Bremerton, Olympic send multiple track stars to districts

Bremerton saw both teams place high at the Olympic League Track and Field Championships May 4 and 6 at North Kitsap.

The top five in each event qualified for the West Central District III Championships. Many of the races were so close they were decided within 100ths of a second.

The Knight boys finished third with 122 points and the girls fifth with 98.

Olympic had mixed results: The boys placed seventh with 32 points, and the girls third with 101.

The Knights struck early in the 100-meter dash, finishing second and third. DShawn Harvison finished in 11.689 seconds, just 0.006 seconds behind the winner. David Klega followed with an 11.93, 0.01 faster than fourth.

Isaiah Cadengo grabbed the first gold medal for the Knights with a 51.55 personal record in the 400-meter dash.

Cadengo, Isaiah Kroeker, Dallin Anderson and Klega earned a silver medal in the 4×400 relay.

Bremerton continued to roll into the long-distance events. Enzo Alonso Fernandez finished third in the 1600 event and Anderson fourth. Anderson won the 800 with a personal record of 1:58.60.

Ivan Picazo dominated the throwing events again. He won the discus with ease, finishing with a 136 feet, 3 inches. Keyshawn Thomas finished fifth. Picazo finished first in the shot put with a 46-7 while Thomas earned third.

Duncan LeVitt finished fourth in the high jump.

On the girls side, Cecilia Powell picked up the first medal with a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Salleen Mattivi earned fifth in the 1600.

Anyssa Mejia showcased her speed in back-to-back events. She finished fourth in the 100 hurdles. Shortly after, Mejia, Powell, Kalani Macette and Sophia Powell finished second in the 4×100 relay.

Ruby Hyde, Uhrich and the Powells got third in the 4×400.

The 4×200 relay team had some new faces but finished fifth. Macette joined forces with Melanie Ulrich, Olivia Rodriguez and Siara Wilson.

Rylee Wheaton finished fifth in the shot put. Wheaton won the javelin with 100-05 and earned second in the discus.

Taleila Sweet headlined Bremerton’s jumpers with a second-place finish in the long jump.

For the Olympic Trojans, Miles Cole was the first boy to earn a spot at district, placing fifth in the 1600. Sam Bonsell finished fourth in the 3200 event with a 9:53.88. Alex Bullman finished fifth in the javelin and Jaden Bluitt fifth in the high jump.

For the girls, N’Dya Hudson won the 100-meter dash with a 13.46. The Trojans continued to flash their speed in the 100 hurdles. Leyna Vickers finished second in that event, along with fourth in the 300 hurdles.

Vickers and Hudson led Mia Talarico and Aalliya Alcorn to a gold medal in the 4×100 relay with a 52.08. The 4×200 team consisted of Hudson, Alcorn, Talarico and Megan Krell. They finished second.

Olympic’s girls team picked two more gold medals when Sara Leasiolagi won the shot put with a 36-03.50 distance and the discus with a throw of 109-11.

Bremerton’s boy jumpers struggled overall at the league championships.

Bremerton’s boy jumpers struggled overall at the league championships.