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Danny Conlisk is headed to the 1A state track and field championships in the 100, 200, and 400. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Fellow Coupeville senior Emma Smith will compete in the shot put and discus when the Wolves trek to Cheney next week.

Sean Toomey-Stout scored a trip to state with strong work in the long jump.

Mallory Kortuem is state-bound in the 400, 4 x 1, and 4 x 2, plus she busted her own school record in the pole vault Saturday afternoon.

Well, that worked out just fine and dandy.

Capping the two-day bi-district meet with a bang Saturday, the Coupeville High School track and field team made off with five titles and three new school records.

Oh, and by the time things had wrapped up, CHS had qualified 10 athletes for next weekend’s state track championships, with six Wolves set to go in multiple events.

One of the smallest 1A schools in the state, Coupeville, which also hosted the track extravaganza, swung above its weight class.

While the Wolves didn’t have enough bodies to win a team title, they still claimed fourth overall in the boys race and fifth in the girls competition.

Meridian’s boys and the King’s girls earned team titles in the 16-team royal rumble.

For Coupeville, it was about picking your spots and then making an impact.

It’s hard to decide who had the best day among the Wolf athletes, as so many shone brightly under the spotlight.

Senior Danny Conlisk threw down the gauntlet Saturday, winning bi-district titles in the 100, 200, and 400.

But then there was Mallory Kortuem, who broke her own school record in the pole vault by four inches, won the 400, and qualified for state in two relay events.

And one of those relay units — the 4 x 200 with Lindsey Roberts, Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Kortuem, and Maya Toomey-Stout — shattered a school record which had stood since 2016.

The current group hit the tape in 1:46.13, edging out a 1:46.41 run by Sylvia Hurlburt, Lauren Grove, Makana Stone, and Roberts when she was a freshman.

Speaking of Toomey-Stout, the junior speed demon also lowered her school record in the 100, ran on both state-bound relay teams, and hit a supremely rare achievement.

Having already qualified for state in the long jump Thursday, “The Gazelle” equaled her freshman season by punching tickets to state in four different events.

In the entire history of CHS track, Toomey-Stout is the only Wolf girl to qualify for state in four events in the same year — and now she’s done it two of the last three years.

And let’s not forget senior Emma Smith, who won a title in the shot put Saturday, or Roberts, Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Jean Lund-Olsen, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, or Sean Toomey-Stout, who are all headed to state after their performances in the bi-district finale.

When Coupeville treks to Cheney for the state meet, which runs May 23-25, legendary track whisperer/ol’ ball coach Randy King will have plenty of company.


Going to state:

Danny Conlisk (100, 200, 400)

Ja’Kenya Hoskins (4 x 200)

Ja’Tarya Hoskins (4 x 100)

Mallory Kortuem (400, 4 x 100, 4 x 200)

Ryan Labrador (shot put)

Jean Lund-Olsen (100, 200)

Lindsey Roberts (100 hurdles, 4 x 100, 4 x 200)

Emma Smith (shot put, discus)

Maya Toomey-Stout (100, long jump, 4 x 100, 4 x 200)

Sean Toomey-Stout (long jump)


Complete Saturday results:



100 — Maya Toomey-Stout (3rd) 12.74 *PR* *SCHOOL RECORD* *STATE QUALIFIER*

200 — Ja’Kenya Hoskins (7th) 28.07

400 — Mallory Kortuem (1st) 58.64 *PR* *STATE QUALIFIER*

100 Hurdles — Lindsey Roberts (2nd) 15.29 *STATE QUALIFIER*; Ja’Tarya Hoskins (6th) 17.41 *PR*

4 x 100 Relay — M. Toomey-Stout, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Kortuem, Roberts (3rd) 50.69 *STATE QUALIFIER*

4 x 200 Relay — Roberts, Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Kortuem, M. Toomey-Stout (2nd) 1:46.13 *SCHOOL RECORD* *STATE QUALIFIER*

4 x 400 Relay — Lucy Sandahl, Alana Mihill, Catherine Lhamon, Ja’Tarya Hoskins (7th) 4:52.37

Shot Put — Emma Smith (1st) 33-06.50 *STATE QUALIFIER*

Pole Vault — Kortuem (6th) 8-10 *PR* *SCHOOL RECORD*



100 — Danny Conlisk (1st) 11.11 *STATE QUALIFIER*; Jean Lund-Olsen (2nd) 11.12 *STATE QUALIFIER*; Sean Toomey-Stout (6th) 11.41 *PR*

200 — Conlisk (1st) 22.40 *STATE QUALIFIER*; Lund-Olsen (3rd) 22.68 *STATE QUALIFIER*

400 — Conlisk (1st) 50.71 *STATE QUALIFIER*

Discus — Logan Martin (7th) 119-05

Pole Vault — Kyle Burnett (10th) 9-00; Thane Peterson (10th) 9-00; Tiger Johnson (14th) 8-06

Long Jump — S. Toomey-Stout (3rd) 20-07.50 *STATE QUALIFIER*

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Coupeville’s Emma Smith crushed it in the shot put Saturday, winning a district title at Lynden. (Konni Smith photo)

Raven Vick (left) pauses for a selfie with mom, only to be photo-bombed by Wolf mom Lisa Toomey. (Photo courtesy Maria Reyes)

CHS senior Danny Conlisk won the 200 Saturday, giving him four district titles in four events. (Photo courtesy Dawnelle Conlisk).

Day two was a little quieter, maybe, but still full of quality results.

After busting two school records, and narrowly missing on a third Thursday, the Coupeville High School track and field team settled for two titles Saturday, wrapping up the district meet in style.

Seniors Emma Smith and Danny Conlisk exited the stadium at Lynden Christian High School with top honors, besting the field in the shot put and 200, respectively.

Smith lobbed the four kilogram metal ball 34 feet, five inches, easily out-pacing runner-up Payton Elenbaas of Meridian, who lofted the orb 33-11.50.

Not only was it a PR for the Wolf standout, but she topped her previous best mark (32-10.50) by more than a foot-and-a-half.

Coming off of a PR Thursday in the discus, it capped a stellar district meet performance for Smith, but even she couldn’t quite catch up to the fleet-footed Conlisk.

After winning the 100 and 400, and also running a leg on a victorious 4 x 100 relay team, all on Thursday, the CHS team captain came back Saturday to zing to a win in the 200.

While doing so, he nailed a PR, barely held off teammate Jean Lund-Olsen (22.46 to 22.69) and just missed adding another school record to his resume.

Conlisk snatched away the 100 record from Jacob Smith Thursday, but he couldn’t quite catch the former Wolf in the 200, as his mark of 22.41 (barely) lives to see another day.

Coupeville finished the two-day, 10-team district meet in fourth place in both the girls and boys standings.

King’s girls and Meridian’s boys claimed team titles.


Girls results:

King’s (154.5)
Meridian (128)
Lynden Christian (108)
Coupeville (81)
South Whidbey (75)
Granite Falls (46.5)
Nooksack Valley (41)
Cedar Park Christian (37)
Sultan (11)
Mount Baker (10)


Boys results:

Meridian (133)
South Whidbey (126.5)
King’s (102)
Coupeville (84)
Mount Baker (61)
Cedar Park Christian (46)
Lynden Christian (44.5)
Nooksack Valley (40)
Granite Falls (21)
Sultan (5)


Up next for the Coupeville athletes still standing is the bi-district meet, which pits District 1 (Coupeville’s North Sound Conference and the Northwest Conference) against District 2 (Seattle’s Emerald City League).

That goes down May 16 and 18 in Coupeville, with the top four finishers in each event advancing to the state meet in Cheney the next weekend.


Complete Saturday results:



200 — Ja’Kenya Hoskins (6th) 28.54 *PR*

800 — Lucy Sandahl (11th) 2:44.69

3200 — Alana Mihill (12th) 14:11.53; Catherine Lhamon (13th) 14:41.10

300 Hurdles — Ja’Tarya Hoskins (9th) 53.69

4 x 200 Relay — Lindsey Roberts, Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Mallory Kortuem, Maya Toomey-Stout (2nd) 1:47.40

4 x 400 Relay — Sandahl, Mihill, Lhamon, Ja’Tarya Hoskins (5th) 5:19.69

Shot Put — Emma Smith (1st) 34-05 *PR*

Javelin — Raven Vick (12th) 76-10

High Jump — Roberts (6th) 4-10

Long Jump — M. Toomey-Stout (3rd) 16-01.50 *PR*; Ja’Kenya Hoskins (5th) 15-06.50 *PR*



200 — Danny Conlisk (1st) 22.46 *PR*; Jean Lund-Olsen (2nd) 22.69 *PR*

300 Hurdles — Jakobi Baumann (16th) 48.13

4 x 400 Relay — Lucious Halstead, Jak. Baumann, Jaschon Baumann, Tiger Johnson (9th) 4:00.34

Discus — Logan Martin (7th) 121-11 *PR*; Ryan Labrador (14th) 99-06

Pole Vault — Thane Peterson (11th) 9-00; Johnson (14th) 8-06; Kyle Burnett (15th) 8-06

Triple Jump — Sean Toomey-Stout (5th) 38-08; Jak. Baumann (12th) 36-00

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In the end, there can only be one. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net, Dawnelle Conlisk and BreAnna Boon)

Totally imaginary, and yet absolutely necessary.

As we wade into May, the final full month of athletic competition for the prep sports year, it’s time to anoint one Wolf to rule them all.

Sort of.

Welcome to the 7th annual battle royal for the Coupeville Sports Athlete Supreme.

In which the winner gets absolutely nothing but a warm glow in their chest.

Anyway, for those new to May’s most polarizing event, here’s a breakdown.

I nominate 25 Coupeville High School athletes, who, in my sole opinion, made a SIZABLE impact on at least TWO VARSITY teams during the 2018-2019 school year.

With much respect to Aram Leyva (soccer), Veronica Crownover (softball), Ashley Menges (volleyball), Mica Shipley (cheer), and other one-sport standouts, you’re stars, you’re just not eligible for my fake award.

The battle to cut the field to 25 was intense.

There are two male athletes missing who seemed like locks, until I stopped and looked at how much time they missed with injuries.

Also, I’m not going to tell you who ended up #26, but I’m almost certain she’ll crack the field next year.

What I have is 13 girls and 12 boys, with 16 first-timers in the field. The junior class is the best-represented, while, like last year, one freshman beat the odds to make the cut.

Voting starts at 10 AM, Friday, May 10 and ends 100 hours later at 2 PM, Tuesday, May 14, and I’ve toughened things up a bit this time.

The last two years there were no restrictions on voting, and a couple of fan bases smart enough to take advantage used internet shenanigans to roll to lopsided wins.

And good for them.

The game was there, waiting to be manipulated, and they stepped up. Kudos.

But this year, it’s more about rallying your fan base, and less about running a script which can drop thousands of votes in a matter of seconds.

I’m sure there are still ways around the new restrictions, which allow you to vote once every six hours. You just have to be more creative this year.

So here we go, and let the bodies hit the floor.

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After intensive work with the best throwing coach in the biz (that would be the shortie wearing the ribbon), Coupeville senior Emma Smith smashed her PR in the discus Thursday at districts. (Konni Smith photo)

Two Coupeville High School track records fell Thursday, while another one came dangerously close to finally being cracked after 33 years.

Toss in three titles and nine PR’s, and day one of the district meet was a roaring success for the Wolves.

Competing under the scorching sun at Lynden Christian High School, CHS senior Danny Conlisk and junior Maya Toomey-Stout both shattered school records in the 100.

Toomey-Stout, living up to her nickname of “The Gazelle,” got historical, running a 12.84 in her race.

Coupeville’s previous best was 12.89, set by legendary Wolf track star Janiece Jenkins back in 2005.

Conlisk was also on fire under the burning sun, winning the 100 and 400, plus running a leg on a triumphant 4 x 100 relay squad.

That unit, which included Tiger Johnson, Sean Toomey-Stout, and Jean Lund-Olsen, overcame a bad hand-off to blitz the field in 44.16 seconds, missing a school mark set in 1986 by just 0.02.

While they couldn’t get that mark (yet), BOTH Conlisk and Lund-Olsen took down Jacob Smith’s year-old school record in the 100.

Before graduating last year, Smith ran 11.12 in the event, erasing a mark which had stood since ’87.

This time around, Conlisk, a senior, out-leaned Lund-Olsen, a junior, nipping his running mate by the narrowest of margins at 11.04 to 11.06.

Both Wolves are assured of advancing to next week’s bi-district meet, the last stop before state, as the top four at districts move forward.

Though any CHS athletes outside the top four don’t need to despair just yet.

District 2, which is just the Emerald City League, gets three automatic qualifiers, which when added to the four from District 1 (Coupeville’s North Sound Conference and the Northwest League), gets us up to seven.

Every event at bi-districts, held May 16 and 18 at Coupeville, will go 16 deep, however, so entries 9-16 will be pulled from the best remaining performances from the two district meets.

The Wolves return to Lynden Saturday to wrap up districts, first, though, with most of the throwing events, a ton of relays, and an assortment of running races still to be determined.

At the mid-point, the Meridian boys and King’s girls are atop the team standings.

Coupeville sits 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the 10-team royal rumble, with the boys just 17 points off Meridan and the girls 26.5 points back of King’s.


Complete Thursday results:



100 — Maya Toomey-Stout (3rd) 12.84 *PR* *SCHOOL RECORD*; Ja’Kenya Hoskins (6th) 13.73 *PR*

400 — Mallory Kortuem (3rd) 1:01.78

1600 — Lucy Sandahl (15th) 6:11.87

100 Hurdles — Lindsey Roberts (2nd) 15.50; Ja’Tarya Hoskins (6th) 17.93 *PR*

4 x 100 Relay — M. Toomey-Stout, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Kortuem, Roberts (2nd) 50.99

Discus — Emma Smith (5th) 93-01 *PR*

Pole Vault — Kortuem (4th) 8-06



100 — Danny Conlisk (1st) 11.04 *PR* *SCHOOL RECORD*; Jean Lund-Olsen (2nd) 11.06 *PR*; Sean Toomey-Stout (3rd) 11.48 *PR*

400 — Conlisk (1st) 51.18

110 Hurdles — Jakobi Baumann (8th) 18.14 *PR*

4 x 100 Relay — Conlisk, Tiger Johnson, S. Toomey-Stout, Lund-Olsen (1st) 44.16

Shot Put — Ryan Labrador (5th) 42-04.50; Keahi Sorrows (15th) 31-10

Javelin — Lucious Halstead (17th) 102-06

High Jump — Koa Davison (4th) 5-08

Long Jump — S. Toomey-Stout (2nd) 20-09.50 *PR*

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Coupeville’s Danny Conlisk signed a letter of intent Friday afternoon to run track for an NCAA D-II school. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Conlisk and his family celebrate his signing day. (Eileen Stone photo)

One of Coupeville’s finest is on his way to a bigger stage.

Danny Conlisk, who has had a meteoric rise, both in the classroom and the athletic arena, signed a college letter of intent Friday to run track for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

The school competes at the NCAA D-II level and its sports programs stretch back to 1895.

Originally known as the Longhairs, its athletic teams now operate as the Hardrockers, paying tribute to the school’s mining background.

Originally an NAIA school, SDSM&T joined the NCAA in 2013 and currently competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

And, in case you were wondering, the Hardrocker mascot is named Grubby the Miner.

The more you know.

Conlisk, a captain in cross country and track for Coupeville, received an athletic scholarship from SDSM&T, and will also get financial help from the GI Bill.

He will compete just in track in college, both during indoor and outdoor seasons.

During his time at CHS, Conlisk served a term as the student body rep on the school board, and plans to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

After making huge strides with both the high school track team, and the Kitsap Fliers club running team, the speedy Wolf was tracked by SDSM&T coaches, who made sure he knew they were interested.

After a trip to see the school, it was an easy choice.

“They grabbed his interest and Danny didn’t want to be just a number at a school,” mom Dawnelle said. “He wanted a smaller school that was engineering-focused.”

Currently one of the fastest 1A runners in the state in the 100, 200, and 400, the Coupeville senior is making his final run at prep track glory.

Conlisk already has three state meet medals to his credit, with his best finish 2nd in the 400 as a junior.

He also claimed 5th in the same event as a sophomore, and was part of a 4 x 400 relay unit which took 5th during his junior season.

While running for the Fliers, Conlisk advanced to the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympics Championships in the 400.

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