West Sound 400 record falls — twiceMay 2nd, 2013 by nathan joyce
Two 400 runners have eclipsed the West Sound record in the
North Mason’s CJ Allen, who is better known for his ability in the hurdles, ran a 48.78 seconds. Central Kitsap’s Michael Thomas clocked in at 48.86.
Allen, who run the event just twice this year, has the No. 4 time in the state. Thomas, a standout basketball player, is No. 6.
The West Sound record is a hand-timed 49.0 (49.24 converted) set by Jeff Ellison of East Bremerton in 1977 and Scott Christensen or Port Angeles in 1966.
South Kitsap’s LaForrest Church is 14th in the state at 49.69.
Allen is also second in the state in the 300 hurdles, just .07 behind Steilacoom’s Daniel Zmuda. That time of 37.66 is another West Sound record. Central Kitsap’s Dom Demouchet ran a 37.82 in 1997. Allen was second at the state meet last year at 37.89.