Tumwater girls storm EvCo track

mwochnick@theolympian.comMay 17, 2014 

With six first-place finishes, the host Tumwater High School girls captured the team title Friday night at the 2A Evergreen Conference track and field championships.

Four Thunderbirds were winners, including Brooke Feldmeier (100-meter hurdles, 400 dash) and Peyton Russell (long jump, triple jump).

Tumwater finished with 167 team points, followed by Black Hills — led by first-place finishes from Sarah McGee (pole vault), Lauren Furu (javelin) and its 4x100 relay team — with 104 points.

W.F. West was third with 85 points, followed by Capital (81), River Ridge (67), Centralia (48) and Aberdeen (3).

W.F. West’s strengths were in the sprints, getting victories from Raegan Nelson (100), Nike McClure (200) and its 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams.

McClure, a Washington State University basketball signee, also increased her 2A-best mark in the shot put to 44 feet, 2 inches, fifth best in the state for all classifications.

On the boys side, River Ridge won the team title with 121 points. Junior Dejuan Frye swept all three sprints: the 100 (11.19 seconds), 200 (22.21) and 400 (51.32). He also ran the final leg of the winning 4x100 relay team, teaming up with Michael Key, Ika Morton and Chris Leiba finish in 43.0.

River Ridge senior Sean Roberts won the shot put by almost 10 feet (51-4). Richardo Bowen (800) and Tyrell Chisholm (high jump) were the Hawks’ other winners.

Runner-up Capital (91 points) was led by double winners Ben Monk and Ryan Chase. Monk won the 1,600 (4:31.78) and 3,200 (9:51.05), while Chase took the long jump (22-113/4) and triple jump (44-93/4).

1A SWW Evergreen: Montesano’s depth on the boys and girls sides helped the Bulldogs win the team titles at the league championships in Rainier.

Kendra Sanford swept the 100 and 300 hurdles to lead the Rochester girls to a third-place finish. Sanford, who won the 300 in 47.98, is the defending Class 1A state champion and owns the second-best time in 1A this spring.

Rainier sophomore Peyton Dungan broke her school record in the shot put (39-3), finishing second to Montesano freshman Jordan Spradlin (40-9).

Pacific 2B: Senior Karen Bulger won three field events to lead Northwest Christian to the girls team title at the league championships in Naselle. NWC earned 157 points.

Bulger, a Hawaii signee, won the javelin (139-5), discus (118-9) and shot put (40-3). She was one of three individual double winners for the Navigators, joining Anna Brooks (1,600, 3,200) and Heidi Sowers (200 dash, 300 hurdles).

The NWC boys — led by a 1-2-3 finish in the 800 by Luke Bredeson, Luke Schilter and Connor Beck — finished second behind Raymond in the team race with 137 points.


Six Bears make semifinals: Six Olympia girls players — two individuals and two doubles teams — are in the semifinals of the 4A Narrows League tournament after their first-day performances at the Capitol City Tennis and Athletic Center.

Catty Zhang and Rachel Kelson (No. 1 doubles) will play No. 2 team Mina Craig and Tiffany Barker in the semis Saturday. Both teams have clinched berths for next weekend’s 4A West Central District tournament.

In singles, the Bears’ Sydney Pham and Ali Topp are in the semifinals after sweeping their first two opponents in straight sets. Should they win their morning semifinal matches, they would face off for the title later Saturday.


Tenino 14, La Center 6: The Beavers earned a regional berth with their victory over the Wildcats and will face 1A SWW Evergreen rival Hoquiam at noon Saturday in Castle Rock in the third/fourth-place seeding game.

Centralia 6, W.F. West 3: The Tigers jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings on their way to beating the Bearcats in the all-Lewis County 2A District IV title game.


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