Track & Field: SHS boys improve to 11-1 with meet sweep

Murray Bingham, Curtis Gorr and Riley Martin each earned a pair of individual victories as Sequim’s boys improved to 11-1 on the season by sweeping Olympic, Kingston and Klahowya on April 27 in Silverdale.

Bingham and teammate Alec Shingleton went 1-2 in the 800-meter race before Bingham added a win in the 1,600 meters (4:46).

Gorr set personal bests in winning both 100-meter (11.43) and 200-meter (23.23) races. He also took second in the 400 meters (52.51).

Martin added victories in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles (16.27 and 43.75, respectively).

Riley Cowan won the javelin with a 146-foot, 5-inch throw, five inches ahead of runner-up teammate Brenden Lauritzen.

Liam Byrne added a win in the pole vault (10-6).

On the girls’ side, Sequim got a quadruple win from senior Morgan Bingham, who swept the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter races before anchoring a winning 4×400 relay team (4:32).

She helped Sequim go 2-1 with wins over Kingston and Klahowya, with Olympic edging the Wolves 79-65.

Shayli Schuman earned a personal best in winning the 100 hurdles (17.29), as did Clarisse Finman in the discus (95-7).

Also earning outright event wins were Elizabeth Sweet (pole vault, 8-0), Lindsey Leader (shot put, 29-10) and Kaitlyn Viada (javelin, 82-8).

Boys 18th, girls 20th at Shelton Invite

Sequim’s boys placed 18th overall while SHS’s girls were 20th at the 37-team Shelton Invitational on April 29.

Riley Cowan had the top finish on the boys’ side, throwing a personal-best 164 feet, 4 inches to place second overall in the javelin.

Murray Bingham was third in the one-mile race, also setting a personal best effort.

Riley Martin was ninth in the 300 hurdles and 14th in the 110 hurdles.

Freshman Lindsey Leader had Sequim’s top finish on the girls’ side with a second-place effort in the shot put (29-5) while Elizabeth Sweet set a season-best in the pole vault at 9-6, good for third.

Morgan Bingham set a pair of personal bests and finished sixth in both one-mile (5:33) and 3,200-meter (11:43) races.

Looking ahead

Sequim looks to place a host of Wolves into sub-districts when they compete at the May 6 Olympic League championships in Poulsbo.

Top athletes move on to sub-districts set for May 13 in Bremerton.

The West Central District meet is May 19-20 in Renton.

The state 2A track meet is set for May25-27 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

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