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The 2A sub-district meet is Saturday; Kingston hires Guterson to lead boys basketball; Bainbridge softball moves on to district

Alyssa Cullen of North Kitsap won the Olympic League 100-meter race Thursday on her home track in Poulsbo and will look to claim the 2A sub-district title Saturday. The top 16 finishers from Thursday moved into the sub-district.

With just .37 seconds separating the first five competitors, Saturday’s finals of the 100 could be even closer.

Cullen topped the field in the sprint in a personal record 12.40 seconds to hold off Olympic’s Hanna Troy in 12.51 at the OL track and field meet at North Kitsap. Tyishea McWhorter, 12.61, and T’caela Wilcher of Bremerton, 12.68 and Nyaijah Johnson, 12.77, were all right behind. 

Saturday’s finals begin at 10 a.m.

North Kitsap’s girls hold the advantage in the team standings and will look to claim the title as the Vikings lead Port Angeles 330-283.

Lauryn Chandler of Bremerton is seeded first in the 100 hurdles, holding off Emilia Long of Port Angeles, 15-17 to 15.69. Chandler, along with teammates Johnson, Wilcher and McWhorter were first in the 4×100 relay with a time of 49.48 seconds. The foursome are the defending state champions. 

Bremerton's 4x100 relay, Lauryn Chandler, clockwise upper left, T'Caela Wilcher, Tyishea McWhorter and Nyaijah Johnson, are all smiles on the top of the podium after winning the Class 2A state championship Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Mount Tahoma High School. McWhorter and Chandler qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, July 23-29 in Greensboro, N.C. Both McWhorter and Chandler compete for the Kitsap Fliers Track Club in Silverdale. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
Bremerton’s 4×100 relay, Lauryn Chandler, clockwise upper left, T’Caela Wilcher, Tyishea McWhorter and Nyaijah Johnson, are all smiles on the top of the podium after winning the Class 2A state championship Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Mount Tahoma High School.
(Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pruden, Kamora McMillan, Raelee Moore and Cullen finished first in the 4×200 relay in 1:45.93. 

Freshman Riley Pyeatt of Sequim beat Pruden of NK 58.41 to 59.70 in the 400 while PA’s Lauren Larson finished first in the 1,600 meters in 5:13.04. NK’s Alexandra Payne finished second in the shot put against PA’s Myra Walker with a throw of 36-11.50 to 33.08.50. Port Angeles’ Mckenzie Musalek beat out Elizabeth Sweet of Sequim in the pole vault, 10-0 to 9-6. 

In the triple jump it was Bremerton’s McWhorter who won with a jump of 35-11.25 against Cullen, a close second in 34-9.50.

On the boys side, Adam Johnson of Olympic and Sequim’s Darren Salazar raced to a near dead-heat in the 100. Johnson edged out Salazar in a season record 11.04 seconds to 11.06 by Salazar. Sequim went 1-2 in the 400 race as Alec Shingleton beat teammate Logan Laxson 50.30 to 52.34. 

Murray Bingham of Sequim raced to a 4:32.86 finish to beat out the rest of the field in the 1,600, including Kingston’s Stefans Lusis. Lusis recently signed to run at Pacific Lutheran University next season. He finished in 4:38.31. 

In the 110 hurdles, NK’s Andrew Blackmore won in 14.88 as Sequim’s Riley Martin was second in 15.36.

Bremerton’s Rasheed Joiner, Kelo Legova, Joshua Tapangco and Trent Lewis claimed the 4×100 relay in 44.51 to beat out Sequim’s relay that crossed the line in 45.38. North Kitsap’s Jameson Moore won the discus in 145-00 ahead of North Mason’s Posiulai Tupolo who had a throw of 129-04.

Sequim’s Riley Cowan won the javelin with a throw of 167-08 over North Mason’s Miller Campbell, 151-02. Port Angeles went 1-2 in the high jump as Liam Clark beat out Grdy Bourm 6-0 to 5-10.

North Mason’s Christopher Ramsey won the long jump with a PR of 21-11, holding off Clark’s jump of 21-0.

Softball: 2A playoff teams finalized, Bainbridge solidifies spot to district

Olympic’s 11-6 win over North Mason finished the Olympic League season for both teams as the Trojans earned the No. 4 seed for the final playoff spot into the 2A West Central District tournament. North Kitsap is the No. 1 seed followed by Port Angeles and Sequim.

In 3A Metro League, Bainbridge started its journey toward what has become an annual appearance at state with a convincing 11-3 win over Ingraham on Monday. The Spartans then faced nemesis Holy Names, losing 7-3 at the Southwest Athletic Complex. Tuesday, Bainbridge gritted out a 8-7 win over Nathan Hale to secure a spot to the SeaKing District. The Spartans beat Cleveland Thursday, 5-1, to earn the fifth seed to district. Bainbridge will play Monday, May 13, at SWAC against Eastside Catholic at 4 p.m. The top five seeds advance to the state tournament in Lacey at the Regional Athletic Complex May 24-25.

Boys Basketball: Kingston hires Guterson

Kingston High School athletic director Richard Henert announced this week the school had hired former Bainbridge girls basketball coach Henry Guterson as coach of the Buccaneers boys basketball program.

Guterson, who played guard at Bainbridge, coached the Spartan girls from 2016-18. Guterson takes over for Jason Boyd who led the team for two seasons, 2017-2019.

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