White River, Bonney Lake sweep track foes

The schools bested both the Orting and Bethel girls and boys teams respectively.

White River’s Jessica Taylor won the pole vault Thursday to help the Hornets defeat the visiting Orting Cardinals. Photo by Kevin Hanson

White River’s Jessica Taylor won the pole vault Thursday to help the Hornets defeat the visiting Orting Cardinals. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Last week was plenty busy on the local track and field scene, with all four area high schools in action.

When the running, jumping and throwing were finished, both White River and Bonney Lake had swept aside opponents on both the boys and girls side of the sporting ledger. Success wasn’t quite as sweet for Enumclaw, where the Hornet girls came out on top, and Sumner, where it was the boys netting a win.

Here’s a look at scores and some of the week’s top performers.


The winning ways continued Thursday in Buckley, where both of the school’s squads rang up impressive victories over nearby Orting High. In the end, White River’s boys were on top 104-39 and the girls won 96-41.

The White River boys had a pair of two-time winners in distance runner Will Stern, who captured both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races, and Grant Swettenam, who was tops in both hurdle races.

The White River girls also had a pair of two-time champs. Tori Goodrich was first across the line in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, while Paidon Froemke took top honors in the discus and javelin.


The Panthers hosted the Bethel Braves April 17 and used the home-track advantage to post lopsided victories. The Bonney Lake boys were 118-33 winners while the Panther girls won 119-34.

The boys were sparked by three-time winner Drew Hollenbeck who was tops in the 100 meters, long jump and triple jump. A trio of Panthers contributed two wins each: Cayan Dibble continued winning the distance races, Kaden Heupel won at 200 and 400 meters and Caleb Eisenhooth took first in the discus and shot put.

The girls also had a three-event champion in Ashley Hollenbeck, winner of the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump. Winning a pair of events each were Zoey Diviney, 800 and 1,600 meters, and Gabriella Salinas in the discus and javelin.


While the Hornet girls were topping Auburn Mountainview 80-53, the EHS boys were falling 89-55. The Thursday meet was on the road.

The Hornet girls posted two victories from Natasha Puzon, the day’s fastest at both 1,600 and 3,200 meters, and hurdler Ellie DeGroot, winner of both the 100- and 300-meter races.

For the EHS boys, Carson Christensen won both the long jump and triple jump.


The Spartan boys got the better of Emerald Ridge 73-63, but Sumner’s girls didn’t fare nearly as well, losing 94-39. The Thursday meet was at Emerald Ridge High School.

Sumner’s boys were again boosted by the speedy Deontrae Stoudemire, winner of both the 100 and 200 meters. Also a two-time victor was David Davydenko, who captured the long jump and triple jump.

Leading the way for the SHS girls was Morgan Devine, who won the long jump and triple jump.

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White River’s Paidon Froemke prepares here to launch a second-place effort in the shot put; she won both the discus and javelin on Thursday. Photo by Kevin Hanson

White River’s Paidon Froemke prepares here to launch a second-place effort in the shot put; she won both the discus and javelin on Thursday. Photo by Kevin Hanson

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