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Ja’Tarya Hoskins (second from left) and Mallory Kortuem (second from right) are both running track at NCAA D-II schools. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Oval life will keep them together.

Coupeville grads Ja’Tarya Hoskins and Mallory Kortuem are attending different colleges, but NCAA D-II track and field meets keep bringing them to the same stadiums.

Saturday, the former Wolves, who share a CHS school record in the 4 x 100 relay, competed at the Peyton-Shotwell Invitational in Tacoma.

And they did so in the same race, both lining up for the 400.

Kortuem, a freshman at Western Washington University, placed 6th in one minute, 4.27 seconds, while Hoskins, a frosh at Saint Martin’s University, claimed 12th in 1:15.15.

The duo both compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and may come up against each other again before their debut season ends.

WWU is scheduled to host the Ralph Vernacchia Track and Field Meet next Saturday, May 1, and Saint Martin’s is among the schools planning to attend.

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Former Wolves Ja’Tarya Hoskins (second from left) and Mallory Kortuem (second from right) are now college athletes. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Reunited in different uniforms.

Coupeville High School grads Mallory Kortuem and Ja’Tarya Hoskins share a spot on their alma mater’s track and field record board, part of the fastest-ever Wolf 4 x 100 girls relay team.

Saturday, the duo found themselves sharing a different stage, as they competed as NCAA D-II college athletes.

Kortuem, repping Western Washington University, and Hoskins, running for Saint Martin’s University, both were at the Ed Boitano Invitational at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

The former Wolves even went so far as to compete in the same race.

Kortuem hit the tape in the 200 in 28.28 seconds, an eyelash ahead of Hoskins, who clocked a 28.42.

That was a college PR for both of them.

Pulling double duty on the day, Kortuem came back around to claim 4th in the 400, with her time of 1:03.71 a second college PR.

The WWU women claimed second place in the team standings, out of eight schools, while Saint Martin’s finished fourth.

Western is back at it April 3, when Kortuem and Co. host the WWU Invitational in Bellingham.

Hoskins and Saint Martin’s next compete April 9-10, when they travel back to Tacoma to square off with Pacific Lutheran University.

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Ja’Tarya Hoskins, seen here last spring at CHS, is now a freshman at Saint Martin’s University. (Brian Vick photo)

She’s official.

Coupeville grad Ja’Tarya Hoskins made her college track and field debut Saturday, competing for NCAA D-II Saint Martin’s University at the PLU Opener in Tacoma.

The former Wolf finished 9th in the 200, crossing the line in 28.86 seconds, which beats her high school PR.

The meet, the first Saint Martin’s has attended in a year thanks to the pandemic, also featured Seattle Pacific University, the University of Puget Sound, and host Pacific Lutheran University.

Hoskins, a freshman who is studying pre-law, is next set to compete March 20, when Saint Martin’s travels to Seattle Pacific.

During her days at CHS, she was a key part of two teams which went to state.

In their first year back as a competitive squad after a six-year break, the Wolf cheer squad claimed 3rd place at the big dance during her junior season.

She and her teammates then qualified for nationals the next year.

On the track oval, Hoskins teamed with Mallory KortuemMaya Toomey-Stout, and Lindsey Roberts to place 5th at state in the 4 x 100 relay.

The quartet hit the tape in 50.54 seconds, and they currently sit on the big board in the CHS gym as school record-holders.

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