The Kenai Central track and field team kicked off the season with a two-day meet, known as The Mini, at The Dome in Anchorage.
“We had a great start, both the boys and girls,” Kenai track coach Tim Sandahl said. “The distance kids did well, and it was more of a distance meet.”
Sandahl said he wasn’t sure the listed times were accurate for the meet, but the placements were. So no times will be listed in this brief.
The Kenai Central boys tied with West for first place in the Friday team scores, with both teams piling up 25 points.
Jordan Theisen led the way for the Kards boys Friday by finishing second in the 3,200-meter run.
Others placing in the top six for the Kards boys Friday were Duncan Brewer with a fifth place in the shot put; Lucas Casebeer with a fourth-place leap in the high jump; and Casebeer with a fifth-place leap in the triple jump.
The Kenai Central girls tied for second with Dimond in the team scores on Friday. Both had 24 points, while Chugiak had 28 points.
Kenai’s Allie Ostrander cruised to victory in the 3,200.
The Kards also had a solid effort in the triple jump. Dimond’s Chrisalyn Johnson won, but Kenai’s Hannah Barcus was second, and Kenai’s Kiana Harding was third.
On Saturday, both the Kenai girls and Kenai boys were fourth in the team standings.
The Kenai boys won the 1,600 relay. Brad Smithwick, Jordan Theisen, Jonah Theisen and Fox Michaud made up the winning squad.
Tom Randall picked up a sixth for the Kards in the 110-meter hurdles, while Jordan Theisen was third in the 1,600.
Ostrander again led the way for the Kenai girls by taking the 1,600 comfortably.
Beverly Schindler also picked up a victory for the Kards, taking the 100 hurdles.
Kenai also got a sixth from the 1,600 relay team of Kyla Whannell, Leah Sandahl, Alexis Baker and Ostrander.