The Enumclaw and White River track and field teams participated in invitational meets April 27, taking a respite from league competition.
The Enumclaw High program wrapped up spring break by traveling to the Shoreline Invitational. On the boys’ side, the Hornets placed ninth among the 54 teams in the field; the EHS girls didn’t fare nearly as well.
Carson Christensen set the pace for the Enumclaw boys, winning the long jump with an effort of 22 feet, 10.75 inches. He also finished third in the triple jump after bounding 43-2 and was ninth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.27 seconds.
Also among the EHS boys, Kale Engebretsen placed second in the 300-meter hurdles; Sam Lingwall was 14th at 3200 meters; Mathew Utu, 19th, discus; and Seth Coons, 26th, 1600 meters. In the freshman race at 1600 meters, the Hornets’ Trevor Storm placed 14th.
For the Enumclaw High girls, the top performance was turned in by Megan Lewis, who went 34-3 in the triple jump, good for sixth place.
Also for the EHS girls, Anna Bogh placed 10th in the 1600 meter freshman race with a time of 5:36.41. Additionally, Kristen Dickson was 17th in the 1600 meters; Payton Roberson was 21st in the 800 meters; and Graciela Brauer was 32nd in the long jump.
White River’s track and field squad headed to Federal Way Memorial Stadium and the Bill Harris Invitational. When all points were tallied, the boys’ squad placed 13th and the girls were 14th in the 28-team field.
For the WR boys, Jackson Gibbon was a two-time winner. He took top honors in the shot put with an effort of 52 feet, 2 inches and won the discus with a toss of 151-3.
Other Hornet boys included Christopher Farrer, eighth, discus; Thomas Cox, eighth, javelin; Duncan Walker, 10th, javelin; Spencer Brooks, 10th, 400 meters; Will Stern, 11th at 3200 meters and 24th in the 1600; Cole Riley, 31st, 800 meters; Ashtin Harris, 38th, long jump; Ted Stern, 34th, 800 meters; and Jared Zaugg, 34th, 400 meters.
Colton Humphreys was 20th in the freshman/sophomore 1600-meter race and Andrew Rogers finished 43rd.
The White River girls were paced by Paidon Froemke, who took first in the javelin, 27th in the discus and 31st in the shot put.
Tori Schmidtke placed third in the 400 meters and sixth at 200 meters and Emma Robbins was 10th in both the 100 meters and 200 meters.
Other Hornet girls in the field included Makayla Melcher, 12th, 3200 meters; J’Kira Wolbrecht, third in the long jump, 13th at 100 meters and 26th in the discus; Sam Fiedler, eighth in the triple jump and 15th in the 100-meter hurdles; Tori Goodrich, 16th at 3200 meters and 18th, 1600 meters; Kajsa Hollard-Goon, 19th, triple jump and 30th, 800 meters; Hannah Davidson, 23rd, long jump; Lucy Starkel, 29th, 800 meters; and Allaina Cox, 35th, shot put.
Additionally, Starkel placed 19th in the frosh/soph 1600 meters.