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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2000

The Soldotna boys and the Kenai girls earned high school track and field wins at Skyview High School Thursday, a day when just getting around the track proved to be a challenge.

A chilly, hard-gusting wind might have given runners a boost down the front straightaway, but it made the going on the backstretch difficult, and even the heartiest of athletes kept bundled up and moving in between events just to stay warm.

"You pretty much have to suck it up and go. I try not to think about the wind. I try to stay relaxed. It was my first 3,200 of the season, so I tried not to get to stressed about it," said Skyview's Erika Edwards, a winner in the girls 3,200-meter run (11:55.9), 1,600 run (5:33), and a member of the Panthers' winning 3,200 relay (10:51).

"That's three and a half miles of racing -- I had fun, though," Edwards said. "I missed eight months with an injury, so it was good just to get out."

Edwards said that it could be tough to get motivated to run in difficult conditions, but that being a part of Skyview's first 3,200 relay of the season got her excited for the meet.

"We have an awesome team. I was really excited to run that race," Edwards said.

The Soldotna girls captured eight first places overall, and while the Kardinals nabbed five top performances, they also came up with plenty of seconds and thirds to boost their team score. Kenai finished with 63 points to Soldotna's 54 and Skyview's 44.

The Soldotna boys picked up 10 of a possible 17 first place finishes, scoring 82 points to Skyview's 51 and Kenai's 38.

"We did OK -- it was kinda hard because it was so windy," said Lissa Cristiano, who accounted for Soldotna wins in the 100 (13.0) and 200 (28.7) and ran on the winning 400 relay. "Today was more like running to win (instead of running for times). Good times are luck a lot of the time with the weather, getting a good start, or just how you feel that day. I just try to go as hard as I can."

Justin Hogue picked up a win for the Kardinals with a throw of 127-9 in the discus.

"I haven't thrown what I've thrown in practice," Hogue said, saying that Thursday's wind was blowing the wrong way at the discus venue in Skyview's parking lot. "You just try for the best -- that's all you can hope for."

Sasha Cvetkovski picked up a pair of victories for the Soldotna girls with wins in the discus (102-8) and the shot put (32-6), while Derek Tarr won the long jump (19-2) and the triple jump (38-7) for the Soldotna boys.

Kenai's Rocky Fanning took the 100 (11.6) and the 300 hurdles (44.2).

Skyview, Kenai at Soldotna

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Team results -- 1. Kenai 63, 2. Soldotna 54, 3. Skyview 44.

Discus -- 1. Cvetkovski, Sol, 102-8; 2. Rice, Sky, 99-9; 3. Miller, Ken, 97-10; 4. Lackey, Ken, 86-9.

Shot put -- 1. Cvetkovski, Sol, 32-6; 2. Rice, Sky, 32-5 1/4; 3. Miller, Ken, 30-0 1/2; 4. Smith, Sky, 22-9 3/4.

Triple jump -- 1. Jameson, Sky, 25-6 1/2.

Long jump -- 1. Erin Smith, Ken, 13-6; 2. Nichols, Ken, 12-3 1/2; 3. Jameson, Sky, 12-0 3/4.

High jump -- 1. Erica Smith, Ken, 4-8; 2. Erin Smith, Ken, 4-4; 3. Jameson, Sky, 4-2.

3,200 relay -- 1. Skyview, 10:51; 2. Kenai, 11:10.

100 hurdles -- 1. Nicolas, Ken, 19.9; 2. Bauer, Sky, 21.2.

100 -- 1. Cristiano, Sol, 13.0; 2. Haynes, Ken, 13.3; 3. Spence, Ken, 13.9; 4. Awrey, Ken, 14.2.

800 relay -- 1. Kenai, 1:55.4; 2. Soldotna, 1:58.1.

1,600 -- 1. Edwards, Sky, 5:33; 2. Kimbrell, Sol, 5:53.9; 3. Aslett, Sky, 6:09.3; 4. Schouweiler, Sky, 6:10.4.

400 relay -- 1. Soldotna, 55.3; 2. Kenai, 55.4.

400 -- 1. Smith, Ken, 1:06.3; 2. Rhoades, Sol, 1:06.4; 3. Martin, Sol, 1:08.6.

300 hurdles -- 1. Clark, Sol, 57.2; 2. Schouweiler, Sky, 59.0; 3. Bauer, Sky, 1:00.7; 4. Nicholas, Ken, 1:01.4.

800 -- 1. Newbould, Sol, 2:35.6; 2. Krusen, Ken, 2:39.5; 3. Wilcox, Ken, 2:58.5; 4. Ratliff, Sol, 3:01.5.

200 -- 1. Cristiano, Sol, 28.7; 2. Smith, Ken, 28.7; 3. Spence, Ken, 28.9; 4. Arie, Ken, 31.5.

3,200 -- 1. Edwards, Sky, 11:55.9; 2. Aslett, Sky, 13:23.3; 3. Goldstein, Sol, 13:45.5.

1,600 relay -- 1. Soldotna, 4:35.6; 2. Kenai, 4:45.8.

Team results -- 1. Soldotna, 82, Skyview 51, Kenai 38.

Discus -- 1. Hogue, Ken, 127-9; 2. Steger, Sky, 120-6; 3. Gee, Sol, 117-8; 4. Myers, Ken, 107-11.

Shot put -- 1. Peale, Sol, 44-11 1/2; 2. Moiles, Sol, 43-0 3/4; 3. Hogue, Ken, 40-8 1/2; 4. Myers, Ken, 40-1.

Long jump -- 1. Tarr, Sol, 19-2; 2. Kornfield, Ken, 18-0 1/2; 3. Jung, 17-10 1/2; 4. Avery, 17-6 1/2.

Triple jump -- 1. Tarr, Sol, 38-7; 2. Jung, Ken, 36-7 3/4; 3. Tompkins, Sky, 35-2 3/4; 4. Axtell, Sky, 29-3.

High jump -- 1. Zobeck, Sol, 5-6; 2. (tie) McGrady, Sky, 5-2; Kuhl, Sky, 5-2.

3,200 relay -- 1. Soldotna, 9:13.4; 2. Skyview, 9:15.0; 3. Kenai, 10:05.9.

110 hurdles -- 1. Avery, Sol, 16.7; 2. Longfellow, Sol, 18.4; 3. Tompkins, Sky, 20.3; 4. Cool, Sky, 21.4.

100 -- 1. Fanning, Ken, 11.6; 2. Reynolds, Sky, 11.7; 3. Kornfield, Ken, 11.8; 4. Begins, Sky, 11.8.

800 relay -- 1. Skyview, 1:40.4; 2. Soldotna, 1:42.3.

1,600 -- 1. Knight, Sol, 5:15.2; 2. Adams, Sky, 5:20.4; 3. Frost, Ken, 5:29.2; 4. Gleason, Sol, 5:40.4.

400 relay -- 1. Soldotna, 49.6; 2. Skyview, 52.9.

400 -- 1. Begins, Sky, 53.7; 2. Medina, Sol, 54.3; 3. Kornfield, Ken, 56.3; 4. Norman, Sky, 57.9.

300 hurdles -- 1. Fanning, Ken, 44.4; 2. Avery, Sol, 48.9; 3. Payment, Sol, 48.9; 4. Tompkins, Sky, 52.0.

800 -- 1. Musgrove, Sol, 2:09.4; 2. McBride, Sol, 2:19.2; 3. Adams, Sky, 2:21.8; 4. Harro, Sol, 2:25.9.

200 -- 1. Reynolds, Sky, 25.0; 2. Fanning, Ken, 25.1; 3. Kornfield, Ken, 25.2; 4. McLain, Sol, 25.9.

3,200 -- 1. Newbould, Sol, 10:38.4; 2. Liebner, Sol, 10:38.5; 3. Keller, Sol, 11:11.8; 4. Blanchard, Sol, 11:33.1.

1,600 relay -- 1. Skyview, 3:50.6.



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