JDHS places third in Sitka

Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010

Just three weeks into the season, the Juneau-Douglas track team finds itself improving with each meet.

Though results from the meet were not available at the time this story was written, assistant track coach Tristain Knutson-Lombardo said he was happy with the effort from the team.

"We took a great group of kids this weekend, and our main goal was to be the hardest-working team out there and I think all the athletes really exemplified that this weekend," Knutson-Lumbardo. "Everyone out there put in some great efforts on the track and the field as well.

"It was a good effort from everybody."

The track in Sitka is made of dirt, which makes it difficult on the athletes to run their best possible time. But Knutson-Lombardo said two sophomores, Jesse Miller and Shadd Rudick, set personal records.

Miller recorded his personal best in the long jump with a jump of more than 18 feet, and Rudick set a PR in the 3200- and 1600-meter run.

"It was great to see those two kids walk away with some new marks and new goals to set," Knutson-Lombardo said. "We also had our girls sprinters run strong again like they have all season."

The Crimson Bears will compete April 30 - May 1 at Thunder Mountain High School.

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