Eagle River track runs past Chugiak
Warners, Parrish rack up three individual wins
Chugiak’s David McPhetres, left, and Eagle River’s Brandon King round a corner during the 1,600-meter race Friday, April 19 at The Dome.
Seniors Brandon Parrish and Scout Warners won three individual events apiece to help Eagle River sweep a dual meet against Chugiak on Friday, April 19 at The Dome.
Warners won the 200-meter dash, 300 hurdles and set a school record with a winning leap of 15 feet, 1 ½ inches in long jump to lift Eagle River’s girls to a 67-33 win.
She was also part of the first-place 4x200 relay with Nikki Boggs, Shayna Wolery and Elexa Walker. Their time of 1:51.64 broke the previous school record — which was set by Boggs, Wolery, Walker and Samantha Brown three weeks ago — by more than two seconds.
To her surprise, fatigue wasn’t a factor, Warners said.
“I thought I’d get tired going back-to-back,” she said.
Boggs won the 400 and ran a leg of the winning 4x800 relay with Jordyn Bruce, Allonna Walker and Kate Mondl. Mondl also placed first in the 800.
Parrish broke his own school record in the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.84 seconds. He also won the 110 hurdles and took first in triple jump to help Eagle River’s boys to a 61-39 victory.
Parrish said running clean hurdle races keyed his victories.
“I usually hit more hurdles,” he said.
The season’s first dual gave athletes a chance to compete in four events, Parrish said.
“Everyone tried new things today,” he said. “It was a fun track meet.”
Beating Chugiak was another plus, Parrish said.
But the Mustangs were without 11 of their top runners, who traveled to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the Oregon Relays on Friday and Saturday.
Tyler Rohde scored all 10 of the Mustangs’ points with a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles and a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash.
The other Mustangs’ who participated in the meet, which featured 56 teams, included Chris Kveseth, Tyler Carnahan, Nathan Dennis, Brandy Bookout, Victoria Bensel, Alicia Reitz, Rachel Gregg, Paige Nelson, Malia McVee and Terra Holayter.
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