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Vikings beat Wolves

Sequim may boast the best 2A team in the Olympic League, but the 3A North Kitsap Vikings may run away with the overall title.

The purple-and-gold squads squared off April 8 in Bremerton, with the Vikings sweeping first-place finishes in both boys and girls standings, Sequim taking second and Bremerton finishing a distant third.

Sequim's boys picked up five fifth-place finishes from five athletes and gave North Kitsap a challenge, as the Vikings outscored the Wolves 79.7 to 61.3.

Freshman Jayson Brocklesby gave Sequim a boost with a top mark in the long jump (18-9) and was second in the high jump (5-4) and triple jump (36-2.5).

Alex Jenkins took top honors in the 800-meter race (2:13) and was third in the metric mile (4:56).

Sequim hurdlers swept top finishes in both events, with Stephan Stilts winning the 110-meter high hurdles (16.7) and Emanuel Herrera taking the 300-meter hurdles (42.3). Herrera also was second in the 100-meter sprint and third in the 200.

Sophomore Frank Catelli continues his strong season with a 174-foot throw in the javelin for a second-place finish, took first in the discus with a 126-foot, 7-inch toss and was third in both shot put and triple jump events.

On the girls' side, North Kitsap dominated the meet with 125 team points to

Sequim's 38.

Audrey Lichten and Samantha Whiteside provided the Wolves' only first-place finishes. Lichten, a junior, took first in the 1,600-

meter race with a 5:35 finish and was second in the 800. Whiteside topped the field with a 9-6 in the pole vault, was second in the 200-meter sprint and took third in the 100-meter race and long jump.

Freshman Haleigh Harrison took second place in both high jump (4-8) and long jump (15-4), then placing third in the triple jump (32-6). Freshman Heather Murray was second in the 3,200-meter race.

The split gives Sequim's boys and girls identical 1-1 league marks and 2-1 overall records.

The Wolves are back in action April 15 when they take on Olympic and Port Angeles at the Port Angeles track.

Reach Michael Dashiell at miked@sequimgazette.com.



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