SPORTS: Brocklesby leads area athletes at Shelton Invitational

SHELTON — Sequim’s Jayson Brocklesby led a small group of North Olympic Peninsula track and field athletes who finished in the top four at the prestigious 53rd annual Shelton Invitational.

Three area athletes placed in the top four in three events at the 40-plus team meet that featured some of the top athletes in western Washington.

Brocklesby had a banner day, the only Peninsula athlete to claim bronze as he tied for third place in high jump with a height of 6 feet, 2 inches.

He also took fourth in 400 meters with a time of 50.75 seconds.

Teammate Lopaka Yasumura was fourth in shot put with a heave of 49-11.

Sydney Christensen of Forks, meanwhile, claimed fourth place in girls discus with a throw of 98-09.

A few other area athletes finished in the top 10.

Brocklesby also was seventh in the 200 in 23.80 seconds while Port Angeles sprinter Jolene Millsap finished in the top 10 in two events.

She claimed seventh place in the 100 in 13.33 seconds, and she was ninth in the 200 in 27.33.

Port Townsend’s Jewel Johnson was right behind Millsap in the 200 as she took 10th in 27.40.

Another top-10 performance went to Elyse Lovgren of Port Angeles, who was eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 31-11.25.

Port Angeles teammate Zoe Owens took 14th in the triple jump.

Other top performances went to Josh Sowder of Crescent, who was 13th in the shot put at 42-05.50; Christensen, 14th in shot put and Forks teammate Mercedes Flores, 15th in shot put; and Kyle Tupper of Port Angeles, 15th in the 3,200.

The Sequim boys took 17th place out of 39 teams with a team score of 17.516 while the Forks girls scored five points and the Port Angeles girls had three.

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