Tumwater’s depth in 18 girls track and field events was evident in Friday’s 2A Evergreen Conference championships at Chehalis. The Thunderbirds won 10 events, including five events with at least a top-two finisher, and cruised to the girls team title with 218 points to easily best runner-up W.F. West (95).
Leading the way for the T-Birds were multiple individual champions: Berhanie Knutzen (800 meters, 1,600 meters), Sharlee Fine (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Peyton Russell (long jump, triple jump).
Rochester (77 points) was led by Keeli Demers’ first-place finish in the discus (106 feet, 4 inches) and runner-up placing in the javelin (105-6). Black Hills’ Lauren Furu won the javelin (117-9) and the 100 meters (12.82 seconds) to help the Wolves finish fourth with 76 points.
Tumwater also took the boys team title, edging W.F. West, 126-121,which was led by Daniel Dickason’s two wins in the 300 hurdles (41.11) and shot put (43-7), and second-place finish in the 110 hurdles (15.78). Black Hills (106.5) points had four individual winners — Mark Melendres (100), Cameron Berndson (javelin), Gerald Riley (high jump) and Jason Underhill (400), as well as its 4x100 relay (44.44).
Centralia’s Aaron Pullin was a three-event winner, taking the 200 (22.92), 110 hurdles (14.94) and pole vault (13-6).
1A District IV baseball
Castle Rock 2, Tenino 1: The Beavers stranded the game-tying run at third base to end the game after Castle Rock scored two in the top half of the seventh to take the lead from Tenino in a winner-to-regional, loser-out district consolation game in Castle Rock. The loss ends the Beavers’ season at 12-9.