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Two silvers for NK at State

North Kitsap’s Taylor Stephens competes in the High Jump during the track and field 2A State Championship Meet. Stephens finished second. The meet was held May 24-25 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.                           - Michael Dashiell / Sequim Gazette
North Kitsap’s Taylor Stephens competes in the High Jump during the track and field 2A State Championship Meet. Stephens finished second. The meet was held May 24-25 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
— image credit: Michael Dashiell / Sequim Gazette

TACOMA — A season-long battle in the High Jump between North Kitsap’s Taylor Stephens and Sequim’s Jayson Brocklesby ended May 25 with Brocklesby taking first at the track and field 2A State Championship Meet.

Stephens tied for second with Orting’s Jaysen Yoro and Justin Peterson, who each jumped 6 feet 4 inches in the finals.

Brocklesby’s winning jump was 6 feet 5 inches.

“As a coach, I thought Taylor jumped very well at the State Meet,” North Kitsap coach Will Lee said wrote in an email. “He had the great mindset going in and really performed well at each of his jumps ...”

Though Stephens had jumped well, passing 6 feet 5 inches prior to the finals, he barely clipped the bar on third attempt at 6 feet 6 inches, which would have put him in first, according to information from Lee.

He may have taken second at the 2013 meet, however, Stephens also beat his best from 2012, when he finished fifth with a 6 foot 2 inch jump.

Colyer sets new best, finishes 2nd in 300M Hurdles
TACOMA — It was a 24-hundredths of a second difference from Reagan Colyer’s second-place finish in the 300 Meter Hurdles and first place at the track and field 2A State Championship Meet May 25.

The North Kitsap runner and West Sound Academy student finished the hurdles in 43.44 seconds. Sehome’s Hanna Tarleton finished in 43.20.

Colyer’s time was the fastest 300 Hurdle she ever ran, North Kitsap hurdles coach Ken Shawcroft wrote in an email. The time set a new personal record and school record, and beat her 2012 State Championship Meet record (43.97).

“She ran her heart out for a lifetime best, but it wasn’t quite enough,” Shawcroft wrote. “Many of the coaches and athletes consider the 300m Hurdles one of the toughest events in track. You’re absolutely spent at the end of the race.”

Colyer also took third in the 100 Meter Hurdles (15.64). She finished behind Burlington-Edison’s Tiffany Richeson (15.55) and first-place finisher Brooke Feldmeier (14.88).

4x100 Relay takes 3rd at State
North Kitsap’s 4x100 Relay team took third at State.

The team finished less than 2 seconds behind Bellingham and West Valley.

The team comprised of Kamina Flemming, Hannah Snyder, Kristin Brown, and Abigail Wright.

North Kitsap’s time was 49.78.

Bellingham took first in 28.12.

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