1040 0

After just two days of competition at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, Kitsap County has already produced two high school All-Americans.

Alexandra Payne shows off her bronze medal after placing third at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in the hammer throw on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
(Courtesy photo)

Kitsap Fliers Track Club’s Alexandra Payne finished third in the hammer throw to claim All-American status on Tuesday. Payne, who will be a sophomore at North Kitsap this fall, had a throw of 135 feet, 3 inches and led after the first round. Payne became the Fliers’ first All-American, reported Ron Atkins a coach with the Fliers. Payne also qualified in the shot put and finished 24th on Wednesday.

Thriller Track and Field’s Logan Roberts, Jr., earned a bronze medal in the 3K race/walk in a time of 14 minutes, 51.59 seconds to become an All-American. Roberts is a South Kitsap product.

Thriller Track Club’s Logan Roberts, Jr., celebrates his bronze medal from the USATF National Junior Olympics on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
(Photo: Glenn Wachtman)

More than two dozen West Sound athletes qualified from three area clubs, the Fliers, Thriller and the Bremerton Jaguars.

The meet continues through Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.

In this article

Join the Conversation

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.