Donning some “old school” jerseys, Sequim’s boys went about schooling their counterparts on both track and field.
Boosted by 12 first-place finishes in 17 events, the Wolves easily out-paced the seven-team field at the “Flying A” Retro Meet in Port Angeles on March 28. The Wolves racked up 191 points to top runner-up Klahowya (120) and the host Roughriders (96).
Missing several athletes from an already modest roster, Sequim’s girls (63 points) placed fourth behind Port Angeles (172), Klahowya (935) and Port Townsend (67).
On the boys’ side, Sequim senior Murray Bingham dominated the field in the 800 meters with a 1:57.69 mark, tops among all 2A boys runners in the state this spring (athletic.net).
In his first meet of the season, SHS senior Alec Shingleton — a state 2A competitor last season — posted a 51.35-second mark to win the 400 meters, the second-best single lap time in the state among 2A boys this spring and just six-tenths of a second off his personal best.
Fischer Jensen swept the 110- and 300-meter hurdles with marks of 16.96 and 42.12, while Riley Cowan earned big wins in the shot put (39-8.5) and javelin (154-5). Cowan’s cousin Ben was second in the shot put (35-4.5).
In just his second meet, Sequim senior Jarrett Allen won the triple jump with a 39-3 leap, and joined teammates Logan Laxson, Darren Salazar and Keeshawn Whitney in winning the 4×100 relay in 44.65 seconds.
Bingham, Laxson, Salazar and Henry Hughes took top honors in the 4×400 with a 3:34.86finish, a top-five state mark among 2A schools.
Laxson won the 100 meters in 11.70 seconds, while Salazar topped the field in the 200 (23.19).
Sequim’s Connor Forderer won the pole vault with a 10-6 effort, and Erik Christiansen was second in the discus with a personal best 98-6 mark.
On the girls’ side, Sequim’s Abby Schroeder raced to first place — and a personal-best — with a 52.48-second mark in the 300 hurdles; teammate Lesea Pfeffer was second (57.50). Schroeder also placed third in the high jump (4-8).
Lindsey Leader took second in the shot put (27-2.25) and third in the discus (86-5). Shayli Schuman earned third place in the 100-meter hurdles, in 17.22 seconds.
Other teams competing at the meet included Chimacum, Clallam Bay and Neah Bay.
Sequim is off the track and field for spring break (April 1-5). The Wolves are back in action when they host Olympic and Port Townsend at the Sequim sports stadium on April 11.
Select SHS athletes compete at the 18-team Tacoma Invitational on April 13.