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Track & Field: SHS boys take P.A. invite title, girls take fourth

Sequim’s Heidi Vereide launches herself into the pit in the long jump at the Port Angeles Invitational on Saturday. Vereide finished with a 14-foot, 3.5-inch mark, a team best.  - Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash
Sequim’s Heidi Vereide launches herself into the pit in the long jump at the Port Angeles Invitational on Saturday. Vereide finished with a 14-foot, 3.5-inch mark, a team best.
— image credit: Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

The season is early, but Sequim’s track and field squads look good off the blocks.

Sequim’s boys took top honors and the Wolves’ girls squad placed fourth at the 10-team Port Angeles Invitational on Saturday, March 22.

Mikey Cobb (1,500 meters), Oscar Herrera (300 hurdles) and Josh Cibene (tied, pole vault) paced a balanced boys attack with first- place wins while Alex Barry placed second in both triple jump and javelin events.

Sequim’s Jackson Oliver was second in the high jump with a leap of 5-10, second only to 2013 state 2A title runner-up Taylor Stephens of North Kitsap, who cleared 6 feet, 6 inches.

Sequim teammate Brendon Despain was second in the 3,000-meter race and Dylan Chatters was second in the 400.

In team scoring, Sequim’s boys scored 117 points to edge Olympic (110.5), while host Port Angeles placed a distant fifth (63.5).

On the girls’ side, North Kitsap scored 138.3 teams points to easily outpace Peninsula (100 points), Port Angeles (91.8) and Sequim (80).

Waverly Shreffler scored a first place for Sequim in the 400-meter race and joined Gretchen Happe, Hannah Hudson and Sarah Hutchison on the winning 4x400 relay squad.

Hutchison was second in the 100-meter hurdles and Emily Webb took second in the 3,000-meter race.

Sequim’s Wolves are home for their first Olympic League double-dual meet of the 2014 season, hosting Klahowya and Port Townsend today, March 26, with events beginning at 3:15 p.m.

The Wolves get a reprieve with spring break, then are back in action April 16 at Kingston to take on North Mason and the host Buccaneers.

 

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