Sequim dominates blustery meet in P.T.

Girls on track for league crown; boys win in line for league 2A title

  • Friday, March 21, 2014 4:05pm
  • Sports

Not even strong, abnormally frigid spring gusts could keep them down.

Sequim’s track and field athletes thoroughly dominated their Olympic League 2A rivals North Mason and host Port Townsend on April 18, posting wins in 22 of 35 events and racking up nearly twice as many points in each match-up.

Kincaid Nichols swept the sprints, winning the 100- (11.3), 200- (24.1) and 400-meter (52.7) events in a head-on wind, while Kenny Russell swept the middle distance races in the 800 (2:08) and 1600 (4:44.3).

Nichols also took first in the long jump with an 18-10 mark while Derrell Jensen set a personal best in the triple jump, clearing 38-4. Jensen also posted two second-place finishes, in the 100- and 200-meter sprints. Mitchell Fowles pushed Nichols in the 400 race, finishing just 1.1 seconds off with a 53.8 mark.

David Copeland was first in the pole vault with a 10-6 vault, as Sequim (5-1 in Olympic League and overall) toppled North Mason 92-52 and Port Townsend 104-40 in team scoring.

The girls’ side wasn’t any closer, as Sequim took first place in all but four events. The Wolves (6-0 in Olympic League and overall) toppled North Mason 111-34 and Port Townsend 107-42.

Anna LaBeaume took the 100- and 200-meter sprints with times of 13.3 and 29.4 seconds, respectively, while Lauryn Garrett got wins in the 100- and 300-hurdle races.

Garrett and LaBeaume teamed with Allison Cutting and Chase O’Neil to win the 4×400 relay in 4:17.2 while Sequim’s 4×200 team (Samantha Whiteside, Megan Zumbuhl, Anna Wilmot, Sarah Berkes) also took top honors, in 1:57.9.

Sequim teammates Laura Moser (800, 2:31.2), Cutting (1600, 5:31.3) and Audrey Lichten (3200, 12:39.3) swept the distance races.

The Wolves also had a strong showing in the field events, as LaBeaume (shot put, 34-11), Zumbuhl (triple jump, 28-11.5), Whiteside (pole vault, 7-0), Persephone Nelson (high jump, 4-10) and Sierra Clark (long jump 14-1) each earned first-place finishes.

The Wolves’ next meet is a big one, as they host 3A league rivals Port Angeles and Olympic April 24.

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