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Oly, KSS hold own at Oly League Championships
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.
Klahowyas Sam Rucker and Olympics 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, Chatmans Trojans finished higher than Ruckers Eagles, as Oly was the runner-up on the boys side to league champs Peninsula, 156.50-121.50. Klahowyas boys were eighth with 44 points.
Eagle Ben Dekock won the javelin with a toss of 171-feet even while Olys 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 Olympics 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.
Bremertons Jacki Hill stole the show against the leagues top female athletes, winning the 100, 200 and 400 races and helping anchor the Knights 400 relay team to a win.
Klahowyas 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 Saturdays edition for more track coverage as well.