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Roy makes quick work of his rivals
"Last year, Marlon Bascom held the upper hand on his Central Kitsap High School teammate, Eric Roy.That was something no one - not Bascom nor anyone else at the Olympic League Track and Field Championships at Bremerton Memorial Stadium - could do this year.Roy emerged as the star of the meet, outdueling Bascom to win the 100 and 200 and adding a convincing victory in the 400. He also anchored CK's winning 4x100 relay team, which smoked out a time of 42.77 seconds that puts the Cougars within shouting distance of the current state best, Davis of Yakima's 42.64.I'm excited about the four-by-one, Roy said, because we've got one of the best teams in the state. I'd really like us to do well in the state meet this year because we've got two seniors (Bascom and Ryan Calliham), and it'd be nice for them.And what'd be nice for Roy as an individual capper for his junior year? Topping his own area bests in both the 200 and 400 in the league meet was nice, but he's also got his eyes cast to the future.I think I can do well (at the West Central District and Star Track state 4A meets), he said. My best chance is probably in the 400.Roy certainly looked like a world-beater - or at least a state-beater - against Oly League competition, his 49.82 giving him a hefty margin over runner-up Mike Crozier of Bremerton (51.5) and the rest of the field.Roy headed up a solid Central Kitsap effort which carried the Cougs to second in the team standings with 145 points (behind Port Angeles' 183) and also included victories from Glenn West in the long jump and Dyame Lemming in the high jump.Olympic's Ken Waldo was a double winner, taking both the hurdles events - as he did without interruption all through the dual-meet season. He also placed third in the triple jump and tied for second in the high jump, despite pulling out of the latter event after clearing 6 feet.I tweaked my knee going over 6-0, said Waldo, who still had his favorite event - the 300 hurdles - on his dance card. I just decided to rest my knee. My coach said I cleared that jump by this much (he held his hands 5-6 inches apart), though, so maybe I should've kept jumping.That might've created a little more competition for Lemming, who went a personal-best 6-4 for the victory.I actually should've cleared 6-6, Lemming said. I'm disappointed I didn't do that, because I'm trying to get competitive for state. But my goal today was to break 6-4, so I'm happy I at least got there.In Saturday afternoon's 300 hurdles final, Waldo got a stiff challenge from Bremerton's Marty McKay before pulling away on the final few hurdles. McKay hit the last hurdle and stumbled, but kept his balance and threw himself across the finish line in time to retain second place.I was really happy he got second, Waldo said. He deserved it."