Category Archives: Track and Field

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.


Warning, track nerdiness ahead: 400 relay or 4×100 relay?

All right Dan Dittmer, you win.
You can call your email campaign to a halt.
I give up.
Dittmer, the former track and field coach at Crosspoint who now helps at North Mason, and I have had a friendly track-nerdish debate the past few years.
Should it be 400 relay or 4×100 relay?
Dittmer has argued tirelessly that it should be 4×100 relay as just about every coach and organization around the world calls it.
In my corner? A commitment to writing well and the world of swimming.
The 4×100 relay is redundant.
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Olympic track and field standings and who will be champ?

A note about these standings. These are one half of the formula used to determine the league champ. The place in these standing will be added to the place finished at the league meet. The lowest score is the champion.

Olympic League Track and Field Standings
[2 pts for each triangular meet win and 1 pt for each triangular meet 2nd place]
Boys Standings
North Kitsap 4
North Mason 4
Olympic 3
Kingston 3
Sequim 2
Port Angeles 1
Klahowya 1
Bremerton 0
Port Townsend 0

Girls Standings
North Kitsap 4
Port Angeles 3
North Mason 3
Kingston 3
Port Townsend 2
Sequim 1
Bremerton 1
Olympic 1
Klahowya 0

Vikings re-writing West Sound record book

A little more on the North Kitsap girls track and field team, which is rewriting the West Sound record book as well as competing for a title.
This NK team broke three local records last year, and is nearing more.
The Vikings broke the West Sound record in the 400-meter relay at state last year.
Kamina Flemming, Reagan Colyer, Kristin Brown and Indigo Williams set a Class 2A state meet record with a time of 48.49. It broke the West Sound record of 49.1 set by Central Kitsap (Yashiva Edwards, Amber Johnson, Christina Lake, Mischa Jones) in 1991.
For Colyer, the school and West Sound hurdle records were the same thing.
NK’s Kari Near ran the 100 hurdles in 14.87 in 1984. Convert that hand-timed mark to FAT (fully-automated timing) and you get 15.14. Colyer ran a 14.90 last year.
In the 300 hurdles, NK’s Cristen Sandberg ran a 44.39 in 1990. That converts to a 45.04. Colyer ran a 44.43 last year.
Alexandra Lanzafame is close in the triple jump. Her best of 35-9 is inches away from nearing the 36-10.5 jumped by NK’s Taylor Ottomano in 2010.
Keep reading for the complete West Sound record book:

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