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CK Reporter names Crisman and Wilson as top athletes in Central Kitsap

Klahowya Secondary School senior Hillary Crisman, left, and Central Kitsap High School senior Dustin Wilson stand in Silverdale Stadium, the site of many of their athletic accomplishments on the way to winning the Reporter’s 2002 Central Kitsap Athletes of the Year. Top: Wilson took the silver in this year’s 110 hurdles at Star Track in Tacoma. Below: Crisman uses her head during a September 2001 game. She scored 34 goals and captained an Eagles squad which went 15-4-1 last season. - Photo by Rogerick Anas
Klahowya Secondary School senior Hillary Crisman, left, and Central Kitsap High School senior Dustin Wilson stand in Silverdale Stadium, the site of many of their athletic accomplishments on the way to winning the Reporter’s 2002 Central Kitsap Athletes of the Year. Top: Wilson took the silver in this year’s 110 hurdles at Star Track in Tacoma. Below: Crisman uses her head during a September 2001 game. She scored 34 goals and captained an Eagles squad which went 15-4-1 last season.
— image credit: Photo by Rogerick Anas

The race was tight, but in the end there was two clear winners for the Reporter’s 2002 Central Kitsap Athletes of the Year.

Representing the best in local girls athletics is Klahowya Secondary School’s Hillary Crisman while Central Kitsap’s Dustin Wilson gets our nod for the best in boys athletics.

n Hillary Crisman

There’s going to be a huge hole in the middle of the Eagles offense next season now that Hillary Crisman, and her astonishing record of 104 goals during a four-year high school career, has graduated.

To say Crisman has made an impact on the Klahowya soccer program is a major understatement.

“We went from 0-15 in our first year to the state playoffs and a lot of that success has been attributed to her,” KSS soccer coach Troy Oelschlager said.

That the Eagles play a schedule filled with Class 3A and 4A teams bent on double-teaming her makes Crisman’s goal-scoring even more phenomenal.

“Everybody on the field knew who she was,” Oelschlager said.

With Crisman rapping in 34 goals, the Eagles were 15-4-1 this year and made it into the state playoffs for the fourth-consecutive season.

She said her most memorable moment was in October 2001 during the Nisqually League championship game in which she scored goals 99, 100 and 101 of her high school career.

Crisman will be attending Western Washington University and hopes to make the school’s soccer team as a walk on.

“I’ve already practiced with the team a couple times so it sounds pretty solid that I’m going to play,” she said.

n Dustin Wilson

His mom calls him the “Lean Mean Hurdle Machine,” but his dad simply calls him “TURD” — The Ultimate Running Dude.

For Central Kitsap’s Dustin Wilson, running through and over obstacles has come easy — whether its on a 64-yard winding touchdown run during the Cougars 34-20 rout of North Kitsap in football or a 14.52-second run for second place in the 110 hurdles at Star Track.

“I’ve always been athletic and hyper ever since I was younger so it just seemed natural” to play high school sports, Wilson said.

He said his favorite memories of his senior year will be the Cougars first game when he ran for 152 yards with three touchdowns, taking second in the 110 hurdles and being a part of the third-place 4x100 relay team at Star Track along with Jake Anderson, Kevin Pentz and Adam Roy.

He has a scholarship to run track at WWU where he wants to major in physical therapy.

“I talked to the track coach and he said he’s going to give me some money, he just hasn’t told me how much yet,” Wilson said.

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