelin (92 feet) to round out local winners.  

Schott, Schall Win Twice for Tenino

Four Beavers came away with wins Thursday, as the Tenino track and field team met up with five other schools in Elma for a 1B/2B/1A meet.

Blaine Schott took first in two sprints, winning the boys 100-meter dash (12.06) and the 200 (24.38). Down the card, Carson Schall swept the boys hurdles, taking first in the 110 at 16.40 and the 300 in 44.66.

Peter Hilton gave the Beavers a win in the 800 in 2:19.73.

On the girls’ side, Trinity Tafoya won the shot put at 34 feet, 2 inches.

Onalaska Runs at Raymond

The Onalaska track and field team earned a second-place finish on the boys side and a third-place spot for the girls in a six-team meet at Raymond on Thursday.

All of Onalaska’s wins came from the girls team. Melissa Reiman won the 1,600 meters in 6:02.14, while Brooklyn Sandridge was first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.12. On the field, Halle Henricksen won the shot put (31 feet, 7.5 inches), and Kelsi Haas won the pole vault (10 feet).

Despite the lack of first-place finishes, the Logger boys filled up on high places for their team score. Isaac Fitch earned second place in both the 200 (25.57) and 400 (54.33), while Justice Miller was second in the shot put (39 feet, 2.75 inches), and the discus (127 feet, 5 inches). Conner Blair took second in the 3,200 (11:39.97), and Riley Carter was second in the long jump (18 feet, 2 inches).