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Four locals, one relay win state titles

Davenport girls second, Odessa girls fourth

YAKIMA - Four individual athletes and one relay team from Lincoln County won state titles at the WIAA 1B/2B/1A State Championship Meet at Eisenhower High School Thursday, May 23 through Saturday, May 25.

And a bevy of other athletes from Davenport, Odessa and Reardan also took home top-5 finishes, leading to top places for some of the teams.

The Davenport girls had the best showing of local teams, finishing second in 2B with 67.5 points. St. George's won another title with 95 points.

Odessa's girls also showed out, finishing fourth with 58 points. Garfield-Palouse won its second straight title with 79 points.

Reardan's boys finished in sixth place with 32 points in a 2B boys meet that St. George's also won with 75 points.

Davenport's boys were 20th with 14 points, and Odessa's boys were 30th in 1B with 5 points.

Two area girls won multiple individual state championships.

Odessa senior Hayden Schuh defended her 2023 1B titles in the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.

Schuh dusted the 100-meter competition with a 16.16-second preliminary run that she topped with a 16.03-second run in the final.

And her 47.83-second time in the 300-hurdles was good for another back-to-back title, while her top throw of 122-05 was good for third in javelin.

Schuh also helped Odessa win its second straight 4X100 relay championship. The team of Reegan Carstensen, Lily Starkel, Alexis Eden and Schuh took first by running a 51.13 final.

Davenport sophomore Glenna Soliday also defended two championships she won as a freshman in 2023.

Soliday won the 2B 100-meter hurdles with a 15.78-second final run and the 300-meter hurdles in 46.39 seconds to take two titles. She also finished second in the 200-meters with a 25.92 time.

Starkel, a junior, defended her 1B high jump championship with a 5-02 leap. She also finished 10th in long jump with a 15-01.50 jump.

And Reardan senior Richard Alsept avenged his second-place finish in 2B high jump from 2023 with a title by jumping 6-04. Alsept also won the state title in 2022.

Elsewhere for the Davenport girls, sophomore Josie Wynecoop finished in fourth place in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:22.66 and the 3,200 meters with a time of 12:18.78. Wynecoop was fifth in the 800 meters with a 2:30.17 time.

Eighth-grader Charlotte Soliday finished fourth in pole vault with a 9-00 clearance, fifth in the 3,200 meters with a 12:24.72 time and sixth in the 800 meters with a 2:31.81 time.

Davenport's 4X200 relay team of Faith Suttenfield, Emma Harvey, Paige Van Buren and Naomi Rainwater finished fourth with a 1:52.19 time.

Senior Jensyn Jacobsen was sixth in javelin with a 114-10 top throw, and Rainwater, a sophomore, was sixth in high jump with a 4-10 leap.

The 4X400 relay team of Suttenfield, Wynecoop and the Soliday sisters finished sixth with a 4:27.06 time.

And Suttenfield finished ninth in the 400 meters with a 1:03.75 time.

For the Odessa girls, Carstensen finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a 16.59 time, fourth in triple jump with a 33-05 mark and eighth in long jump with a 15-05.75 leap.

Eden, a sophomore, finished ninth in the 200 meters with a 28.46 time. Freshman Leah Beth Claassen was 12th in discus, throwing 87-04.

Odessa's 4X200 relay team of Eden and freshmen Leah Iverson, Hadyn Reynolds and Jordyn Lewis was 12th with a 1:57.58 mark.

Elsewhere for Reardan, junior Gabe Branstetter took home second place in the 800 meters with a 1:55.58 time and sixth place in the 400 meters with a 53.77 time.

The 4X400 relay team of Branstetter, Justin Lebret, Blake Wynecoop and Evan Krupke finished third with a 3:35.10 time.

Krupke, a junior, finished fourth in triple jump at 41-04 and 13th in long jump at 18-05.25.

Senior Aidan Chilson was 11th in discus with a 130-09 throw.

Senior Jaeger Jacobsen was the Davenport boys' top performer, finishing fourth in the 800 meters (1:59.76) and 1,600 meters (4:27.07). Jacobsen was seventh in the 3,200 meters at 10:13.40 and in javelin at 151-02.

Senior Chase Zellmer was 11th in pole vault, clearing 10 feet.

The 4X100 relay team of Nick Kruger, Tommy Furman, Jason Lee and David Coriell finished 15th at 46.25.

Senior David Strode was the Odessa boys' standout, finishing fourth in 300-meter hurdles with a 44.06 mark and 10th in the 110-meter hurdles with an 18.18 time.

Sophomore Aiden Schmierer finished 16th in the 110-meter hurdles with a 20.32 time.

Freshman Emersen Sprecher was the lone Reardan girls athlete. She finished 15th in discus with an 87-05 throw.

The conclusion of the meet brought an end to 2023-24 high school sports in Lincoln County. Fall sports will get underway in August.

Author Bio

Drew Lawson, Editor

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Drew Lawson is the editor of the Davenport Times. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.


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