Central Kitsap boys and girls track and field teams finished as the highest local teams at the annual Lil’ Norway Invite at North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo on a...
Central Kitsap boys and girls track and field teams finished as the highest local teams at the annual Lil’ Norway Invite at North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo on a wet and windy Saturday.
Central Kitsap boys placed second to Lynden, 142.5 to 127.5, followed by North Kitsap, 115, South Kitsap, 87, and Coupeville, 78.5.
Port Angeles won the girls title by the narrowest of margins over the Cougars, 125.5 to 124. Lynden was a close third, 121, followed by South Kitsap, 103, and North Kitsap 102.
Ezekiel Sousou of Central Kitsap won two of the boys throwing events, winning the shot put and discus. Sousou won the shot with a throw of the 12-pound ball 47 feet. Gaven Freeland of South Kitsap was second with a throw of 42, 7.5 inches. Sousou hit a personal record in the discus when he threw it 151-7 feet, outdistancing the rest of the field by a wide margin. Jameson Moore of North Kitsap was second with a throw of 124-10.
Central Kitsap’s Ho’oponokauilani Fuiava picked up two wins to help the Cougars in the team standings. Fuiava, a sophomore, won the shot put and the discus events. Fuiava had a season-record throw of 38-4 in the shot and a a season record in the discus with a throw of 130-9. CK’s Grace Schenk claimed the javelin title in 96-1 to give the Cougars the sweep.
Lauren Larson of PA was a double winner as well. Larson won the 1,600 race in a time of 5:22.57, a PR for the sophomore. She also crossed the line first in the 3,200 race in another PR, 11:37.58.
SOFTBALL: Cougars fall to Shelton
The Central Kitsap Cougars struggled against the Highclimbers of Shelton in an away game Monday, losing 12-2.
Annika Freund went 2-for-3 and Tessa Jepson finished with a sacrifice bunt single but hits were hard to come by for the Cougars in a 3A South Sound Conference game at Shelton.
Shelton went ahead 7-0 in the first inning and Central couldn’t recover in the batters’ box. Central also didn’t take advantage of four walks and a hit batter to put more runners across the plate.