Track & Field: Sequim’s Pyeatt, relay set state’s fastest 2A marks

A pair of deep North Kitsap teams defended its home track well, sweeping a league meet with Sequim, Olympic and North Mason on April 28 in Poulsbo.

The Vikings’ girls tallied 108 team points, with Sequim second (69), followed by North Mason 962) and Olympic (28).

Sequim’s boys, missing standout sprinter Tyler Mooney (out with an injury), placed third with 46 team points, behind North Kitsap (140) and Olympic (48)and ahead of North Mason (30).

Sequim Riley Pyeatt competed in just one race, winning the 100 meters in 13.27 seconds. Fellow senior Rileigh VanDyken won the 300 hurdles in a personal record 55.63 seconds.

Teammate Jolene Vaara was second in the 100 hurdles, her first try in that event this season, in 17.36 seconds, and placed second in the high jump (4-8).

Sequim’s 4×400 relay team (Kaitlin Bloomenrader, Emily Carlier, Eve Mavy, Anatasia Updike) took first in 4:42.69; the Wolves’ 4×100 and 4×200 relays each placed second. Nikoline Updike was second in the 3,200 meters (15:29.94).

SHS junior Hi’ilei Robinson was third in both 100- (13.73) and 200-meter races (28.23); both marks were personal bests.

On the boys’ side, Sequim sophomore Colby Ellefson raced to a win in the 3,200 meters (10:23.65) and was second in the 1,600 (4:48.63), about a half-second behind Olympic junior Miles Cole.

Sequim’s hurdling brothers Adrian and Andrew Brown placed 1-2 in the 110 high hurdles, finishing in 17.24 and 17.38 seconds, respectively. Andrew Brown added a second place finish in 300 hurdles (47.53) with teammate SeanChristopher Wilson in third (49.18).

Senior Ty Coone tied for first place in the high jump with a 5-6 mark in his first meet of the season.

SHS’s 4×400 relay team (Adrian Brown, Henry Hughes, Sean Southard, Aaron Tolberd) took second in 4:07.44.

Junior Mirek Skov was third in the pole vault (10-0), with sophomore brother Ari Skov in fourth (a personal best 9-6).

Sequim at Shelton Invitational

A handful of Sequim athletes competed at the 62nd Shelton Invitational on April 30, with Pyeatt earning second place in the 800 meters in a personal best 2:14.29 — the fastest 800-meter mark in the state by nearly seven seconds.

She also helped Sequim’s 4×400 relay team (with Bloomenrader, Carlier and Mavy) place second in 4:09.59 — the top 2A time among 2A girls in the state thus far by one-one hundredth of a second.

Ellefson raced to a win in the freshman/sophomore 1-mile race in 4:49.07, while Adrian Brown was fifth in the 300 hurdles (a personal best 41.77) and eighth in the 110 hurdles; Henry Hughes was ninth in the 400 meters (54.50).

Vaara was third in the high jump (5-0) and Bloomenrader took fourth place in the freshman/sophomore 1-mile race (5:37.88).

Coming up

The Olympic League 2A meet is set for May 5 and May 7 in Belfair. Top athletes advance to the West Central District meet scheduled for May 20-21, also in Belfair.

The state 2A-3A-4A meet is May 26-28 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.