Port Angeles High School Port Angeles cross country runners get off to a team start at Port Townsend on Saturday. From left, are Jayden McLarty, Reid Schmidt, Brian Guttormsen, Jason Gladfelter and Kowen Kasten.

Port Angeles High School Port Angeles cross country runners get off to a team start at Port Townsend on Saturday. From left, are Jayden McLarty, Reid Schmidt, Brian Guttormsen, Jason Gladfelter and Kowen Kasten.

PREP ROUNDUP: Riders dominate Olympic in cross country

Sequim’s Pyeatt and EJ’s Allworth-Miles win

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Angeles, Sequim and East Jefferson all claimed race winners at a series of dual cross country meets held at the Port Townsend Golf Club.

In a dual meet between Port Angeles and Olympic, the Roughriders’ Jack Gladfelter won his 5K race with a time of 17 minutes, 48.2 seconds. The Riders’ Lauren Larson won the girls’ race by a gap of nearly four minutes with a time of 20:22.0.

In team scores, the Roughrider boys, with a 21-member team, dominated Olympic on Saturday 15-49 (like golf, lower scores are better in cross country and 15 is a perfect score in cross country.). The Olympic girls did not have enough runners to have a team score.

Sequim and East Jefferson also competed in a separate race. The Sequim boys edged East Jefferson 24-31, while the Sequim girls and East Jefferson girls tied 28-28.

The Riders’ boys took the top six spots. Finishing second was Joshua Gavin (18:04.8), third was Naaman McGuffey (18:04.9), fourth was Langdon Larson (18:26.7), fifth was Maxwell Baeder (19:18.0) and sixth was Lucas Gavin (19.29.3). Henry Shaw finished eighth (20:08.7) and Kowen Kasten 10th (20:53.1) to round out the top 10.

For the Riders girls, Kathryn Guttormsen finished second with a time of 24:06.6, Jenna McGoff was third (25:11.8), Emma Weaver fourth (26:59.9) and Gracie Townsend fifth (27:10.9).

Sequim versus East Jefferson

East Jefferson’s Indigo Gould runs at Port Townsend Golf Course in Saturday’s meet. (Julie Miles photo)

East Jefferson’s Indigo Gould runs at Port Townsend Golf Course in Saturday’s meet. (Julie Miles photo)

In a dual between East Jefferson and Sequim, East Jefferson’s Max Allworth-Miles won the boys race with a time of 17:27.1, while Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt won the girls’ race with a time of 20:06.0, the top girls’ time of the day.

In the boys’ race, Sequim’s Colby Ellefson was second with a time of 17:46.1 and his teammate Eli Gish was third at 18:19.4. East Jefferson’s Sebastian Manza was fourth (19:23.0), Henry Hughes, Sequim, was fifth at 20:10.7, Jaxon Cogburn, Sequim, was sixth at (21:53.7), Haven McMillen, East Jefferson, was seventh at 22:58.2, Jack Gufler, Sequim, was eighth at 23:11.5, while East Jefferson’s Braley Phillips was ninth (24:25.5) and his teammate Ocean Smith was 10th at 25:09.6.

In the girls’ race, East Jefferson’s Camryn Hones was second at 21:59.1 and her teammate Aliyah Yearian was third at 22:01.0. Sequim’s Jessica German was fourth at 23:03.4 and her teammate Macy Cogburn was fifth at 23:27.8. Fiona Fraser, East Jefferson, was sixth at 23:58.8 and Aidyn Shingleton, Sequim, was seventh at 25:42.3.

Lia Poore, East Jefferson, was eighth at 26:16.2, Sylvia Butterfield, East Jefferson, was ninth at 26:18.6 and their teammate Gina Brown was 10th at 28:46.0.

Port Angeles will compete against Kingston next Saturday at a dual meet in Sequim, while Sequim will compete against Klahowya in the Wolves’ host event.


North Kitsap 3, Port Angeles 0

PORT ANGELES — North Kitsap pulled off the impressive feat of sweeping both Port Angeles and Sequim back-to-back Saturday.

The Vikings beat the Roughriders 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-9).

“Playing North Kitsap is always a highlight of our season,” said Port Angeles coach Jennifer Reynolds. “They have a lot of girls that play club and create an atmosphere that allows for a higher level of play. It is a great opportunity to assess the effectiveness of our systems in high pressure situations and identify areas to focus on during practice before the next game.”

Jaida Wood had six points, four kills and two blocks. Junior Emi Halberg scored four points on two kills and two blocks. Senior Camille Stensgard served 8-for-9 with two aces. Senior Libero Emma Olsen added 8 digs on defense.

Port Angeles (2-2) next plays at Kingston Tuesday.

North Kitsap 3, Sequim 0

SEQUIM — In a match for first place, the Wolves perhaps ran out of gas a bit after playing four matches in four days, falling to North Kitsap 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-12).

“They have some pretty good hitters, said Sequim coach Jennie Webber Heilman. “We couldn’t get a block on them. We needed a bigger block. They were pretty much swinging away.”

Kalli Wiker had 12 assists, while Amanda Weller was 9-for-9 serving. Morey Mallory and Jolene Vaara each had three kills while Kendall Hastings had seven kills. Jordan Hegtvedt served 6-for-6 with an ace and had six digs.

Sequim (4-2) gets a few days off to practice and recover from its hectic schedule and plays Wednesday at East Jefferson.

Crosspoint 3, Neah Bay 0

Neah Bay 3, Chief Kitsap 0

NEAH BAY — The Neah Bay volleyball team has returned to action, splitting two matches this weekend against Chief Kitsap and Crosspoint Academy. The Red Devils lost to Crosspoint 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-18) on Saturday and won 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-15) against Chief Kitsap on Friday.

Coach Rebekah Monette said her players were a little bit tight after losing that close first game against Crosspoint. She said the leaders of this year’s team are hitter Oceanna Aguirre and libero Grace Buzzell, a second-team all state player from 2019.

“Aguirre is stronger than ever. She’s looking very good,” Monette said.

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