Track & Field: SHS’s Brown, Skov shine in first league meet

A deep North Kitsap squad swept boys and girls competitions in the Olympic League opener on March 21 in Silverdale, with Olympic second and Sequim third in team scores.

The Wolves set 42 personal best marks, 28 for the boys and 14 for the girls.

On the boys’ side, sophomore Andrew Brown put up a pair of state competition-worth marks and personal bests. Brown eared 6 feet in the high jump, an effort that would have put him second or third at the state 2A meet last spring.

He also raced to a first place finish in the 110 high hurdles in 16.15 seconds — a time that would have placed him seventh in the state 2A finals.

SHS sophomore Sean Southard took first place in two events, setting personal bests in both. He won the 400 with a 54.71 finish and took the javelin event with a 137-foot, 8.5-inch throw.

Mirek Skov won the pole vault with a 12-6 mark, and also set a personal best in the discus with a 103-0.5 mark, good for second place. (Sequim’s vaulters took six of the top eight spots.)

Ayden Humprhies was third in the 200 (25.05, a personal best).

SeanChristopher Wilson was third in the 300 hurdles in 46.72, with Brown 0.05 of a second back in fourth.

Sequim’s 4×100 relay team (Brown, Southard, Humphries and Skov) took second in 46.60, about a second back of North Kitsap. The Wolves’ 4×400 relay (Southard, Wilson, Hunter Halverson and Cayden Beauregard) also took second, in 4:05.03.

In the girls’ competition, SHS junior Kaitlyn Bloomenrader set a personal best in the 400 meters and placed first, finishing in 1:03.61.

Fellow junior Jolene Vaara topped 5 feet to win the high jump, while Sequim’s Ahrya Klinger and Lilly Despain went 1-2 in the pole vault.

Aspen Goldner won the 3,200 meters in 15:29, and SHS sophomore Dawn Hulstedt was second in the 1600 meters (6:36).

The Wolves’ 4×400 relay of Bloomenrader, Emma Bergmann, and Anastasia and Nikoline Updike won in 4:46.62.

Senior Hi’ilei Robinson raced to second place in the 100 meters, in 13.61 seconds.

Sequim was scheduled to take on North Mason and host Bainbridge on Monday, March 27 — results were not available at press time.

The Wolves are off for spring break until April 13, when they compete with Port Angeles and host Kingston. Sequim is at the South Sound Classic in Puyallup on April 15.