By Pierre LaBossiere and Michael Carman
Peninsula Daily News
SEQUIM — Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt won three individual events and the Sequim girls and boys won a three-team track and field meet with Port Townsend and Olympic.
The Wolves’ boys won easily, tallying 115 points to Olympic’s 43 and Port Townsend’s 18 in Thursday’s home meet. Meanwhile, the Sequim girls narrowly beat Port Townsend 66 points to 64. The Sequim boys won 16 out of 17 events, while the Wolves’ girls won eight events and the Redhawk girls won five.
Pyeatt had the biggest day for the Sequim girls, winning the 100, 200 and 400 meters, taking both the 200 and 400 by fairly large margins. She also helped the Wolves win the 4×200 relay (along with Daisy Ryan, Olivia Hare and Abby Schroeder), running the anchor leg. The team won in 1:56.26.
Pyeatt took the 100 in a personal-record time of 13.12 seconds. She won the 200 meters in 27.07 seconds, another personal record and nearly 2½ seconds faster than second place Anika Avelino of Port Townsend. She won the 400 in 1 minute, 1.93 seconds, beating Avelino again, this time by nearly 8 seconds.
Sequim’s Murray Bingham won two events, the 1,600 and the 3,200. He took the 1,600 in 4:51.2 and in a battle between two of the best distance runners in Western Washington, he edged Nathan Cantrell of Port Townsend in the 3,200. Bingham finished with a time of 10:14.76, while Cantrell finished second in 10:36.43.
Sequim’s Fischer Jensen won two events, the 110-meter hurdles (16.34 seconds) and the 300-meter hurdles (41.18). Riley Cowan won two field events, the shot put (41 feet, 2 inches, a personal record) and the javelin (157-0, beating his cousin Ben Cowan’s second-place throw by 29 feet).
Port Townsend’s Eileen Leoso had the best day for the Redhawks. She won the shot put with a distance of 31-11 and she won the javelin with a throw of 109-1. Leoso was also part of a first-place Port Townsend 4×100 team, along with Brenna Franklin, Aurin Asbell and Avelino (55.66).
Other Sequim winners on the day were:
200 meters — Darren Salazar, 22.40.
400 meters — Logan Laxson, 54.18.
800 meters — Alec Singleton, 2:04.00
4×100 boys’ relay — Silas Isenberger, Salazar, Jarret Allen and Keeshawn Whitney, 45.03.
4×400 boys relay — Laxson, Jensen, Salazar and Henry Hughes, 3:44.88.
Discus — Erik Christensen
High Jump — Michael Mattern-Hall, 5-2.
Pole Vault — Noah White, 9-6.
Long Jump — Richal Hall, 17-5.
Triple Jump — Whitney, 38-1.
For the girls, other Sequim and Port Townsend winners were:
100-meter hurdles — Shayli Schuman, Sequim, 16.61.
300-meter hurdles, Lesae Pfeffer, Sequim, 56.42 (beating Savanna Hoffman of Port Townsend by 0.01 of a second).
Discus — Franklin, Port Townsend, 93-5.
High Jump — Schroeder, Sequim, 4-6.
Pole Vault — Elizabeth Sweet, Sequim, 8-6.
Long Jump — Ryan, Sequim, 14-8 1/2.
Triple Jump — Asbell, Port Townsend, 28-7¾.
The Sequim track team was at Lil Norway Invite Saturday along with Port Angeles. The Wolves next compete at a three-way meet at North Kitsap on Thursday against the Vikings and North Mason. Port Townsend was at the Add It Up Invite meet Saturday at Franklin Pierce High School. The Redhawks will next host a meet at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday with Chimacum, Bremerton and Kingston all competing.
Port Angeles, Chimacum at North Kitsap
POULSBO — Port Angeles and Chimacum athletes competed in a three-team dual track and field meet at North Kitsap on Thursday.
In the girls meet, the Roughriders defeated the Cowboys 100-35, beat Kingston 109-25 and fell to the host Vikings 94-54. Chimacum beat Kingston 64-44 and fell to North Kitsap 119-30.
Freshman Eve Burke won two events for the Port Angeles girls, the 100-meter dash in 13.72 seconds and the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 8 inches.
Lauren Larson set a personal record in winning the 800-meter race in 2:23.74 and a new best time with a runner-up finish in the 400 (1:02.74).
“I plan on running the 3,200 this weekend, so I wanted to work on some shorter distances today,” Larson said.
Riders coach Rodger Johnson said he and coach Bill Tiderman enjoyed seeing Larson compete so well in the 400 and 800.
“To wrap up the day, she anchored the 4×400 relay team, closing a 30-meter gap to bring the team in at second place by less than 1/10th of a second. Great day for Lauren,” Johnson said.
Sophomore Millie Long also set a new best time to win the 200 (27.05) and edged out Chimacum’s Elizabeth Shifflett (17.66) to claim the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.35.
Kynzie DeLeon also won the 1,600 with a season-best time of 5:43.26 for the Riders.
In the boys meet, Port Angeles beat Chimacum 114-17, topped Kingston 78-58 and fell to North Kitsap 91-52.
Chimacum was outpointed 78-38 to Kingston and 135-3 to North Kitsap.
Isiah Getchell earned personal records in two events for the Riders, winning the javelin (133 feet) and taking third in th pole vault (10-0).
“I’ve been working hard all season on pole vault and javelin [and] it’s starting to pay off,” Getchell said. “Learning the technique for each event is hard, but my coach and older teammates have spent lots of time helping me out.”
Senior Liam Clark set a new best while winning the triple jump (41-6). He also was first in the high jump (5-8).
“I’ve been trying a lot of new workouts at practice, working out hard in the gym, and really trying to see what I can do this year,” Clark said.
Thomas Shaw ran well in winning the 800 for Port Angeles (2:11.54).
“Thomas Shaw left the competition in the dust on the second lap of the 800,” Johnson said. “He was less than a second from his PR and looked strong the entire race.”
Port Angeles will face Klahowya and Olympic at Silverdale Stadium on Thursday.
Chimacum’s lone event winner was 3,200 runner Rachel Matthes (13:54.16). Jada Trafton had a solid meet, finishing second in the 100 and setting a personal record with a third-place finish in the triple jump (30-2.50) and a season best jump of 14-11 in the long jump.