Kayhi track and field hosted a meet last weekend taking first in mens and second in womens. The teams participating were Petersburg and Thorne Bay. Adrian Ronquillo took first in 100 meter dash with 12.22 and first in 200 meter with 25.68. John Barron took first in 400 meter with 59.19. Paul Allmendinger took first in 800 meter with 2:18.69 and first in 1600 meter with 4:53.69. Desiree DeMello took first in 400 meter with 1:05.62. Joey Rhoads took first in discus throwing 118 feet. Trevor Ortiz took first for high jump with 5-04, first in long jump with 18-03.5, and first in triple jump with 39-04.25. Senior captain Edric Tiamzon said was pleased with everyone hitting their PR’s.
“Many of my teammates had hit personal records, which I am very proud of showing,” said Tiamzon. “We are ready for regions.”
The Kayhi track team will be hosting their second home meet of the season, featuring Petersburg, Thorne Bay, and Schoenbar students. All events will start today at 3 p.m. at the Esther Shea Field. On Saturday, events will start at 9 a.m. Senior Sarah McClennan is looking forward to competing at the last home meet.
“This meet is smaller, but it is also a chance for people to earn their spot on the regions trip since everyone won’t be able to go,” said McClennan. “Home meets are always fun, just like home games. You have more of a fan section, more people cheering you on; it’s exciting.”
Kayhi Track will travel to the Region V Track Meet May 19th at Thunder Mountain.
Last weekend Kayhi track participated in the Juneau Invitational meet hosted by Thunder Mountain taking 3rd in men’s and 5th in women’s. Participating teams were Gustavus, Haines, Juneau Douglas, Thunder Mountain, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Thorne Bay and Yakutat. Sophomore Elizabeth Knight took 1st in the 800 meter with 2:43.8. Junior Joey Rhodes took 1st in discus throwing 123-02. Sophomore Aedel Magno took 3rd in shot put throwing 26-08. Senior Sarah McClennon took 3rd in discus throwing 67-02. 4×100 relay boys, senior Trevor Ortiz, senior Luke Dossett, junior Adrian Ronquillo and senior Nico DeGuzman took 2nd with 48.19. Trevor Ortiz took 1st in triple jump with 40-09.25, 2nd in high jump with 5-08, and 2nd in long jump with 19-02. Ortiz felt like the track meet went well from a team standpoint.
“I felt as though it was a very good track meet,” said Ortiz. “A lot of our athletes ‘pr’d’(personal record) and did better each time. Our team worked hard and overall it was a good meet to participate in, lots of competition.”
Ketchikan track and field participated in Sitka’s invitational meet last weekend taking 4th in women’s and 5th in men’s. Competing teams were Skagway, Juneau-Douglas, Sitka, and Thunder Mountain. Ashley Cyr took second in 800 meter 2:59.22 and third in 1600 meter 6:32.35. Adel Franc Mango took second in Shot Put throwing 28-03ft. Brendan Wong took 3rd in Shot Put throwing 34-11ft and third in discus throwing 98-01ft. Grant Dulay took third in long jump with 17-04.25ft and third in triple jump with 32-00.50ft. Senior captain Edric Tiamzon was pleased with how the team performed.
“The meet was good for those who haven’t had a meet before and good practice for those who don’t run on dirt track.”
Kayhi track took 4th overall out of 8 teams in their only home track meet of the season. Kayhi had 9 girls qualify into the finals for 5 different events and 1 relay girls relay team qualified in the girls 4×800. The Kayhi had 21 boys qualify for the finals, and had 1 top finisher, senior Trevor Ortiz in the long jump. Kayhi had an overall team score of 145.333, the third place team, Petersburg, finished with 215. Junior Adrian Ronquillo feels the newer additions held their own over the weekend.
“With the newer additions to our team, I didn’t think we would be as competitive,” said Ronquillo. “But they proved that they could hold their own with the faster kids in the region. Coach talked about key performers yesterday, but I feel all of us did well.”
Kayhi track will head to the Sitka Invite April 29-30.
Team Final Scores
- Sitka: 263.333
- Thunder Mountain: 255.333
- Petersburg: 215
- Ketchikan: 145.333
- Juneau Douglas: 79
- Haines: 28
- Gustavus: 16
- Thorne Bay: 13
Kayhi track is hosting Thunder Mountain, Juneau-Douglas, Thorne Bay, Gustavus, Haines, Petersburg, Sitka and Klawock this weekend for the first home meet of the season. Events start today at 3 pm with field events. On Saturday field events start at 9:00am and running events are scheduled to begin at 10:30. Senior captain Edric Tiamzon feels the team mindset is in the right place.
“I feel like I can set a personal record this meet and my whole team will have the same mindset,” said Tiamzon.
The Kayhi Kings track team will be competing in the C2B meet against other Washington high schools on Thursday, April 13th in Onalaska, Washington. The Kings will then head to Stevenson high school in Stevenson, Washington to compete in the Al McKee Invitational. Senior Captain Edric Tiamzon is confident with this years team.
“I think everyone is going to be great. We brought a really strong team this year and I feel really good going into this meet”