Bears meet victory in Ketchikan

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2008

Juneau-Douglas High School track and field traveled to Alaska's first city for the Ketchikan Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Fawn Mountain Track.

Hall Handerson / Ketchikan Daily News
Hall Handerson / Ketchikan Daily News

Hampered by high winds and sheets of rain, the women handled the competition with ease, but the men squeaked out a team victory over Ketchikan by a margin of only one-half point.

"The weather was just miserable," head coach Scott May said. "It was horrible with like 40 mph winds and heavy rains pretty much the entire time."

Samantha Eyre and Jeff Cordle were named Athletes of the Meet and each of the athletes broke personal records.

Eyre capped off her weekend with a team-high 25 points, a personal record, and wins in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and squad victories in the 4-by-100 and 4-by-200 relays.

Cordle had a personal record 100-meter dash and scored 18.5 points in his four events. He placed first in the 4-by-100 meter relay, second in the discus throw, third in the 100-meter dash, and fifth in the shot put.

Sophomore Leah Francis scored 22.5 points with wins in three distance events, including the 1600- and 3200-meter runs.

Freshman Emily Sharp tallied 16 points for the Crimson Bears and Alison Delabruere landed points in the 400-meter, long jump and relays.

Cassie Orbistondo had 14 points by placing second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. Also, despite the elements, senior Katie Krehlik improved her times significantly from last year's 1600- and 3200-meter runs.

Given the conditions, Phil Moser posted fast times, winning the 200- and 400-meter dash.

Jake Pernula won the 100-meter dash as well as helped his squad to victory in the 4-by-100 meter relay.

Senior Hunter Brown scored 20 points with second place finishes in the 1600 -and 3200-meter runs and a team victory in the 4-by-800 meter relay.

Freshman Zach Bursell also posted 16.5 points in the 800-, 1600-, and 3200-meter runs and a team victory in the 4-by-800 meter relay.

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