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JDHS keeps the streaks alive

Posted: May 14, 2011 - 10:19pm
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Thunder Mountain's Alex Tracy leaps to a personal best of 43 feet, 7 3/4 inches in the 4A boys' triple jump at the Region V Track & Field Championships on Friday at Thunder Mountain.   Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
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Thunder Mountain's Alex Tracy leaps to a personal best of 43 feet, 7 3/4 inches in the 4A boys' triple jump at the Region V Track & Field Championships on Friday at Thunder Mountain.

And the streaks continue.

Juneau-Douglas swept the 4A portion of the Region V Track & Field Championships after the boys’ team held off upstart Thunder Mountain on Friday and Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School, while the Crimson Bear girls sprinted to the finish line.

The Juneau-Douglas boys finished first with 72 points, followed closely by Thunder Mountain’s 68. Ketchikan was third with 26.

JDHS won the girls’ meet with 90 points. Thunder Mountain was second with 57, and Ketchikan third with 22.

The Crimson Bears have now combined for 49 straight region titles, with the boys winning 22 and the girls 27.

It might sound strange for a team that came in with 21 straight region crowns, but JDHS assistant coach Tristan Knutson-Lombardo deemed the boys’ win an upset after Thunder Mountain came in undefeated.

“I actually would say it was an upset this year because Thunder Mountain has been so strong in the sprints, jumps and throws,” he said. “Our goal was to max every body out this meet. We’ve had a lot of guys who were only doing two or three events, and you can compete in four.

“It was big to see them come through with the win because we’ve been trailing Thunder Mountain all season. It was really close.”

Knutson-Lombardo pointed to Andre Bunton’s win in the 110-meter hurdles (16.74) as a key turning point. It was only the second time he’s competed in the event, and Bunton, the boys’ athlete of the meet for JDHS, won by more than a second and a half over second-place Josh Jones of TMHS (18.29).

“Maybe we’ve had him in the wrong event for the last four years,” Knutson-Lombardo quipped.

Though disappointed, the Falcons didn’t go home empty-handed. Thunder Mountain athletes set 16 new school records, nine boys’ and seven girls’, and 33 personal records, 17 boys’ and 16 girls’. The boys’ 4-x-100 (45.24) and 4-x-200 (1:33.47) relay teams also set region records, eclipsing the old marks of 45.43 and 1:35.11, set by JDHS teams in 1992 and 2008, respectively.

“I think we did the best that we could do, and Juneau-Douglas was the better team this weekend,” TMHS coach Scott May said. “They really utilized all of their kids effectively. But we’re very proud of what we accomplished this meet and this year.”

Though the whole team won’t travel to state, TMHS still qualified individuals in six events, and two relay teams.

Region champions all qualify for state, which is next weekend at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, and then 12 at-large qualifiers make it. It’s also possible that freshman Khalil English will receive an at-large bid in the boys’ 3,200 after running second behind Zach Bursell (10:15.37).

May said English’s time of 10:19.23 was the up there with the best times he’s ever seen by a freshman.

“I’ve coached a lot of former state champions in that event and his freshman times are as good as any of the guys (when they were freshmen),” May said. “He’s a kid that’s going to be exciting to watch the next few years.”

The JDHS girls put their best foot forward in the region to win by 33 points.

“It was close coming into the meet but the girls finished strong. The sprints and distance girls pulled through big time,” Knutson-Lombardo said. “Esra (Siddeek) stood out in her individual sprints and her spots on the relays, and Marie (Holden) looked really strong.”

Maya Rieselbach was named the JDHS girls’ athlete of the meet by coach Janette Gagnon after she finished second in the 100 and 200, and anchored the winning 4-x-200 relay team.

The JDHS 4-x-100 relay team set a new region record (52.76), besting the old mark of 53.07, set by Sitka in 2004.

Thunder Mountain’s girls’ team won six events. Check B2 for 4A results.

Haines boys, Petersburg girls win 2A/3A meet

Haines took first on the boys’ side of the 2A/3A meet with 188 points. Sitka was second with 171, Petersburg third with 70, Gustavus fourth with 35, Yakutat fifth with 33 and Skagway sixth with 6.

The Petersburg girls won their meet with 145 points. Haines was second with 125, Sitka third with 68, Yakutat fourth with 61, Skagway fifth with 42 and Gustavus sixth with 26. Results will be in Monday’s Empire.

4A team results:

Boys:

1. Juneau-Douglas 72; 2. Thunder Mountain 68; 3. Ketchikan 26.

Girls:

1. Juneau-Douglas 90; 2. Thunder Mountain 57; 3. Ketchikan 22.

Girls’ results:

100 — 1. Esra Siddeek, JDHS, 13.63; 2. Maya Rieselbach, JDHS, 13.74; 3. Sydney Thorne, TMHS, 13.76; 4. Shayla Reeves, TMHS, 13.86.

200 — 1. Ersra Siddeek, JDHS, 28.08; 2. Maya Rieselbach, JDHS, 28.46; 3. Sydney Thorne, TMHS, 28.77; 4. Melissa Fisher, TMHS, 28.90.

400 — 1. Marie Holden, JDHS, 1:05.55; 2. Caitlin Bossio, JDHS, 1:06.99; 3. Shiree Sells, Ketchikan, 1:12.30; 4. Lisa Torres, Ketchikan, 1:12.72.

800 — 1. Marie Holden, JDHS, 2:41.51; 2. Kendra Standley, Ketchikan, 2:45.72; 3. Clancey Cheeley, JDHS, 2:47.7; 4. Shiree Sells, Ketchikan, 2:52.38.

1,600 — 1. Martina Miller, JDHS, 5:58.29; 2. Katie Jones, TMHS, 5:58.30; 3. Clancey Cheeley, JDHS, 6:13.73; 4. Kendra Standley, Ketchikan, 6:24.73.

3,200 — 1. Katie Jones, TMHS, 12:53.82; 2. Martina Miller, JDHS, 13:00.26; 3. Monica Ashenfelter, JDHS, 14:48.54; 4. Emilyanne Lohrey, TMHS, 15:22.50.

100 hurdles — 1. Emily Sharp, JDHS, 15.39; 2. Samantha Sharp, JDHS, 16.76; 3. Karissa Jackson, JDHS, 18.84; 4. Kimmy Laboca, TMHS, 22.15.

300 hurdles — 1. Samantha Sharp, JDHS, 50.15; 2. Karissa Jackson, JDHS, 50.20; 3. Shiloh Schum, Ketchikan, 1:00.77; 4. Grace Stauffer, TMHS, 1:01.90.

4-x-100 relay — 1. JDHS (Jean Cumlat, Esra Siddeek, Samantha Sharp, Emily Sharp), 52.76; 2. TMHS (Sydney Thorne, Shale Kibby, Melissa Fisher, Shayla Reeves), 55.07.

4-x-200 relay — 1. JDHS (Samantha Sharp, Esra Siddeek, Tianna-Jae Garcia, Maya Rieselbach), 1:54.88.

4-x-400 relay — 1. JDHS (Caitlin Bossio, Marie Holden, Emily Sharp, Samantha Sharp), 4:24.93; 2. Ketchikan (Shiree Sells, Lauren Head-Bethel, Bayley Lindgren, Kendra Standley).

4-x-800 relay — 1. JDHS (Clancey Cheeley, Martina Miller, Monica Ashenfelter, Sarah McDermott) 11:37.14; 2. TMHS (Ashlynn Kay, Rhyan Holmes, Emilyanne Lohrey, Katie Jones), 12:41.81.

Shot put — 1. Kimmy Laboca, TMHS, 30-5 1/2; 2. Shale Kibby, TMHS, 29-0; 3. Lindsay Buster, Ketchikan, 28-5; Brindalyn Greaves, Ketchikan, 27-9 1/2.

Discus — 1. Kimmy Laboca, TMHS, 84-7; 2. Shawna Nelson, Ketchikan, 83-4; 3. Lindsay Buster, Ketchikan, 75-8; 4. Keely Pearson, TMHS, 69-11. High jump — 1. Grace Stauffer, TMHS, 4-0; 2. Amanda Roemeling, JDHS, 4-0.

Long jump —1. Shayla Reeves, TMHS, 15-4 1/2; 2. Maya Rieselbach, JDHS, 13-10 1/4; 3. Shale Kibby, TMHS, 13-4 1/4; 4. Sydney Thorne, TMHS, 13-3.

Triple jump — 1. Melissa Fisher, TMHS, 29-10 1/2; 2. Shayla Reeves, TMHS, 29-6; 3. Jean Cumlat, JDHS, 28-7; 4. Shawna Nelson, Ketchikan, 27-1 1/2.

Boys’ results:

100 — 1. Donald Stokes, TMHS, 11.46; 2. Chris Holloway, JDHS, 11.80; 3. Chris Luna, TMHS, 11.95; 4. Christian Parker, JDHS, 12.12.

200 — 1. Donald Stokes, TMHS, 23.28; 2. Ray Jones, TMHS, 24.29; 3. Kelton Thompson, Ketchikan, 24.31; 4. Joel Perry, JDHS, 24.36.

400 — 1. Jesse Miller, JDHS, 54.45; 2. Kelton Thompson, Ketchikan, 55.27; 3. Ray Jones, TMHS, 55.45; 4. Joel Perry, JDHS, 56.61.

800 — 1. Andre Bunton, JDHS, 2:06.82; 2. Khalil English, TMHS, 2:17.31; 3. Alec Calloway, JDHS, 2:19.81; 4. Dion Booth, Ketchikan, 2:21.61.

1,600 — 1. Zach Bursell, JDHS, 4:52.65; 2. Khalil English, TMHS, 4:58.13; 3. James Steeves, TMHS, 5:06.31; 4. Lucas Browning, JDHS, 5:06.35.

3,200 — 1. Zach Bursell, JDHS, 10:15.37; 2. Khalil English, TMHS, 10:19.23; 3. Mario Thomas, Ketchikan, 11:03.02; 4. James Steeves, TMHS, 11:06.46.

110 hurdles — 1. Andre Bunton, JDHS, 16.74; 2. Josh Jones, TMHS, 18.29; 3. Jack Dodson, Ketchikan, 19.40; 4. Jeren Smith, TMHS, 20.76.

300 hurdles — 1. Josh Jones, TMHS, 43.98; 2. Jack Dodson, Ketchikan, 44.17; 3. Zach Bursell, JDHS, 45.95; 4. Wilson Suzuki, TMHS, 48.72.

4-x-100 relay — 1. TMHS (Alex Tracy, Josh Jones, Ray Jones, Donald Stokes), 45.24; 2. JDHS (Chris Holloway, Vinh Le, Monico Yadao, Christian Parker), 48.01.

4-x-200 relay — 1. TMHS (Alex Tracy, Josh Jones, Ray Jones, Donald Stokes) 1:33.47.

4-x-400 relay — 1. JDHS (Andre Bunton, Lucas Browning, Joel Perry, Jesse Miller), 3:46.13; 2. Ketchikan (Jack Dodson, Dion Booth, Beau Albertson, Kelton Thompson), 3:56.94; 3. TMHS (Skyler Nakachi, Nick Bursell, Nicolas Wright, Wilson Suzuki), 4:15.38.

4-x-800 relay — 1. JDHS (Zach Bursell, Alex Calloway, Ian Andrews, Lucas Browning), 9:09.41; 2. TMHS (James Steeves, Nick Bursell, Wilson Suzuki, Khalil English), 9:13.19.

Shot put — 1. Renier Cava, TMHS, 37-5; 2. Robert Simpson, JDHS, 36-9; 3. Sean Kelly, JDHS, 34-9; 4. Blake Bachant, Ketchikan, 33-1.

Discus — 1. Blake Bachant, Ketchikan, 106-8; 2. Robert Simpson, JDHS, 102-11; 3. Cody Ring, Ketchikan, 99-0; 4. Sean Kelly, JDHS, 97-07.

High jump — 1. Alec Calloway, JDHS, 5-4.

Triple jump — 1. Alex Tracy, TMHS, 43-7 3/4; 2. Andre Bunton, JDHS, 40-10 1/4; 3. Davon Wake, Ketchikan, 33-7; 4. Malik Brown, JDHS, 31-11 1/2.

Long jump — 1. Alex Tracy, TMHS 20-6 1/2; 2. Jesse Miler, JDHS, 19-7 1/2; 3. Chris Holloway, JDHS, 19-3 3/4; 4. Chris Luna, TMHS, 17-0.

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