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Wolves finish 7th at Port Angeles | Track
Both the Coupeville HIgh School boys and girls track teams finished seventh at the 11-team Port Angeles Invitational Saturday, March 17.
Though the Wolves placed seventh, they finished behind only one other 1A school; the other schools ahead of them in the standings were 2A.
North Kitsap won both the boys meet (115 points) and the girls meet (169). The Coupeville boys scored 33 points, the girls 39.5.
Madison Tisa-McPhee earned the only Coupeville win in the 100 hurdles (16.98). She also finished fourth in the 300 hurdles (52.53) and joined Marissa Etzell, Katie Smith and Jai'Lysa Hoskins to get second in the 4x200 relay (1:54.98).
Hoskins was third in the 100 (14.13), fourth in the 200 (30.27) and sixth in the high jump (4-04).
Anna Bailey, Nicole Becker, Rachel Wenzel and Joye Jackson finished seventh in the 4x100 relay (1:01.4), and Jackson placed eighth in the long jump (10-10).
Though running in the JV heats, several Wolves posted times that would have placed in the varsity finals. Smith ran the third best overall time in the 400 (1:07.65), sixth in the 200 (30.55) and seventh in the 100 (14.74). Etzell had the fifth best 100 time (14.41) and Anna Bailey the eighth best 200 (31.67).
Mitch Pelroy topped the boys by finishing second in the 400 (53.11) and fourth in the 100 (11.95) and 200 (24.3).
Matthew Hampton grabbed fifth in the 1,500 (4:50.03) and was seventh with Brandon Kelley, Stephen Edwards and Larry Hurlburt in the 4x400 (4:06.57).
Hurlburt added a sixth in the 800 (2:16.09).
Nick Streubel was fifth in the shot (37) and seventh in the discus (85-09). Competing in the JV flight, Austin Nichols earned the eighth-best overall shot put mark (32-08.75).
Coach Randy King said, "An excellent early season invite for us, good competition but not overwhelming for our beginning athletes."
The Wolves now move on to league action when they join Sultan at Cedarcrest at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22.