PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Port Angeles boys second at Li’l Norway

Forks’ Dahlgren wins shot put at Bellevue Christian meet

POULSBO — The Port Angeles boys track and field team finished a solid third out of 18 schools at the Li’l Norway Invitational in Poulsbo this weekend.

The Li’l Norway Invite was a 20-school meet featuring some of the best track athletes from 1A, 2A and 3A schools in Western Washington. It is often a preview of district and state meets that feature many of the same athletes.

Port Angeles had 80 points. Winning the meet was Lynden at 106.5 points, while North Kitsap was second at 97.5. Sequim finished 13th with 21 points.

In the girls meet, Sequim was seventh at 45.5, while Port Angeles was 11th at 30. Winning the girls meet was Lynden again with 121 points.

The top showing for the boys was by Parker Nickerson, who won the 300-meter hurdles with a season-record time of 40.82 seconds. That is the third-fastest 300 hurdles time in the state at the 2A level and less than one second off the No. 1 time.

Cooper Berry also won the hammer with a distance of 101 feet, 4 inches.

Port Angeles did very well in the field events. The Roughriders’ Donovan Heins was second in the long jump at 21-3, and fourth in the high jump at 5-10. Teammate Dallas Dunning was third in the high jump at 5-10 (fewer misses). Nickerson was fourth in the triple jump at 41-6.

Trevor Martin was second in the hammer at 99-11, third in the shot put at 44 feet, 8¼ inches and fourth in the discus at 137-8, while Hunter Flores was third in the javelin (139-11).

The top showing for Sequim was in the pole vault by Cayden Beauregard, who came in second with a height of 12-0. Sequim’s Sean Southard was fourth in the javelin at 137-8 and fourth in the 200-meter run with a time of 24.0 seconds.

Girls Results

The top girls’ showing was by Clarissa Sprague in the hammer throw. She finished first with a distance of 116-11.

Ivy Barrett of Sequim finished second in the 400 with a season-record 1:01.77 time. Her teammate Kaitlyn Bloomenrader was third in the 800 with a time of 2:27.42.

Port Angeles’ Paige Mason was third in the long jump at 14-9 and Clare Turella was fourth, also at 14-9. Turella was also fourth in the high jump at 4-10.

Dawn Hulstedt of Sequim was fourth in the 1,600 in a time of 5:43.32, while teammate Ahrya Klinger was fourth in the pole vault at 8-0.

The Sequim 4×200 and 4×400 girls’ relay teams both finished fourth. The 4×200 team of Bloomenrader, Sailey Stein, Bridget Pyeatt and Barrett finished with a time of 1:52.62, while the 4×400 team of Bloomenrader, Huldstedt, Stein and Barrett had a time of 4:29.73.

Forks, East Jefferson at Bellevue Christian

SAMMAMISH — Forks Nate Dahlgren had a great showing at the Bellevue Christian Track and Field Invitational this weekend, with several other Forks and East Jefferson athletes placing well at the 18-school meet.

Dahlgren, going up against athletes from bigger schools, won the shot with an outstanding personal-record distance of 50 feet, 1 inch. That is good for fourth in the state among 2B athletes and would be No. 1 in the state if Dahlgren competed at the 1A level.

Dahlgren also finished second at discus with another personal-record distance of 148-11.

The East Jefferson girls, competing without Aaliyah Cassidy Yearian and Fiona Fraser, two of the top distance runners in the entire state, finished sixth while the Forks girls were 11th. Lynden Christian won the girls meet. The Forks boys were eight and East Jefferson boys were ninth as 3A Renton won the boys meet.

East Jefferson’s best finish was by Ellise Gardner in the girls’ javelin and Arden Moore in the 300 hurdles. Gardner had a throw of 108-3 to come in second, while Moore was also second with a time of 48.64. East Jefferson’s Reid Martin was third in the javelin with a personal-record distance of 158-9.

Other solid finishes for East Jefferson include fourth in the 1,600 by Indigo Gould (4:37.8) and third in the girls’ 3,200 by Sylvia Butterfield (12:22.1). Leah Ferland was fourth in the 1,600 with a time of 6:02.33 and Carina Shiflett was fourth in the long jump at 13-9¼.

The East Jefferson 4×400 boys relay team of Dillon Page Castillo, Gould, Nico Errichetti and Joshua Yearian came in fourth with a time of 3:58.31.

The East Jefferson 4×100 girls relay team of Sienna Emerson, Moore, Carina Shiflett and Clara Camp was fourth at 52.21 and the Rivals’ 4×400 girls relay team of Abby O’Keefe, Moore, Leah Ferland and Mi Amada Lanphear Ramirez was fourth at 4:43.74.

Other solid finishes for Forks include fourth in the 400 meters by Noah Foster (52.91 seconds), and third in the girls discus by Katelynn Wallerstedt (94-11).

The Forks 4×100 girls relay team of Reagan Dunn, Wallerstedt, Kareena Nandial and Dakota Gossard was third at 1:05.11.

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