NK defeats Bremerton and Kingston in track

Logan Sloman was a standout on the North Kitsap football team last fall. And this spring he’s proving to be just as big of a star for the Vikings track team.

Sloman had three gold medals to lead NK to an Olympic League victory over Bremerton and Kingston March 30. The Vikings won with 106 points, Bremerton was second with 53 and Kingston managed 21.

Sloman edged Bremerton’s David Klega in the 100 meters with an 11.43, while Knights Sophia and Cecilia Powell took first and second in the event with a 13.85 and 14.21 for the girls.

Sloman anchored the Vikings 4×100 relay to another gold medal. Sloman, Cohen Meis, Solomon Furne and Aleo Toves finished with a 47.64. On the girls side, NK’s Bella Johnston, Julie Castillejo, Emma Bond and Calina Morgan won the 4×100 relay with a 54.70, defeating Bremerton’s squad by less than a second.

Sloman captured his final gold medal of the meet in the 200 meters with a 23.28. Klega finished second and Meis third.

NK dominated nearly all the speed events as Viking Tenichi Gordon took first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 17.1 seconds. Teammate Carter Braund was second, and Kingston’s McLean Bowers third. For the girls, the Vikings swept the points in the 100 hurdles. Kate Posten crossed first with an 18.67, Ashley Peters second and Ingrid Aala third.

The Vikings and Knights split the longer-distance events.

Bremerton’s 4×200 relay team, led by the Powell sisters, Olivia Rodriguez and Siara Wilson, won with a time of 1 minute, 56.73 seconds. NK’s Sophia Randle, Addy Jueco, Bond and Morgan finished second.

Knight Enzo Alonso Fernandez won the 1600 with a 4:35.65, Viking Matthew Fee finished second and Kingston’s Lucas Lenz third. Bremerton nearly swept the girls 1600. Salleen Mattivi and Ruby Hyde finished first and second with 6:01.99 and 6:11.19. NK’s Eliana Ginn finished third.

All three teams competed equally in the other running events.

Vikings Alec Ibarra won the 400 with a 54.50, Jackson Jacobsen finished second, Camden LeRoy third and Kingston’s Zachary Cummings fourth. Powell captured first on the girls side with a 1:05.85, with Castillejo second and Kingston’s Olivia McGrew third.

Vikings’ Wilkinson and Matthew Oppliger finished first and third in the 300 hurdles with a 46.49 and 47.83. Kingston’s Bowers was second.

Alonso Fernandez won the 800 with a 2:11.71, while Kingston’s Luke Whalen finished second and NK’s Mannix Bottoms third.

Kingston swept the 3200 events. Alice Moe ran unopposed on the girls side, finishing with a 13:26.63. For the boys, Kaeden Peterson defeated NK’s Quinny Stewart and Bremerton’s Joshua Leuders with a 10:21.94.

Kingston finished strong in the running events. Emmanuel Moes, Peterson, Benjamin Eudaline and Lenz won the 4×400 relay with a 3:51.49. NK’s Luke Ryan, Jaxon Korsak, Jacobsen and Connor Baron finished second. NK’s Syleena Hogan, Castillejo, O’Connell and Juliette Sannes won the 4×400 girls relay with a 4:43.21. Bucs’ Sophia Brown, Emmie McGrew, Olivia McGrew and Isabell Hunt finished second.

NK swept nearly all the jump events. Oppliger won the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches and teammates Thaden Bauch and Carter Braund were second and third. Posten won for the girls with a 4-6, with Aala placing second.

Bauch won the long jump with a 19-5 and Bremerton’s Powell won for the girls with a 14-4. Bauch completed the jumping events with another gold medal with a 38-10 in the triple jump. Bremerton’s Taleila Sweet finished first with 29-4 in the triple jump, and Kingston’s Hannah Weaver finished second.

Bremerton’s Ivan Picazo won the discus and shot put with throws of 141-05 and 45-04 feet. Viking Mariah Van Houten won the shot put with a 25-9, and Bremerton’s Corinne Aala won the discus with a 92-2.

Lastly, Viking Caleb Leche and Bremerton’s Powell won the pole vault events with marks of 12-0 and 14-4.

Vikings Tenichi Gordon and Owen Wilkinson finish first and third in the 110 hurdles event.

Vikings Tenichi Gordon and Owen Wilkinson finish first and third in the 110 hurdles event.