State track and field qualifiers announced

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 13:48
  • Chugiak’s Hyrum Nelson, left, and Eagle River’s Luke Mourcade do battle in the boys’ 4x800 meter relay race on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Region IV Track and Field Championships at Dimond High. Chugiak’s boys 4x800 relay team qualified for state, while Eagle River’s qualified as an alternate. Mourcade also qualified as an individual in the 400 meters. The meet will be held Friday and Saturday, May 26-27 at Palmer High School. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Ariana Davis crosses the finish line in first place in the girls’ 100 meter dash on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Palmer Invitational at Palmer High. Davis won the 100 and 200 meters and also anchored Chugiak’s winning 400- and 800-meter relay teams. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Qualifiers to the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Track and Field Championships have been announced via the Alaska School Activities Association website. The defending state Class 4A champion Chugiak girls have 12 qualifiers, led by junior Emma Nelson, who qualified in four individual events. The Chugiak boys will send nine individuals to the meet, the Eagle River boys qualified five, and the Eagle River girls qualified three.

The Chugiak girls also qualified three relay teams, including the 4X100, 4X200 and 4X800 events. The Chugiak boys qualified in the 4X200 and 4X 800 relays, while the Eagle River girls qualified int the 4X800 relay and the Eagle River boys qualified in the 4X400.

In the Class 123A meet, Birchwood Christian will send Collin and Serena Becker. Collin Becker qualified in the 400 meters and Serena Becker qualified in the 400 and 800.

The meet will be held Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 at Machetanz Field in Palmer.


Chugiak girls (12 individual qualifiers): Ariana Davis (100, 200), Cerina Bush (100, 200), Emma Nelson (400, high jump, long jump, triple jump), Lauren Devine (800), Emma Sees (1600, 3200), Adrianna Proffitt (3200), Brynn Kruchoski (3200), Eden Rosie Johnson (100 hurdles), Cheyenne Young (100 hurdles), Brooklynn Gould (300 hurdles, triple jump), Rebekah Smith (300 hurdles, triple jump), Kassidy Murfin (long jump, triple jump). Alternates: Proffitt (1600), Oxanna Hoffman (shot put). Relays: 4X100 (Cerina Bush, Eden Johnson, Reilly Hall, Ariana Davis), 4X200 (Cerina Bush, Brooklynn Gould, Reilly Hall, Ariana Davis), 4X800 (Anya Zachry, Lauren Devine, Kaylee Manwaring, Adrianna Proffitt, Emma Sees, Mazie Edwards). Alternate relay: 4X400

Chugiak boys (9 individual qualifiers): Austin Sayer (400, triple jump), Chris Fueg (400), Charlie Latimer (800), Hyrum Nelson (3200), Guy Rohde (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Justin Nevells (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Forest Perish (discus), Kenny Huffer (discus), Lincoln Oldham (triple jump). Alternates: Troy Zellers (300 hurdles), Austin Potter (200). Relays: 4X200 (Austin Potter, Austin Sayer, Connor Gentry, Guy Rohde, Harry Turner), 4X800 (Hyrum Nelson, Max Hartke, Max Beiegrohslein, Charlie Latimer, Austin Sayer, Justin Nevells).

Eagle River girls (3 individual qualifiers): Peyton Young (800, 1600, 3200), Helen Wilson (3200), Morgan Bolin (100 hurdles), Avery Brown (shot put). Alternate: Hanna Marcellos (shot put). Relay: 4X800 (Helen Wilson, Mary Goodwin, Bonnie PErkins, Ashley Walsh, Peyton Young, Laura Ripp. Alternate Relays: 4X200, 4X400

Eagle River boys (5 individual qualifiers): Luke Mourcade (400), Michael Maddox (400), Carter Gladwell (1600, 3200), Mason Wadsworth (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, high jump, triple jump), Savion Wilson (high jump). Alternate: Wilson (long jump). Relay: 4X400 (Deven Wesolowski, Carter Gladwell, Luke Mourcade, Mike Maddox, Josh Johnson, Marcus Macias). Alternate relay: 4X800


Birchwood Christian boys (1 individual qualifier): Collin Becker (400). Alternate: Becker (800).

Birchwood Christian girls (1 individual qualifier): Serena Becker (400, 800). Alternates: Becker (200), Faith Buczowski (800).

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