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Wolf senior Mitchell Hall was the boys champion at Friday’s Northwest 2B/1B League championships. (Jon Roberts photos)

Coupeville’s runners bask in a top-notch performance.

The rain came, the smoke got at least a bit better, and everyone returned to running.

After postponing the event a day because of bad air quality, Northwest 2B/1B League cross country teams held their league championship meet Friday in Mount Vernon.

And, when they did, Coupeville made its presence felt, in a big way.

Wolf senior Mitchell Hall won an individual title, the pride of Prairie Center Market beating the field by more than a minute across the 5,000-meter course.

But there was more, much more, as the Wolf girls won a team title outright, while the CHS boys shared the crown with Orcas Island.

Coming off a fantastic all-around day, Coupeville gets right back to work getting ready for the rest of the postseason tour.

Next up for the Wolves is the 14-school Tri-District Championships, which goes down Thursday, Oct. 27 at Ft. Steilacoom Park in Lakewood.

That’s the lead-in to the 2B/1B state meet, and the Wolf girls have a much better shot than their male counterparts at qualifying for the big dance.

The top three girls’ teams, and the top 21 individual runners, qualify for state.

On the boy’s side of things, Districts 1, 2, and 3 are getting the short end of the stick for state meet allocations this season, with only the top team and the first seven individual runners advancing.

The state meet is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.


Friday’s results:


Claire Mayne (3rd) 22:53
Noelle Western (4th) 23:38
Helen Strelow (5th) 24:28
Cristina McGrath (6th) 25:02
Erica McGrath (13th) 28:47
Reagan Callahan (14th) 28:48



Mitchell Hall (1st) 17:57
Carson Field 
(3rd) 19:04
Landon Roberts
(9th) 20:17
George Spear
(10th) 20:18
Tate Wyman (20th) 21:40
Preston Howard (23rd) 22:00
Easton Green (24th) 22:02
Ezekiel Allen (25th) 22:03
Nic Wasik (27th) 22:29

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CHS cross country runner Tate Wyman enjoys Senior Night festivities. (Sherry Bonacci photos)

They got their well-deserved moment in the spotlight.

A day before the Northwest 2B/1B League Championships are scheduled to go down in Mount Vernon, the Coupeville High School cross country squad honored its seniors.

Current CHS coach Paige Spangler, and middle school running guru Elizabeth Bitting — who has worked extensively with all involved — paid tribute to five Wolves.

Seniors Claire Mayne, Mitchell Hall, Tate Wyman, Cristina McGrath, and Helen Strelow have been at the forefront as Coupeville revived and rebuilt its harrier program, and they leave behind a trail of success.

Wolf coaches Elizabeth Bitting (left) and Paige Spangler hang out with seniors (l to r) Mitchell Hall, Helen Strelow, Claire Mayne, and Cristina McGrath.

Bitting, who coached the Class of 2023 seniors in both middle school and high school, reminisces about the early days.

Sweet success.

It’s official.

The underclassmen join the seniors for a team dinner.

On to the postseason!

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Mitchell Hall was the fastest Wolf Saturday. (Jackie Saia photo)

Massive in every way.

The Nike Hole in the Wall Cross Country Invitational takes two days to run, with middle school harriers up on day one, and high school runners toeing the line the next morning.

Saturday, when Coupeville’s older athletes arrived, they represented just one of 137 high schools, hailing from multiple states, in attendance.

With CHS coach Paige Spangler in Chicago to run a marathon, middle school running guru Elizabeth Bitting did double duty, shepherding two packs of Wolves to Lakewood High School in as many days.

Friday Bitting had 30 CMS runners in tow, while Saturday she showed up with 14 CHS harriers.

Along for the ride was her faithful support crew.

“Gotta give a great big shout out and THANK YOU to Amber Wyman for accompanying me both yesterday and today!” Bitting said. “She’s a rock star!!”

The CHS runners traversed a 5,000-meter course, while helping to form a vast caravan of humanity.

“The sound of a stampede of the runners blowing dust all around was an amazing sight!” Bitting said. “Gave me chills each time a race ran past me.

“I love cross country!!”

Even though the weather was a bit compromised by residue from forest fires, the Wolves stood tall (and ran fast) at the biggest event on the annual schedule.

“They ran AMAZING!!” Bitting said. “Again, the weather was warm, dusty, and some residual haze/smoke, but look at those times!

“Hole in the Wall never disappoints!!”

Coupeville has a gap on its schedule, not returning to competition until Oct. 20, when the Wolves head to Mount Vernon for the Northwest 2B/1B League Championships.

Wolf senior Helen Strelow was not able to run Saturday but spent the day snapping photos of her teammates and painting watercolors. (Elizabeth Bitting photo)


Saturday’s results:


GIRLS – Varsity:

Noelle Western 23:51.6
Claire Mayne 24:06.8
Erica McGrath 28:47.3
Reagan Callahan 31:43.3


BOYS – Varsity:

Mitchell Hall 18:41.5
Carson Field
George Spear
Landon Roberts
Thomas Strelow 21:05.7
Tate Wyman 21:18.4
Nic Wasik 22:35.1



Ezekiel Allen 22:45.4
Preston Howard 22:57.1
Easton Green 22:57.9

Coupeville coach Paige Spangler was out of state, but not forgotten. (Elizabeth Bitting photo)

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Landon Roberts flies through the woods. (Jackie Saia photos)

This time they got to run.

A week after the original event was postponed due to a lack of ferry service, the Coupeville High School cross country team finally made it to Orcas Island Wednesday.

While there, the Wolves faced off with Mount Vernon Christian and the host Vikings, acquitting themselves quite nicely.

CHS senior Mitchell Hall won the boys race, with his closest rival on the 5,000-meter course being teammate Carson Field.

Claire Mayne was Coupeville’s top female runner on the day, claiming third place.

Claire Mayne zips along.

The Wolves now have a gap on their schedule, not competing again until Saturday, Oct. 8.

That day they’re planning to join the hubbub at the 40th annual Hole in the Wall Cross Country Invitational at Lakewood High School.


Wednesday’s results:



Claire Mayne (3rd) 24:16.80
Helen Strelow (10th) 31:18.70
Reagan Callahan (11th) 31:20.60



Mitchell Hall (1st) 19:14.80
Carson Field
(2nd) 20:12.90
Thomas Strelow 
(8th) 21:14.40
Landon Roberts
(9th) 21:21.10
George Spear (15th) 22:02.90
Tate Wyman (16th) 22:27.60
Preston Howard (23rd) 23:46.20
Ezekiel Allen (24th) 23:48.80

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Coupeville High School runners (left to right) Thomas Strelow, George Spear, Landon Roberts, and Mitchell Hall are ready to run. (Jon Roberts photo)

This time, they got to run.

Bouncing back after a meet was cancelled earlier in the week, the Coupeville High School cross country squad sent 15 harriers to Shoreline Saturday.

The Wolves ran at the 15th annual King’s Roller Coaster Trail Run, covering a three-mile course known for its many hills.

The host school claimed both team titles, with Sophia Inglin of King’s and Ben Graham of Northwest Christian (Colbert) winning individual crowns.

The Coupeville girls finished fifth in the team standings, while the Wolf boys didn’t have enough varsity runners on this day to compete for team title glory.

Next up for Coupeville (hopefully) is a trip to Orcas Island Wednesday, Sept. 28.

That’s a reschedule on the meet cancelled this week, and it’s an all-Northwest 2B/1B League affair, with Mount Vernon Christian and Concrete scheduled to join Orcas and the Wolves.

If the ferry workers don’t decide to take another day off, that is…


Saturday’s results:




Claire Mayne (24th) 24:18.93
Noelle Western (26th) 24:26.26
Cristina McGrath (36th) 25:37.78
Helen Strelow (41st) 25:58.90
Reagan Callahan (52nd) 28:35.47
Erica McGrath (59th) 30:05.13




Mitchell Hall (26th) 19:09.13
Landon Roberts
(44th) 20:03.64
Thomas Strelow 
(46th) 20:16.52
George Spear
(56th) 22:09.76



Tate Wyman (48th) 22:09.44
Preston Howard (69th) 23:25.02
Easton Green (70th) 23:25.84
Ezekiel Allen (79th) 24:06.51
Nick Wasik (81st) 24:25.37

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