Panthers top Spartans on busy track day

Cayan Dibble broke Bonney Lake High’s record for the 1,600 meter event.

Thursday brought track and field athletes into the spotlight, as teams from all four area high schools were in action.

The main event took place at Sunset Chev Stadium, where the host Sumner Spartans greeted their district rivals from Bonney Lake High. The Panthers proved to be more than able visitors, winning 78-73 on the boys side and topping Sumner 89-60 in girls’ competition.

Elsewhere, Enumclaw High celebrated Senior Day with a sweep of visiting Kentridge and White River found success in a three-team meet in Burien. Competing at Highline Memorial Stadium, the White River boys and girls teams whipped both the host Pirates and the Orting Cardinals.

Bonney Lake coach Andy Foster had plenty of highlights to cheer about, noting that 75 Panther athletes set personal-best marks on the day.

Heading the list of standout performances was Cayan Dibble. In the 1,600 meters, he squared off against talented Spartan Adam Sjolund in a race of two school record-holders. Dibble clocked a time of 4 minutes, 22.72 seconds to break his existing school record, winning by nearly five seconds.

Dibble next lined up for the 800 meters, paired against Sumner’s impressive Matthew Holme. They were clearly the class of the field and, in the end, it was Dibble winning by less than a second with a time of 1:57.40. That was a four second improvement over his previous best time and is the best among the state’s Class 3A athletes.

As if that weren’t enough, the Panther junior also anchored the team’s winning effort in the 4×400 relay.

Among the Bonney Lake girls, it was another standout day for Ashley Hollenbeck. The sophomore now holds four school records, standing atop the list in the 100, 200 and 400 meters, as well as the long jump.

Thursday, she sailed 16 feet, 6 inches to win the long jump and break her own school record. She also clocked a time of 59.55 in the 400 meters, setting a school mark, and anchored the 4×100 relay team.

There also was a new addition to the Sumner High record book, as sophomore Taylor Holmes cleared 11 feet, 1 inch in the pole vault.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@courierherald.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.courierherald.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in Sports

T-Birds select Dauner, Mackie in Western Hockey League U.S. Prospects Draft

Dauner is a center from Fargo; Mackie is a defenseman from Anchorage

White River Hornets take talents to collegiate hoop programs

Here are where some Buckley athletes have taken their talents around Washington and California.

Spring should be busy for EHS sports, but it’s all taking a break

Let’s hope the coronavirus won’t affect this season’s sports too badly.

Talent returns to White River baseball, softball

Watch out for the spring version of the Battle of the Bridge this Friday, March 13.

Enumclaw High baseball, softball teams seeking diamond wins

The boys team is seeing many veterans return, while the girls lost some players to graduation.

Tough times for White River in the SunDome

Both the girls and boys team fell early in the state tournament.

White River teams in Yakima for state 2A hoop tourney

The boys team hasn’t gone to state since placing second in 2012.

Enumclaw swimmers, diver take part in state Class 4A competition

Ricky Bonthuis placed eighth in the diving competition.

Both White River teams headed to 2A state hoops

But the Enumclaw girl’s shot at state came up short.

White River girls claim state wrestling title, boys place third in 2A ranks

White River High wrestlers were the cream of the Mat Classic crop… Continue reading

Maple Valley co-ed softball seeking seniors

Practice will begin as soon as the rain stops.

Three local hoop teams stay alive in district tournaments

White River’s boys and girls team, plus EHS’ gils team, are still battling to get to state.