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Track and field: Davis’ record-setting day leads Wolves to boys title
They are veteran coaches.
D.J. Sigurdson and Joanne Warren have seen countless impressive feats by South Kitsap athletes and those at rival high schools.
But as the football coach did during the last three autumns, Joanne Warren still pauses when senior Isaiah Davis is competing in a track or field event.
Davis once again did not disappoint as he established a school record 6 foot, 10-inch mark in the high jump during Saturday’s South Kitsap Invitational.
“I didn’t warm up too much,” Davis said. “I stayed calm. It felt good.”
Both Davis, who also won the long jump (21-04), and Warren feel he can do even better. Warren said she was a little concerned after his heel clipped the bar while attempting to clear the same height in the high jump at the April 16 Pasco Invitational.
Davis was not finished there. He served as the anchor on the 1,600-meter relay team that finished in 3 minutes, 27.65 seconds. Davis, who signed to play football at Eastern Washington University, teamed with Javier Scott, LaForest Church and Nathan O’Guin. The performance helped guide South’s boys team to a first-place finish with 108 points.
“Dominic Boddie was out, but LaForest Church stepped in and did a great job,” Davis said.
Boddie ran the 400 relay, which the Wolves won in 43.43, but did not compete in any other events.
“I could have run him, but I would rather not,” Warren said. “He has the capability of doing great things. It didn’t hurt to rest him – I have enough depth.”
She said she used the same philosophy with the girls. Warren said senior standout Shelby Jackson suffered a pulled groin in Pasco. Jackson was limited to the javelin, where she finished second in 110-02. North Mason’s Shannon Heiter won that event (111-11).
South junior Kelsie Forcier placed first in both the shot put (36-11 ¼) and discus (115-10). Her performance helped the Wolves finish second with 143 points behind North Kitsap (152) in the 14-team field.
“I had a lot of good consecutive throws,” said Forcier, adding that her throw in the discus was a season-best. “But I don’t want to peak yet. I want to peak at state.”
South finished the meet strong with an easy victory in the 1,600 relay. Hillary Hestead, Christa Lane, Sarah Lacey and Amanda Wilson finished the event in 4:09.61 to outlast second-place Cedar Park Christian (4:20).
“It seems like I do better in relays than singles events,” said Wilson, adding that she ran the anchor leg in 60 seconds.
In addition to the first-place finishers, Warren said she was happy with several performers, including Javier Scott, who finished second (22.96) in the 200 dash behind Foss’ Marcus Chambers (22.24).
“They’re doing really, really well,” she said. “Kids are scoring consistent personal bests. As a coach, you want to see that progression toward the finish line.”
South Kitsap Invitational
(First-place finishers only)
Team scores-North Kitsap 152, South Kitsap 143, Cedar Park Christian 92, Kentridge 83, Auburn 71.5, Foss 41, Bremerton 37.5, North Mason 34, Port Townsend 34, Bainbridge 20, Klahowya 17, Crosspoint Academy 14, Central Kitsap 6, Olympic 6.
100-Indigo Williams (NK) 12.42. 200-Williams (NK) 26.21. 400-Rebecca Lindgren (Klah) 58.97. 800-Sally Larson (CP) 2:25.39. 1,600-Larson (CP) 5:15.99. 3,200-Anna deCarteret (Aub) 11:51.14. 100 hurdles-Reagan Colyer (NK) 15.01. 300 hurdles-1, Colyer (NK) 45.98. 400 relay-North Kitsap (Addie Carion, Williams, Colyer, Kamina Flemming) 50.0. 1,600 relay-South Kitsap (Hillary Hestead, Christa Lane, Sarah Lacey, Amanda Wilson) 4:09.61. Distance medley-Kentridge (Kimberly Zielke, Lexi Klinkenberg, Molly Shiroishi, Kenedy Ramos) 13:40.64. High jump-Mikaela Raschick (CP) 5-0. Pole vault-Kim Concillado (Krid) 10-06. Long jump-Tasia Baldwin (F) 17-02 ½. Triple jump-Alexandra Lanzafame (NK) 35-03 ½. Shot put-Kelsie Forcier (SK) 36-11 ¼. Discus-Forcier (SK) 115-1. Javelin-Shannon Heiter (NM) 111-11. 800 relay-North Kitsap (Flemming, Carion, Kristin Brown, Hannah Snyder) 1:50.04.
Team scores-South Kitsap 108, Auburn 105.5, North Kitsap 67.5, Olympic 64, North Mason 61, Cedar Park Christian 61, Foss 53, Bainbridge 46, Central Kitsap 45.5, Port Townsend 34.5, Crosspoint Academy 20, Bremerton 17, Klahowya 14.
100-Tevin Williams (NM) 10.92. 200-Marcus Chambers (F) 22.24. 400-Michael Thomas (CK) 50.63. 800-Ian Goldizen (O) 2:00.69. 1,600-Matthew Lutz (O) 4:26.61. 3,200-Bereket Piatt (PT) 9:42.63. 110 hurdles-Josh Thompson (CK) 15.42. 300 hurdles-Craig Allen (NM) 40.86. 400 relay-South Kitsap (Josh Biagtan, Isaiah Davis, Javier Scott, Dominic Boddie) 43.43. 1,600 relay-South Kitsap (Scott, LaForest Church, Nathan O’Guin, Davis) 3:27.65. Distance medley-North Kitsap (Adam Beck, Kyle Ramsey, Daniel Hansen, Cody Blackmore) 11:23.2. High jump-Davis (SK) 6-10. Pole vault-Daniel Calhoon (CP) 12-03. Long jump-Davis (SK) 21-04. Triple jump-Brad Wilmot (B) 38-11 ½. Shot put-Danny Shelton (Aub) 53-02 ½. Discus-Nick Conlan (Aub) 160-0. Javelin-Max Pratt (Aub) 190-05.