Posts Tagged ‘Class of 2018’

   Brandon (left) and Lincoln Kelley use Saturday’s Race the Reserve to nab some father/son time. (Shawna Kelley photo)

   Coupeville High School’s rock was freshly-painted for the event. (Kim Bepler photo)

   Aimee Bishop and daughter Breeanna Messner hit the trail. (Photo courtesy Bishop)

   Bob and Abbie Martin hang out in the parking lot after running. (Photo courtesy the Martins)

The hometown runners held their own.

Coupeville representatives captured two of the main four events at Saturday’s Race the Reserve, with James Steller winning the marathon and Riley Borden claiming the 10K title.

Steller surged across the line in 3:19:00.39, while Borden rambled in at the 49:54.45 mark.

Andrew Harnish of Seattle won the half marathon (1:31:16.28), while Carter Eldridge of Enumclaw (17:54.22) zipped through the 5K the fastest of anyone.

The annual event, which raises money for the incoming senior class at Coupeville High School, was a booming success, drawing in 348 runners who enjoyed the opportunity to race across the prairie.

Here’s where we get territorial and list the finishers who claimed Cow Town on their registration form.

If you hail from Mill Creek or Tucson, AZ or Clarks Summit, PA, thanks for coming, but this is called Coupeville Sports, not the Roseburg Runners Gazette.

And PS, these results are as close as I can get based on what Tortoise and Hare Timing Company has posted online Sunday morning.

There seems to be some runners missing, starting with the fact three of Coupeville’s finest, seen above boasting numbers and medals, aren’t anywhere to be found in the results.

UPDATE: 10K results updated at 3:30 PM.


Henry Wynn (3rd) 19:59.19
Aidan Wilson (11th) 26:09.75
Cael Wilson (12th) 27:03.93
Claire Wilson (13th) 28:24.68
Gabe Shaw (15th) 28:43.40
Jim Shank (17th) 29:06.68
Marianne Thawley (18th) 29:18.68
Caleb Meyer (20th) 30:24.06
Rosmond Shaw (22nd) 31:26.25
Mason Scoggin (26th) 32:20.85
Sandi Farris (33rd) 35:20.41
Cody Staker (35th) 36:11.55
Eileen Stone (47th) 44:15.86
Sallie Shank (52nd) 47:03.00
Emily Staker (61st) 55:55.01


Riley Borden (1st) 49:54.45
Bob Martin (5th) 53:54.66
Helen Lhamon (6th) 54:37.63
Jennifer Kellner (16th) 1:00:39.04
Christy Marx (18th) 1:02:29.19
George Thawley (29th) 1:07:34.45
Dan Schurr (35th) 1:12:32.83
Catherine Roach (42nd) 1:14:24.94
Andrew Ziehl (43rd) 1:14:24.95
Lincoln Kelley (45th) 1:15:22.40
Brandon Kelley (46th) 1:15:22.93
Kelly McCulloch (52nd) 1:21:19.61
Reed Swanson (53rd) 1:21:50.38
Vickie McDaniel (60th) 1:36:42.11
Abbie Martin (61st) 1:38:49.98
Tammy Smith (62nd) 1:39:08.03
Irene Echenique (63rd) 1:39:08.83
Ciara Smith (64th) 1:39:10.35
Everett Winsberg (68th) 1:46:39.86
Sheryl Sato (69th) 1:46:41.87
Sheila O’Rourke (70th) 1:46:41.87

Half Marathon:

Elizabeth Bitting (20th) 1:55:26.16
Christina Jump (24th) 1:58:07.93


James Steller (1st) 3:19:00.39
Daniel Verble (23rd) 4:38:40.31

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   A flashback to an earlier edition of Race the Reserve, as Coupeville legend Danny Savalza leads the pack. (Shelli Trumbull photo)

Run like the wind, two times.

First, if you aren’t registered yet for Race the Reserve, the clock is running out on you.

The annual shindig — which features a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K and 5K — is just a week away, with the starter’s pistol set to fire next Saturday, Aug. 12.

If you register online or in person the day of the event, you can use a credit card, cash or check. Registration by mail has closed.

Once you hit that starter’s line, ready to rumble, weather conditions are looking strong. Forecasts call for a high of 72 degrees that day, with a mild wind and some clouds.

As you run through Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, you’ll be treated to views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Olympics and the Straight of Juan de Fuca.

Money raised goes to fund graduation night events for the Coupeville High School Class of 2018.

Deb Smith is the driving force behind this year’s event, with Beth Stout, Lisa Toomey, Jennifer Wynn, Dawn Hesselgrave, Connie Lippo, Kali Barrio, Elizabeth Bitting and Deb Savalza all playing key roles.

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   Sean LeVine cruises in at the finish of the 10K during Race the Reserve last year. (John Fisken photo)

The race is on.

With the clock ticking, and just 46 days left until the year’s biggest running event, Race the Reserve, things are at a fever pitch.

The shindig, which features five segments — a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K and 5K — is set for Saturday, Aug. 12.

Whichever event you choose, you’ll be front and center at one of the most beautiful race sites in the biz, as you run through the Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve on Whidbey Island.

To keep your mind off the miles ahead, you’ll be treated to views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Olympics and the Straight of Juan de Fuca as you run.

With the money raised benefiting the Coupeville High School Class of 2018, organizers are plowing through all the preparations and runners (if they’re smart) are in training.

For all the info you need (including a chance to register today) pop over to:


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All your pertinent details.

The Class of 2018 is getting creative.

As Coupeville’s newest seniors kick into gear to raise funds for their graduation party, they have two events planned for July 1.

First up is a rummage sale at the Coupeville Rec Hall from 9 AM-3 PM, then the Wolves will flip around and offer “date night” babysitting services at the same location from 6-9 PM.

CHS seniors will provide games, activities, art projects, movement, and a movie corner for kids.

Children must be potty-trained to participate.

Cost is $10 for one child, $20 for two, with a max family rate of $25.

Registration for the “date night” services will take place during the garage sale.

For those who don’t know, the Rec Hall is at 901 NW Alexander St., within easy walking distance of a ton of restaurants for parents who choose to incorporate that into their free time.

Christopher’s on Whidbey, The Oystercatcher, The Front Street Grill and Toby’s Tavern are all close enough to hit with your shoe from the Rec Hall parking lot (if you were to throw a shoe…).

Or head home and just enjoy the silence.

However you use the “date night” services or the garage sale, your money will go to help the Class of 2018 fund a “safe, sober (and awesome) Senior Trip next spring.

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(John Fisken photo)

   If Allison Wenzel can play through this, you can certainly eat some pancakes Saturday to support her and the CHS Class of 2018. (John Fisken photo)

Pancakes are in your future.

Swing by Applebees in Oak Harbor this Saturday (Nov. 19) from 8-10 AM and you can get a solid meal while helping raise funds for the Coupeville High School Class of 2018.

Cost is $10 per plate, which gets you flapjacks, sausage, bacon, eggs and a beverage.

Tickets can be bought at the door Saturday or in advance from the following ’18ers:

Ariah Bepler
Nick Etzell
Christian King
Claire Mietus
Heather Nastali
William Nelson
Allison Wenzel

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