Both the Enumclaw High and White River track and field programs were in action Thursday of last week, the former on its home turf and the latter on the road.
In the end, the Enumclaw teams – both boys and girls – found success at Tim Tubbs Track. The EHS boys rang up an 88-57 victory over the visiting Clover Park Warriors while, on the girls’ side, Enumclaw held a slim 72-67 advantage.
White River was in a three-team meet at Fife High School. The boys’ scoring showed the Steilacoom Sentinels coming out on top with 94 team points; White River was No. 2 with 50 and the host Trojans managed 26 team points. In the girls’ competition, Fife managed a slim 70-63 advantage over second-place White River and Steilacoom totaled 39 points.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
Enumclaw boys: The Hornet boys found success in the distance events when McCoy Brooks won both the 400- and 3,200-meter races. Additionally, Evan Cheney won the 800-meter run and Trevor Storm was tops in the 1,600-meter field. Adding to the Hornet total, Jack Morse was tops in both the 110-meter hurdles and high jump, Amos Hall won the 300-meter hurdles and Joseph Cleveland took first in the long jump. In the throws, Sean Phillips won both the shot put and discus and Beau B’Hymer finished first in the javelin.
The Hornets’ 4×400 relay crew of Ethan Harding, Michael Poleski, Clifford Cummings and Brooks took top honors.
Enumclaw girls: The sprints went the way of the Hornets and Ellie DeGroot in particular – she won both the 100- and 200-meter races. Other EHS event winners were Lindsay Essex at 400 meters; Anna Bogh at 1,600 meters; Ava Sawyer in the 3,200 meters; Marissa Espinosa in the shot put and discus; and Natalie DeMarco in the javelin. In the high jump, Hornets Sophia DeMarco and Saiya Flaherty tied for the lead.
EHS also was tops in the 4×200 relay due to the quartet of Ashli Gowin, S. DeMarco, N. DeMarco and Rubie DiBella. A winning effort also came in the 4×400 relay with a team of DiBella, S. DeMarco, Essex and DeGroot.
White River boys: Winning events were Evan Slish in the 400 meters, Cole Riley at 800 meters, Michael Marlow at 3,200 meters, and Ashtin Harris in the triple jump.
White River girls: Vivian Kingston earned first-place points in both the 800-meter and 1,600-meter events, Soleil Bianchi was tops at 3,200 meters, and Kelcie Melcher won both hurdle races (100 and 300 meters). Additionally, a Hornet foursome of Melcher, Kingston, Bianchi and Kelsey Sanders won the 4×400 relay.