Chugiak boys dominate indoor meet; Big C Relays set for this weekend
Chugiak’s young, loaded boys track and field team made a big statement at the Pro/Whit track and field meet at The Dome Friday and Saturday, winning the team competition with more than twice as many points as second-place Dimond.
The Mustangs got wins from freshman Dray Etienne in the high jump, sophomores Owen Lewis in the triple jump and Wyatt Rohde in the 300 meter hurdles and senior Daniel Baush in the 1600 meter run. Bausch was also second in the 800 and Rohde took third in the 100 hurdles — and event that saw Chugiak runners finish in second through fifth place.
Carter Gladwill led the Eagle River boys to a sixth-place finish with wins in the 400 and 800 meters at the meet, which included all eight ASD public high schools as well as Colony, Anchorage Christian, Homer and Delta Junction.
Chugiak’s girls team got a big win from Breanna Day, who won the 3200 meters by more than a minute over Homer’s Autumn Daigle — a senior with a 2017 Division II cross country state championship to her name. Brooklynn Gould won the 300 hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles for Chugiak.
Morgan Bolin won her showdown with Gould in the 100 hurdles for the seventh-place Eagle River girls, who also got a pair of second place throws from Avery Brown in the shot put and discus.
For complete meet results, visit athletic.net.
Big C Relays are back
Both Chugiak and Eagle River will compete this Friday and Saturday at the Big C Relays, which is returning to The Dome after a two-year hiatus. The 10th edition of the biggest indoor meet of the year will include more than 900 athletes from 34 schools and features several unique events including the Alaska Airlines Pentathlon, in which six boys and six girls compete in five events over two days; the “Fastest Alaskan” 100 meters and hurdles races; several unique relay formats; and events for middle school and elementary school athletes.
The race will also feature the Laird Prosser Memorial Mile, and open race that will be headlined by former Kenai Central phenom and current Boise State All-American and NCAA champion Allie Ostrander and will include current collegiate runners Levi Fried, Keith Osowski, Jordan Theisen, Jonah Thiesen, Nickolas Colyn and Adam Marshall. In addition to the Prosser mile, the meet will also feature guest appearances by 2012 Olympic 4X400 meter relay silver medalist Manteo Mitchell, 2016 Paralympic 400-meter guide runner Mason Rhodes and 2017 Big 10 400 meter champion Champ Page.
The meet starts at 10 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Entry fee is $10 each day or $5 after 6 p.m. on Friday.
For more information and a complete event schedule, visit bigcrelays.com.