Crimson Bears sweep another track meet

Adrianna Rodriguez, Jesse Stringer win three events

Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Led by three individual victories apiece by Jesse Stringer and Adrianna Rodriguez, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls track teams turned in dominating performances Friday and Saturday as they easily won the Haines Invitational track meet in Haines.

The Crimson Bear girls scored 142 points to handily top Petersburg with 29 points, Haines with 22 and Sitka with 20. In the boys half of the meet, Juneau scored 107 points to finish ahead of Sitka with 47, Haines with 41 and Petersburg with 23.

Stringer won the 3,200 meters in 10 minutes, 13.04 seconds, claimed the 1,600 in 4:55.50 and won the 800 in 2:14.97 to lead the Juneau boys. Other event winners from Juneau were T.J. Mason in both the 200- and the 400-meter runs, Alan Floresca in the 110-meter high hurdles, Tim Powers in the high jump and Clay Brown in the triple jump.

In other events, Tim Kaloostian of Haines won the 100, Tyrell Horton of Haines won the shot put, Thor Hartwig of Sitka won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and John Plucker of Haines won the long jump. Haines claimed the 4x100 and 4x200 relays, while Juneau won the 4x400 relay.

In the girls meet, Rodriguez won the 100 meters in 14.05 seconds, the 200 in 30.41 and the 400 in 1:08.60. Loreen Tupou won both the shot put and discus for Juneau, while Brandy Weston won the 1,600 and the 800, and Rachel Chenoweth claimed the titles in the 100-meter intermediate hurdles and the 300-meter low hurdles.

Molly Krehlik won the 3,200 for the Crimson Bears and narrowly finished second behind Weston in the 1,600. Annie Fox won the high jump for the Crimson Bears, who swept all the relay events. The only non-Juneau winners in the girls meet were Lilly Ward of Haines in the triple jump and Anna McMurren of Petersburg in the long jump.

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