Williams, Marty lead packs at Toledo meet


Runners from around Lewis County came to Toledo on Thursday, racing around Ted Hippi Field, through the Oak Grove and around Toledo High School’s grounds in a 2B/1A meet.

Tenino came away in first place as a team in both races, and junior Brynn Williams won the girls’ race by over a minute in 23:03. Behind her, teammate Samantha Smith held second for most of the race, but Winlock’s Victoria Sancho overcame her in a dead sprint over the final 100 meters to finish a second in front of her at 24:17.

Behind Smith, Tenino’s Haley Huber came in fourth at 24:44, Taylor Henry was 10th at 30:40, and Aurora Johnson was 13th in 34:03 to round out the Beavers’ team card.

Mossyrock’s Joan Wedam was fifth in 25:15. Morton-White Pass was led by Hope Whitney (26:50) in seventh.

Toledo’s Treyton Marty won the 5,000-meter boys’ race in as dominant a fashion as Williams won the girls’ placing first in 17:20. Behind him, Tenino’s Tristan Von Bargen (18:33) was second, Winlock’s Chase Trodahl (18:36) was third and MWP’s Hunter Brackett (19:02) was fourth.

Tenino took the boys’ team crown thanks to a pack of Beavers coming home in a row; Jayden Merritt (20:29) was eighth, Peter Hilton (20:39) was ninth, Carter Mounts (21:02) was 10th and Sevrin Mickelson (21:24) was 12th.

Mossyrock’s Ethan Wedam led the Mossyrock boys’ contingent with a time of 21:47 to place 14th.