Crimson Bear track teams finds delayed success at Skyview

Brown sets state's best mark in triple jump

Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2001

After having their flight delayed and missing the first race of Friday's preliminaries, the Juneau-Douglas High School track teams earned very respectable finishes at the Skyview Invitational Friday and Saturday in Soldotna.

With just seven athletes on both squads, the Crimson Bear girls placed fifth with 42 team points and the boys finished eighth with 36.5 points while competing against some of the best competition in Alaska.

West Anchorage edged Soldotna for the girls' title 79-75, while Kenai finished third with 68 points. Kodiak ran away with the boys' victory with 91 points, outdistancing second-place Soldotna with 67 and third-place Nikiski with 51 points.

"Our plane out of Juneau canceled," Crimson Bears head track coach Tracy Rivera said. "It was a real bummer. We had to go through Yakutat and Cordova and got to Anchorage at 2 (p.m.)"

"We called ahead and let Skyview's athletic director know but we missed the two-mile. They let our throwers throw even though everyone else was done. It was rush, rush, rush and ended up being real tough on the kids."

Clay Brown made the most of the adversity by winning the triple jump with a leap of 41 feet, 3 inches, which was the best jump of the year by a triple jumper in the state. The senior also placed second in the long jump, earning 18 team points for the Crimson Bears.

"It was my first jumps of the year so I wanted to know where I stood," Brown said. "I'd like to push it up a foot and a half or so. The Southeast record is 43-10 and I have a little less than month to get there until the Southeast meet."

"We wanted him to be right around, shooting for 42, so he (Brown) did pretty good," Rivera said.

Adrianna Rodriguez had a sensational day in the girls' sprints, placing second in the 100-meters with a time of 13.12 seconds and third in the 200-meters with a time of 27.56, each personal bests.

"I was feeling really good today," Rodriguez said. "My starts haven't been very good but I was hoping to get into the top 10. I set personal bests which is good. It feels really good."

Sophomore Molly Krehlik placed second in the mile with a time of 5:35.46 while teammate Brandy Weston finished fifth with a time of 5:44.73. Weston also placed fifth in the 800-meters.

"Molly missed her two-mile race and she thought that maybe she might have a little more in the tank for the mile. She ran her race and set a personal best. Brandy (Weston) wasn't feeling very good."

Although Krehlik, Rodriguez and Weston were the only girls to place individually at the invitational, the relay teams added an impressive 16 points. The Bear girls placed second in the 4x800-meter relay, third in the 4x400-meter relay and fifth in the 4x100-meter relay.

"It's pretty impressive when you think about it," Rivera said. "With only having seven people on boys and girls, our kids really made a good showing. We were by far the smallest school there."

Jesse Stringer scored well in the mile and 800-meters, placing fourth in each event. Junior Stephen Perry and Sophomore T.J. Mason placed fifth and sixth place respectively in the 200-meter dash.

Aaron Larson went 5-feet-8 in the high jump to tie for fifth place, earning 1.5 team points and Brian Fairchild rounded out the field events for the Bear boys with a sixth-place finish in the shot put launching the weight 42-feet-2 1/4.

"It was a great meet and it was our best showing ever," Rivera said. "Service High School had 60 kids here and we beat them with seven. It's pretty exciting."

The Crimson Bears will look to stay on the right track next weekend when they Juneau Invitational at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track beginning Friday afternoon with field events beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Skyview Invitational at Skyview High School

Friday and Saturday finals

GIRLS

Team scores -- 1. West Anchorage, 79; 2. Soldotna, 75; 3. Kenai, 68; 4. Colony, 60; 5. Juneau-Douglas, 42; 6. Service, 37; 7. Skyview, 33; 8. Nikiski, 30; 9. Kodiak, 28; 10. Wasilla, 23; 11. Grace Christian, 11; 12. Seward, 12; 13. Homer, 11; 14. Houston, 10; 15. Susitna Valley, 8; 16. Anchorage Christian Schools, 5.

SHOT PUT -- 1. Sylvester, Hou, 33 feet, 4 inches; 2. Cvetkovski, Sol, 33-2; 3. Miller, Ken, 32-0; 4. Hansen, Kod, 31-9; 5. Wilson, Col, 29-7; 6. Schirack, Was, 28-9.

LONG JUMP -- 1. Glaze, Nik, 15-4 3/4; 2. Pitts, Sol, 15-4; 3. McGuire, West, 15-0; 4. Whitten, Ser, 14-10 1/2; 5. Bearisto, Col, 14-8 1/2; 6. Donaldson, Kod, 14-1 1/2.

HIGH JUMP -- 1. Baldwin, Ken, 5-0; 2. Smith, Ken, 5-0; 3. tie, Bearisto, Col, 4-10; 3. tie, Mapes, Ser, 4-10; 5. Tweto, West, 4-10; 6. Bowden, Hom, 4-8.

TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. McGuire, West, 31-7 1/4; 2. Zobeck, Sol, 31-1 3/4; 3. Pate, Hom, 31-1/4; 4. Whitten, Ser, 30-9 1/4; 5. Donaldson, Kod, 29-2 1/2; 6. Bearisto, Col, 28-11.

DISCUS -- 1. Cvetkovski, Sol, 115-1; 2. Hulien, Nik, 106-0; 3. Dieckgraeff, Sew, 98-6; 4. Powers, Sky, 97-4; 5. Wilson, Col, 96-6; 6. Hart, ACS, 96-6.

3,200 -- 1. Smith, West, 11:21.4; 2. Edwards, Sky, 11:27.8; 3. Colberg, Col, 11:51.3; 4. Campbell, Col, 12:05.1; 5. Miner, West, 12:06.2; 6. Amen, Ken, 12:09.0.

3,200 RELAY -- 1. Kenai, 10:04.74; 2. Juneau-Douglas, 10:35.68; 3. Kodiak, 10:33.09; 4. West, 10:36.66; 5. Colony, 10:42.68; 6. Grace Christian, 10:55.39.

100 HURDLES -- 1. Schaafsma, Sol, 15.69; 2. Tweto, West, 16.84; 3. Smith, Ser, 17.28; 4. Brown, Kod, 17.31; 5. Levinton, Ser, 17.54; 6. Bearisto, Col, 17.59.

100 -- 1. Turnbough, Col, 12.81; 2. Adriana Rodriquez, Jun, 13.12; 3. McGuire, West, 13.21; 4. Cristiano, Sol, 13.22; 5. Schurosky, Was, 13.56; 6. McDowell, Col, 13.89.

800 RELAY -- 1. Kenai, 1:51.76; 2. Colony, 1:52.51; 3. Soldotna, 1:53.81; 4. Nikiski, 1:55.23; 5. Service, 1:55.30; 6. West, 1:58.42.

1,600 -- 1, Smith, Wes, 5:29.03; 2. Molly Krehlik, Jun, 5:35.46; 3. Miner, West, 5:39.94; 4. Amen, Ken, 5:43.35; 5. Brandy Weston, Jun, 5:44.73; 6. Fischetti, HCS, 5:45.18.

400 RELAY -- 1. Soldotna, 54.33; 2. Wasilla, 54.36; 3. Colony, 54.51; 4. West, 55.41; 5. Juneau, 55.79; 6. Service, 56.71.

400 -- 1. Smith, Ser, 1:00.72; 2. Edwards, Ken, 1:01.96; 3. Church, Ken, 1:03.16; 4. Smith, Ken, 1:04.06; 5. Farris, Was, 1:04.09; 6. Brown, Kod, 1:05.46.

300 HURDLES -- 1. Schaafsma, Sol, 49.25; 2. Glaze, Nik, 50.11; 3. Brown, Kod, 50.20; 4. Wills, Hom, 51.60; 5. Spohnholz, Ser, 51.80; 6. Smith, Ser, 53.35.

800 -- 1. Edwards, Sky, 2:31.82; 2. Pratt, SuV, 2:33.08; 3. Schouweiler, Sky, 2:37.60; 4. DeYong, GCS, 2:38.53; 5. Brandy Weston, Jun, 2:39.23; 6. Krusen, Ken, 2:42.40.

200 -- 1. Turnbough, Col, 26.67; 2. Smith, Was, 27.41; 3. Adriana Rodriquez, Jun, 27.56; 4. Carlon, Sky, 27.86; 5. Anker, ACS, 28.06; 6. Cristiano, Sol, 28.58.

1,600 RELAY -- 1. West, 4:30.75; 2. Grace, 4:34.47; 3. Juneau, 4:35.86; 4. Kodiak, 4:36.09; 5. Wasilla, 4:37.14; 6. Skyview, 4:37.21.

BOYS

Team scores -- 1. Kodiak, 91; 2. Soldotna, 67; 3. Nikiski, 51; 4. Colony, 46; 5. ACS, 43; 6. Heritage Christian, 40; 7. Kenai, 37; 8. Juneau-Douglas, 36.5; 9. West Anchorage, 25; 10. Homer, 24; 11. Service, 20; 12. Grace Christian, 14; 13. Skyview, 10; 14. Wasilla, 8; 15. Seldovia, 2; 16. Susitna Valley, 1.5; 17. Ninilchik, 1.

SHOT PUT -- 1. Fillman, Col, 50-10 1/2; 2. Moiles, Sol, 45-2 1/4; 3. Myers, Ken, 42-11 1/4; 4. Hogue, Ken, 42-4 1/2; 5. Homan, ACS, 42-4 1/2; 6. Brian Fairchild, Jun, 42-2 1/4.

LONG JUMP -- 1. Oliver, Kodiak, 19-8 1/2; 2. Clay Brown, Jun, 18-6 1/2; 3. Reilly, Nik, 18-6 1/4; 4. Henton, West, 17-11 1/2; 5. Centofanti, West, 17-8 3/4; 6. Christensen, Sol, 17-5 1/2.

HIGH JUMP -- 1. Voss, ACS, 6-1; 2. Holloway, Nik, 6-0; 3. Shields, Sky, 5-8; 4. Oliver, Kod, 5-8; 5. tie, Aaron Larson, Jun, 5-8; 5. tie, Steadman, SuV, 5-8.

TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. Clay Brown, Jun, 41-3; 2. Centofanti, Wes, 40-4 1/2; 3. Oliver, Kod, 38-10 1/2; 4. McCrory, ACS, 38-8; 5. Dillon, Sel, 38-2 3/4; 6. Voss, ACS, 38-6 3/4.

DISCUS -- 1. Hogue, Ken, 163-11; 2. Fillman, Col, 153-3; 3. Moiles, Sol, 140-4; 4. Luna, Nik, 134-3; 5. Bullman, Col, 128-0; 6. Myers, Ken, 127-6.

3,200 -- 1. Mortenson, Kod, 9:43.8; 2. O'Reilly, Ser, 9:55.7; 3. Liebner, Sol, 10:01.7; 4. LeBaron, ACS, 10:12.0; 5. Gogain, ACS, 10:16.9; 6. Yngue, Kod, 10:17.6.

3,200 RELAY -- 1. Soldotna, 8:37.58; 2. ACS, 8:42.93; 3. Kodiak, 8:48.77; 4. West, 8:55.66; 5. Kenai, 9:06.44; 6. Service, 9:24.21.

110 HURDLES -- 1. Millar, HCS, 15.53; 2. Reilly, Nik, 15.87; 3. Nicholas-Silvira, Ken, 16.13; 4. Shields, Sky, 16.72; 5. Payment, Sol, 17.06; 6. McCrory, ACS, 17.14.

100 -- 1. Robinson, Kod, 10.93; 2. Collins, Col, 11.13; 3. Abbott, Hom, 11.48; 4. McCarty, ACS, 11.78; 5. Nicholas-Silvira, Ken, 11.85; 6. Sandhoffer, Chugiak, 11.92.

800 RELAY -- 1. Colony, 1:36.32; 2. Heritage, 1:36.48; 3. Homer, 1:38.39; 4. ACS, 1:39.98; 5. West, 1:40.11; 6. Service, 1:40.29.

1,600 -- 1. Mortenson, Kod, 4:33.72; 2. Liebner, Sol, 4:36.33; 3. O'Reilly, Ser, 4:37.46; 4. Jesse Stringer, Jun, 4:39.51; 5. Pitcher, West, 4:47.17; 6. Barth, ACS, 4:48.57.

400 RELAY -- 1. Heritage, 46.54; 2. Wasilla, 47.41; 3. Service, 48.19; 4. Soldotna, 48.53; 5. West, 48.54; 6. Grace, 49.48.

400 -- 1. Nisbett, Kod, 53.00; 2. Meier, GCS, 53.31; 3. Medina, Sol, 54.61; 4. Hughes, Kod, 55.43; 5. Sandhoffer, Chu, 55.71; 6. Holloway, Nik, 57.13.

300 HURDLES -- 1. Millar, HCS, 41.75; 2. Reilly, Nik, 42.10; 3. Nicholas-Silvira, Ken, 43.12; 4. Payment, Sol, 43.95; 5. Howard, HCS, 44.16; 6. McCrory, ACS, 44.84.

800 -- 1. Mortenson, Kod, 2:08.94; 2. Knight, Sol, 2:09.26; 3. Sykes, Nik, 2:10.79; 4. Jesse Stringer, Jun, 2:10.82; 5. Mann-Schweigert, Sol, 2:11.67; 6. Wicker, Nik, 2:11.74.

200 -- 1. Robinson, Kod, 22.41; 2. Collins, Col, 22.75; 3. Abbott, Hom, 23.85; 4. Sandhoffer, Chu, 24.03; 5. Stephen Perry, Jun, 24.07; 6. T.J. Mason, Jun, 24.30.

1,600 RELAY -- 1. West, 3:42.29; 2. Nikiski, 3:44.82; 3. Grace, 3:47.23; 4. Soldotna, 3:49.48; 5. Juneau, 3:54.00; 6. ACS, 3:56.42.



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