Kentwood’s Nicole Soleim dashes to victory in the 3,200 meters in 11:14.63, a personal best. Enumclaw’s Hunter Storm finished second. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter

Kentwood’s Singh, Soleim dart to wins at NPSL track and field finals | PHOTOS

  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:39am
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Kentwood seniors Harsimran Singh and Nicole Soleim shone on the oval at the 4A North Puget Sound League track and field meet last week at French Field.

Singh posted a personal-best 1 minute, 56.11 seconds to edge Kentridge’s Brock O’Neal (1:56.23) for the win at 800 meters.

Singh also lowered his best time to 4:27.73 in finishing third in the 1,600 and later anchored the winning 1,600 relay (with Omari Brown, Camden Phelps and Daniel Gaik) in 3:26.27, the state 4A’s fourth quickest time this spring.

Soleim, meanwhile, topped the girls 3,200 field in 11:14.63, a personal record, raced to third in the 800 (2:26.30, personal best) and added a fourth in the 1,600 (5:20.98) for a solid meet performance.

Tahoma dominated the team race, winning the boys division with 119½ points to Kentwood’s 76, and topping the girls standings, amassing 152½ points to Kentwood’s 68½ over two days of competition, May 10, 12.

For the boys, the Conquerors’ Keetaan DeWitz captured the 110 hurdles in a personal-best 15.08.

In the field events, Kentwood’s Christian Duenas-Palaita flung a personal-best 145 feet, 7 inches to finish second in the discus and went 47-2 in the shot put, another PR, to finish third.

Top finishers and qualifiers move on to this week’s West Central District showdown, also at French Field. Field events begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, running events at 5. The meet concludes Saturday.


State-leading Tyler Cronk of Kentridge climbed 6-8 to capture the high jump. He was third in the long jump, stretching a personal-best 21-4¾.

Kentridge’s Solomon Hines posted a personal-best 11.05 to take third in the 100 and wound up fourth in the 200 (22.82).

Kentridge’s 400 relay (Nathan Peak, Jimmie Stennis, Solomon Hines and Miguel Punsalan) was third in 43.57.

Girls highlights

Kentridge sophomore Lauryn Ford delivered a pair of thirds in the 100 (12.29) and 200 (25.64). Teammate Kiarra Scott was third in the long jump at 17-7.

Kent-Meridian’s Olivia Baerny won the 800 in 2:19.76. She added a third in the 1,600 (5:15.89).

The Royals’ 400 relay of Brittany Tellis, Olivia Carter, Bri Kamran and Jaleesa Taylor finished third (48.83). K-M’s Akoly Vongdala soared a personal-best 10 feet to finish second in the pole vault.

The Conks’ Destiny Capers was third in the discus with a throw of 126-10.

Kentlake’s Jordan Fong was second in the discus with a PR of 129-10. Fong also was second in the shot put (39-8½), followed by teammate Marylinn Auelua (37-11½).

Kentridge’s Kiarra Scott takes third in Long Jump at 17 feet, 7 inches. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter

Kentridge’s Tyler Cronk soars on the runway, taking third in the long jump at 21 feet, 4.75 inches. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter

Kentwood’s Keetaan DeWitz scoots to victory in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.08 seconds. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter

Kent-Meridian’s Akoly Vongdala climbed a personal-best 10 feet to finish second in the pole vault. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter

The Royals’ 400 relay finished third (48.83). RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter

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