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Alita Blouin played two sports and was Homecoming Queen as a senior. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

A trio for the win.

Three multi-sport stars claimed awards Monday night, with Coupeville High School seniors Maddie GeorgesAlita Blouin, and Aidan Wilson receiving the Cliff Gillies Award.

That honor, handed out by schools across the state, is named for a former longtime Executive Director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

It recognizes student/athletes who excel in scholarship, citizenship, and participation in activities.

Georges and Blouin were team captains for Wolf volleyball and basketball teams, with the duo selected to participate in the 1B/2B/1A All-State volleyball games.

Both were First-Team All-Conference selections as well, with Blouin honored for her play as a libero and Georges as a setter.

Maddie Georges made the All-Conference team in volleyball and basketball.

When basketball season rolled around, both players lit up the bucket.

Blouin led the Wolves in scoring, singing the nets for 204 points, while Georges, who finished as the #24 career scorer in program history, was tabbed as a Second-Team All-Conference player.

Wilson opened his senior year by scoring a team-high 10 goals on the soccer pitch, notching First-Team All-Conference honors.

Aidan Wilson soars to new heights.

Wilson came back around in the spring to claim three medals at the state track and field championships.

He finished 2nd in the 800 and 5th in the triple jump, before running a leg on a 2nd place 4 x 100 relay unit which missed a state title by the blink of an eye.

The Wolf ace wrapped things up by competing in the 51st annual Dennis McDonald Multi Events State Championship this past weekend.

While there, Wilson finished 7th out of 32 competitors in a two-day, 10-event decathlon.

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Aidan Wilson closed his high school track and field career with a strong showing in a decathlon. (Bob Martin photo)

He went out like a champ.

Just a few days before graduation, Coupeville High School senior Aidan Wilson finished 7th out of 32 competitors at the 51st annual Dennis McDonald Multi Events State Championship.

The two-day event, which ran Friday and Saturday at Lake Stevens High School, put athletes through 10 events, as they ran, jumped, and threw in a decathlon.

Arlington senior Ryan Rushton came from behind to nip day #1 leader Tomeko Cates of Mary Walker for the title, racking up a 6,253-6,087 points advantage.

Wilson finished with 5,452 points.

The opening day featured competition in the 100, 400, shot put, high jump and long jump.

Back at it Saturday, Wilson busted through the 110 hurdles in 17.54 seconds, while rambling across the finish line in 4:35.40 in the 1500.

The Wolf senior also threw the javelin 135 feet, six inches, tossed the discus 91-06, and soared through the air in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 9-04.

“Long couple of days for him, but he was doing great!” said Coupeville High School track coach Bob Martin.

During his time at CHS, Wilson brought home five medals from the state track and field championships, winning two as a junior and three as a senior.

Thos two trips were the only ones he was eligible for, as the pandemic erased all spring sports when he was a freshman.

As a sophomore, Wilson and Co. returned to regular season action, but all postseason events were scrubbed.

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Aidan Wilson is on his way to beat you in every event. I said, every event. (Photo courtesy Bob Martin)

He’s on the prowl.

Fresh off earning three medals at the state track and field championships, Coupeville High School senior Aidan Wilson is back out there, kickin’ fanny and takin’ names.

This time around, he’s competing in the 51st annual Dennis McDonald Multi Events State Championship.

The two-day event, which runs Friday and Saturday at Lake Stevens High School, features a 10-event decathlon for male competitors and a heptathlon for females.

At the midpoint of the meet, Wilson sits in 5th place, out of 32 athletes vying in the decathlon.

The multitalented Wolf has racked up 2,968 points through five events, while six-time state champ Tomeko Cates, a junior at Mary Walker, tops the standings with 3,608.

Wilson ran the 100 in 11.97 seconds Friday, hurled the shot put 35 feet, 6.5 inches, and hit the tape in the 400 in 54.01.

He also cleared 5-06.50 in the high jump and 19-10.75 in the long jump.

Saturday’s schedule includes the 110 hurdles, the discus, pole vault, and javelin, as well as the 1500.

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Wolf track coaches Bob Martin and Elizabeth Bitting, and their athletes, are bringing home some serious hardware. (Photo courtesy CHS track)

Jam-packed and never-ending.

The final day of the 2B state track and field championships went long Saturday, with unpredictable Yakima weather adding a two-hour delay to things.

Welcome to Eastern Washington in May. (Bob Martin photo)

But, before and after the thunderstorm-related shenanigans, action was hot and heavy, with Coupeville High School athletes making their presence felt.

Earning medals in all 11 events they competed in Saturday, the Wolves claimed four 2nd place performances, tied a school record which has been in place since before Y2K, and captured the biggest team trophy in program history.

This quartet combined to earn nine state meet medals this weekend. (Elizabeth Bitting photo)

Blasting to a 2nd place finish in the 4 x 400 relay — the final race of the three-day meet, the CHS girls held off several rivals chomping at their heels, finishing 3rd in the team standings.

That’s the best finish for any Wolf team, girls or boys, since they’ve been keeping records.

The previous best for a Coupeville girls team was 5th in 1984, when Natasha Bamberger won state titles in the 1600 and 3200.

The CHS boys finished 4th in 2006 and 2008 and slipped into 5th place at the very last second this time around.

With the weather break having pushed things back, sophomore pole vaulter Cael Wilson was still hard at work in the late going, and he came through huge at crunch time.

Competing in the event for only the fourth time in his career, he shattered his PR by two feet, claiming 8th place and Coupeville’s final point of the meet.

The Wolf boys finished with 33 points, with St. George’s (52), Chewelah (48), Goldendale (44), and Raymond (43.5) taking the top four slots.

On the girls side, it was a brutal battle at the top, with St. George’s edging Okanogan 118-111.33.

Coupeville (38), Davenport (33.33), and Brewster (29) rounded out the top five.

While the girls relay team and Cael Wilson had huge impacts at the end, there were highlights for the Wolves all day long.

Ryanne Knoblich soars into the history books. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Senior Ryanne Knoblich finished second in the high jump in back-to-back seasons, and this time, she touched the skies with a jump of five feet, two inches.

That ties a school record set in 1999 by Yashmeen Knox, whose husband, Rich Wilson, also still holds the CHS boys mark of 6-4 from 2000.

It also set off a lovefest on Facebook, with Knox congratulating her modern-day counterpart.

“Bravo Ryanne!” she wrote. “It took 24 years for my record to be reached!!! Let’s hold onto it for a little bit longer.

“Great finish to a strong career!”

To which Knoblich replied “Thank you so much! It is such an honor to share it with you!”

The Wolves also got 2nd place performances Saturday from Aidan Wilson (800) and the boys 4 x 100 relay unit.

The elder Wilson claimed three medals this spring and finishes with five for his prep career.

He’s one of only 12 Wolves to have reached that number and did so even with the pandemic erasing the state meet when he was a freshman and sophomore.

They’re fast, and they know it. (Elizabeth Bitting photo)

Sophomores Monroe Myles and Lyla Stuurmans, making their first appearance at state, also earned three medals apiece, with 13 Wolves medaling this spring.

Topping that list is senior Alex Murdy, who won a title in the long jump Friday to become the 10th state champion in school history.

Whether they return to Whidbey with an individual prize, or were part of a vibrant support team, Coupeville coaches praised all 22 athletes who made the trip to Yakima, and the many more who were part of the team this season.

“They did phenomenal! We couldn’t be any prouder of them!” Elizabeth Bitting said.

“They have received so many accolades this season and to top it off with a 3rd place state finish for the girls, first time in school history, and a boys 5th place finish, truly shows the dedication, work and belief they put into us.

“What an amazing season it has been!!!”

Athletes kill time in a nearby gym during the weather-related shutdown. (Elizabeth Bitting photo)


Saturday’s results:



100 — Monroe Myles (5th) 13.27

200 — Myles (5th) 26.99

400 — Lyla Stuurmans (8th) 1:04.38

800 — Stuurmans (7th) 2:31.88 *PR*

100 Hurdles — Claire Mayne (3rd) 17.25 *PR*

4 x 400 Relay — Mayne, Carly Burt, Myles, Stuurmans (2nd) 4:16.09

High Jump — Ryanne Knoblich (2nd) 5-02 *PR* *SCHOOL RECORD*



800 — Aidan Wilson (2nd) 2:00.33 *PR*

4 x 100 Relay — Tim UrsuTate Wyman, A. Wilson, Dominic Coffman (2nd) 44.36

Discus — Zac Tackett (7th) 133-05 *PR*

Pole Vault — Cael Wilson (8th) 10-06 *PR*


“We are Wolves, hear us roar!” (Elizabeth Bitting photo)


2023 state meet medalists:

Carly Burt — 4 x 400 (2nd)
Dominic Coffman — 4 x 100 (2nd)
Ryanne Knoblich — High Jump (2nd)
Carolyn Lhamon — Shot Put (4th)
Claire Mayne — 100 Hurdles (3rd), 4 x 400 (2nd)
Alex Murdy — Long jump (1st)
Monroe Myles — 100 (5th) 200 (5th), 4 x 400 (2nd)
Lyla Stuurmans — 400 (8th), 800 (7th), 4 x 400 (2nd)
Zac Tackett — Discus (7th)
Tim Ursu — 4 x 100 (2nd)
Aidan Wilson — Triple Jump (5th), 800 (2nd), 4 x 100 (2nd)
Cael Wilson — Pole Vault (8th)
Tate Wyman — 4 x 100 (2nd)

Of that group, Burt, Myles, Stuurmans, Tackett, and Cael Wilson are underclassmen and can return next spring.

Keep the party going. (Elizabeth Bitting photo)

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Carolyn Lhamon kicked off the state meet with a bang. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Two medals in hand, and a third one on order.

Day #1 of the three-day 2B state track and field championships went to plan for Coupeville High School, with all three athletes in competition doing well.

Wolf senior Carolyn Lhamon led the way in Yakima, shattering her PR in the shot put by more than a foot as she claimed 4th place in a field of 16 girls.

Her throw of 36 feet, two inches tops her previous best mark of 35-00, set at the district meet.

It also left Lhamon just seven inches shy of the CHS girls record of 36-09, set way back in 1990 by Jennie Cross.

Lhamon, who finished 16th at state as a junior, becomes the 78th Wolf to bring home a state meet medal, and the 32nd girl.

Joining her in claiming hardware Thursday was fellow senior Aidan Wilson, who claimed 5th in the triple jump, narrowly missing a PR with a mark of 41-06.75.

It’s the third state meet medal for him, after he brought home a 2nd (4 x 100) and 3rd (800) last season.

Wilson is the 27th Wolf to hit the trifecta, and, with two events still left to compete in this time around, he has a chance to join an even-more exclusive club.

There are 11 CHS athletes currently in the five-medal fraternity.

While Coupeville brought 22 athletes to Yakima, Thursday’s schedule was relatively light, with Monroe Myles running in the 100-meter prelims.

The speedy sophomore, making her first appearance at the state meet for the Wolves, finished 5th out of 16 runners, hitting the line with a PR of 13.13 seconds.

That sends Myles into Saturday’s eight-woman final and guarantees her a medal.

With Lhamon and Wilson scoring Thursday, Coupeville is in the mix in the team scoring race as well.

The CHS girls, with five points, are tied with Brewster for 4th place.

With two of 18 events scored, St. George’s (28), Asotin (16), and White Swan (8) currently hold down the top three slots.

On the boys side, they’ve wrapped three of 17 events, with St. George’s (16), Chewelah (12), and Goldendale (12) in the early lead.

Coupeville, with Wilson’s four points, is 14th heading into Friday.

“They did amazing!!!,” said Coupeville girls’ coach Elizabeth Bitting. “A fun day in YAKIMA!!!”

“Yep, good stuff,” added boys’ coach Bob Martin.

And the Wolves get right back at it after a sleep, with their athletes primed to compete in seven prelims and five finals during day #2 at Zaepfel Stadium.

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