White River prevails on home track, both girls and boys earn victories

WRHS boys emerged victorious with an 87.5-41.5 victory against EHS, while the girls came out on top 74-62.

Sunny skies greet track and field athletes at Arrow Lumber Stadium Thursday afternoon. Enumclaw High made the trek across the river to take on their Buckley hosts, but headed home on the short end of the scoring. Here, Enumclaw’s Ellie DeGroot clears a hurdle on the way to victory; also, a trio of White River runners complete a first lap on the track. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Sunny skies greet track and field athletes at Arrow Lumber Stadium Thursday afternoon. Enumclaw High made the trek across the river to take on their Buckley hosts, but headed home on the short end of the scoring. Here, Enumclaw’s Ellie DeGroot clears a hurdle on the way to victory; also, a trio of White River runners complete a first lap on the track. Photo by Kevin Hanson

In a Hornet-Hornet track and field showdown, it was the White River crew earning bragging rights.

The Buckley squad hosted neighboring Enumclaw High on a warm and sunny April 15 afternoon. When the final scores were tallied at Arrow Lumber Stadium, the White River boys emerged with an 87.5-41.5 victory while the WRHS girls came out on top 74-62.

White River’s J’Kira Wolbrecht had a busy and successful day, winning two individual events and running a leg in her team’s two first-place relay teams. She captured the 100 meters with a time of 13.65 seconds and won the long jump with an effort of 15 feet.

Anna Bogh contributed big for Enumclaw High, winning both the 800 meters (2:39.18) and 1600 meters (5:52.90). Matching her with two victories of her own was Ellie DeGroot, who won both the 100-meter hurdles (16:28) and the 300-meter hurdles (49.24).

The victorious White River boys were paced by sprinter Payne Plaster. The junior topped the field in the 100 meters with a time of 11.74 seconds, came back to win the 200 meters in 24.20 and then contributed a leg in the winning 4×100 relay.

Teammate Evan Slish was a two-time winner on the afternoon, taking the 800 meters in 2:12.18 and the 1,600 meters in a time of 5:01.65.

Here’s a rundown of other successes during the South Puget Sound League 2A meet.

White River boys, first place: Cole Riley, 400 meters, 52.79; Colton Humphreys, 3,200 meters, 11:26.49; 4×100 relay (Plaster, Lyle Dolojon, Nate Peckham, Devin Zweifel); 4×400 relay (Riley, Jared Zaugg, Slish, Wyatt Skinner); and Jackson Tague, shot put, 34 feet, 4 inches.

White River boys, second place: Dolojon, 100 meters, 11.92; Humphreys, 1,600 meters, 5:05.03; Cole Holmes, 3,200 meters, 11:37.99, and 300-meter hurdles, 50. 53; Tague, discus, 86-06; Zweifel, javelin, 119-04; and Skinner, high jump, 5:04, and long jump, 18-03

Enumclaw boys, first place: Jack Morse, 110-meter hurdles, 16.79; Zack Cheney, 300-meter hurdles, 49.28; Sean Phillips, discus, 89:02; Carter Eldridge, javelin, 120-11; Wyatt Neu, high jump, 5:06; Tyson Russell, pole vault, 9-0; Joseph Cleveland, long jump, 18-07, and triple jump, 35-04.

Enumclaw boys, second place: Neu, 200 meters, 24.24; Tyler Feddema, 400 meters, 54.54; Evan Cheney, 800 meters, 2:22.90; Z. Cheney, 110-meter hurdles, 19.37; 4×100 relay (Dane Johnson, Michael Poleski, Jack Heise, Ethan Peneflor); 4×400 relay (Johnson, Feddema, E. Cheney, Neu); and Phillips, shot put, 31-04.

White River girls, first place: Lexie Banks, 200 meters, 28.46; Tori Schmidtke, 400 meters, 1:06.54; Kelcie Melcher, 3,200 meters, 14:20.71; 4×100 relay (Alyssa Graddon, MacKenzie Hinson, Nathalia Senestrari, Wolbrecht); 4×200 relay (Banks, Taylor Schmidtke, Tori Schmidtke, Wolbrecht); 4×400 relay (Banks, Ta. Schmidtke, To. Schmidtke, Maria Hawthorne); Rebecca Kuro, discus, 59-08; Hawthorne, javelin, 75-02; and Emma Tomlinson, high jump, 4-5.

White River girls, second place: To. Schmidtke, 200 meters, 29.01; Melcher, 800 meters, 2:45.11; Soleil Bianchi, 1,600 meters, 6:22.53; Evelyn Holmes, 3,200 meters, 14:31.28; Kaitlin Lessard, 100-meter hurdles, 20.31, and high jump, 4-2 (tie); Ta. Schmidtke, 300-meter hurdles, 52.08; Jillian Tague, shot put, 28-08; Sarah Russell, long jump, 12-10.75;

Enumclaw girls, first place: Natalie DeMarco, shot put, 29-03.

Enumclaw girls, second place: Melanie Martinez, 100 meters, 13.85, and 400 meters, 1:07.60; 4×400 relay (DeGroot, Bogh, Rubie DiBella, Sophia DeMarco); N. DeMarco, javelin, 70-05; and S. DeMarco, high jump, 4-2 (tie).

The next meet for both Hornet programs comes tomorrow (Thursday, April 22). White River has another home meet, this time against Franklin Pierce, while Enumclaw goes on the road to challenge Clover Park. Both meets will begin at 3:30 p.m.


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A trio of White River runners complete a first lap on the track. Photo by Kevin Hanson

A trio of White River runners complete a first lap on the track. Photo by Kevin Hanson

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