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Carolyn Lhamon sends her shot put on its way. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was warm, at least by Coupeville standards.

Braving blue skies and sizzlin’ sun rays Saturday, Coupeville High School track and field stars put on a show during the District 1/2 championships.

The Wolves captured girls and boys team titles, sparked by 18 wins spread among its many athletes.

Along for the ride was Diet Coke-sipping cameraman John Fisken, who, fueled by caffeine, snapped a metric ton of pics.

He’s responsible for the ones seen above and below, but that’s just the tip of the photographic iceberg.

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Issabel Johnson, ready to attack.

Alex Murdy flies on by.

“Dude caught some air!”

Dominic Coffman gets some sun on the guns.

Wolf relay runners (l to r) Ayden Wyman, Lyla Stuurmans, Ryanne Knoblich, and Carly Burt are a fleet-footed bunch.

“I keep putting them back straight, and they keep knocking everything out of order. Kids…”

Claire Mayne demonstrates the proper form, where you don’t knock the hurdles over.

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Wolf senior Ryanne Knoblich is ranked in the top 10 of all 2B athletes in two events. (Photo courtesy Mariah Madsen)

We’re closer to the finish line than the start line.

Only two high school track and field meets remain on the schedule this spring, with the brightest spotlights warming up.

Districts goes down May 13 in Coupeville, with the Wolves hosting, followed by the state championships May 25-27 in Yakima.

As CHS athletes prepare for the stretch run, a look at the 18 girls and boys who currently occupy at least one slot in the top 10 of all 2B students through May 8:



100 — Monroe Myles (7th) 13.29

400 — Lyla Stuurmans (6th) 1:03.60

100 Hurdles — Claire Mayne (6th) 17.58

4 x 100 Relay — Myles, Ryanne Knoblich, Issabel Johnson, Mayne (8th) 54.13

4 x 400 Relay — Mayne, Carly Burt, Aleera Kent, Stuurmans (3rd) 4:27.11

Shot Put — Carolyn Lhamon (5th) 33-09

High Jump — Knoblich (3rd) 5-00

Hammer Throw — Taygin Jump (3rd) 56-08



400 — Aidan Wilson (7th) 53.08

800 — Wilson (2nd) 2:01.22

110 Hurdles — Tate Wyman (8th) 16.90

4 x 100 Relay — Nick GuayWyman, Wilson, Tim Ursu (2nd) 45.20

4 x 400 Relay — GuayMitchell Hall, Hank MilnesWilson (10th) 3:42.76

Discus — Zac Tackett (10th) 127-05

High Jump — Guay (6th) 6-00; Dominic Coffman (9th) 5-10

Long Jump — Alex Murdy (6th) 19-11.75

Triple Jump — Wilson (7th) 40-09

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Sara Omega (left) and Anna Annunziatio lead off a collection of seniors. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

They could fill up a stadium.

Coupeville High School track and field honored 26 seniors Wednesday — 13 girls and 13 boys.

Photo-wise we did pretty well, with pics of 24 of 26 being sent my way.

So, a quick shoutout to Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson and Jermiah Copeland, who are not pictured, but were also part of what is likely the biggest group of seniors to ever come through a Wolf sports program.

Claire Mayne

Taygin Jump

Cristina McGrath (center)

Lavinia Tomba (center)

Gwen Crowder

Anna Myles

Katie Buskala

Carolyn Lhamon (second from left)

Ryanne Knoblich

Valentina Nadela (second from left)

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CHS cross country runners (l to r) Preston Howard, Carson Field, Landon Roberts, and Thomas Strelow celebrate the season. (Sherry Bonacci photo)

It was a season full of big moments.

The Coupeville High School cross country program won boys and girls league titles this fall, while sending eight runners — including its entire girls’ team — to the state meet.

Senior Mitchell Hall beat the field to win an individual league title, as well, while the Wolf girls earned an academic state title for having the highest team GPA among all 2B schools.

All of that and more was celebrated Thursday, as CHS coach Paige Spangler and her team capped awards season with the final banquet on the fall schedule.

Claire Mayne burns up the trail. (Jackie Saia photo)





Mitchell Hall
Helen Strelow


4-Year Participation:

Mitchell Hall
Cristina McGrath
Helen Strelow
Tate Wyman


Most Improved:

Zeke Allen
Erica McGrath


Hardest Worker:

Claire Mayne


Best Teammate:

Claire Mayne
Helen Strelow


Cross Country Clown:

Carson Field
Landon Roberts


Varsity letter winners:

Reagan Callahan
Carson Field
Easton Green
Mitchell Hall
Preston Howard
Claire Mayne
Cristina McGrath
Erica McGrath
Landon Roberts
George Spear
Helen Strelow
Thomas Strelow
Noelle Western
Tate Wyman


Participation certificates:

Zeke Allen
Nic Wasik

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Noelle Western made it to the state cross country meet as a mere freshman. (Kerry Western photo)

They were too fast for the storm.

Eight Coupeville High School cross country runners departed Whidbey Island long before the power went off, and stayed off, at home.

Then, while most people back home stared into the unrelenting, inky darkness, the Wolves hit the course at Saturday’s 2B/1B state meet in Pasco.

Having sent a full team to the big dance for the first time since the ’80s, Coupeville unleashed six girls and two boys on the Sun Willows Golf Course.

Senior Mitchell Hall was the first Wolf to hit the tape, finishing 19th in the boys’ race, while the CHS girls claimed 8th in the team standings.

That’s the third top 10 finish for the program, coming on the heels of 4th in 1982 and 8th in 1981.

None of Saturday’s runners were even close to being alive during the age of Madonna, but they acquitted themselves nicely in Paige Spangler’s final moments as Coupeville’s harrier coach.

The trail guru, who coached two seasons at CHS, heads east after this, with her military husband having received new orders.

Before she left, Spangler also got to witness her girls team receive an academic state championship, with the Wolves having the highest GPA of any 2B team.

Coupeville’s girls, fast and smart. (Nicole Strelow photo)

Four of Coupeville’s eight runners at state depart as well, with Helen Strelow, Cristina McGrath, Hall, and Claire Mayne all seniors.

Noelle Western, Erica McGrath, Carson Field, and Reagan Callahan are all underclassmen.

Pope John Paul II and Chewelah claimed the girls and boys team titles, respectively, at Saturday’s championships, with PJP-II edging Garfield-Palouse by a single point.

Josie McLaughlin of St. George’s and Ciaran St. Hilaire of Tri-Cities Prep won individual crowns.


Saturday results:


Claire Mayne (42nd) 24:05.30
Helen Strelow (49th) 24:28.20
Cristina McGrath (63rd) 25:57.70
Reagan Callahan (72nd) 28:20.60
Erica McGrath (73rd) 28:21.80



Mitchell Hall (19th) 17:58.80
Carson Field (74th) 19:27.90

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