Boys track run ahead of competition on first day

However, the girls came in behind the opposing teams.

The first day of the South Puget Sound League 2A track and field season produced mixed results for Enumclaw Hiigh and neighboring White River.

Taking to the road to challenge the Fife Trojans, the Enumclaw programs – boys and girls – garnered a split decision. The White River bunch made the trek to Steilacoom for a three-team meet where both the Buckley boys and girls placed second.

The track and field action came under sunny spring skies the afternoon of Thursday, March 14.

In Fife, the EHS boys were 77-67 winners while the girls dropped a close one, 76-73. In Steilacoom, the host Sentinels tallied 83 team points in boys’ competition; White River was next with 69 and the Washington Patriots managed 21. On the girls’ side, it went Steilacoom 74, White River 67 and Washington 38.

Here are some individual highlights from the Thursday action.


Two-time event winners for EHS were Cole Olson, who bested the field in both the 100 meters and 200 meters; McCoy Brooks, who won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters; and Amos Hall, tops in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Other event winners were Michael Poleski in the 400 meters and Tegan Smith-Jones, 800 meters.

Taking second place for the Enumclaw boys were Clifford Cummings in both the 100 and 200 meters; Elliott Cheney, 800 and 1,600 meters; Jeremy Dumler in both hurdle races; Evan Cheney, 3,200 meters; and Hank Menzie, pole vault.

In addition, Enumclaw foursomes won both the 4×100 and 4×400 relay races. Making up the winning teams were Poleski, Cummings, Jack Heise and Olson.


Winning events for the EHS girls were Ava Sawyer in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters; Isabella Pohlman in the 400-meter run; Senna Burt in both the 300-meter hurdles and high jump; Ashli Gowin, shot put; Natalie Young, discus; and Natalie DeMarco, javelin.

Tallying second-place points for the Enumclaw girls were Lauren Boger in the 100 meters; Stella Grant in both the 800 and 1,600 meters; Lillian Haas, 3,200 meters; Pohlman, 100-meter hurdles; and Brynne Stafford, pole vault.

Additionally, EHS girls won two of the relay races and placed second in the other. The quartet of Gowin, Boger, DeMarco and Sutton Kelsey combined to win the 4×100 relay and place second in the 4×200. Winning the 4×400 relay was the team of Gowin, Boger, DeMarco and Elise Zimmer.


Junior Dainton Neff hit the field event trifecta, taking first place in the shot put, discus and javelin. Fellow junior Michael Marlow was a two-time winner for the Hornets, the first one across the finish line in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Other individual event winners for White River were Tyce Donovan in the 100 meters and Marcus Marlow in the pole vault.

Placing second for the Buckley boys were Donovan in the 200 meters; Michael Marlow in the 800 meters; Cannon Ross, 3,200 meters; Braden Eames, 110-meter hurdles; Levi Northam, 300-meter hurdles; and Jorden Goethals, high jump.

Additionally, White River won the 4×400 relay with a foursome of the Marlow brothers, Eames and Ross. The Hornets took second in the 4×100 relay behind the team of Tate Bowen, Donovan, Eames and Kouri Lewis.


The White River girls swept the top spots in the 800-meter run with Vivian Kingston placing first, Emma Tomlinson taking second the Nativity Leddy coming in third. Other event winners for White River were two-time winner Trista Turgeon, who took both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles; Tomlinson in the 1,600 meters; Paeton Poelman, 3,200 meters; Mackenzie Cabrera, shot put; and Belle Knauss, pole vault.

Taking second for the Hornet girls were Poelman in the 1,600 meters; Cheyanne Saetern, 100-meter hurdles; Cabrera, discus; and Tomlinson, high jump.

Also, the White River girls won the 4×400 relay with a crew of Leddy, Turgeon, Kingston and Tomlinson.