Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt, left, and Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson square off in the 800 meters at a league track and field meet in Sequim on March 31. Larson won the event in 2:18, with Pyeatt second in 2:31. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt, left, and Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson square off in the 800 meters at a league track and field meet in Sequim on March 31. Larson won the event in 2:18, with Pyeatt second in 2:31. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Track and field: SHS girls, PA boys prevail in dual meet

Sequim swept the girls sprints and jump competitions on its way to a 71-51 track and field victory over rival Port Angeles on March 31 in Sequim.

Junior Riley Pyeatt was a dual-event winner in the 100- and 400-meter races for the Wolves in 13.18 seconds and 59.29, respectively.

Sequim freshman Taryn Johnson was tops in the 200 in 29.49 and also won the 110 hurdles in 19.71.

Johnson, along with Anastasia Updyke, Maci Cogburn and Rileigh VanDyken led the Wolves to a win in the 4×400 relay in 4:17.71.

Wolves freshman Jolene Vaara won the pole vault with a new best clearance of 7 feet and also triumphed in the high jump with a mark of 4-10.

In possibly the most anticipated race, Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson had enough in the tank to get past fellow cross country standout Pyeatt — who had minutes prior rwon the 200-meter race — for a win in the 800. Larson posted a time of 2:18.93 to Pyeatt’s 2:31.21.

Larson also won the 1,600 by nearly 50 seconds.

Sequim junior Riliegh VanDyke added a win in the triple jump (26-2.5).

Junior Kennedy Bruch was a dual-event winner for the Riders, setting a personal record in the shot put with a throw of 29-9 and claiming the discus with a distance of 83-1.

Port Angeles senior Camille Stensgard also had a good meet, winning the javelin with a throw of 99-10 and setting a personal record in the discus (78-2).

PA boys run to victory

In the boys portion of the meet, Port Angeles ran to victories in the 400 through 3,200 races and also performed well in the throwing events to earn a 76-54 win over Sequim.

Logan Laxson was a three-event winner for the Wolves with the senior setting a new best of 19-9 in the long jump and also claiming the 100 and 200 sprints in 11.69 and 23.80, respectively.

Laxson teamed with Adrian Brown, Henry Hughes and Theo McMurray to win the 4×100 relay by just less than 5 seconds in 48.66.

SHS sophomore Mirek Skov set three personal bests while taking first in the discus (80-8) and second in shot put (29-7).

Brown also raced to a win the the 300 hurdles (47.86).

For Port Angeles, Naaman McGuffey claimed the 800 (2:13.01), set a personal record in the 1,600 (4:52.66) and won an uncontested high jump with a new best of 4-8.

Sophomore Reef Gelder recorded a new best javelin throw of 120-01 to beat nine other competitors.

Junior Jason Gladfelter set a new fastest time in taking the 400 for the Riders in 59.28, while sophomore Jack Gladfelter broke his previous best time in the 3,200 (10:35.65).

McGuffey, Gladfelter, Gelder and Daniel Cable teamed for a win in the 4×400 relay in 3:53.18.

Coming up

The Wolves and Riders are off until an April 14 meet at Port Angeles with Olympic and East Jefferson.

Sequim’s Adrian Brown races to a first place finish in the 300 meter hurdles on March 31. He finished in 47.86 seconds. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Adrian Brown races to a first place finish in the 300 meter hurdles on March 31. He finished in 47.86 seconds. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Adrian Brown races to a first place finish in the 300 meter hurdles on March 31. He finished in 47.86 seconds. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Adrian Brown races to a first place finish in the 300 meter hurdles on March 31. He finished in 47.86 seconds. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim freshman Taryn Johnson on March 31 races to a win in the 100-meter hurdles with teammate Rileigh VanDyken, left, and Port Angeles’ Gracie Kennedy trailing. Johnson finished in a personal best 19.71 seconds. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim freshman Taryn Johnson on March 31 races to a win in the 100-meter hurdles with teammate Rileigh VanDyken, left, and Port Angeles’ Gracie Kennedy trailing. Johnson finished in a personal best 19.71 seconds. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

As Sequim head coach Brad Moore watches, Sequim freshman Jolene Vaara clears a height in the pole vault on March 31. Vaara won three events at Sequim’s March 31 home meet: the pole vault (7-0), high jump (4-10) and long jump (11-10.5). Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

As Sequim head coach Brad Moore watches, Sequim freshman Jolene Vaara clears a height in the pole vault on March 31. Vaara won three events at Sequim’s March 31 home meet: the pole vault (7-0), high jump (4-10) and long jump (11-10.5). Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim senior Logan Laxson, second from left, and teammate Theo McMurray race to a 1-2 finish in the 100-meter dash on March 31 in Sequim. Laxson finished in 11.69 seconds, McMurray in 12.00 seconds. Sequim’s Zack Gufler, not pictured was third (12.93). Laxson took three first places at last week’s meet, taking the 100, 200 and long jump. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim senior Logan Laxson, second from left, and teammate Theo McMurray race to a 1-2 finish in the 100-meter dash on March 31 in Sequim. Laxson finished in 11.69 seconds, McMurray in 12.00 seconds. Sequim’s Zack Gufler, not pictured was third (12.93). Laxson took three first places at last week’s meet, taking the 100, 200 and long jump. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

From left, Sequim’s Anastasia Updike and Mikiah Winter and Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson break from the starting line in the 1,600-meter race on March 31 in Sequim. Larson won the event in 5minutes 14 seconds, with Updike — running most the of the race with a shoe untied — second in 6:04 and Winter third in 6:06. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

From left, Sequim’s Anastasia Updike and Mikiah Winter and Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson break from the starting line in the 1,600-meter race on March 31 in Sequim. Larson won the event in 5minutes 14 seconds, with Updike — running most the of the race with a shoe untied — second in 6:04 and Winter third in 6:06. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Logan Laxson earns a first place finish in the long jump with a personal best 19 feet, 9 inches, at the March 31 dual home meet against Port Angeles. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Logan Laxson earns a first place finish in the long jump with a personal best 19 feet, 9 inches, at the March 31 dual home meet against Port Angeles. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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