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North Kitsap senior Alyssa Cullen might have to get accustomed to being called the fastest girl in Washington. Her time in the 100-meter dash at the Olympic League track and field championships, which concluded Saturday at Bremerton High School, supports that notion.

During the first day of the league meet on Thursday, Cullen ran 12.06 seconds to post the best time in the state this year in any classification. Timberline’s Danielle Hunter ranks second behind Cullen at 12.18. 

“I was in complete disbelief,” said Cullen, who’ll compete at Boise State University after graduation. “It definitely felt fast and felt solid, but I was not expecting that.”

In addition to winning the 100, Cullen took first in the 200 with the second-fastest time in the state this year (24.91) and reached the top of the podium in the triple jump (37 feet, 7 inches). She also anchored the Vikings’ winning 4x200 relay team (1:45.42).

Central Kitsap’s girls won the team title with 162.25, followed by North Kitsap (105), Sequim (87), Klahowya (84), Bainbridge (60), Port Townsend/Chimacum (53), Port Angeles (50), Olympic (34), North Mason (32), Kingston (20.75) and Bremerton (14). 

Double-winners on the girls’ side were Central Kitsap’s Pono Fuiava in the shot put (40-5) and discus (127-6), Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt in the 400 (57.35) and 800 (2:18.17) and Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson in the 1,600 (5:09.22) and 3,200 (11:39.05). Other winners were Sequim’s Jolene Vaara (100 hurdles, 16.76), Central Kitsap’s Savannah Fourier (300 hurdles, 50.82), Grace Schenk (javelin, 123-3) and Jada Kopp (long jump, 16-3.25), and Bainbridge’s Allie Wildsmith (high jump, 5-0) and Ella McRitchie (pole vault, 11-0). Central Kitsap won the 4x100 relay in 51.35 and Sequim won the 4x400 relay in 4:13.16.

North Kitsap claimed the boys’ team title with 114 points, followed by Central Kitsap (102), Bremerton (92.5), North Mason (75.5), Klahowya (72), Kingston (48), Port Townsend/Chimacum (44), Sequim (37), Port Angeles (34), Olympic (29) and Bainbridge (15). 

Klahowya’s Kelton Gagnon won a pair of individual events, taking first in the 1,600 (4:20.50) and 3,200 (9:31.30). Both times were personal bests and his mark in the mile set a meet record.

Here’s the rest of the winners on the boys’ side: 100 (Bremerton’s Trent Lewis, 11:10); 200 (Central Kitsap’s Joshua Willis, 22.88); 400 (Central Kitsap’s Isaiah Archer, 50.73); 800 (Klahowya’s Alex Oathout, 1:58.87), 110 hurdles (Olympic’s Omaurion Allison Jackson, 15:87); 300 hurdles (Port Angeles’ Xander Maestas, 43.98); 4x100 relay (Bremerton, 43.48); 4x400 relay (Central Kitsap, 3:34.98, beating Bremerton by .07); shot put (North Mason’s Aiden Simons, 40-9.5); discus (Central Kitsap’s Arik Lundberg, 127-6); javelin (Port Townsend/Chimacum’s Bjorn Danaan-Devas, 160-1); high jump (North Kitsap’s Diego Menendez, 6-0); pole vault (North Kitsap’s William Staley, 10-6); long jump (Sequim’s Logan Laxson 21-0); triple jump (Port Townsend/Chimacum’s Tanner Carstensen, 39-9.25).

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