Track and Field: Tumwater sweeps 2A EvCo team titles

The OlympianMay 11, 2013 

CHEHALIS — Tumwater swept the boys and girls team titles at the 2A Evergreen Conference track and field championships Friday afternoon at Bearcat Stadium.

The Tumwater boys won with 185 points, well ahead of second-place W.F. West (128). Black Hills was third at 93 points, and River Ridge (90) was fourth, followed by Centralia (67), Capital (63) and Aberdeen (30).

In the girls standings, Tumwater edged Black Hills, 148-143. Capital was third with 134, followed by W.F. West (94), River Ridge (73), Centralia (56) and Aberdeen (41).

Tumwater’s David Durden won both boys hurdles events, clocking 14.75 seconds in the 110-meter event and 38.68 in the 300. Teammate Donovan Chafin set a 2A best this spring with a pole-vault mark of 14 feet, 6 inches.

River Ridge ran a meet-record time of 3 minutes, 23.21 seconds in the 4x400 relay. The Hawks also took the 4x100 relay in 43.19.

Capital’s Andy Miller won the shot put (49-7) and discus (157-2).

On the girls side, Tumwater’s Brooke Feldmeier won three individual events to account for 30 team points. She set a state-best time in the 200 dash (25.02) and a personal best in the 400 (56.54), which is tops in 2A. She also won the 100 hurdles in 14.99.

Black Hills’ Sarah McGee won the pole vault (10-6), was second behind Feldmeier in the 100 hurdles and also ran a leg of the winning 4x200 relay (1:48.09). The Wolves won two of the three relay events, also taking the 4x100 (51.03).

River Ridge’s Ashli Ayers won the 800 (2:25.21) and 1,600 (5:26.42).


The Elma girls and Hoquiam boys claimed team titles at the 1A Southwest Washington Evergreen subdistrict meet at Davis Field in Elma.

The Eagles’ Natalie Grant swept the 100 (12.69) and 200 (26.37), and Elma’s Bethany Lipska (15-2) and Maddie Thompson (14-4) were 1-2 in the long jump. Lipska also won the high jump (5-0).

Rainier’s Nicole Talcott, last year’s Class 1A state runner-up in the pole vault, won her specialty event, clearing 8-6. She also won the javelin (100-8).

Hoquiam dominated on the boys side, getting 1-2 finishes in the 100, 200, discus and javelin.

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