PRs rain down on a sunny day

The Wolves held up well against the powerhouse Falcons, claiming 11 wins.


Special to the News-Times

The sun was shining, the personal records were popping, and the rivalry was raging.

Coupeville Middle School welcomed next-door neighbor South Whidbey to Cow Town Wednesday, with athletes from the two schools lighting up the oval.

While the Falcons finished atop the team standings, the Wolves held up well against the powerhouse Falcons, claiming 11 wins.

Eighth grader Beckett Green topped Coupeville Middle School, claiming victory in the 100 and 200, while also running a leg on a triumphant 4 x 100 relay squad.

Joining him as dual winners were 7th grade supernovas Brooklyn Pope (High Jump, Long Jump) and Tamsin Ward (100, Shot Put).

Ward, who claimed 11 victories in her middle school track debut a year ago, has a team-high seven wins through the first three meets this season, all in individual events.

With two relay wins and four individual titles so far this time around, Green is hot on her heels, while Pope has racked up five wins in her first season of track.

Along with the wins, Coupeville collected 88 PRs Wednesday.

“Our athletes have been working hard to sharpen their skills and reach even higher speeds,” said CMS coach Jon Gabelein.

“Extra efforts allowed many of them to enjoy earning impressive PR’s tonight!

“With our season already at the halfway point, we look forward to helping them stay focused and moving forward so they can achieve even more during the coming weeks.”

The Wolves get back at it next Thursday, May 16, when they travel to Langley for a rematch with South Whidbey.