Coupeville track heading to district

By Matt Moss

Sports Editor

Archbishop Murphy may have won the Northwest A League Championshp meet held at Coupeville High School last week, but the Wolf track team is looking ahead to bigger and better things.

With several Wolves nursing injuries, most of the squad used the event as a tune-up for the more important district meet this Saturday at LaConner.

“It went all right, but some of our big hitters didn’t compete because they were a little banged up,” said head coach Jason Meyers about the meet. “It wasn’t as good as it could have been, but you run it because it’s scheduled.”

Junior sprinter Dan MacDonald had a pulled hamstring and didn’t compete. McDonald looks to get back on the track for the districts where he will compete in the 100 and 400 meters and the shot.

“We’ve kept him out of the past two meets and he’s had two weeks off so he should be ready to go,” said Meyers. “Now its just a matter of conditioning.”

Coupeville’s other star sprinter, Amy Mouw, was sick the day of the league championships and didn’t run as well as she can. Mouw should be ready districts where she will compete in the 100, 200 and 800 meters. Brianne King, who won the 3200 meters at the league meet, is aiming to qualify in that event and the 1600 meters. Other Coupeville girls moving onto districts are Sarah Sullivan in the 100 hurdles and freshmen Rosy Bergdoll and Kelly Ess in the discus.

“Amy and Brianne have big chances here to move on,” Meyers said. “Sarah has been working really hard and Kelly and Rosy are two freshmen who can do well on any given day.”

Besides McDonald, other boys looking to do well at districts are Matt Helm and Brandon Mazdra in the high jump, Kyall Hagemyer and Adrian Kuschnereit in the distance runs, Brian Fakkema in the 200 meters and the 300 hurdles, and Travis Hauan in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

In all the Wolves will be taking about 15 people to districts. The meet will consist mainly of the Northwest A League schools that Coupeville has competed against all season, with the top five individuals in each event moving to tri-districts. The tri-district meet will be held at Kings on May 18, and from there the top-6 will head to the state meet at Cheney. Meyers believes that a majority of his athletes should move on to the tri-districts.

“Our goal is to move on at least half of our kids to the tri-districts,” he said. “They’ve usually finished in the top five during the season and we’ve seen most of these teams before so they should go. When they get to tri-districts it will be a different story.”

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