The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s
Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a
significant change to the current two-year reclassification
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
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
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.
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
Rose Christen was second in the Class 4A 800 at the state track
and field championships on Saturday. Now that the times are updated
from the weekend, her time of 2:05.62 (No. 2 in state history and
No. 1 in West Sound history) is the No. 4 time in the nation. Camas’ Alexa
Efraimson, who won in 2:04.10, is No. 2.
Here’s the highlight for Kitsap at the state track and field
Olympic won the boys team title.
Oly’s best finish was by Zach Smith won the 200 in a West Sound
record time of 21.69. That lowered his own record. Smith was also
second in the 100 at 10.64, which is just off the West Sound record
Central Kitsap’s Rose Christen was second in the 800, shattering
last year’s state record in 2:05.64. She was second to Camas’ Alexa
Efraimson who has the record in 2:04.10.
Central Kitsap’s Hudson Keffer was second in the 4A boys javelin at
192-8. Teammate Spencer Claeys was fourth at 179-0.
Kingston’s Garrett Rouser won the 2A boys title in the 300 hurdles
South Kitsap freshman Nolan VanAmen won the Class 4A state
discus title on Friday.
His first throw, 160-10, was the winner.
Teammate Marcus Burk was fifth at 154-11.
VanAmen won the national junior title in the event last year.
There’s a few underclass track stars around Kitsap that should
be interesting to watch as the postseason hits next month.
South Kitsap freshman Nolan VanAmen, who broke a national junior
record over the summer, also broke the school record in the discus
at 172-7. That’s also the best mark in the state.
VanAmen is putting up huge numbers for a freshman. The West Sound
record is 188-1 (set by Bainbridge’s Matt Wauters in 2004), and
that seems sure to fall before he’s done. The state record for a freshman is 176-6 (set by
Lynnwood’s Ben Lindsey in 1993) and that seems a good bet to
The state record is 207-2.
He’s also fourth in the shot put at 54-3. The state
freshman record is 58-1.75 (set by Spokane’s Mike Shill in 1977)
and that also is in reach.
Olympic sophomore Jaleel Elmore broke the school record in the
400 with a 49.45 last weekend (old record was 49.74 (conv) set by
Andrew Cole in 1999). The mark is the best in the state so far this season.
Central Kitsap’s Cameron Carroll, who we wrote about in today’s paper, is fifth in the state in the
North Mason sophomore Tegan Daviscort is 11th in the state in the
200 at 25.96.