Friday’s 2A Track: W.F. West Takes Team Titles EvCo Championships

ABERDEEN — W.F. West captured the boys and girls team titles at the Evergreen 2A Conference sub-district track meet here on Friday.

The victory capped undefeated seasons for both the Bearcat boys and girls teams.

“This is such an accomplishment for our program and something I hope the kids look back on with pride over the years,” W.F. West coach Autumn Ledgerwood said.

The Bearcat boys won the title with 180 points. Tumwater finished second with 120 points.

Colby White won three events for the Bearcats, earning the win in the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches), the long jump (20-08) and the triple jump (43-04).

“He’s such a clutch competitor and today was no exception,” Lederwood said. “This is a great outing for him to have going into districts.”

The W.F. West 4×100 relay team of Troy Yarter, Carver Brennan, Ka’imi Henry and Jasper Ellington won the event in 44.36 seconds. The 4×400 relay team of Brennan, Dallas Taylor, Ellingson and Henry also won, completing the race in 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

Several Bearcats earned top-three finishes, including Sonny Holub placing second in the 800 (2:04). Jack Mallonee earned a second place finish in the 300 hurdles (42.65) and Joseph Wylam took second in the shot put (46-09.50).

Bryce Dobyns took second in the javelin (163-05) and Lafe Johnson placed second in the pole vault (13-0). Troy Yarter finished second in the long jump (20-04.75) and the triple jump (40-02.5).

Ellingson took third in the 100 (11.51) and Brennan was third in the 400 (51.28). Connor Russell placed third in the 300 hurdles (43.51).

Zach Sloan had a third place finish in the shot put (45-04) and Bennett Bull was third in the high jump (5-10).

Centralia’s Vance Voetberg won the 1600 (4:28.61) and the 3200 (10:05.82). Rochester’s Gerardo Sanchez Carpio was second in the 200 (23.50) and Kelin Pasko earned a bronze in a 3200 (10:10.48).

The W.F. West girls earned the team title with 185 points. Aberdeen placed second with 113 points. Centralia finished with 45.5 points and Rochester had 19 team points.

Emma Moon won the 1600 (5:39.55) and the 3200 (12:18.74).

“(She ran) her own races without being pushed,” Ledgerwood said. “This was her fourth year in a row winning the league championships in the 3200, quite an accomplishment and great way to finish her senior year.”

Kendra Bottenberg had victories in the shot put (34-08.5) and the javelin (131-06) and Megan Flexhaug finished first in the pole vault (9-06).

The Lady Bearcats’ 4×100 relay team of Jade Ennis-Palmer, Emma Thornburg, Kelly Robertson and Courtney Bennett won the race (52.61) and the 4×400 relay team of Bennett, Robertson, Thornburg and Lauren Tornow also earned a victory (4:16.35). The 4×200 relay team (Ennis-Palmer, Thornburg, Robertson, Bennett) finished second (1:51.29).

Jade Ennis-Palmer earned a silver in the 100 (13.34) and a bronze in the shot put (33-09). Emma Thornburg placed second in the 200 (28.15). Kelly Robertson took second in the 400 (1:04.45) and Brianna Powe finished second (102-00) in the discus.

Tornow earned a second place finish in the long jump (15-07.25) and a third place finish in the 100 hurdles (16.02) and the 300 hurdles (49.93). Tehani Henry took third in the discus (94-00) and Megan Pallas finished third in the javelin (100-00).

Jillian McCarthy had a third place finish in the pole vault (9-00) and Gracie Ericson took third in the triple jump (32-06).

Centralia’s Anastasia Ulrigg finished third in the triple jump (32-09) and the long jump (15-05). Makayla Erickson placed third in the 3200 (12:43.57) for the Tigers.

Centralia’s 4×400 relay team of Tawnee Craig, Miriam Martinez, Rebekah Robbins and Anastasia Ulrigg took second with a time of 4:22.72. The 4×200 relay team of Craig, Martinez, Robbins and Ulrigg placed third (1:54.95).

The top placers from W.F. West, Centralia and Rochester compete next at the District 4 2A Track Championships on Friday in Tumwater.

Adams, Dowies, Lomax Medal at 1A League Championship

MONTESANO — The Beavers finished in fifth place as a team, but Tenino had a few individual bright spots in the Evergreen 1A League Championship track meet here on Friday.

The Montesano boys won the meet with 123 points, while Hoquiam won the girls side with 103 points. Tenino notched 17 and 20 points for the boys and girls divisions, respectively.

Ashley Adams led the effort with a personal record and first place honors in the triple jump, with a 30 feet, 8.75 inch leap. Adams followed up that performance with a second place finish in the 200 meters via a time of 29.20 seconds.

Brieanna Dell earned fourth place in the 100 (14.03), while Katie Snyder rounded out girls action by taking fourth in the 1600 (6:28.96).

Yngwie Dowies took second place in the javelin (140-00) to lead the Beaver boys. Kevin Lomax earned third place in the 800 (2:16.03) and fourth in the 1600 (4:59.50). Ashton Cutlip wound up in the fourth place spot in the 100 (11.94).

The top placers will move on to the 1A District 4 Championship meet at Woodland High School on Thursday.

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