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Coupeville’s Danny Conlisk (second from left) and his Kitsap Fliers 4 x 400 teammates, caught in a rare slow moment. (Dawnelle Conlisk photos)

Conlisk and Co. show off their medal haul from this weekend’s USATF Region 13 Junior Olympics track and field meet.

A trio of college-bound speed demons.

It was a finale, but not THE finale.

Coupeville grad Danny Conlisk officially closed his high school track and field career Sunday, running for the third-straight day at the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships.

Fighting through a nasty summer cold, the two-time state champ claimed a pair of 7th place finishes in the 200 and 4 x 400 relay.

Conlisk hit the line in 22.58 in the 200, while he and his Kitsap Fliers teammates combined to put up a time of 3:34.12 in the meet-ending relay.

The top five finishers in each event advanced to the national meet, which is scheduled for July 22-28 in Sacramento.

And while he earned a ticket to the big dance in the 400 earlier at regionals, Conlisk will pass on making the trip to California.

It would have been his second-straight appearance at nationals, but the combination of the chest cold, and getting ready for college, factored into the decision.

Conlisk is headed to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he will run on scholarship for the NCAA D-II school.

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Coupeville’s Danny Conlisk (left) qualified for the national Junior Olympics in the 400. (Dawnelle Conlisk photo)

His middle name is “Never Quit.”

Despite battling a nasty summer cold, Coupeville track supernova Danny Conlisk roared from behind Saturday to pull off a major gut-check.

Sitting in dead last at the halfway point of his 400 heat at the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships in Tacoma, he surged big-time down the stretch.

Hitting the line in 50.15 seconds, Conlisk earned 5th place, which qualifies him for nationals.

That meet goes down July 22-28 in Sacramento.

The middle day of the three-day regional event at Mount Tahoma High School was bittersweet for Conlisk and his Kitsap Fliers teammates.

They got off to a great start in the 4 x 100 relay, only to have a bad hand-off on the first exchange disqualify them.

Conlisk, a two-time state champ during his senior season at Coupeville High School, has two more finals Sunday.

He’s scheduled to run in the 200 and 4 x 400 relay, and a top-five finish in either event would punch another ticket to the year’s biggest event.

This is the second-straight season Conlisk has run with the Fliers during the summer, and also the second-straight year he’s qualified for nationals.

Last year, he advanced in the 400.

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Coupeville grad Danny Conlisk is competing at the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships this weekend. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

One race in and everything is going just hunky-dory.

Coupeville’s Danny Conlisk opened the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships Friday night by crushing it in the 200, the first of four races in which he’s scheduled to compete.

The Wolf grad, running in the most-competitive of three heats, hit the line in 22.40 seconds.

Conlisk finished third in his heat, and fourth overall (out of 22 competitors), with the top eight advancing to the finals, which are held Sunday.

Four of the eight runners moving on came from heat #1, where the pride of CHS was in the thick of the action.

A top-five finish in Sunday’s finals qualifies Conlisk for nationals in California, which are set for July 22-28.

The two-time state champ is running with the Kitsap Fliers Track and Field Club this summer, his second go-around with the organization.

Conlisk is registered to also compete in the 400, 4 x 100, and 4 x 200 at the three-day regional event, which is going down at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

The 400 semifinals and 4 x 1 finals are Saturday, with the 200, 400, and 4 x 4 finals set for the next day.

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Coupeville’s Danny Conlisk (left) hangs out with Kitsap Fliers track coach Ron Atkins. (Dawnelle Conlisk photo)

Four for four.

Coupeville’s Danny Conlisk finished the three-day USATF Pacific Northwest Association Junior Olympic Championships having qualified for regionals in all of his events.

He’s eligible to compete in the 200, 400, 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 at that event, which is a precursor to nationals.

Regionals is July 4-7 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, the same place Conlisk ran this weekend.

After finishing 2nd in the 400 and 5th in the 4 x 1 Saturday, Conlisk roared to a 6th in the 200 Sunday.

Not feeling his best, he sat out the 4 x 4 finals Sunday, but is one of six Kitsap Fliers runners listed in the event, so advances along with his team.

Before regionals, Conlisk is slated to return to the track oval June 29 at South Kitsap Stadium for the 5th annual Kitsap Fliers Invitational.

This is the second-straight summer Conlisk, a 2019 Coupeville High School grad, has run with the Fliers track team.

At the end of the summer, the two-time state champ departs Washington state and is bound for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Conlisk will be running track on scholarship for the NCAA D-II school.

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The weather is nicer, and the races are shorter now for Danny Conlisk. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Two finals down, two to go.

Coupeville grad Danny Conlisk stormed through the Saturday session of the three-day USATF Pacific Northwest Association Junior Olympic Championships, picking up two top-five finishes.

Running at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Conlisk, who is competing with the Kitsap Fliers this summer, finished 2nd in the 400, and he and his teammates claimed 5th in the 4 x 100.

He zipped across the line in 50.52 seconds in his individual event.

The Fliers relay squad struggled in the early legs, but got a big surge down the backstretch from their Coupeville ace and finished in 44.76.

Conlisk competes in two more finals Sunday, when he’ll run in the 200 and the 4 x 400 relay.

After that, he returns to action June 29 at the 5th annual Kitsap Fliers Invitational.

Conlisk is also scheduled to appear at the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships July 4-7 and the Pacific Coast Championship Games July 13-14.

After wrapping up the summer track season, the two-time state champion is off to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he’ll run for the NCAA D-II school on scholarship.

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