Prep Track & Field Roundup: Hoquiam’s Roloff wins title on first day of state championships

Grizzlies senior sets new personal-best time to win girls 1600-meter state championship

Hoquiam senior Jane Roloff further cemented her legacy as a Grizzly sports legend on Thursday, winning her first track and field state championship.

The Grizzlies standout won her first track and field state championship with a victory in the 1600-meter race at Eisenhower High School in Yakima.

Roloff, who won a cross-country state title last fall, broke the five-minute mark with a personal-best time of 4:58.86 to win the race by nearly five full seconds over King’s junior Sophia Inglin.

East Jefferson’s Aaliyah Cassidy Yearian placed third with a time of 5:05.08 with Montesano freshman Haley Schweppe earning an all-state spot with a fourth-place finish, running a personal-record time of 5:07.88.

Roloff has two more chances to add more state hardware to her trophy case as she is slated to compete in both the 800 and 3200-meter runs at the year-end meet.

Other local talent competing in finals at the meet on Thursday were Montesano sophomore Benny Anderson, who placed 24th in the boys 1600 with a time of 4:45.52, and Elma sophomore Dayton Brookins, who earned a podium spot with a leap of 39 feet, 9.75 inches in the triple jump to place eighth, a new personal-best.

Full meet results available at