Hornets, Panthers track teams notch wins

When Enumclaw High’s track and field athletes took to their home turf Thursday afternoon, the Hornet girls rang up a close 78-72 decision over the visiting Titans from Thomas Beamer.

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:00am
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Enumclaw High’s Alec Ritter, middle, and Sam Lingwall compete during Thursday’s 1,600-meter race at Enumclaw High. The Hornet pair finished second and third, respectively, adding points to the EHS total. Photo by Kevin Hanson.

ENUMCLAW GIRLS TOP TODD BEAMER

When Enumclaw High’s track and field athletes took to their home turf Thursday afternoon, the Hornet girls rang up a close 78-72 decision over the visiting Titans from Thomas Beamer. The boys meet was even closer, with the Titans escaping with a 73-72 decision.

For the Enumclaw girls, Hunter Storm again piled up team points by winning three events. The distance ace was tops in the 800-meter run, as well as the longer 1,600 and 3,200 meters.

An EHS foursome raced to first place in the 4×400 relay, with Taylor Tandecki, Carli Boger, Gracie Neu and Tailah Olson doing the honors. Also claiming first in individual events were Boger in the 200 meters; Payton Roberson in the 400; Abbie Jo Carlson, discus; Jessica Cerne, javelin; and Alexa DeMarco, pole vault.

On the boys side of the ledger, it was a busy day for the Engebretsen brothers. They tied for the top spot in the pole vault while Kale also shared top honors in the high jump and was third in both hurdle races; Bryson was third in the triple jump.

A handful of Hornet boys won individual events, headed by two-time winner Connery McLaughlin, who the discus and javelin. Other EHS winners were Alec Ritter in the 3,200-meter run; Noah Dennison in the shot put; and Carson Christensen in the triple jump.

PANTHER BOYS BEST IN BIG FIELD

Competing as part of a large contingent Thursday at Mount Tahoma High in Tacoma, the Panther boys were the cream of the crop.

The squad boasted two-time winners Trent Hiner, who captured both sprints, and thrower Caleb Davis, who won the shot put and discus. Other individual winners for the Panthers were William Glick at 1,600 meters; Mykal Fisher in the 3,200; Cody Miller in the 1210-meter hurdles; Jake Martin in the high jump; and Jeston Blackard in the pole vault.

The quartet of Isaiah Brooks, Miller, Martin and Hiner teamed up to win the 4×100 relay. In the 4×400 relay, the winning crew was Fisher, Glick, Aspen Weddle and Allen Fletcher.

Also competing against teams from Lincoln, Stadium and Spanaway Lake high schools, the Panther girls finished in the No. 2 spot.

Katie Fryberger was the top point producer, winning the high jump, pole vault and triple jump. Also taking first in individual events were Tanya Dean in the 100-meter hurdles and Kiana Schwendeman in both the discus and javelin.

The EHS girls also had a close meet, but emerged victorious by a 78-72 margin. Photo by Kevin Hanson.

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