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Track: South Kitsap girls claim SK Invite title

Depth can be viewed through two different prisms: numbers and quality.

The former rarely is an issue for South Kitsap’s track and field team. But the Wolves also appear to have the latter, particularly on the girls team, which they displayed during Saturday’s South Kitsap Invitational.

“Our girls had a really good day despite the weather,” said South coach Joanne Warren, after watching the athletes compete through heavy rain for most of the day.

South’s girls placed first among 16 participating teams with 126.2 points.

It culminated with the 1,600-meter relay, where junior Riley Dopps passed the Spartans’ Pearl Terry with a little more than half a lap remaining. She helped the Wolves to a first-place finish in 4 minutes, 10.32 seconds to outpace Bainbridge (4:10.82).

“All I was thinking was T-shirts,” said Dopps, referring to the prize for the top placer. “I kept thinking she was going to pass me back. There were a lot of emotions going through my system at one time.”

South finished second in the 800 relay (1:52.1) behind Rogers (1:47.94). The Rams (50.69) also outlasted the Wolves (52.24) for the top spot in the 400 relay.

“The relays came together,” Warren said. “We’ve been struggling with that all season.”

Two of South’s first-place finishes came in field events. Kelsie Forcier was the only competitor to top 100 feet in the discus throw (109 feet, 11 inches). Forcier also placed second in the shot put at 35-02.5 behind Lincoln’s Krystall Fowler (39-07).

“She’s a sophomore that’s really going to be leading the team for a while,” Warren said.

The Wolves’ other top finish came in the pole vault. Ashli Becker finished first with a leap of 7-06.

But their depth showed with a number of second-place finishes. Sarah Lacey took that position in 17.49 in the 100 hurdles behind North Kitsap’s Reagan Colyer. She also placed second behind Colyer (49.52) in the 300 hurdles in 51.45.

Another sophomore, Amanda Wilson, was second in the 200 dash in 27.31. Rogers’ Sydney Davis won that event in 27.0.

“I’m very pleased with my young athletes,” Warren said.

Junior Shelby Jackson had the team’s other second-place finish. She threw the javelin 107-04 behind North Mason’s Shannon Heiter (110-0).

On the boys side, South finished third among 16 teams with 69 points behind Rogers (102) and Lincoln (70).

Senior Leon La Deaux earned the lone first-place finish in a track event by winning the 300 hurdles in 40.4 seconds. He was second in the 110 hurdles in 15.73 seconds behind Rogers’ Terrance Stubblefield (15.67).

Junior Isaiah Davis also won the long jump in 21-04, narrowly distancing Auburn Mountainview’s Austin VanderWel (21-03.5). Warren said Davis’ performance was even more impressive considering that he missed 10 days for family reasons in Texas before returning last week.

“You’re going to pay a little for that,” Warren said. “But he did beautifully this morning.”

Senior Andrew Crock finished second in 2:01.96 behind North Mason’s Andrew Crain (2:00.02) in the 800 run.

The Wolves’ other runner-up performance came in the 1,600 relay, which they finished in 3:32.49. Rogers won that event in 3:30.63. After essentially running the same team for the last two years, only La Deaux returned this season and Warren said she still is working on finalizing that quartet.

La Deaux also ran on the 400 relay team along with Davis, Kadir Perez and Javier Scott that placed first in 43.92.

“That’s the first time we’ve run together and we really came through,” La Deaux said.

Several of the top competitors on South’s boys and girls teams learned that they will compete in the May 1 Oregon Relays at Hayward Field in Eugene. The meet on the University of Oregon’s campus has been on the schedule since before the season began, but Warren did not receive an official invitation until last week.

“That’s probably the most prestigious meet in the Northwest,” said La Deaux, who competed in last year’s Oregon Relays with his 1,600-relay teammates. “We’re happy that we can take a lot of people. They can take that experience to league, districts and state.”

Saturday

South Kitsap Invitational

At Joe Knowles Stadium

Winners and locals in top eight

Boys

Team standings: Rogers-Puyallup 102, Lincoln 70, South Kitsap 69, Archbishop Murphy 69, Todd Beamer 68, North Mason 67, Auburn 67, White River 33, Olympic 31, North Kitsap 30, Bremerton 29, Port Townsend 25, Cedar Park Christian 25, Bainbridge 9, Crosspoint 7.

100: 1, Quadelle Satterwhite (L) 11.39; 3, Demasha Aldridge (Brem) 11.50; 7, Larry Dixon (Oly) 12.52.

200: 1, Austin Thummel-Gravitt (Rog) 23.32; 5, Demasha Aldridge (Brem) 24.10; 8, Terrance Jordan (Brem) 25.37.

400: 1, Austin Thummel-Gravitt (Rog) 50.39; 5, Tim Winslow (NM) 53.83; 6, Nathan O’Guin (SK) 54.16.

800: 1, Andrew Crain (NM) 2:00.02; 2, Andrew Crock (SK) 2:01.96; 7, Ian Goldzien (Oly) 2:06.85.

1,600: 1, Cody McCranie (Aub) 4:32.97; 4, Habtamu Rubio (PT) 4:43.63.

3,200: 1, Bereket Piatt (PT) 9:49.68; 5, Seth Bailey (Oly) 10:20.92; 6, Kyle Ramsey (NK) 10.29.17; 7, Matthew Lutz (Oly) 10:32.97.

Distance Medley: 1, North Kitsap 11:19.24; 3, Bainbridge 11:56.12; 4, North Mason 12:05.09; 6, South Kitsap 12:10.71; 7, Olympic 13:11.88.

110 hurdles: 1, Terrence Stubblefield (Rog) 15.67; 2, Leon La Deaux (SK) 15.73; 7, Ray Chico (SK) 17.15; 8, Zach Marshall (SK) 17.24

300 hurdles: 1, Leon La Deaux (SK) 40.40; 5, Zach Marshall (SK) 43.43; 6, Benjamin Tucker (NK) 44.21; 7, Mike Lovato (NK) 44.85.

400 relay: 1, South Kisatp 43.92; 5, North Mason 46.13; 7, Crosspoint 47.34.

1,600 relay: 1, Rogers 3:30.63; 2, South Kitsap 3:32.49; 3, North Mason 3:35.86.

High Jump: 1, C.J. Wright (Linc) 6-2; 4, Jesse Banda (NK) 5-6; 5, Alden Garcia (Oly) 5-4; 6, Sebastion Ford (NK) 5-2; 7, Brandon Dunham (NM) 5-2.

Pole Vault: 1, Austin Shirey (WR) 13-3; 3, Justin McClain (Oly) 11-0; 5, Benjamin Tucker (NK) 10-6.

Long Jump: 1, Isaiah Davis (SK) 21-4; 4, Kameron Crosswhite (NM) 19-10 1/4; 8, Conarky Coggins (PT) 19-1/2.

Triple Jump: 1, C.J. Wright (Linc) 42-10 1/2; 4, Jordan Cooper (Cross) 39-4 1/2; 6, Brad Wilmot (Bain) 38-11 1/2; 7, Aaron Alexander (SK) 38-7 1/2; 8, Kameron Crosswhite (NM) 37-10.

Shot Put: 1, John Fullington (NM) 51-3 1/4; 2, Larry Dixon (Oly) 50-9; 4, Justin Boland (PT) 45-8 1/2; 7, Kyle Kennedy (Brem) 44-8 1/2; 8, James Jones (Oly) 43-8 1/2.

Discus: 1, John Fullington (NM) 151-0; 3, Robert Vandling (NM) 141-10; 7, Justin Boland (PT) 123-7.

Javelin: 1, Kyle Kennedy (Brem) 173-1; 3, Hoang Quan (Brem) 152-6; 7, Brandon Dunham (NM) 142-8; 8, Andrew Hicks (NM) 136-5.

Girls

Team standings: South Kitsap 126.60, Todd Beamer 89.60, North Kitsap 71, Lincoln 67, Rogers-Puyallup 55, Bainbridge 50, Archbishop Murphy 39, Auburn 38, North Mason 35, White River 33.60, Cedar Park Christian 32, Klahowya 29, Crosspoint 27, Bremerton 12.60, Port Townsend 12, Olympic 6

100: 1, Grace Garguile (Cross) 13.28; 3, Brittany Sanchez (SK) 13.34; 4, Hayden Kolb (Kla) 13.41; 5, Rebecca Lindgren (Kla) 13.49; 6, Evelyn Williams (NM) 13.55; 7, Ellarie Hoover (NM) 13.59.

200: 1, Sydney Davis (Rog) 27.00; 3, Grace Garguile (Cross) 27.55; 4, Rebecca Lindgren (Kla) 27.97; 6, Chelsi Swanson (SK) 28.45; 7, Hayden Kolb (Kla) 28.96.

400: 1, Kishia Mitchell (Rog) 58.30; 3, Courtney Odell (Bain) 1:02.14; 4, Rebecca Lindgren (Kla) 1:02.55; 5, Rhianna Boe (SK) 1:03.50; 6, Khloe Frank (PT) 1:03.98.

800: 1, Terry Pearl (Bain) 2:27.77; 3, Annie Taylor (Bain) 2:28.70.

1,600: 1, Lauryn Wate (WR) 5:27.90; 3, Erica Copeland (SK) 5:36.74; 4, Carlie Rouse (Cross) 5:51.42; 7, Molly Wheeler (Cross) 5:57.03.

3,200: 1, Emily Barecca (Bain) 11:52.22; 5, Carlie Rouse (Cross) 13.17.08.

Distance Medley: 1, Bainbridge 13:12.01; 2, North Kitsap 14:07.17; 3, Port Townsend 15:28.37.

100 hurdles: 1, Reagan Colyer (NK) 17.30; 2, Sarah Lacey (SK) 17.49; 4, Shannon Leicht (NK) 17.76; 7, Colleen Shaffer (SK) 19.28.

300 hurdles: 1, Reagan Colyer (NK) 49.52; 2, Sarah Lacey (SK) 51.45; 3, Jessica Cantu (Kla) 51.71; 4, Katelyn Knight (NK) 52.13; 7, Colleen Shaffer (SK) 53.09.

400 relay: 1, Rogers 50.69; 2, South Kitsap 52.24; 7, North Mason 54.94; 8, Port Townsend 55.58.

800 relay: 1, Rogers 1:47.94; 2, South Kitsap 1:52.10; 7, North Mason 2:03.06.

1,600 relay: 1, South Kitsap 4:10.32; 2, Bainbridge 4:10.82; 4, North Mason 4:28.69; 7, North Kitsap 4:34.63.

High Jump: 1, Nichole Jones (Rog) 5-0; 2, Madisen Kellogg (NK) 4-10; 7, Julie Belden (Brem) 4-4.

Pole Vault: 1, Ashli Becker (SK) 7-6; 3, Michaela Anderson (Brem) 7-0; 4, Jocelynn Wright (NK) 6-6.

Long Jump: 1, Emma Cortes (TB) 16-4 1/2; 3, Brittany Sanchez (SK) 15-8 1/2; 6, Alexandra Lanzafame (NK) 15-2; 8, Christine Hill (Oly) 13-9 1/4.

Triple Jump: 1, Emma Cortes (TB) 33-5; 2, Alexandra Lanzafame (NK) 33-4; 3, Chelsi Swanson (SK) 32-11; 8, Christine Hil (Oly) 29-1 1/2.

Shot Put: 1, Krystall Fowler (Linc) 39-7; 2, Kelsie Forcier (SK) 35-2 1/2; 3, Julisha Johnson (Brem) 33-8 1/2; 5, Shelby Jackson (SK) 30-10; 7, Rebecca Reise (Kla) 28-8.

Discus: 1, Kelsie Forcier (SK) 109-11; 2, Hannah Guile (NM) 95-5; 5, Lexi Simmons (NK) 90-10.

Javelin: 1, Shannon Heiter (NM) 110-0; 2, Shelby Jackson (SK) 107-4; 4, Lauryn Blevins (NK) 92-0; 5, Brooke Jordan (Oly) 89-8; 7, Charnae Clark (PT) 82-10.

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