Oly, KSS hold own at Oly League Championships

Klahowya’s Sierra Cook took second place in the girls 800-meter race and in the 3,200 to help the Eagle girls finish fifth. - Photo by Jesse Beals
Klahowya’s Sierra Cook took second place in the girls 800-meter race and in the 3,200 to help the Eagle girls finish fifth.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

BREMERTON — Olympic and Klahowya were both well represented at the Olympic League Track & Field Championships last Thursday and Saturday at Bremerton Memorial Stadium, with both teams netting three individual titles each.

Klahowya’s Sam Rucker and Olympic’s Vic Chatman both double-dipped for the boys, with each picking up two Olympic League titles.

Rucker sped to wins in the boys 200- and 400-meter dashes, netting a sub-50-second time in the 400 at 49.92 seconds.

Chatman swept both hurdle events for Olympic, finishing the 110 high hurdles in just 15.38.

Ultimately, Chatman’s Trojans finished higher than Rucker’s Eagles, as Oly was the runner-up on the boys side to league champs Peninsula, 156.50-121.50. Klahowya’s boys were eighth with 44 points.

Eagle Ben Dekock won the javelin with a toss of 171-feet even while Oly’s DaVon Gibson took the long jump with his 20-10.25 effort.

Trojan Andy Wagner was second in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 races while Olympic’s 400 relay also was second to Peninsula.

On the girls side, Klahowya finished fifth with 76 points and the Trojans were seventh with 40. Sequim won the girls title with 167.

Bremerton’s Jacki Hill stole the show against the league’s top female athletes, winning the 100, 200 and 400 races and helping anchor the Knights’ 400 relay team to a win.

Klahowya’s Sierra Cook was second in both the 800 and 3,200 races and fellow Eagle Tiffony Gruenhagen was second in discus and fifth in shot put.

For complete results, see Scoreboard (Page A8). Check Saturday’s edition for more track coverage as well.

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