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Coupeville grad Sean Toomey-Stout, now repping U-Dub football. (Photo courtesy Kwamane Bowens)

The Torpedo, ready to launch. (Photo property University of Washington football program)

Even Cougar fans may have to get a Husky jersey.

Piece by piece, day by day, practice by practice, Coupeville grad Sean Toomey-Stout continues to make a place for himself in the University of Washington football program.

Take a look at the U-Dub football roster — 2021 Football Roster – University of Washington Athletics (gohuskies.com) — and The Torpedo now has a mug shot, a bio, and a jersey number.

Plus they fixed his height and weight, giving him back the three inches and layers of muscle they originally failed to credit him with.

Toomey-Stout, who made it through as a walk-on, is on the roster for the upcoming fall season, and may play in the Husky Spring Game this Saturday.

“It’s a 50/50 chance that I will play,” he said. “Because I came so late I don’t know all the coverages yet, but the coaches said it’s definitely possible for me to play.”

From a 1A (now 2B) high school to a D1 football power — the journey continues.

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   Oak Harbor grad Adrianna Royal is in her second season as a cross country and track coach at Southern Oregon University. (Dena Royal photo)

   Tyler King, who has the most state track meet medals in Coupeville High school history, has joined the coaching staff at Seattle University. (Photo property of SU Track and Field)

Two of the best runners to spring from Whidbey Island, Tyler King and Adrianna Royal, have finished their days as college standouts.

But that doesn’t mean they’ve left the track and trails too far behind.

King, who won three state titles for Coupeville High School, two in track (1600 and 3200) and one in cross country, finished his prep career with 11 state meet medals, the most in school history.

That attracted the interest of the University of Washington, where he went on to become an NCAA All-American while competing in both sports for the Huskies.

King was the captain of the 2016 U-Dub harriers, who placed 8th at the national meet, and graduated in 2016.

These days, he’s an assistant coach in both sports for Seattle University, having joined the staff of first-year Redhawk coach Kelly Sullivan.

While it might be his debut at SU, the head coach has a distinguished career, giving King an opportunity to learn from a legend.

A longtime track and cross country coach at Oregon State, after stints at Willamette and Auburn, Sullivan owns 24 Coach of the Year awards.

Royal, who competed for Oak Harbor High School and Sacramento State, has a prominent place on the list of “Wolves who could have been.”

After running in Coupeville during her early days, she took her sterling skills off to the bright lights of Oak Town, where she went to state in the 800 and 1600.

Steeplechase was Royal’s prime sport, however, and she twice placed second in the nation at the Junior Olympics.

When college swung around, she joined premier programs at Sacramento State, where she was a vital part of four straight Big Sky Conference outdoor track and field titles.

Royal graduated in 2016 holding the seventh-best 3,000 meter steeplechase time in school history.

As a coach, she’s a year ahead of King, having accepted a position at Southern Oregon University last year, where she’s an assistant distance running and steeplechase coach.

In Royal’s first year, the Raiders men’s cross country squad won the NAIA title. During track season, four of her distance runners hit All-American times, while one captured a title at 5,000 meters.

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(Mckenzie Meyer photo)

   Let the medals rain down, as Coupeville High School’s Science Olympiad team ran wild through regionals. (Mckenzie Meyer photo)

(Josh Robinson photo)

   Seconds later, Coupeville’s robot arm went wild and took out half the UW campus, but we’re not here to talk about that. (Josh Robinson photo)

The Wolves stormed the U-Dub Saturday and returned with much honor.

The Coupeville High School Science Olympiad team claimed three first-place finishes and three runner-ups at regionals, which were held on the campus at the University of Washington.

The Wolves finished 5th overall in the team standings.

Next up for CHS is a trip to state April 15.

Events the Wolves competed in Saturday:

Wind Power: Luke Carlson and Josh Robinson – 1st place

Disease Detectives: Mckenzie Meyer and Nick Dion – 4th place

Towers: Mitchell Carroll and Josh Robinson – 2nd place

Electric Vehicle: Mitchell Carroll and Nick Dion – 2nd place

Hovercraft: Nick Dion and Josh Robinson – 1st place

Game On: Harris Sinclair and Jaschon Baumann – 1st place

Helicopters: Madison Rixe and Mckenzie Meyer – 3rd place

Robot Arm: Mitchell Carroll and Nick Dion – 2nd place

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(Claire Mietus photo)

   Wolf cheerleaders (l to r) Mckenzie Meyer, Maggie Crimmins, Kameryn St Onge and Claire Mietus bring Wolf spirit to U-Dub. (Mietus photo)

(Cheridan Eck photos)

   The wheels on the bus go round and round, as the Wolves head off to the big city. (Cheridan Eck photos)


   Teamwork, as Coupeville (hiding under purple UW shirts) join their cheer partners for the day.


   The Wolves also got a chance to view the game, which featured the #8 college football team in the nation.

(Mietus photo)

And the cheer spirit never dies. (Mietus photo)

The spirit stayed strong.

Less than 24 hours after cheering at their own football game, the Coupeville High School cheer squad spent Saturday at the University of Washington, taking part in its annual Spirit Day.

The Wolves, who were running through their planned performance as fans trickled in to Mickey Clark Field Friday night, joined up with cheer squads from across the state.

Working with U-Dub cheerleaders, they performed during the Huskies 41-3 dismantling of Portland State.

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   Coupeville hurler Allison Wenzel works on her javelin form at the University of Washington. (Susan Wenzel photos)


Entrance way to the big time.


Wenzel brings a touch of Wolf Nation to U-Dub.

Allison Wenzel is following in the legendary footsteps of her coach’s son.

Tyler King, a state champ in track and cross country during his days at Coupeville High School, went on to star at the University of Washington.

Now Wenzel, who just finished her sophomore season under the tutelage of CHS track guru Randy King, is spending time on the U-Dub campus at a summer track camp.

She and fellow Wolf junior-to-be Henry Wynn are both participating in the four-day event, which is put on by Washington Track Camps LLC.

But, just because both are making the trek from Whidbey doesn’t mean the high school teammates are hanging out in the big city.

They don’t see much of each other because he is working distance and sprint and she is doing throwing,” said mom Susan Wenzel. “Track and field … never the twain shall meet.”

Allison, also a volleyball and basketball star in Coupeville, is focusing on the javelin during her time at the UW camp.

She finished fourth at districts in the event as a sophomore and was an alternate to the state meet. Next year, she wants to fully punch her ticket to Cheney.

“She said she is learning a lot about form and technique,” Susan Wenzel said.

The second javelin thrower to come through the family (older sister Rachel chucked for the Wolves from 2011-2013) Allison is making an impression on her new coaches.

Wenzel walked away with a candy bar after beating her group with the closest throw to a hula hoop target.

Now, she’s already talking about making the trip a regular occurrence.

“She plans to go back next year because she is really enjoying it,” Susan Wenzel said. “And she wishes more Wolves were there!”

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