Track & Field: Wolves taking 26 to districts

Barry, Cibene and Daniels lead Sequim boys, 4x400 crew leads SHS girls

 

One of Sequim’s brightest hopes for a state medal this spring found herself out of action Saturday. Fortunately, Sarah Hutchison’s reputation — and high-reaching feats in the pole vault — preceded her.

A Wolfpack of 26 Sequim boys and girls in 22 events punched their tickets to the West Central District meet after strong finishes at a subdistrict meet in Bremerton on Saturday, led by a strong contingent of runners.

C.J. Daniels scored a win in the 1,600 meters and placed third in the 800 meters, Alex Barry won the javelin, Josh Cibene topped the field in the pole vault and Sequim’s 4×400 girls relay team of Hannah Hudson, Gretchen Happe, Mercedes Woods and Waverly Shreffler sped to a first-place finish of 4:11.95 — the eighth-best time in the 2A classification — as the Wolves took their next step toward the state meet.

Hutchison also advanced to the district meet via a “pass through” voted on by the head coaches of the Olympic League, Sequim coach Brad Moore explained; Hutchison is still recovering from an ankle injury she suffered two weeks ago but is expected to be able to perform at the district meet, set for May 22-23 at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner. She placed 13th at last year’s state meet with a 9-0 mark in the event but has cleared 10 feet this season before the injury.

“I’m pretty confident she’ll be ready to go,” Moore said.

Barry set a personal best in the javelin with a 166-8 mark, ranking him fifth in the 2A state bests. Moore said Barry still has room to improve, with a shot at eclipsing 180 feet.

Cibene cleared 13-3 in the pole vault — his previous best was 12-3 set last year as a sophomore — and now ranks in the top 12 in state.

Oscar Herrera placed second in both hurdles events and both his times are among the 15 best among 2A boys.

Shreffler, a sophomore, continued her strong efforts in the 400, placing second with a personal best 60.81-second mark.

Sequim’s boys distance crew took three of the top five places in the 1,600-meter race and, led by Brendon Despain’s runner-up finish, four of the top five spots in the 3,200-meter race.

In all, Sequim athletes set 16 personal records at the subdistrict meet.

“Overall I think the kids did really good,” Sequim coach Brad Moore said. “(But) next week, the competition is going to be stiff.”

 

More in Sports

tsr
Football: Wolves thrill Homecoming fans with one-point win

An 89-yard, last gasp drive capped by a touchdown and two-point conversion… Continue reading

tsr
Volleyball: League-leading Spartans, Vikings top Wolves

A pair of Kitsap schools continue to dominate the Olympic League. Despite… Continue reading

Girls swimming: Sequim splashes Olympic to close league slate

Sequim’s swimming crew finished its 2021 regular season with a strong kick,… Continue reading

tsr
Girls soccer: Wolves fall 1-0 to Vikings, Spartans

North Kitsap avenged a 2-0 Sequim win on Sept. 16 with a… Continue reading

tsr
Cross country: Pyeatt extends streak in league final warm-up

Sequim’s cross country crews on Oct. 13 got one last warm-up before… Continue reading

tsr
Boys tennis: Wolves edge Roughriders for season sweep

It took three sets in a pair of key matches, but on… Continue reading

College soccer: Pirate women erupt on offense in 7-0 win

The Peninsula College women’s soccer team has been dominating teams all year… Continue reading

Hundreds of runners take on Larry Scott Trail

High-schoolers, locals among 264 live-event entrants

tsr
Wolves of the Week: Lars Wiker, Jolene Vaara

• Girls — Jolene Vaara Class: Sophomore Team: Sequim High volleyball Head… Continue reading

Most Read