Posts Tagged ‘Running’

Paige Spangler (right), here running with fellow coach Elizabeth Bitting, competed in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. 

She leads by example.

Coupeville High School cross country coach Paige Spangler wasn’t with her team at this weekend’s Nike Hole in the Wall Cross Country Invitational.

That’s because the harrier coach, a dedicated runner herself, was halfway across the United States, camped out in Illinois.


Because Sunday morning Spangler was one of 40,000 runners to hit the line at the Chicago Marathon, the fourth-largest race in the country by number of finishers.

The Wolf running guru completed her 26.2-mile trek in five hours, 17 minutes, 14 seconds, placing her in the top 2,300 in her age group.

Now, with the marathon experience to guide her, Spangler will return to Whidbey Island, where she’ll lead CHS to the Northwest 2B/1B League Championships Oct. 20 in Mount Vernon.

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Brittni Milner flies across the course during the half marathon at Saturday’s Race the Reserve. (Photos property CHS Class of 2023)

Chase and Rainy Simpson and their kids enjoy a family day out.

Take a picture. It’ll last longer.

We’re two days past the 2022 edition of Race the Reserve, but you can immortalize the moment by snapping up prints thanks to a bevy of camera clickers.

The annual event, which features a half-marathon, 10K, and 5K, is the biggest fundraiser for Coupeville High School’s senior class, and all photo purchases add to the money raised.


To see what’s available, pop over to:


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Coupeville’s Aidan Wilson (left) and Mitchell Hall dueled for the 5K title at Race the Reserve. (Morgan White photo)

Mitchell Hall defended his home turf.

The Coupeville High School rising senior ran to victory in the 5K at Saturday’s Race the Reserve, earning one of three top finishes.

Joe Humrickhouse of Clinton and Chris Archer of Bellevue captured the half marathon and 10K titles, respectively.

Race the Reserve, which is the top fundraiser for Coupeville’s senior class, drew more than 200 participants to the prairie, with a huge chunk of runners claiming Coupeville as their home.

For the purposes of this article — since the blog is called Coupeville Sports and not the Boise Blabber or the Truckee Tattler — we’ll focus on just the locals.

But to see all the finishers, even the ones who came from Canada or Florida, pop over to:



Coupeville runners:


Half Marathon:

Abiam Melendez (2nd) 1:26:14.2
Amanda Fabrizi (13th) 2:01:03.8
Elizabeth Bitting (17th) 2:03:12.6
Theresa Sanders (19th) 2:04:59.4
Lark Gustafson (25th) 2:09:11.8
Paige Spangler (45th) 2:30:24.2
Lincoln Kelley (56th) 3:10:19.1
Shannon Tumblin (57th) 3:15:03.9
Desi Greene (58th) 3:15:04.0



James Steller (4th) 43:55.2
George Spear (5th) 47:46.7
Ralph Gamble (10th) 51:16.9
Helene Lhamon (11th) 52:04.0
Sandra Johnson (14th) 53:40.1
Lindsey Roberts (25th) 1:04:03.4
Christina Jump (26th) 1:04:25.3
George Thawley (32nd) 1:07:39.5
Anthony Hernandez (39th) 1:16:40.3



Mitchell Hall (1st) 20:16.8
Aidan Wilson (2nd) 20:21.2
Todd Wilson (3rd) 21:06.7
Cael Wilson (5th) 22:13.2
Landon Roberts (6th) 22:21.9
E. Wilson (7th) 22:50.4
Nicholas Wasik (9th) 23:26.2
Luke Summers (14th) 25:58.2
C. Sparacio (15th) 27:44.5
O. Hall (18th) 30:31.2
John Hughes (19th) 30:34.0
Maria Summers (23rd) 31:38.7
River Simpson (36th) 33:06.9
Chase Simpson (37th) 33:06.9
Laken Simpson (38th) 34:35.8
Shellie Barnett (41st) 35:15.2
Heather Nastali (43rd) 38:04.6
Rebecca Roberts (44th) 38:29.2
Stone Simpson (47th) 41:06.3
Jerrold Regan (51st) 41:55.5
Helen Sinclair (54th) 43:42.7
Alice Runk (55th) 44:18.9
Rainy Simpson (58th) 46:21.5
Mel Regan (61st) 46:59.7
Janet Chaykin (62nd) 47:01.1
Lisa Olds (66th) 48:17.4
Ana Brown (77th) 57:29.9
Robyn Myers (82nd) 1:08:37.7
Sherry Bonacci (83rd) 1:08:38.2
Michelle Glass (84th) 1:08:38.9
Charlene Joyce (88th) 1:12:58.5
Georgie Smith (90th) 1:13:55.2
Charles Arndt (91st) 1:13:56.7

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“Let’s go for an early morning run!” (Morgan White photo)

Everywhere a runner, almost everywhere a camera.

Wolf Moms were all over the course Saturday as Race the Reserve took over the prairie.

The event, which features a half marathon, 10K, and 5K, is the biggest fundraiser for Coupeville High School’s senior class.

The photos above and below capture a wide swath of competitors and scenery.

The stampede begins. (Morgan White photo)

An event winner poses with his prize — a limited edition print of a watercolor by CHS senior Helen Strelow. (Morgan White photo)

Support for the runners was everywhere. (Amber Wyman photo)

It’s a family affair. (Amber Wyman photo)

Wolf legend Lindsey Roberts runs away from a tractor heading out to work. (Michelle Glass photo)

Marinating in the moment. (Amber Wyman photo)

The moment right before the stampede began. (Morgan White photo)

Loud ‘n proud. (Amber Wyman photo)

The look of victory. (Morgan White photo)

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Larry and Sylvia Hurlburt ran this year’s Ragnar Relays to honor the memory of mom Kristin.

It’s a party, with some running tossed in to keep things interesting.

Now, I’ll admit it — I’ve never felt the urge to join the Ragnar Relays and be part of a group which runs from Blaine to the southern tip of Whidbey Island.

In fact, my enduring memory of the event comes from a few years back, when I was jolted awake at 4:57 AM by support crew folks letting rip with air horns as runners straggled past my duplex at the corner of Madrona and Sherman.

That being said, the 2022 edition featured support crews more in touch with their softer side — no air horns in my neighborhood until after 10 AM this time around.

Though, from the photos scattered across Facebook — several of which I’ve poached, thanks to the generous natures of Sylvia Hurlburt, Helene Lhamon, Amanda Fabrizi, and James Steller — it looks like the party was still in full swing.

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