Haines Track and Field Invitational, Thunder Mountain Falcons on top

    Approximately 80 Juneau athletes competed in the Haines Track & Field Invitational this weekend with Thunder Mountain boys just edging out a strong set of performances by the Juneau-Douglas team.

    Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 7:03am by Lori James

    Approximately 80 Juneau athletes competed in the Haines Track & Field Invitational this weekend with Thunder Mountain boys just edging out a strong set of performances by the Juneau-Douglas team.

    Thunder Mountain took home the title with a 72 - 66 win over Juneau-Douglas. Haines was third with 25 points.  Winners from Juneau-Douglas were Justin Miller in the 100 and 200, Ryan Moritz in the 800, Jace King in the Triple jump as well as Ethan Goebel in the 800 and 3200 meter runs.  Haines athlete Jacob Stigen won the 110 hurdles with a time of 20.84.  Thunder Mountain winners included John Morris in the 400, Garth Tupou in the shot & disc and three event winner Gabe Crawford, who won the 300 hurdles, High Jump, and long jump.

    In the girls division, the Thunder Mountain Track & Field Team also won the Meet, but by a much larger margin.  The lady Falcons scored 98 points for the win, with Juneau-Douglas coming in second with 25 and Hianes third with 23 points.  Winners from Haines include Ice Wangyot in the 100 and Destinee Cowart in the discus.  The winner from Juneau Douglas was Toma Kimlinger in the 800 meter run.  Winners from Thunder Mountain include Aly Heaton in 200, Leilani Eshnaur in the 400, Erin Wallace in the 1600, Donya Herman in the 3200, Ava Tompkins in the shot put and High Jump, as well as four event winner Naomi Welling in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, Long Jump and Triple Jump.  

    All Southeast Teams come together in Juneau this weekend to participate in the Region five Championship Meet co-hosted by both Juneau teams at Thunder Mountain this Friday and Saturday.  Events start at 1:30 Friday and go through 6:30, then resume again at 9:30 am Saturday morning and go until 4:00 pm that afternoon. Admission is free and all are welcome to come cheer on all the athletes as they try to qualify for the State Championship Meet held in Anchorage on May 27th and 28th.

    (Content provided by Scott May - Physical Education Teacher and Coach with the Juneau School District)

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