Birchwood Christian senior named Region II track Athlete of the Year
Birchwood Christian senior Collin Becker won the 400 meters and was named the Region II Athlete of the Year Saturday at the Region II Track and Field Championships at Su Valley High School in Talkeetna.
Becker — who earlier this month graduated as valedictorian of the school’s six-person senior class — also placed second in the 800 meters for the fifth-place Warriors.
BCS also got a strong meet from junior Bjorn Peterson, who was third in the 200, fourth in the discus, fifth in the long jump and sixth in the 100.
Sophomore Serena Becker led the fifth-place BCS girls team by taking third in the 200, 400 and 800 meters.
Collin Becker received an automatic state meet berth by virtue of his win in the 400. The winners from each event at four region meets advance to the Class 1A-2A-3A meet, with the next 12 fastest times and distances also making the cut. State berths are expected to be announced annouced on the Alaska School Activities Association website sometime Sunday, May 21.