Category Archives: Track and Field

North Kitsap’s Colyer will compete at Montana

Reagan Colyer has found a place to run in college, but what she will running is still in doubt.
Colyer signed a letter of intent to run at Montana last month.
Montana, where her dad Jim went to school, has been her main choice since before she became a contender for a track and field scholarship.
Colyer, who wants to study journalism, is a three-time state champ in the hurdles and she has finished among the top five at the state cross country champs.
She’ll run cross country in the fall for the Grizzlies, but what she’ll during the track and field season is still to be determined.
She can clearly do distance events. She ran the 1,600 for fun earlier this season and, in miserable conditions, ran in 5 minutes 14.02 seconds, which is the school record and the 16th best time in the state. She’s also run the steeplechase. Three state titles show she can do hurdles.
The rest of the season, will be dedicated to the hurdles.
“I have been off to a bit of a slow start,” Colyer said.
Colyer is the second North Kitsap state champ to compete in Division I track and field. Long/triple jumper Alex Lanzafame is going to Princeton.

North Kitsap’s Lanzafame commits to Princeton

North Kitsap’s Alex Lanzafame committed to the Princeton Tigers on Tuesday.
Lanzafame won titles in the long jump and triple jump last year at the Class 2A state meet. She jumped 38 feet, 9.25 inches in the triple jump last year, which was the meet record. It’s also the West Sound record.
Lanzafame has a 3.976 grade-point average and she’s an accomplished violin player.

Dowell going into state track coaches Hall of Fame

Lane “Lanny” Dowell was headed to the Tacoma Dome to watch the state football championships last week, when the phone rang.
It was a call telling him he was going into the Washington State Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
“They laid that one on me, and I thought ‘whoa,’” he said.
Dowell’s coaching resume isn’t long. He was an assistant at West Bremerton from 1963-73. He was the head coach in 1974. He came back as an assistant for a few years.
He made a big impact as an official. He became an official in 1989 and worked 15 US track and field championships, including three Olympic trials.
Dowell as officiated nine international meets.
He was the national official of the year in 2005 and twice won the award in Washington and twice in Oregon. He’s been nominated for the national track and field officials Hall of Fame.
Dowell retired from working the big meets in 2008, but he still helps out at high school meets.
Dowell has worked tirelessly toward making the hammer throw a higher profile sport in Washington. It’s not a WIAA certified event in high school meets. He helped create a state championship meet for the event in 2000. He also a key figure in making the Washington vs. Oregon meet of champions in 1997.
He’s also worked with the WIAA on improving the quality of officiating, especially at postseason meets.
As Dowell points out, track and field is the most participated sports in high school and meets often don’t have qualified officials.
“That’s what has to be done to make the sport first class,” he said.

Colyer, Smith win BorderDuel titles

North Kitsap’s Reagan Colyer won the 300 hurdles title at the BorderDuel track and field meet at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. The meet pits the best track athletes from Washington and Oregon.
Colyer, the Class 2A state champ in the 100 and 300 hurdles, also added a second-place finish in the steeplechase.
Olympic sophomore Zach Smith won the 100.
Complete results are here.

North Kitsap wins 2A girls team title

Final update: North Kitsap has 69 points. Sehome has 67. NK is first Kitsap team to win team track title since South Kitsap in the early 1990s.

Another update: One event left. North Kitsap has a six-point lead on Squalicum, which has no more points available. NK has a 10-point lead on Sehome, which has a 4×400 relay team remaining. As long as Sehome doesn’t win the event, NK wins state team title. If Sehome, wins it shares title with NK.

Update: With two events remaining, things are close. North Kitsap leads with 65 points and Squalicum has 63 and Sehome has 53.
North Kitsap has Indigo Williams remaining in the 200. Squalicum is done. Sehome is the threat. They have the top seed in the 200 and 4×400 relay. Two wins would give them 73 points, meaning Williams would need eight points in the 200 (a second-place finish) to tie it.
This is going to be close.

There’s five events remaining in the 2A girls track and field meet, and the Vikings have positioned themselves to win the team title.
NK has 62 points with points to come in the discus and 200. Sehome is in second place with 47 and points to come in the 200 and discus and possibly the 1,600. Bellingham is third with 46 and points in the 200 and 1,600. Squalicum is fourth with 43 and has points mostly left in the discus (unless there’s some upsets).
The only team title for a Kitsap came in the early 1990s when the South Kitsap girls won back-to-back AAA titles.
NK has had big performances all weekend with athletes popping personal bests left and right. Alex Lanzafame won triple and long jump titles. Reagan Colyer swept the hurdles events. Indigo Williams is piling up points in the 100 and 200 and is part of two relays to win points. The 4×100 relay — which saw the meet record it set last year get broken by Bellingham — took second for eight big points. Lexi Simmons is putting points in the shot put and likely the discus.

North Kitsap piling up state titles and points

It’s still early in the day here at Mount Tahoma for the state track and field meets.
North Kitsap has already piled up two state titles. Reagan Colyer won the 300 hurdles in an impressive 43.97. It goes with the 100 hurdles title she won on Friday. Alex Lanzafame, who broke the 2A meet record in the triple jump Friday, won the long jump.
North Kitsap is in the thick of the team race, through 10 events. Squalicum has 43. NK has 41 and Sehome has 32. NK has points coming up in the 100, 200 and 4×100 relay (as does Sehome) and the discus.
Also, North Mason’s CJ Allen just missed a 300 hurdles title as Steilacoom’s Daniel Zmuda beat him by .02.
If you want to watch some of the happenings at state track, click here.

Championship Saturday: Who will bring home the big trophy?

Kitsap’s high school athletes have a chance to make a statement at the state level on Saturday.

The following are all playing for championships today:


Central Kitsap vs. Skyline (Issaquah) at 4 p.m. at Sparks Stadium, Puyallup


Bainbridge vs. Mercer Island in an all-Islander final at 2 p.m. at Sparks Stadium, Puyallup


Tracy Landram, Klahowya: Won her semifinal match today at the UW and is playing for her third straight 2A singles title as this is being typed. Anna Lefevbre of Burlington-Edison is Landram’s opponent.


Bainbridge’s doubles team of Matt Alderson and Jacob Christensen advanced to the finals with a win in the semis earlier today in the Tri-Cities. They will play Mitchell Thorp and Jamie Thorp of Kennedy for the title.


North Kitsap hurdler Reagan Colyer and North Mason hurdler CJ Allen will be going for their second titles today at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. They run the 300 hurdles today … In Cheney, Crosspoint’s Grace Garguile will be favored to defender her 400 title at the 2B meet and she’s also a threat to win the 200. … And don’t be surprised is some other make it to the top of the podium. Olympic sophomore Zach Smith was the top qualifier in the 2A boys 100 on Friday.

Go to to follow the CK and Bainbridge boys soccer teams on a live blog.

State track and tennis results are also available at

And, of course, you will be able to read all about  our local athletes later this evening online at or you can wait until tomorrow morning and read the paper.

Also, don’t forget to check out our photo galleries online.

Enjoy the weekend. It’s shaping up to be a memorable one for a lot of Kitsap athletes.



NK’s Lanzafame breaks meet record in triple jump

North Kitsap junior Alex Lanzafame broke the Class 2A state meet record in the triple jump on Friday, leaping to a 38 feet, 9.25 mark.
It was her best jump by a foot and eight inches. It also breaks the West Sound and school records, both of which she owned.
The previous meet record was 37-5.5 set in 2006 by Pullman’s Lindsay Myron.
Lanzafame is competing in the long jump tomorrow morning.

Crazy happenings at state track and field meet

Jerry Parrish just ordered everybody off the track at the state meet at Mount Tahoma High School. Parrish, who has been the meet announcer for 29 years, was following the orders of the meet officials who have delayed the meet at least 30 minutes as lightning is in the the forecast. There’s some dark clouds rolling in over the track.

Before the meet was delayed, the Olympic League swept the 2A hurdles. North Kitsap’s Reagan Colyer won the 100 hurdles title in 15.54. Colyer was third in the event last year. She is also the top qualifier for tomorrow’s 300 hurdles final, an event she is the defending state champ.
North Mason’s CJ Allen won the 110 hurdles title in 14.60. Allen is No. 2 qualifier in the 300 hurdles tomorrow.

District weekend updates


Kingston’s nine-game winning streak came to an end at Yelm on Saturday. Lynden beat the Bucs 4-3 in the first-round of the Class 2A state tournament. It was the fifth straight year Kingston has advanced to state.

North Kitsap lost to Burlington-Edison by the same score in Bellingham.

Chimacum beat Ridgefield 7-4 and will play Kalama or Cedar Park Christian later for a berth to the 1A state tournament.


Bainbridge 3, Shorewood 2 (Spartans advance to 3A semifinals)

Central Kitsap 1, Issaquah 0 (CK advances to 4A semifinals)


Bainbridge’s girls are playing for a state lacrosse title today against Lake Sammamish at Eastside Catholic near Bellevue.


4A: South Kitsap and Central Kitsap both won to clinnch state berths. They will play each other at 4 p.m. in a seeding game.

2A: North Mason was eliminated; Kingston won its first game but needs to win two more to make it to state.