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Colyer, Roberts take gold at state

Marina Roberts, center, received her medal for a first place finish in the 1600-meter run. Accompanying her on the podium are, from left, Sequim’s Audrey Lichten and Cheney’s Sanne Holland.    - David Roberts/ Courtesy
Marina Roberts, center, received her medal for a first place finish in the 1600-meter run. Accompanying her on the podium are, from left, Sequim’s Audrey Lichten and Cheney’s Sanne Holland.
— image credit: David Roberts/ Courtesy

NORTH KITSAP — North Kitsap’s Reagan Colyer took first place in the 300-meter hurdles and Kingston’s Marina Roberts came in first in the 1600-meters at the 2A State Track Meet, May 27-28 at Tahoma High School.

The North Kitsap and Kingston high school track teams sent 17 athletes to the state meet.

Though she thought she had a better chance in the 3200-meters, Roberts said she was up against tough competition.

“Before the races, I always look to see who’s in it,” she said. “There were a lot of good racers.”

Sixteen girls competed in the 3200. Of the 16, Roberts finished in second in 10:57.17 and Cheney High School’s Sanne Holland (10:50.12) took first. Roberts began the race too quickly. She knew Holland had a good “kick” — quick start — and tried to match it.

“I was just trying to get ahead of her part way through to tire her out, but she didn’t get tired ... I did,” Roberts said with a laugh.

Things turned around for the Kingston junior in the 1600. Holland was pushed back to third place (5:11.17) and Roberts took first (5:05.53) with Sequim’s Audrey Lichten (5:05.68) less than one second behind.

When it comes to her favorite race, Roberts enjoys whichever she does well in and really gets into at the time. She will have one more shot at taking first place in the 3200 next year — along with running cross country in the fall. The cross country runners begin training in the summer, but she will take one week off to rest.

“I will just try and get my times down ... More speed,” she said.

Colyer could not be reached for comment by press time.

Results

Kingston

(Girls) 200 Meters — 14, Kayla Campbell 27.27; 1600 Meters — 1, Marina Roberts 5:05.53; 3200 Meters — 2, Roberts 10:57.17; 4x200 Relay — 13, Sarah Wahl, Melia Beckwith, Dana Van Wyck, Campbell 1:50.49; 4x400 Relay — 3, Tova Houck, Beckwith, Kelly Nash, Campbell 4:05.07; Long Jump — 4, Campbell 16-08.

North Kitsap

(Girls) 100 Meters — 5, Indigo Williams 12.68; 8, Kamina Flemming 12.83; 200 Meters — 3, Williams 25.28; 3200 Meters — 14, Clara Lund 11:48.71; 100 Meter Hurdles — 3, Reagan Colyer 15.85; 300 Meter Hurdles — 1, Colyer 44.56; 4x100 Relay — 2, Flemming, Colyer, Kristin Brown, Williams 48.49; 4x200 Relay — 5, Flemming, Hannah Snyder, Addie Carion, Williams 1:45.51; Discus — 9, Lexi Simmons 107-00; Long Jump — 7, Alexandra Lanzafame 16-03.25; Triple Jump — 8, Lanzafame 35-01.00.

Kingston

(Boys) 1600 Meters — 2, Nicholas Schippers 4:17.66; 3200 Meters — 4, Schippers 9:27.68; Discus — 7, Ben Hanson 142-7; Javelin — 5, Sam Byers 161-2.

North Kitsap

(Boys) 400 Meters — 5, Tyler Spear 50.61; 4x400 Relay — 5, Edward Capell, Paolo De Guzman, Conner McCorkle, Spear 3:25.76.


 

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