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North Kitsap beat Bremerton and Olympic to kick start what should be an exciting Olympic League season on Thursday at Bremerton High.

North Kitsap beat Bremerton and Olympic to kick start what should be an exciting Olympic League season on Thursday at Bremerton High.

BREMERTON — In the opening Olympic League track and field meet at Bremerton Memorial Stadium, Bremerton’s Kelo Logova wanted to have a strong performance in front of the home fans and he did just that on Thursday.

Logova finished second in the javelin, an event he only recently picked up on the advice of his football coaches. Logova, the quarterback of the Knights’ football team, had personal record throw of 130 feet, one inch, despite throwing into the wind later in the afternoon as the blue skies turned gray.

Bremerton's Kelo Logova competes in the javelin during an Olympic League meet at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Logova finished second with a throw of 130-1. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
Bremerton’s Kelo Logova competes in the javelin during an Olympic League meet at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Logova finished second with a throw of 130-1. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

Thomas Hoskins of Olympic won the event with his own PR of 137-5 to set the pace for the upcoming 2A season.

“I try to hit (a personal record) every throw and just work on my technique,” Logova said, adding he’s recognizing the similarities of throwing a javelin and throwing a football. “The concept, yes. I say javelin’s harder.”

But, he’s pleased with the progress he’s making in the sport.

“It’s going great actually,” he said. “My coach works with me and says, ‘technique, technique, technique’ and so I just try and focus on that.”

Bremerton beat Olympic 134 to 114 in the combined team scores as North Kitsap pulled out wins over Bremerton 163.66 to 120.33 and Olympic, 208 to 73. 

In the sprints, Olympic’s Malcolm DeWalt won the 100-meter race in 10.93 seconds, holding off teammate Adam Johnson who finished in 11.15. DeWalt also captured the 200 race in a time of 23.11 as Bremerton’s Von Mejia was second in 23.87.

Olympic's Malcolm DeWalt competes in the 200 meter race during an Olympic League meet at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Johnson won in a wind-aided 10.07 seconds. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
Olympic’s Malcolm DeWalt competes in the 200 meter race during an Olympic League meet at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Johnson won in a wind-aided 10.07 seconds. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

Jaycob Storey of Bremerton won the 400 race in 56.87 as the Knights made it a 1-2-3 sweep. Aziah Hassan, 57.34, and Kendrean Hurt, 58.10, finished second and third, respectively. Bremerton’s Spencer Anderson finished first in the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 8.17 seconds while freshman teammate was second in Enrique Brambila in 2:09.93. In the 1,600, Max Metters of North Kitsap won in 5:01.04 and Scott Ashcraft of Olympic was second in 5:04.31. Metters also won the 3,200 in 11:15.01 while teammate Igmin Martinez was second in 11:45.75.

In the 110 hurdles, North Kitsap’s Andrew Blackmore finished in a time of 15:85 to win the event ahead of teammate Kian Dougherty in 17.78. Dougherty turned around and claimed the win in the 300 hurdles with a time of 44.03.

In an exciting 4×100 relay, Bremerton’s Josh Tapangco, Trent Lewis, Logova and MeJia teamed up to win in a time of 45.29 with North Kitsap second in 46.60. The Bremerton team of Anderson, Mejia, Enrique Brambila and Cedric Curtis won the 4×400 relay in 3:41.87. NK was second in 3:43.98.

Gabe Johnson of Olympic competes in the pole vault in an Olympic League meet against North Kitsap and Bremerton at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Johnson finished second with a PR of 10-0. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
Gabe Johnson of Olympic competes in the pole vault in an Olympic League meet against North Kitsap and Bremerton at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Johnson finished second with a PR of 10-0. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

In the shot put, freshman Gavin Triplet of Olympic hit a personal record with a throw of 39 feet, 10 inches to beat senior Adam Sanchez of Bremerton who finished with a throw of 34-6. Jameson Moore of North Kitsap won the discus in 127-7 as Sanchez was second, 113-07, with a PR.

In the high jump, North’s Diego Menendez won in 5-4 to holed off a PR by Bremerton’s Thomas Peli in 5-2. 

Despite a PR from Gabe Johnson of Olympic, it was North Kitsap’s Kaden Wilson who won the first meeting between the two seniors. Wilson’s leap of 12-0 beat Johnson’s height of 10-0. 

In one of the closest events of the day, Josh Tapangco of Bremerton won the long jump with a leap of 18-5, edging North Kitsap’s Blake Wetzsteon in 18-4. Wetzsteon turned around and won the triple jump in 37-8 as Zach Wyant of Olympic had a personal best of 37-0. 

For the girls, Bremerton senior Lauryn Chandler had a big day. She won the first of four events by claiming the 100-meter race in a personal best time of 13.03. Chandler held off teammates T’caela Wilcher in 13.07. Bremerton freshman Aliyah Roa had a PR of 28.22 to win the 200 meters as NK’s Raelee Moore was second in 28.45. 

Lauryn Chandler of Bremerton competes in the 300 hurdles during an Olympic League meet at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Chandler won the event in 53.33 seconds. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
Lauryn Chandler of Bremerton competes in the 300 hurdles during an Olympic League meet at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Chandler won the event in 53.33 seconds. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

Genesi Funston of North Kitsap, a freshman, won the 400 meters in 1:06.83, holding off a PR from Olympic’s Aalysia Mitchell in 1:08.82. In the 800, Madison Zosa of North won in 2:32.24 as Funston was second in 2:45.66. Sophomore Jaimie Florent led from the start of the 1,600 and won going away, in 6:29.97. Olympic’s Olivia McFall was second in 6:59.31.

In the 100 hurdles, Chandler of Bremerton picked up her second win in a time of 14.83, another PR. Aspen DeSalvo of North was second in 19.78. Chandler swept the hurdles events by winning the 300 in 53.33, ahead of runner up DeSalvo in 58.15. 

North Kitsap’s team of Emerson Bollert, Ayanna Selembo, Kamora McMillan and Emma Orness won the 4×100 relay in 53.69. NK claimed the 4×200 relay in 1:50.10 behind the team of Bollert, Selembo, McMillan and Moore. The Vikings also won the 4×400 relay of Funston, Erica Bigelow, Sosa and Annie Braun in 4:51.01.

Grace Johnson claimed the shot put for North with a throw of 30-04, a PR for the junior. Olympic’s Summer Blackwell was second in 28-10. Johnson also won the high jump in 4-8 over teammate Stephanie Lara in 4-6. Olympic’s Emilee Steele won the discus with a throw of 79-4 while North’s Maliyah Reed was second in 66-7.

Jaimie Florent of North Kitsap races ahead of the pack to win the 1,600 race in an Olympic League meet against Olympic and Bremerton at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Florent won in a time of 6:29.97. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
Jaimie Florent of North Kitsap races ahead of the pack to win the 1,600 race in an Olympic League meet against Olympic and Bremerton at Bremerton Memorial Stadium on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Florent won in a time of 6:29.97. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

Raelee Moore won the javelin with a throw of 106-05 for the Vikings as North produced the top four throws in the event. Alyssa Quesada finished second in 79-3.

Ariea Hickmon won the pole vault with a leap of 9 feet, as Kaiya Ochs and Jessica Cleaver of NK and Shelby Cassell of Bremerton tied for second at 7 feet. 

In the long jump, Chandler and Moore battled for the top spot with Chandler earning the win in 16-6 and Moore right behind in 16-2. Also, Ayanna Selembo of NK was third in 16-1.5 as the three were the only athletes to hit the 16-foot mark.

Selembo then found her footing to win the triple jump in 34-6, a PR, while Bremerton’s McWhorter was second in 32-8.5.

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