The Capital City Invitational at Thunder Mountain High School is a chance for all southeast athletes to compete on the site of the Region V championships, which occur on May 11-12.
The Falcons boys won the men’s division but the JDHS lads competed well in second; the JDHS women won and the Falcons placed third. Their PR’s were accidentally omitted from Sunday’s newspaper article.
JDHS coach Janette Gagnon stated that the meet is always a great meet to watch the athletes interact.
“While hanging out and working at the long and triple jump pit it was fun to see athletes and coaches helping each other out,” Gagnon said. “No matter which team they are from. This is the part of coaching in southeast that I enjoy the most.”
Juneau-Douglas High School collected 30 PRs for the boys and 18 for the girls at the weekend Capital City Invitational.
Ian Andrews (800, 1600, 3200), Chad Boyer (100, discus), Malik Brown (Triple Jump), Luc Browning (800, 1600 and 3200), James Buchkoski (100), Alec Calloway (100, 200), Trevor Clauder (Shot, Discus), Warren Eckland (100), Johnny Elliott (1600, 3200),
Jestoni Feliciano (800), David Francis (1600), Ryan Harvey (800, 1600),JD Hudson (Shot, Discus), Kiko Iona (100), Johnny Nichols (Long Jump), Joel Perry (200), Fernando Pintang (Shot), Jaden Sierra (200), Xavier Wallace (100, Discus), Pelle Auther (400),
Jean Cumlat (Long Jump), LiAnne Fenumiai (Discus), T-Jae Garcia (200), Nicole George (100, 200), Arianna Hintermeister (200, 400), Kacey Jackson (100), Karissa Jackson (100, 100 Hurdles), Leah Liebelt (800), Sarah McDermott (Long Jump), Casandra Partin (Discus), Rolanda Scaife (100), and Emily Wood (1600, 3200).
The Crimson Bears’ Athletes of the meet, were Ian Andrews and T-Jae Garcia.
“Ian is a rock for the group of distance boys,” JDHS coach Janette Gagnon said. “Always making sure everyone is warming up together for their events and encouraging everyone before and after they run. Ian is always ready in a pinch, jumping in to any relay where he is needed and demonstrates daily why he was chosen as one of our captains. T-Jae is a key member of both our 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams, as well as being the athlete who makes sure the sprinting girls are warmed up for each of their events.”
Both JDHS and TMHS travel to Haines to compete before the final Region V event at Falcons Field.
“Haines has a gravel track but a wonderful long jump pit
with white sand that looks like it came from the Bahamas,” Gagnon said. “So we will see how many of our athletes decide to become long jumpers this weekend.”