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State track and field meet gets underway Thursday

State track and field begins Thursday with the 4A/3A/2A schools in Tacoma and the small schools in Cheney.
Here are the big school schedule and small school schedule
Here are the heat sheets for the big school meet and small school meet.

Class 4A/3A/2A

When: Thursday-Saturday
Where: Mount Tahoma High School, Tacoma
Time: Starts 3:20 Thursday, 9 a.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Local entrants
Bainbridge—Boys, Wyatt Longley (400), James Payne (400), 4×400 relay (Kyle Hammer, David Kimmerlein, Evan Kimmerlein, Longley, Payne, Ben Scott). Girls, Sarah Lucioni (high jump), Hannah Tonsman (800), Taylee Undem (long jump, triple jump).

Bremerton—Boys, Japrea Pedesclaux (high jump), Jakob Paul Rylie (400), Jesse Smith (pole vault), Javonn Stoudermire (pole vault), 4×100 relay (Jasiah DeMarc, Richard Bios, Paul Busch, Rylie, Antonya Watson, Jeremiah Petty), 4×400 relay (Bios, Watson, Petty, Rylie, Busch, Japrea Pedesclaux). Girls, Keelane Dewalt (shot put), Christine Foresha (100, 200), Valerie Mansfield (pole vault), Tyishea McWhorter (100, 200), Danakai Whitcher-Thoman (800), 4×400 relay (Whitcher-Thomasn, McWhorter, Elysabeth Lemoureux, Foresha, Valerie Mansfield, Abrianna Mahon).

Central Kitsap—Boys, DeAndre Sincere (100), Zion Archer (long jump), Cameron Carroll (800, 1,600), Colin Gillespie (110 hurdles), Mason Salley (javelin), Christian Schwieterman (800), Blake Trujillo (800), 4×400 relay (Archer, Schweiterman, Trujillo, Carroll). Girls, Emily Carlson (high jump), Molly Fischer (1,600, 3,200), Mya King (800), 4×400 relay (Carlson, Autumn Mullins, Fischer, King, Mackenzie Claeys, Sophia Kohler).

Kingston—Boys, Max English (high jump), Hayden Sather (200, javelin), Andrew Simon (3,200). Girls, Taylor Seaman (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles).

North Kitsap—Boys, Sean Crowell (800, 1,600), Deven Kibodeaux (javelin), Marcelo Sanchez (shot put), Jonathan Sedy (triple jump), Kainen Warren (triple jump), Connor Westby (shot put), Brandon Wilson (pole vault), 4×100 relay (Nathanael Kjormoe, Damien Avalos, Ulysses Moran, Sedy, Zachery Clark, Kainen Warren). Girls, Sara Bigelow (400), Felicity Martell (triple jump), Erin Molello (300 hurdles), Chloe Seferos (pole vault), Jasmine Selembo (long jump, triple jump), Ashley Vest (300 hurdles, high jump), Hannah Waterman (triple jump), Lauren Weins (javelin), 4×200 relay (Bigelow, Maia Larsen, Molello, Raelee Moore, Selembo, Hannah Waterman), 4×400 (Bigelow, Emily McPherson, Molello, Larsen, Julie Schaub, Erica Bigelow).

North Mason—Boys, Terry Reiners (200, 400). Girls, Lily Campbell (discus, javelin), Tegan Daviscourt (200).

Olympic—Boys, Matt Backer (800), Jaleel Elmore (100, 200, 400), Nicholas Ford (100, 200), David Horst (triple jump), Darelle White (long jump) 4×400 relay (White, Matt Becker, Demetrius McLean, Elmore, David Horst, Hunter Woolridge). Girls, Sierra Adams (shot put, discus), Morgan McCorkle (300 hurdles, long jump, triple jump), Danielle Rose Monzon (100, long jump, triple jump), Hannah Troy (100, long jump), 4×100 relay (Kelli Ford, Troy, McCorkle, Monzon, Stephanie Barr), 4×200 relay (Ford, Adrianna Marin, Barr, Troy, Felicity Martell).

Port Angeles—Boys, Ari Athair (pole vault), Jacob Kennedy (shot put), Paul Van Rosen (discus). Girls, Gracie Long (1,600, 3,200, high jump), 4×100 relay (Hannah Malkin, Janelle Brown, Dallas Wright, Sandy Nguyen, Raylyn Apolonio, Imani Colbert).
Sequim—Boys, Jackson Oliver (800, high jump), Oscar Herrera (300 hurdles), 4×400 relay (Logan Habner, Curtis Gorr, Herrera, Silas Isenberger, Oliver, Kane Stoddard). Girls, Audrey Shingleton (800), Waverly Shreffler (800), Elizabeth Sweet (pole vault), 4×200 relay (Gretchen Happe, Mercedes Woods, Kiara Pierson, Shreffler, Emma Beeson, Telicia Busby), 4×400 relay (Shreffler, Woods, Happe, Pierson, Shingleton, Beeson).

South Kitsap—Boys, Albert MacArthur (triple jump, long jump), Nolan Van Amen (discus, shotput), William Vargas (high jump). Girls, Paxton DePoe (800), Mylie LaFountaine (300 hurdles).

Class 1A/2B/1B
When: Thursday-Saturday
Where: Eastern Washington University, Cheney.
Time: Starts 4 p.m Thursday, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Local entrants
Chimacum—Boys, Sam Golden (110 hurdles), Chris Sevilla (javelin), 4×100 relay (Ryan Caldwell, Jadyn Roberts, Eoin Hartnett, Domenick Zack, David Johnson, Matt Torres). Girls, 4×200 relay (Jada Trafton, Bailey Castillo, Juliet Alban Vallat, Sammy Raines, Clara Noble).

Crosspoint—Boys, Matthew Kelly (800, triple jump), 4×400 relay (Josh Millermon, Evan Peterson, Peter Park, Kelly, Nathan Taylor, Sam Jones). Girls, Shaylyn Downs (3,200).

Klahowya—Boys, Alex Gomez (110 hurdles), Jackson Hayden (pole vault), Micah Joe (Kla), 4×400 relay (Isaiah Snow, Blake Rosales, Gavin Hamblet, Dakota McIntyre, Gomez, Haden Smith). Girls, Erika Powell (300 hurdles), Holly Rouse (800, 1,600, 3,200).

Port Townsend—Boys, Seren Dances (100, 200, long jump), Jake Vande Griend (1,600, 3,200), Koby Weidner (100, 200), River Yearin (800), 4×100 relay (Weidner, Dances, Carson Marx, Kyle Blankenship, Yearian, Alex Brown), 4×400 relay (Weidner, Yearian, Marx, Blankenship, Dances, Vande Griend). Girls, Aubry Botkin (100 hurdles), Eileen Leoso (triple jump).

Van Amen breaks South Kitsap record in shot put

South Kitsap junior Nolan Van Amen broke the school record in the shot put on Thursday at the Class 4A West Central District meet in Kent.

Van Amen, the defending state champ in the event, threw 59 feet, 10.5 inches to win the district title and advance to next week’s state meet.

The old record was 59-4.25 set by Gene Daunais in 1970. Van Amen entered the meet No. 3 on the list. No. 2 was SK throws coach Renard Williams, who threw 59-3 en route to a state title in 2007.

The West Sound record is 64-8.5 set by Bainbridge’s Matt Wauters in 2004.

Klahowya’s throwers relay qualified for districts

Klahowya has an unlikely entrant into this weekend’s Class 1A West Central District track and field meet at Bremerton.

The Eagles 4×100 relay team will improbably running for a spot at state.

With a shortage of sprinters this season, coach Jim Felty asked for some volunteers to run the relay. He got them in a group of throwers (and a pole vaulter). Trevor Hargrove, Connor Swaney, Christopher Greene and Cooper Martinson, three of them football players, took third at the Olympic League 1A/sub-district meet over the weekend. Top three qualified for districts (it helped that Coupeville was DQ’d).

They ran it in 52.27 seconds, which was more than six seconds behind second-place Port Townsend.

“And they have more fun than anyone else,” Felty said via email.

All said, it was a pretty good weekend for the Eagles, who won the boys league title and tied with Coupeville for the girls title.

CK’s Rodenhurst signs with Point Loma Nazarene

Central Kitsap standout Starr Rodenhurst made it official today and will head to San Diego on a track and field scholarship

Reclassification cycle changing to four years instead of two

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a significant change to the current two-year reclassification cycle.

The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from every two years to every four years according to a press release from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or unforeseen circumstances.

The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year. That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.

The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.

Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of five.

For a list of all amendments, you can click here. You can also find a podcast of the RA meeting here.


Three Cougars sign letter of intent

Central Kitsap had a signing ceremony for three athletes who have landed scholarships.
Hudson Keffer, who second in the Javelin at the Class 4A state track and field meet, signed with Arizona State.
All-Narrows League basketball player Taylor Krouse signed with Holy Names in Oakland.
Volleyball player Lexi Downey signed with Coastal Georgia.
We’ll have more in Friday’s paper.

CK’s Christen third at Brooks PR Invitational

Central Kitsap’s Rose Christen finished third in a stacked 800 meter field at the Brooks PR Invitational meet Saturday at Renton Memorial Stadium. The meet showcases the fastest high school runners in the nation.

Christen, who will run at Washington in the fall, finihsed in 2 minutes, 6.35 seconds. Alexa Efraimson of Camas won the event in 2:03.