Enumclaw track and field athletes easily ran past Foss High the afternoon of April 28. Because the Falcons brought few competitors to the EHS campus, some of the races had males and females running together. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Enumclaw track and field athletes easily ran past Foss High the afternoon of April 28. Because the Falcons brought few competitors to the EHS campus, some of the races had males and females running together. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Enumclaw track crew races past small Foss squad

The boys landed a 120-14 victory, and the girls nabbed a 76-39 decision.

Enumclaw High’s track and field crew had little trouble defeating the visitors from Henry Foss High on a sunny April 29 afternoon.

The Tacoma team has had number of difficulties since sports launched in an abbreviated format. That was evident Thursday at Tim Tubbs Track as the visitors had perhaps a dozen competitors making the trip to Enumclaw.

The result was a 120-14 victory by the EHS boys and a 76-39 decision by the Hornet girls.

The Hornet boys won 15 of the 17 events, kept from a sweep by JR Bunn. The Falcon senior captured both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. Otherwise, it was all Enumclaw in the winner’s circle, with Foss High athletes participating in just seven events.

The Tacoma school was better represented in girls’ competition, with Falcons in 11 events. Still, Enumclaw managed numerous highlights: Ellie DeGroot won both hurdle races and Natalie DeMarco was a two-time winner (shot put and javelin).

The meet brought an end to the regular South Puget Sound League 2A season, which consisted of only four meets due to the pandemic-induced truncated campaign.

With no regional or state meets permitted this year, the SPSL 2A is doing what it can in the way of an end-of-season showdown. The two-day league meet will consist of all running events staged Thursday, May 6, at Franklin Pierce High School. The field events – that’s jumps and throws – will be hosted the following day by Enumclaw High.

EHS Athletic Director Dave Stokke said perhaps 140 athletes, both male and female, will converge upon Tubbs Track for the event.


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