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Sean Toomey-Stout (left) is racking up stats at the U-Dub. (Photo courtesy Kwamane Bowens)

You can’t run away from Sean Toomey-Stout.

The Coupeville High School grad picked up three more tackles Saturday as the University of Washington football team crushed visiting Colorado 54-7.

The victory, the fifth-straight for the Huskies, raises their record to 9-2 heading into next week’s Apple Cup clash in Pullman with 7-4 Washington State University.

Toomey-Stout, seeing action in his fifth game, twice chased down Colorado kickoff returners, recording solo tackles.

The Torpedo also combined with U-Dub teammate Maurice Heims to bring a Buffalo runner down after a short two-yard gain on a running play up the middle.

Maya’s twin brother has seven tackles as a Husky, five of the solo variety.

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Tyler King, breakin' ankles and hearts.

Tyler King, breakin’ ankles and hearts.

Tyler King is getting older, but he hasn’t slowed down.

The Coupeville High School grad, now a senior at the University of Washington, is almost at the end of his college running career, but he continues to churn out top times.

Over the weekend, he finished third in the 10,000 and 13th in the 5,000 while running for the Huskies at the Pac-12 Championships in Seattle.

King tore through the shorter race in 14:07.06, finishing in the top third of a 39-man field, then kicked it into another gear in the longer race.

Covering 10,000 meters in 29:09.15, he picked up six points for the U-Dub, helping the Husky men match the best showing in program history.

Washington finished second, behind only Oregon, which won its ninth straight mens’ team title, and the 122 points piled up were the most ever by a UW mens’ squad.

The only other time the Huskies had finished in second came back in 1976, when the league was the Pac-8.

The Washington women finished fourth, which tied a mark set three times prior (1995, 1996, 1998).

The Huskies are off to Lawrence, Kansas for the NCAA West Regionals May 26-28, then compete in the NCAA outdoor championships June 8-11.

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Tyler King: "I run, son. I run."

Tyler King: “I run, son. I run.”

One more milestone down.

Running in his final Pac-12 Cross Country Championships, Tyler King placed 26th Friday morning.

The former Coupeville High School star, now a senior at the University of Washington, finished in the top third of the 79-runner field.

Edward Cheserek of Oregon won the individual race in 23 minutes, 6.3 seconds, while King zipped across the line in 23:54.1.

He won state titles in both track and cross country during his days at CHS and has been on scholarship at Washington while achieving All-American status.

The Huskies, who are ranked #20 in the country, finished fourth in the team standings.

Two-time defending NCAA champion Colorado edged Stanford for the title, while Oregon was third.

The race, hosted by Washington State, was held at the Colfax Golf Club, and featured six Top 25 teams.

U-Dub finished a slot ahead of UCLA, which had entered the day ranked #15 nationally.

King and his teammates now have two weeks to get ready for the NCAA West Regionals, which UW will host in Seattle.

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Tyler King

Tyler King

Tyler King is part of history.

The former Coupeville High School running whiz is now a redshirt junior at the University of Washington and this weekend he helped the Huskies thrash their biggest rivals in a way never before seen in 96 years.

With King garnering three points for his second-place finish in the 3,000 meter race, U-Dub pasted Washington State University 113-50 in a meet held at the Husky Outdoor Track.

That, combined with the Washington women winning 99-64, means the Huskies scored a combined 212 points, the most-ever in the nearly century-long war between the two state schools.

It was also the first dual meet sweep for UW since 1997, and only the third sweep since 1979, when Washington added womens’ track and field.

The Husky men have beaten the Cougars three straight years, while this was the first win for the Washington women over WSU since 2012.

King zipped through his event in a lean eight minutes, 20.09 seconds, trailing just teammate Colby Gilbert, an All-American who holds the school record in the 3,000.

Gilbert hit the tape in 8:11.73.

The Huskies go to the Pac-12 Championships in mid-May, with the NCAA outdoor track championships in mid-June.

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Tyler King at rest.

  Tyler King at rest. The only time you can get a photo of the speed demon without it being a blur.

Tyler King is the one who knocks … his opponents out.

Coming off the best race of his collegiate cross country career, the Coupeville High School grad, currently rampaging on scholarship at the University of Washington, received his first All-Pac-12 honors Wednesday.

The redshirt junior finished 12th at the Pac-12 Championships — second-best by a Husky — and was selected to the league’s Second Team when honors were handed out.

He was joined by senior U-Dub teammate Aaron Nelson, while fellow Dawg Colby Gilbert was named as the league’s Freshman of the Year.

Colorado and Oregon combined to grab six of the seven First-Team spots, with Duck sophomore Edward Cheserek tabbed as the Athlete of the Year. Mark Wetmore of Colorado won Coach of the Year.

Junior Maddie Meyers was a First-Team selection for the Washington women.

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