TRACK AND FIELD: East Jefferson boys, girls second at Nisqually League meet

VASHON — The East Jefferson boys and girls track teams, buoyed by their distance runners and throwers, both finished second in the Nisqually League track and field championships held this weekend.

The boys tallied 120 points, tied for second with Charles Wright. Bellevue Christian won with 171.5 points. The girls totaled 115 just edging out Cascade Christian, which had 114. Bellevue Christian won the girls meet with 137.5 points.

East Jefferson won both the boys and the girls javelin. Ellise Gardner won the girls with a personal best throw of 102 feet, 7 inches. It was six feet beyond her previous best and she won the event by more than 20 feet. Gardner also finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 84-0.

Tusker Behrenfeld won the boys javelin with a throw of 159-10, a little off his best, but still good enough to win by 26 feet. Behrenfeld also won the discus with a distance of 123-6, a personal best.

Another winner was Lia Poore, who finished first in the triple jump with a distance of 32-5.

The East Jefferson boys took second, third and fourth in the shot put. Anson Jones was second (42-6), Gage Barry third (41-7) and Behrenfeld fourth (41-4). The Rivals had a similar result in the 1,600 meters. Max Allworth-Miles was second (4 minutes, 48.85 seconds), Sebastian Manza third (4:48.89) and Glen Dawson fourth (4:50.41).

Allworth-Miles added a second-place finish in the 800 (2:07.19) and Manza was second in the 3,200 (10:49.68). Soare Johnston added a fourth in the 3,200 (10:53.42).

For the girls, Camryn Hines finished second in the 800 (2:31.48) and the 1,600 (5:33.67). Addy Asbell was second in the shot put (29-4¾).

Other top finishes included:


4×100 relay — (Jerome Reaux Jr., Morgan Harbin, Alex Harvey, Barry), third, 48.34.

Long jump — Connor Peterson, third, 16-8.

4×400 relay — (Manza, Dawson, Harvey, Behrenfeld), fourth, 3:53.80.

Triple jump — Barry, fourth, 35-3½.


100 meters — Aurin Asbell, third, 13.51; Addy Asbell, fifth, 13.92.

4×100 relay — (Addy Asbell, Kay Botkin, Audrey Matthes, Aurin Asbell), third, 56.14.

4×200 relay — (Addy Asbell, Matthes, Poore, Hines), third, 1:56.91.

Long jump — Aurin Asbell, fourth, 14-10¾.

3,200 — Fiona Fraser, fourth, 12:32.00; Tadu Dollarhide, fifth, 13:35.24.

400 meters — Poore, fifth, 1:07.48.

Forks at Pacific League meet

FORKS — The Forks boys track and field boys team dominated the throwing events at the Pacific League 2B championships held this weekend.

Forks’ Nate Dahlgren won the shot put with a distance of 41 feet, 6 inches, while Walker Rondeau won the javelin at 128-5.

In fact, the Spartans had the top three finishes in the javelin, with all three boys going on to district in the event. Klaton Helvey came in second at 120-2 and Dahlgren was third at 119-10. All the throws were personal bests.

Sloan Tumaua finished second in the discus at 131-3 and will be moving on to district, as well.

Also winning was the Spartans’ 4×100 relay team (Ryan Anderson, Helvey, Grady Earls and Ashton Doyle) in a time of 46.70. Doyle also finished second 200 meters in a time of 23.78 and third in the 100 meters (11.73) to make district in both events. The forks 4×400 team of Helvey, Anderson, Earls and Doyle was second in 3:46.24, making district.

Spartan Kevin Camacho finished fourth in the 3,200 (12:09.41) and fifth in the 1,600 (5:29.47), qualifying for district in both events.

The Forks boys finished fourth out of eight teams with 96 points. North Beach won the league title with 152 points.


The Forks girls 4×200 relay team (Leslie Hernandez-Beltran, Miley Blanton, Emery Damron and Candida-Rose Sandoval) won in a time of 2:00.06.

That was the only winner for the Spartans girls, but they will likewise send a number of competitors to district.

Sandoval was second in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 56.43 and Damron was third at 57.64. Both girls will move on to district. LillyAnn Crowell was second in the high jump at 4-8 for an automatic bid.

The 4×100 team (Hernandez-Beltran, Myra Luong, Damron, Sandoval) was third at 58.06, making district and Hernandez-Beltran was third in the 200 meters (29.85).

Forks was third in the 4×400 (Sandoval, Blanton, Damron, Crowell) at 4:48.72 to make district. Peyton Johnson was third in the javelin (89-7) and Janessa Ramos was fourth (87-9), both going to district.

Blanton was third in the long jump (14-5) and finally, Ramos’ fifth-place finish in the shot put (25-9½) was good enough for district qualification.

Overall, the Forks girls finished third with 101 points. North Beach won with 140.

NOL subdistrict meet

JOYCE — Crescent’s Naomii Sprague won four events at the 1B North Olympic League Subdistrict meet this weekend.

Also winning multiple events were Crescent’s Titus White, Cole Grooms and Katelyn Dunavant and Neah Bay’s Mahamadou Troare and Ryana Moss.

Sprague won the 100 meters (14.53), the 200 meters (29.93), the triple jump (28-8½) and the long jump (13-9½).

White won the shot put (38-11) and the javelin (116-10), while Grooms won the 400 meters (1:02.94) and the high jump (4-10).

For the Red Devils, Troare won the 100 meters (12.62) and the 200 meters (26.48). Moss won the 1,600 meters (6:08.31) and the 300-meter hurdles (59.14). Dunavant won the shot put (27-5) and the discus (79-8).

Neah Bay, which won all the relay races, won both the boys and girls titles. The Neah Bay boys had 57 points, Crescent 42 and Clallam Bay 17. The Neah Bay girls had 66 points, Crescent 46 and Clallam Bay 18.

Other winners include:


800 meters — Thomas Corral, Neah Bay, 2:45.55.

1,600 meters — William Hull, Clallam Bay, 5:54.98.

300-meter hurdles — Paul Greene, NB, 50.23.

4×100 relay — Neah Bay (Leonardo Ruiz-Santana, Jaden Halttunen, Devon Halttunen, Traore), 50.37.

4×400 relay — Neah Bay (Ruiz-Santana, Corral, Devon Halttunen, Traore), 4:21.82.

Discus — Matthew Veliz, NB, 111-7.

Long jump — Jaden Halttunen, NB, 17-4½.

Triple jump — Dominiq Sprague, Crescent, 35-2.


400 meters — Simona Cruz-Lopez, CB, 1:11.9.

4×100 relay — Neah Bay (Danika Perry, Bethany McKee, Cerise Moss, Ryana Moss), 1:07.53.

4×200 relay — Neah Bay (McKee, Wilinuk Martin, Cerise Moss, Ryana Moss), 2:12.34.

4×400 relay — Neah Bay (Perry, Martin, Cerise Moss, Ryana Moss), 5:19.34.

Javelin — Branndi Bowechop, NB, 79-10.

High jump — Abigail Flores, CB, 3-10.

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