Track Roundup: Local Teams Start Spring Season in the Sun


Led by eight overall event winners, the Toledo track and field team got out to a hot start Thursday afternoon at a league meet in Kalama. 

Conner Olmstead was a triple-winner, winning the 400-meter dash (52.88), high jump (5 feet, 6 inches), and participating in the winning 4x400-meter relay along with Jordan Mckenzie, Trevin Gale, and Treyton Marty. That group won in 4:45.51. 

Marty also won in a couple of distance races, taking first in the 1600 (4:51.09) and 3200 (10:45.50), and Zack Smith rounded out the Riverhawk boys’ winners with a 17.50 performance in the 110-meter hurdles. 

The Toledo girls were led by wins by Paige Hill in the 800 (3:04.80) and Lyndzie Filla in the javelin (98 feet, 8 inches). 

Adna also participated in the meet, and finished with seven winners. 

For the boys, Jordan Stout won the 800 in 2:08.04, and Kolton Moon won the 300-meter hurdles in 45.52. 

There were five years winners, with Lillian Boyd taking wins in the shot put (26 feet, 8 inches) and discus (93 feet, 6 inches). Megan Stout won the 100-meter hurdles in 19.20, Sorena Neilson won the 300m hurdles in 57.42, and the girls 4x400-meter relay team of Charissa Schierman, Megan Price, Stout, and Reagan Naillon won in 5:03.04. 

Morton-White Pass finished with just one winner, as Ayricka Hughes won the 3200-meter run in 15:20.50. 

Ony, Rainier Get Track Feet Wet in Toutle

In the first official track action of the season, the Onalaska and Rainier track and field teams each drove south to Toutle to participate in a league meet Thursday afternoon, with some strong early results and personal bests. 

The Loggers were led by eight total event wins combined for the boys and girls, with Riley Carter headlining the group with a pair of wins in the 110-meter hurdles (19.78) and 300-meter hurdles (45.67) for the boys. 

Elsewhere for the boys, Ben Russon won the 3200 meters in 11:42.59 and Case McGraw won the long jump, leaping 18 feet, six inches. 

For the girls, Brooklyn Sandridge won the long jump with a 14-foot, 10.75-inch leap, and finished second in both the 100-meter and 200-meter. Kelsi Haas won the pole vault with a nine-foot clearance, and Melissa Reiman won the 800 in 2:41.55 and the 3200 in 14:39.00.

The Mountaineers, meanwhile, won 16 events, headlined by Acacia Murphy’s quadruple win on the girls side. Murphy won the 100 (13.6), 200 (28.5), 400 (1:05.25), and the high jump (4-feet, 10-inches). 

The Mountaineers also won the girls 4x400-meter in 4:54 with a team of Emma Mathson, Ella Marvin, Anika Plowman, and Angelica Askey, Haleigh Hanson won the shot put with a 26-foot, 4-inch toss, and Nadia Kight won the discus with a 96-foot, 10-inch toss. 

For the boys, Jimmy Meldrum won both the 800 (2:19.03) and the pole vault (10-feet, 6-inches), and was on the winning boys 4x400-meter relay team with Zach Hamilton, Hunter Waltman, and Chase MarFarland. That group ran the winning time in 4:09.20. 

The Mountaineers won the other relay, the 4x100, in 47.96, with a team of Josh Meldrum, Jayden Alegarbes, Matthew Kenney, and Chris Grey. 

Kenney also won the discus with an 147-foot toss, Josh Meldrum won the high jump (5-feet, 6-inches), Hamilton won the 1600 (5:20.35), MacFarland won the triple jump (39-feet, 7-inches), and Zander Peck won the javelin with an 142-foot, 2-inch heave. 

Napavine, Pe Ell Get Going at South Bend Meet

The Napavine track and field team earned six wins for each the boys and girls side Thursday afternoon at a track meet in South Bend, and Pe Ell earned a pair of wins out of Carter Phelps in a couple of hurdle events. 

The Tigers were led by Max O’Neill winning both the 100 (11.56) and 200 (24.49), and Colin Shields taking the shot put (43-feet, 7-inches) and javelin (141-feet, 9-inches) for the boys. Mason Jeg also won the 800 in 2:36.18, and Damien Garcia won the long jump with a 20-foot, 6-inch bound. 

For the girls, Maddie Dickinson was a double winner in the short sprints, winning the 100 in 13.86 and the 200 in 28.69. Morgan Hamilton traded in a pair of sneakers for spikes and won the 400 in 1:05.32 and long jump with a 14-foot, 10.5-inch leap. 

Keira O’Neill was the final double-winner for the Tiger girls, winning the high jump with a 4-foot, 8-inch clearance and winning the triple jump with a 30-foot, 9-inch hop, step, and jump. 

The Trojans’ only winner came from Phelps, who won both the hurdle events — the 110m in 16.7 seconds and the 300m in 44.61 — but Charlie Carper took fourth in the 100 (14.12), second in the 200 (29.69), second in the 100m hurdles (19.59), and ninth in the javelin (73-feet, 5-inches) to lead the girls. 

Beavers Have Strong Showing at North Beach Meet

Led by five winners on the boys side and five for the girls, the Tenino track and field team had a solid showing in North Beach for its first official action of the season. 

Blaine Schott was a double-winner for the boys, winning the 100 in 12.04 and the 200 in 24.30, while Austin Johnson won the 400 (57.57), Carson Schall won the 300-meter hurdles (47.76), and Andres Zamudio won the javelin (121-feet). 

The girls were led by a 4x400-meter relay win in 4:59.08. The team consisted of Kendra Cutlip, Kyra Dirks, MJ Gallwas, and Paisley Garcia. 

Cutlip also won the 100 in 14.44, Gallwas won the 200 in 30.91, Garcia won the 300m hurdles in 57.04, and Haley Huber won the 3200 in 14:51.00. 

Cardinals, Vikings, Get Going in Hoquiam

Winlock and Mossyrock’s track and field squads joined up with four other squads at the Sea Breeze Oval in Hoquiam on Thursday, getting the 2023 track season underway in a 1B/2B/1A meet.

Winlock’s Payton Sickles won the boys 200-meter dash in 24.33, followed that up with a win in the 400 (59.06), and ran an 11.65 to lead the field in the 100. On the field, he finished third in the shot put — and first among 2B/1B competitors — at 36 feet, 9 inches. Ricky Thompson had Winlocks’ next-best results, taking third in the 200 (25.04).

Mossyrock got boys wins from Brian Baldwin, who took first in the 110-meter hurdles (19.28) and Christian Paz Tapia in the 800 meters (2:13.72), as well as one girls win from Renzy Marshall, who placed first in the javelin (110 feet, 2 inches).

Joan Wedam was second in the girls 3200 meters (14:31.19), and Mossyrock’s top boys 4x100 relay team of Savage Geisen, William Cushman, Ben Cruz, and Lucas Cooper took second at 48.82.

 Behind them, the Vikings had a host of third-place finishers: Angel Velasco in the boys 400 (1:02.69), Hugo Wedam in the boys 1,600 (5:10.34) and 3,200 (11:18.12), Caelyn Marshall in the girls 100 (14.09), Kayla Sievers in the in the discus (67 feet, 2.5 inches), Miley Sanders in the girls javelin (87 feet, 7 inches), and Paige Houghtelling in the long jump (13 feet, 6.5 inches).