Petersburg High School’s track and field teams wrapped up the regular season last weekend, competing against schools from southern part of the Southeast region in Ketchikan.
The teams competed against squads from Ketchikan, Sitka and Thorne Bay under sunny skies. Over 30 Petersburg high schoolers and another 20 middle school students made the trip.
“(The) Kids performed really well, had a lot of top first place finishers in just about every event,” said PHS coach Brad Taylor. “So, it was very good to see these kids go out and perform at this level.”
Team scores from the event were not available. PHS athletes finished first in a number of events. “We scored first in the girls,” Taylor said, “We had Elisa Larson in the discus, Mariah Taylor in the shotput. Izabelle Ith was first in the long jump, triple jump, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. We had a first place finish in the girls 4×800 (relay) and a real good finish in the 4×400. So the girls team came along really well.” Kayliegh Eddy was second in the 1600 and Hannah Pfundt took third in that event. Eddy was also third in the 100 hurdles.
Taylor highlighted some of the performances from the boys team as well. “Alan McCay first in the high jump. He ran first in the 100 meter dash. Ethan Cummins was first in the long jump and Casey Bell was also first in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. So overall a really good performance by our boys and our girls team,” Taylor said.
Also for the boys, Tucker Hagerman won the 800 by one second over the nearest competition. Casey Bell took second in the 200 meter run and Nathaniel Lenhard was second in the 110 hurdles.
The boys 4×100 relay was also took second. The track teams head to the regional meet this weekend at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau.