Forks’ Peyton Johnson throws the Javelin during the annual Forks Lions Clubs’ track and field meet at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. Johnson was the winner of the girls’ javelin. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Forks’ Peyton Johnson throws the Javelin during the annual Forks Lions Clubs’ track and field meet at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. Johnson was the winner of the girls’ javelin. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Port Angeles boys win at Forks Lions Invitational

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FORKS — The Port Angeles boys track team, riding a pair of first-place finishes from Parker Nickerson and dominating the field events, won the eight-school Forks Lions Club Invitational Meet this weekend.

Port Angeles finished with 164 points, while Forks was fourth at 48. Klahowya won the girls meet with 145.25 points, while Port Angeles was fourth with 81 points and 1B Crescent fifth at 56.25. Forks was sixth at 40.

Clallam Bay and Neah Bay also had athletes at the meet with both schools having some strong showings.

Nickerson won the triple jump with a distance of 41 feet, 3 inches. He also won the 110 hurdles in 16.28 seconds.

In fact, the triple jump was a one-two-three Port Angeles finish with Dallas Dunning second at 38-8 and Brody Pierce third at 37-1¼.

Port Angeles’ Hunter Flores won the javelin with a throw of 139-7, while Dunning was a close second at 135-0.

The long jump was another Roughriders’ 1-2-3 finish with basketball teammates Dunning winning at 19-11, Donovan Heins second at 19-6 and Nickerson third at 19-1. Dunning was also second in the high jump at 5-10.

The Port Angeles 4×100 relay team of Kaiden Point, Dylan Williams, Trevor Martin and Jason Hawes won in a time of 46.24.

Other strong finished for the Riders included a second-place finish in the 100 by Hawes (11.66 seconds), a second in the 200 by Point (24.91) and a second in the 200 hurdles by Tanner McLean (46.20).

Forks had a couple of winners in the field events. Nate Dahlgren won the shot put with a distance of 41-1¾, while Sloan Tumaua was first in the discus at 124-4. Dahlgren was second in the discus at 119-8.

Forks’ Noah Foster was second in the 400 at 54.40.

Clallam Bay’s best finish was second in the shot put by Taylor Auckerman with a distance of 37-11¼.

Girls’ results

Port Angeles’ Faerin Tait was a good meet, winning the 300 hurdles in a time of 49.82. She was also second in the 100 hurdles at 18.09.

Crescent, going up against mostly bigger schools, had a couple of first-place winners. Alexis Dunavant was first in the shot put at 30-1¼, while Naomii Sprague was first in the triple jump at 30-10½.

Forks’ Peyton Johnson was first in the javelin with a throw of 96-2, while her teammate Keana Rowley was right behind in second at 94.0.

The Clallam Bay 4×100 relay team — Leyre Martinez, Kyleigh Richardson, Bethany McKee and Liliana Scordino — was second in a time of 58.22 and the Bruins’ 4×400 team (Martinez, Brilei Hull, Richardson, Scordino) was second in 4:55.72.

Crescent’s Katelyn Dunavant and Forks’ Katelynn Wallersedt tied for second in the discus with identical distance of 83-3.

Port Angeles’ Paige Mason was second in two events — the long jump (14-10) and triple jump (29-4½).

Crescent’s Darica Bertelson was second in the high jump at 4-2.

East Jefferson at South Sound Classic

PUYALLUP — Going up against athletes from more than 60 other schools, the East Jefferson track and field team had four athletes who placed in the top 10 in five events, with Aaliyah Cassidy Yearian posting a pair of the top 1A times in the state.

Yearian was sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.98 and seventh in the 1,600 in 5:03.95. Both of those times are No. 1 among 1A female athletes statewide. In fact, her 1,600 time is tops in the state by more than 12 seconds.

Fiona Fraser was seventh in the 3,200 in a time of 11:26.63. That was slightly off her best time of the year. Her best time of 11:09.01, set in mid-March, is fourth-best in the state while Yearian set a 3,200 time back in March of 11:08.48, third-best in the state.

Ellise Gardner was also seventh in the javelin with a throw of 114-1. She is fourth in the state among 1A girls in the javelin.

For the boys, Reid Martin was sixth in the javelin with a distance of 154-11.

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