SPORTS: Braithwaite of Port Angeles wins four events while Roughrider girls claim five events and sweep two at three-way track meet

Peninsula Daily News

KINGSTON — Cameron Braithwaite of Port Angeles captured four individual championships while the Roughrider girls swept two events and finished just a point behind powerhouse Kingston in a three-way Olympic League track and field meet meet last week.

Neah Bay and Clallam Bay, meanwhile, competed in the meet in an unofficial capacity and racked up some impressive times and distances for Class 1B schools competing against three 2A teams.

Kingston dominated the boys and girls meets as the boys and girls teams finished with identical 85 points each.

On the girls side, though, the Riders were right behind with 84 and Klahowya of Silverdale was way back in third with 19.

Boys also runners-up

In boys action, the Riders claimed second with 59 while the Eagles trailed in third with 26.

The big story of the meet, though, was Braithwaite’s performance.

The senior all-purpose athlete captured first place in the 100-meter sprint in 12.10 seconds; the javelin with a throw of 165 feet, 4 inches, almost 30 feet of the runner-up; the long jump with a 20-0.75 leap; and the triple jump with a distance of 39-04.

Unofficially in second in triple jump was Neah Bay freshman Elisha Winck, who beat everybody else in the meet at 36-01.

Other strong performances in boys competition from B-level athletes were Clallam Bay sophomore Jesse Wonderly, who tied for third in the 400 in 57.04; Neah Bay’s Harold Tyler, also a sophomore, third in javelin (123-05), and Clallam Bay senior Bryce Hatt, fourth in javelin (122-06); Clallam Bay’s Ryan Willis, first in high jump (5-10); and Neah Bay’s Titus Pascua, second in long jump (18-03).

On the girls side, the Riders showed that they are to be reckoned with this year, and in the years to come with a slew of youthful talent.

Port Angeles swept the 100 meters and the javelin, and also claimed five individual titles, all from different athletes.

The Riders swept the 100 behind the first-place performance of sophomore Jolene Millsap, who had a time of 13.77 seconds.

Port Angeles took the next three places as freshman Elyse Lovgren claimed second in 14.27, sophomore Khaya Elliot was third in 14.66 and freshman Cami Raber fourth in 14.90.

In addition, Millsap was second in the 400, and Lovgren runner-up in the 200.

Also, three of the youthful sprinters helped win the 4x100 relay. Elliot, Lovgren, Allison Hodgin and Millsap combined to win the relay in 55.17 seconds.

The Riders also swept javelin with Katelyn Noard winning with a throw of 107-06, Brittany Norberg runner-up with 79-01, and Tracie Macias third with 75-05.

Other Port Angeles first-place finishes went to Elizabeth Stevenson in 1,600 meters (5:57.64, Raber in shot put (30-02.5) and Kylee Jeffers in long jump (14-02.5).

Heading several outstanding results from area 1B girls was Clallam Bay freshman Inga Erickson, who captured first place unofficially in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 57.58 seconds.

Klahowya’s Kawaiolele Pakele officially won the event in 59.19.

Other B girls with strong performances were Neah Bay’s Courtney Winck, second in 100 hurdles in 18.67, second in long jump (13-11) and second in triple jump (30-01.75); and Neah Bay freshman Faye Chartraw, second in shot put behind Raber with a distance of 28-09.

Last modified: March 26. 2012 5:57PM
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