BELFAIR — Behind a powerhouse performance from Riley Pyeatt, the Sequim girls finished second as a team at the 2A West-Central District 3 track and field championships.
Pyeatt, getting her first chance to compete at state since she was a freshman in 2019, took advantage of her opportunity, pulling off the incredible feat of winning the district championship in the 400-meter run (59.13 seconds), the 800 (2:17.82), the 1,600 (5:17.94) and anchoring the Sequim girls 4×400 relay team to a first-place finish (4:04.70).
The other members of the 4×400 team are Hi’lei Robinson, Kaitlyn Bloomenrader and Eve Mavy.
Thanks largely to Pyeatt’s points, the Sequim girls finished with 84 points, edged only by North Kitsap’s 94.
The Sequim boys finished a solid sixth with 39 points. Steilacoom won the boys meet with 112.5 points.
Pyeatt was not the only girls individual district champion for the Wolves. Jolene Vaara won the high jump at 5-0, while Rileigh VanDyken won the pole vault with a personal-record 8-9 height.
Sequim also has a district champion in Adrian Brown, who took first in the boys 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.67, a personal record. Brown also finished second in the 300-meter hurdles in 40.67, another personal record.
Andrew Brown finished second in the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches. That was the same height as the winning height, but Jaydus Green of Steilacoom won the district championship with fewer jump attempts. Andrew Brown was also fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (16.96).
Mirek Skov was fourth in the pole vault (11-0), Robinson was fourth in the 100 meters (12.99) and Bloomenrader was fourth in the 800 meters (2:24.33). The Sequim girls 4×200 relay team (Katie Morris, Anastasia Updike, Bloomenrader and Mavy) was third (1:50.07).
The Port Angeles boys finished 10th with 23 points while the Roughrider girls were 18th with 11 points.
The best performance for the Riders was by distance runner Jack Gladfelter. He came in second in the 1,600 meters (4:21.27) and second in the 3,200 (9:35.75). Both races were incredibly close for distance events. Gladfelter was edged by .24 seconds in the 1,600 and .64 seconds in the 3,200 by Cody Goth of Steilacoom.
Kennedy Bruch was third in the girls shot put (33-2) and Jayde Gedelman was fifth in the javelin (98-5).
Blake Peterson was fifth in the shot put (40-3¾)
East Jefferson at 1A WCD 3 meet
BELFAIR — The East Jefferson boys and girls track teams both finished second at the 1A West-Central District 3 meet at North Mason High School, and both teams will be sending some district champions to state.
The girls tallied 127 points, just barely getting beaten by Bellevue Christian’s 128. The boys had 118 points, with Bellevue Christian winning the district championship with 188.5.
Tusker Behrenfeld won the district championship in the javelin with a throw of 157-10. Behrenfeld also finished second in the discus with a distance of 123-6 and fourth in the shot put (39-11).
The girls’ team has four district champions.
Camryn Hines won the district championship in the 800 meters, with a personal-record time of 2:25.46 and was second in the 1,600 (5:21.71). Her teammate Aliyah Yearian is the district champ in the 3,200 meters, winning that even in 11:43.19.
The girls also picked up a district championship in the shot put, with Addy Asbell taking first with a distance of 31-6½. Finally, Lia Poore won the triple jump with a distance of 32-2.
The Rivals had a number of other strong finishes, dominating the boys’ distance events and sending several runners to state.
In the 1,600, East Jefferson’s Sebastian Manza was second (4:47.49), Max Allworth-Miles third (4:50.51) and Glen Dawson fourth (4:52.84). In the 3,200, Manza was second again (10:01.69) and Soare Johnston third (10:07.78). In the 800 meters, Allworth-Miles was third (2:05.94) and Dawson was fourth (2:07.97).
The East Jefferson 4×100 relay team (Austen Hammer, Jerome Reaux Jr., Alex Harvey and Gage Barry) was second (48.84).
Anson Jones was second in the shot put (41-10¾), while Barry was fifth (39-2¾).
For the girls, Ellise Gardner was second in the javelin with a throw of 91-9. Gardner also was fourth in the shot put with a personal-record 27-2½ and sixth in the discus (77-5).
The Rivals’ 4×100 and 4×200 girls relays were both third. The 4×100 team of Addy Asbell, Sanchez, Audrey Matthes and Aurin Asbell had a time of 53.16, while the 4×200 team of Addy Asbell, Matthes, Poore and Hines had a time of 1:56.18.
Poore was fourth in the 800 (2:34.34) and Fiona Fraser was fourth in the 3,200 (12:06.06). Stephanie Sanchez was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.57). and Aurin Asbell was fourth in the long jump (15-0¼).
Adelynn Johnson was fourth in the discus (86-6) and Ava Vaughan-Mifsud fifth (81-9).
The state 1A meet will be held Thursday to Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
Forks at 2B District 1/4
CHEHALIS — Forks will be sending a handful of boys and girls to the state 2B track meet next week after they qualified at the 2B District 1/4 meet held at WF West High School on Friday.
The top finish by the Spartans was by sprinter Ashton Doyle. Doyle finished third in the 100 meters with a time of 11:44 seconds, a personal record, and third in the 200 meters with a time of 23.52, a season record.
Sloan Tumaua finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 138-6. Nate Dahlgren was fifth in the shot put with a distance of 41-0½, good for a state berth.
The boys 4×400 team (Klaton Helvey, Ryan Anderson, Grady Earle and Doyle) qualified for state with a fifth-place finish in 3:44.59.
The girls 4×200 relay team qualified for state by finishing fourth. The team of Leslie Hernandez Beltran, Miley Blanton, Emery Damron and Candida-Rose Sandoval finished with a time of 1:59.82. Peyton Johnson qualified in the javelin with a fifth-place finish. Her throw went 97-3, a personal record.
As a team, the Forks boys came in 10th with 52 points while the girls came in 17th with 24 points. Rainier won the boys district championship with 170 points, while Raymond won the girls championship with 182 points.
The state 2B track and field meet begins Thursday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
TACOMA — Ryana Moss of Neah Bay qualified for state in three events to lead area athletes at the Class 1B Quad-District Track & Field Championships at Franklin Pierce High School on Thursday.
Moss had the highest individual finishes of area competitors, taking second in the 1,600-meter run with a personal-best time of 5 minutes, 48.20 seconds. She also set a personal record of 52.94 seconds while placing third in the 300 hurdles.
Moss also joined with Danika Perry, Wiinuk Martin and Cerise Moss to finish sixth in the 4×400 relay. The top eight individuals and teams advanced to the Class 1B state championships in Cheney next week.
Cerise Moss, Perry, Bethany McKee and Branndi Bowechop also qualified in the 4×100.
Bowechop also will throw the discus for the Red Devils after an eighth-place finish.
Crescent freshman Katelyn Dunavant was fourth in the discus with a personal record of 86-08.
Eighth-grader Naomii Sprague set three personal-best times while qualifying for state in three events.
Sprague was eighth in the 100 in 13.54, seventh in the 200 in 28.22 and seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 29 feet, 9.5 inches.
Crescent’s Conner Ferro-May finished third in the shot put with a distance of 38-04 while Titus White was fifth with a throw of 36-10.
Ferro-May also set a new distance record in the discus, finishing third with a throw of 118-04.