Records fall at Prosser-Whitmore track meet

Chugiak, Eagle River square off Friday, April 19


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Eagle River’s John Randall runs a leg of the winning boys 4x400 relay at the Prosser-Whitmore Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, April 13 at The Dome. The Wolves’ time of 3:35.06 set a new school record.

MIKE NESPER

The bar has been raised for next year’s Prosser-Whitmore Indoor Track and Field Championships — thanks in large part to Chugiak and Eagle River High athletes.

Local tracksters set five meet records Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 at The Dome.

Chugiak senior Tyler Rohde broke both hurdle records, running 14.69 seconds in the 110-meter race and 39.02 seconds in the 300. Rohde also won the 200 in 22.48.

Fellow Chugiak senior Chris Kveseth set a meet record with a winning time of 1:58.90 in the 800.

Eagle River junior Peter Kott set a record in the 100 with a time of 11.43. He was also part of the winning 4x400 relay with Kit Hoog, John Randall and Alec Smith. Their time of 3:35.06 — more than four seconds ahead of second-place Dimond — is a new school record.

Eagle River’s girls 4x400 relay — comprised of Dreanna Owens, Allonna Walker, Jordyn Bruce and Nikki Boggs — also made history, setting a meet record of 4:14.31. Walker also turned in a third-place performance in the 800.

Eagle River’s girls finished second behind Wasilla in the team standings. Dimond finished first in the boys standings, and the Lynx won the combined team score to claim the traveling trophy.

Eagle River senior Scout Warners won the girls high jump with a leap of 5 feet even. She added a pair of second-place finishes in the 200 and 300 hurdles.

The Wolves’ Kate Mondl took second in the 1,600.

Eagle River teammates Rydell Reinbold and Ed Hall finished second and third, respectively, in the shot put.

Chugiak senior Payton Fullmer finished third in boys high jump while sophomore Rachel Gregg placed third in girls long jump.

Chugiak’s 4x100 relay of Victoria Bensel, Natalie Musil, Hannah Babin and Brandy Bookout placed third.

The crosstown rivals will square off in the season’s first dual Friday, April 19 at noon at The Dome. With about 150 athletes between the two schools, the meet will allow many kids to compete in four events, something they haven’t been able to do this season.

“We’ve had limited events the past two weeks,” Wolves’ head coach Matt Turner said.

Mustangs’ head coach Jon Schroeder agreed, saying the dual will benefit both programs.

“It’ll be great,” he said.

Some of Chugiak’s top runners won’t be in attendance, but instead will run at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore. Eleven Mustangs left with Schroeder on Wednesday, April 17 to compete in the race Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.

A week prior to the race, Schroeder said he was eager to see how his team stacks up against the best in the Northwest.

“I’m getting excited about it now,” he said Saturday.

 

Contact Mike Nesper at 694-2727 or mike.nesper@alaskastar.com.

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