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Coupeville 6th grader Tenley Stuurmans made her middle school track debut at a four-team home meet. (Photo courtesy Sarah Stuurmans)

Everything comes to those who wait.

Five days after the first middle school track meet of the season, results have appeared on the internet, and I’m here to pass them on to the world at large.

Opening day, which was April 27, featured Coupeville hosting King’s, Langley, and Northshore Christian Academy.

The first title of the season for CMS went to Easton Green, who won the boys high jump with a mark of four feet, seven inches.

Amaya Schaffeld (100), Lillian Ketterling (800), George Spear (800), and Malachi Somes (1600) captured second-place finishes for the Wolves.

Coupeville returns to action this Wednesday, May 4, when it travels to Langley for a meet which also includes Sultan and Lakewood.


Complete 4/27 results:



100 — Amaya Schaffeld (2nd) 14.91; Myra McDonald (9th) 15.66; Noelle Western (13th) 15.83; Aleksia Jump (16th) 16.33; Carly Burt (22nd) 16.46; Tenley Stuurmans (26th) 16.80; Willow Leedy-Bonifas (30th) 17.14; Abbigail Bond (37th) 17.73; Inara Maund (39th) 17.95

200 — Laken Simpson (3rd) 33.71; Marin Winger (5th) 37.36; Liza Zustiak (6th) 38.15

800 — Lillian Ketterling (2nd) 3:12.55; Mikayla Wagner (4th) 3:14.32

100 Hurdles — Stuurmans (7th) 21.86; Ava Carpenter (15th) 22.97; Zustiak (20th) 23.47; Frankie Tenore (23rd) 24.48; Emma McFadden (28th) 28.36

4 x 100 Relay — Carpenter, McDonald, Tirsit Cannon, Winger (4th) 1:04.93; Bond, Jump, Brynn Parker, Schaffeld (6th) 1:06.77; Ketterling, Devon Wyman, Wagner, Simpson (7th) 1:07.54

Shot Put — Leedy-Bonifas (6th) 19-09; Grier Mooney (7th) 19-08; Simpson (9th) 19-02; McFadden (10th) 18-04; Carpenter (13th) 17-01; Ketterling (16th) 15-10; Cannon (19th) 15-05; Winger (20th) 15-04; Ivy Rudat (21st) 15-00; Tenore (22nd) 14-08.50

Discus — Taylor Marrs (3rd) 53-01; Ketterling (9th) 42-02; Mooney (11th) 39-08; Leedy-Bonifas (12th) 38-08; Maund (17th) 32-00

High Jump — Schaffeld (8th) 3-10; Jump (10th) 3-06; McFadden (10th); Parker (10th) 3-06; Tenore (10th) 3-06

Long Jump — Burt (4th) 12-01.50; McDonald (5th) 11-09; Western (13th) 10-03; Rudat (14th) 10-02.50; Stuurmans (19th) 9-05.50; Cannon (20th) 9-05; Wagner (21st) 9-04.50; Parker (26th) 8-11; Tenore (29th) 8-07.50; Leedy-Bonifas (30th) 8-06; Maund (34th) 7-08; Wyman (34th) 7-08; Marrs (39th) 6-10



100 — Adrian Cunningham (9th) 14.40; Kenny Jacobsen (17th) 14.96; Wyatt Fitch-Marron (19th) 15.16; Beckett Green (20th) 15.17; Easton Green (30th) 16.20; Roger Merino-Martinez (31st) 16.24; Nathan Niewald (34th) 16.52; Shiloh Sandlin (37th) 17.38; Leonardo Rodriguez (38th) 17.40; Edmund Kunz (40th) 17.80; Zach Blitch (48th) 20.83; Dylan Robinett (49th) 21.79

200 — B. Green (6th) 30.97; Max Ohme (12th) 34.17

800 — George Spear (2nd) 2:44.14

1600 — Malachi Somes (2nd) 5:31.06; K. Jacobsen (13th) 6:24.49

110 Hurdles — Fitch-Marron (3rd) 21.86; Axel Marshall (7th) 22.82; Carson Grove (11th) 23.62; Spear (12th) 23.63; Merino-Martinez (13th) 25.39; Niewald (14th) 26.79; Ryan Beaston (17th) 30.05; Rodriguez (19th) 32.60; Robinett (20th) 38.55

4 x 100 Relay — Cunningham, Somes, Spear, E. Green (4th) 58.59

Shot Put — B. Green (16th) 17-08; Niewald (19th) 15-04; Robinett (20th) 15-03

Discus — Spear (11th) 59-00; Grove (15th) 53-05; Marshall (18th) 52-02; Ohme (22nd) 43-10; Blitch (27th) 40-10; Sandlin (28th) 31-09; Kunz (29th) 20-10

High Jump — E. Green (1st) 4-07; Fitch-Marron (4th) 4-01; Cunningham (6th) 3-10; Johnathan Jacobsen (6th) 3-10; Grove (12th) 3-08; Marshall (12th) 3-08; Ohme (12th) 3-08; Somes (12th) 3-08, Sandlin (17th) 3-04

Long Jump — Cunningham (7th) 13-04; Grove (14th) 11-08; K. Jacobsen (23rd) 11-02; Ohme (29th) 10-00; Merino-Martinez (30th) 9-11; Kunz (32nd) 9-07; Rodriguez (33rd) 9-05; Niewald (36th) 9-01

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Coupeville Middle School runners, ready to rumble in Sultan. (Elizabeth Bitting photo)

They roared in pink.

Wearing colored wrist bands to show support for the battle against breast cancer, Coupeville Middle School cross country runners came up big Thursday at a meet in Sultan.

The Wolf girls stunned perennial powerhouse Langley, winning a team title in a tight race to the finish.

Coupeville, which put five runners in the top 20, finished with 48 points to their next door neighbor’s 52.

On the boys side, Lakewood ran away with the team title, with Coupeville finishing fifth.

Langley did win both individual titles, with Sienna Nissen and Rowan Jung topping the girls and boys, respectively.

The meet drew 122 runners in all.

CMS coach Elizabeth Bitting was thrilled with the team win, and her runners got to enjoy a wild time along the way.

“They had an adventurous afternoon,” she said. “The course was wet and muddy. They crossed many bridges, and saw lots of salmon swimming in the streams.”


Complete Thursday results (1.7 miles):



Noelle Western (10th) 13:47
Ivy Rudat (12th) 13:51
Aleksia Jump (15th) 14:27
Laken Simpson (18th) 15:10
Mikayla Wagner (19th) 15:10
Marin Winger (26th) 15:50
Liza Zustiak (27th) 16:00
Mary Western (35th) 19:22



Easton Green (20th) 12:42
Beckett Green 
(26th) 13:28
Wyatt Fitch-Marron (30th) 13:40
Joshua Stockdale (35th) 14:15
Axel Marshall (38th) 14:25
Zack Blitch (51st) 14:25

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Wyatt Fitch-Marron is excited to get his ribbon after setting a PR Friday afternoon. (Elizabeth Bitting photos)

The Wolves celebrate in the sun.

“What a glorious day for a race!”

Coupeville Middle School cross country coach Elizabeth Bitting was excited Friday, and not just about the weather.

Running at the mega-epic Nike Hole in the Wall Invitational at Lakewood High School, Coupeville nailed 11 PR’s and almost won a team title in the 6th grade girls race.

The event drew almost 200 middle school runners Friday, with another 4,000 or so high school runners set to go Saturday.

To put on the two-day meet, it takes 135+ volunteers and the Wolves appreciated each one.

Running the longest course of the middle school season — a crisp 1.8 miles — CMS netted PR’s from all five male runners, and six of nine girls.

Each grade competed in a separate race, and the Wolf 6th grade girls were just four points off of team title winner Lakewood, which has a much-larger student body.

“They were overjoyed! I was overjoyed!! The families in attendance were overjoyed!!!,” Bitting said.

The huge field of runners made for an interesting experience, as well.

“It was perfectly summed up by Wyatt (Fitch-Marron),” Bitting said.

“The start was like being in the middle of a stampede, hearing hoofs pounding the ground all around, and nowhere to go but forward.”

As she and her runners headed back to Whidbey, Bitting basked in the afterglow of the day.

“Everybody ran such an amazing race, and had so many great things to say about the whole invitational afterwards,” she said.

“Definitely a memory maker race!!!!!”


Complete Friday results (1.8 miles):



6th grade:

Mikayla Wagner (5th) 13:26.1
Laken Simpson (8th) 14:23.8 *PR*
Marin Winger (9th) 14:25.0 *PR*
Devon Wyman (13th) 16:22.6 *PR*
Emma McFadden (16th) 18:04.6
Mary Western (17th) 18:07.7 *PR*


7th grade:

Ivy Rudat (10th) 13:25.3


8th grade:

Noelle Western (10th) 12:42.8 *PR*
Aleksia Jump (15th) 13:50.2 *PR*



6th grade:

Beckett Green (5th) 11:20.4 *PR*
Wyatt Fitch-Marron (8th) 12:15.0 *PR*


7th grade:

Axel Marshall (24th) 12:23.1 *PR*
Zack Blitch (47th) 16:50.5 *PR*


8th grade:

Easton Green (15th) 11:15.1 *PR*

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Ready and rarin’ to run in the rain. (Elizabeth Bitting photos)

“Bring on the liquid sunshine!”

Rain and mud never stopped a Wolf.

Attacking a soaking-wet course which came complete with “two-inch deep puddles” and “one big, muddy, slippery hill,” the Coupeville Middle School cross country team shined brightly in the gloom Thursday afternoon.

The Wolves were competing at a multi-team event in Granite Falls which attracted 118 runners and probably needed a different name this time around.

“Granite Gallop? You mean Granite Galoshing!,” CMS coach Elizabeth Bitting said with a laugh.

“Historically this is our wettest and flattest course of the season! As soon as we arrived the rain began! As soon as the last race finished the rain stopped and rainbows started appearing.

“It was a fun, muddy mess of a run, and all had a great time.”

Despite being soaked, many of the Wolf runners set PR’s, and the girls team finished second in the team race out of six squads, trailing just powerhouse King’s.

Coupeville also made a very positive impression on rival coaches.

“There were athletes smiling as they ran through the puddles,” Bitting said. “A coach from another school even commented to me, ‘Your team ran so well today, coach! Their smiles when you cheer for them is everything!!’

“Compliments like that make a coach proud.”


Complete Thursday results (1.7 miles):



Noelle Western (7th) 12:51 *PR*
Ivy Rudat (14th) 14:30
Aleksia Jump (16th) 14:32
Mikayla Wagner (19th) 14:46
Laken Simpson (20th) 14:50 *PR*
Marin Winger (25th) 15:56
Emma McFadden (33rd) 17:50 *PR*
Devon Wyman (35th) 17:57
Mary Western (42nd) 19:58 *PR*



Easton Green (13th) 11:39 *PR*
Beckett Green (19th) 12:27
Wyatt Fitch-Marron (23rd) 13:01
Axel Marshall (35th) 14:01
Zack Blitch (52nd) 16:52 *PR*

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Ready to rumble. (Elizabeth Bitting photos)

Coupeville sent a strong pack of nine girls to the line Wednesday in Lakewood.

A Wolf heads into the passing lane. (Amber Wyman photo)

A pack of Wolves were on the prowl.

The Coupeville Middle School cross country squad sent 12 runners to the line Wednesday in Lakewood at the LMS Cougar Challenge, with every single one of them hitting a PR.

That brought a huge smile to CMS coach Elizabeth Bitting’s face.

“A PR is a big deal!,” she said.

The course was full, with six schools competing on a 1.60-mile course.

Granite Falls, Langley, King’s, and Northshore Christian joined the Wolves and the meet hosts.

Overall, there were 113 runners involved, with Langley’s Reed Atwood and Rowan Jung winning the girls and boys races, respectively.


Complete CMS results:



Noelle Western (9th) 13:09.03
Ivy Rudat (14th) 13:52.84
Mikayla Wagner (15th) 13:58.66
Aleksia Jump (18th) 14:43.14
Liza Zustiak (22nd) 15:18.98
Laken Simpson (23rd) 15:27.33
Devon Wyman (29th) 17:19.97
Emma McFadden (39th) 19:37.35
Mary Western (41st) 20:08.11



Easton Green (17th) 11:40.27
Beckett Green (25th) 12:09.47
Wyatt Fitch-Marron (27th) 12:38.85

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