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Baldwin repeats high jump crown

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2003

Fortune shined on the Skyview Panthers and one Kenai Kardinal Saturday at the state track and field championships in Anchorage. Kenai's Dallas Baldwin defended her high jump title, and two Skyview boys garnered wins to accompany the Panthers' third-place boys team finish.

A loss for Kodiak and Palmer became Skyview's gain, as a disqualification vaulted the Panthers 1,600-meter relay team to a third-place finish.

A Kodiak runner cut off Palmer's Aaron Dickson on the third leg to take the lead, causing Dickson to lose his baton and three places. Kodiak's team finished first, but it was ruled that the pass constituted interference and the Bears were disqualified.

Had Kodiak finished first, the Bears would have added 10 points to their pre-race 36-point standing. The win would have given the Bears a third-place team finish.

Skyview's boys finished the race in fourth, and the ruling moved the Panthers up one place. Before the 1,600 relay the final race of the day Skyview was sixth in team standings with 38.5 points. The finish earned the team six points, rather than four for fourth place, and saved the Panthers from a fourth-place overall team finish.

Palmer raced back to finish fourth, earning four points.

Skyview coach Rob Sparks was thrilled with the turn of events that earned his team a third-place finish.

"You hate to see it happen because of a DQ," Sparks said. "But this is a competition and sometimes you get bad breaks. Sometimes you get good breaks. We caught a good break. You've got to enter races because you don't know what can happen."

Skyview senior Trevor Tompkins won the boys 110 high hurdles with a personal best time of 15.63 seconds, after surging back from a bad start.

"It was rough getting over the first couple of hurdles," he said, and pointed out that he resisted the urge to panic. "I just thought about getting over the hurdles."

Tompkins got out of the blocks and to the first hurdle behind the rest of the field of eight and had to struggle to make up ground by the fourth hurdle. Chasing Colony's Justin Schwartzbauer, Tompkins jumped ahead by the seventh hurdle and was able to hold off the Colony sophomore for the win.

"It's my senior year. I just gave it everything I had," he said. "I could kind of see Schwartzbauer pulling ahead of me and I didn't want to let him win."

 

Soldotna's Tracy Pitts clears the hurdle during the girls 100 meter hurdles at the State and Track & Field Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday, May 24, 2003.

AP Photo/Al Grillo

He knocked over the seventh hurdle, tipping it into the adjacent lane, which called for a video review from the judges before Tompkins was awarded the victory.

Tompkins took second in the 300 hurdles in a reversal of fortune, however, when he stumbled coming off the eighth hurdle and lost ground to the victorious Schwartzbauer.

Skyview seniors Levi McKay and Adam Kozydar took the discus in a one-two finish. Kozydar tossed a 158-footer in his first flight and finished with a distance of 158-03. McKay's best hurl went for 168 feet to give him the title.

"I'm really happy for me and Kozy," McKay said. "I guess it feels good graduating on top."

Kenai senior Baldwin outshined up-and-coming Region III rival Shelby Beairsto's challenge, successfully clearing 5-3 to win the high jump.

Following the announcement of her victory, Baldwin continued to jump, attempting to beat Soldotna graduate Renae Pickarsky's 1983 record of 5-6. She was unsuccessful on three attempts at 5-5, however, but said she was still happy with the win.

"I was upset, but happy that I won state," she said. "As I was sitting there, I knew I wanted to win, and focused on that first."

Other Kenai Peninsula athletes had impressive showings at state. Soldotna's Brittany Gardner finished second in the triple jump with a personal best leap of 34-4 1/4 behind Service's Laura Clemson.

 

Kenai's Morgen Saltenberger (290) runs a lap in the boys 4 x 800 meter relay with Juneau-Douglas' Tim Davin close behind in the state track and field championships in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday, May 24, 2003.

AP Photo/Al Grillo

"My jumps were good," she said. "My biggest was my first jump. Then my adrenaline went down."

Soldotna sophomore Ari Goldstein set a new school record in a third-place finish of 2:15.82 in the 800, after chasing West's Kris Smith on a record-setting run. She held onto second place until the final 100 meters, where Chugiak's Morgan Ekemo ran her down.

"My legs just wouldn't go any faster," Goldstein said. "At the end, those are two such good athletes."

In the boys 800, Kenai junior Mick Boyle chased down much of the field from the back of the pack to claim third place.

"I wanted to place and I knew eighth place doesn't get on the podium," he said.

Nikiski's Jani Lemmityinen pulled to within a half a second of second place in the 300 hurdles.

"All of my steps were good (between the hurdles," he said. "Tompkins was really fast and he usually beats me."

Seward sophomore Whitney Anderson took second place in the 3,200 behind Chugiak's Ekemo. Anderson finished with a personal best of 11:10.93, and said she needed to work on extending her final kick.

"I'm one to always speed out at the beginning," she said. "(Ekemo) was slowly speeding up on me and I usually only do that at the very end."

STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday, Saturday

Bartlett High School

TEAM SCORES 1. Dimond, 84; 2. Palmer, 64; 3. Skyview, 44.5; 4. Chugiak, 43; 5. East, 41.5; 6. West, Kodiak, 36 (tie); 8. Lathrop, 33; 9. Colony, 28; 10. West Valley, 22; 11. Bartlett, 19; 12. Juneau-Douglas, 17; 13. ACS, 16; 14. Kenai, 14. 15. Eielson, 9; 16. Nikiski, North Pole, 6 (tie); 18. Homer, 4; 19. Haines, 2; 20. Soldotna, Monroe, 1 (tie).

SHOT PUT 1. Clooten, Lat, 55 feet, 6 inches; 2. Dunbar, ACS, 49-04.75; 3. Hom, ACS, 48-10; 4. Hollett, NP, 46-11.25; 5. Green, Bartlett, 46-00.50; 6. Barners, Sky, 45-11.25.

DISCUS 1. McKay, Sky, 168; 2. Kozydar, Sky, 158-03; 3. Clooten, Lat, 156-10; 4. Hodges, Dim, 140-09; 5. Kasper, Lat, 139-03; 6. Pilch, Pal, 135-02.

LONG JUMP 1. Oliver, Kod, 21-03.50; 2. Fakasiieike, Dim, 21-02; 3. Hernandez, WV, 20-08.50; 4. Havellana, Dim, 20-08; 5. Macon, East, 20-05; 6. Eichenlaub, Chug, 20-02.

TRIPLE JUMP 1. Fakasiieike, Dim, 44-10.50; 2. Oliver, Kod, 43-05.75; 3. Havellana, Dim, 43-05.25; 4. Sellers, Bar, 42-10.75; 5. Melvin, East, 41-02.25; 6. Slepecki, ACS, 40-00.25.

HIGH JUMP 1. Havellana, Dim, 6-3; 2. McBride, Col, 6-1; 3. Dominique, Lat, 6-00; 4. Fakasiieiki, Dim, 6-00; 5. Macon, East, 6-00; 6. McGrady, Sky, 6-00.

3,200 1. Yngve, Kod, 9:33.35; 2. Cherry, Chug, 9:37.04; 3. Quickel, Dim, 9:39.67; 4. D. Dickson, Pal, 9:44.47; 5. Doner, Col, 9:51.91; 6. McDowel, Lat, 9:59.32.

3,200 RELAY 1. West Valley, 8:14.56; 2. Chugiak, 8:19.90; 3. West, 8:20.90; 4. Kenai, 8:24.76; 5. Latrop, 8:26.06; 6. Dimond, 8:28.90.

110 HURDLES 1. Tompkins, Sky, 15.63, 2. Schwartzbauer, Col, 15.76; 3. Solberg, West, 15.77; 4. Fakasiieiki, Dim, 15.83; 5. Blood, Haines, 15.92; 6. Dunbar, ACS, 16.09.

100 1. Monts, Jun, 11.31; 2. Madrid, East, 11.34; 3. Steele, Chug, 11.49; 4. Cutting, Dim, 11.51; 5. Powers, WV, 11.55; 6. Walsh, Mon, 11.60.

800 RELAY 1. Dimond, 1:32.19; 2. Bartlett, 1:32.50; 3. Palmer, 1:33.47; 4. Juneau-Douglas, 1:33.89; 5. Lathrop, 1:34.84; 6. Eielson, 1:35.76.

1,600 1. A. Dickson, Pal, 4:22.67; 2. Grabman, East, 4:32.89; 3. D. Dickson, Pal, 4:27.87; 4. Yngve, Kod, 4:28.65; 5. McDowell, Lat, 4:29.53; 6. Knutsen-Lombardo, Jun, 4:30.28.

400 RELAY 1. Dimond, 44.17; 2. East, 44.36; 3. Palmer, 44.67; 4. West Valley, 44.85; 5. Bartlett, 44.97; 6. Juneau-Douglas, 45.11.

400 1. Bingham, Pal, 50.48; 2. Echtinaw, Eiel, 51.53; 3. VanHemert, West, 51.86; 4. Smith, Hom, 52.25; 5. Humphhries, Chug, 52.31; 6. Walther, Dim, 52.45.

300 HURDLES 1. Schwartzbauer, Col, 40.79; 2. Tompkins, Sky, 40.97; 3. Lemmityinen, Nik, 41.56; 4. Dominique, Lat, 41.76; 5. Beckwith, Chug, 42.04; 6. Chase, Sol, 42.09.

800 1. A. Dickson, Pal, 1:58.71; 2. Bonfield, West, 1:59.06; 3. Boyle, Ken, 2:00.48; 4. Young, Kod, 2:00.59; 5. Grabman, East, 2:01.83; 6. D. Dickson, Pal, 2:02.36.

200 1. Madrid, East, 22.99; 2. Beckwith, Chug, 23.19; 3. Eley, Pal, 23.46; 4. McGlasson, Ken, 23.48; 5. Bode, Bar, 23.50; 6. Blew, Bar, 23.52.

1,600 RELAY 1. West, 3:31.50; 2. Chugiak, 3.33.40; 3. Skyview, 3:35.62; 4. Palmer, 3:38.55; 5. North Pole, 3:42.10; 6. Juneau-Douglas, 3:48.40.

Girls

TEAM SCORES: 1. East, 72; 2. Lathrop, 71; 3. Chugiak, Dimond, 65 (tie); 5. Colony, West, 38; 7. West Valley, 29; 8. Eielson, 24; 9. Soldotna, 23; 10. Juneau-Douglas, 22; 11. Service, 20.5; 12. Seward, 18; 13. Palmer, 16; 14. Kenai, 14.5; 15. Kodiak, 6; 16. Haines, 4; 17. Bartlett, 1.

SHOT PUT 1. Clooten, Lat, 34-08.75; 2. Tupou, Jun, 34-06; 3. Houston, Dim, 33-01.75; 4. Stanley, Pal, 32-05.5; 5. Schmidt, Col, 32-00.75; 6. Afoa, Dim, 31-11.50.

DISCUS 1. Clooten, Lat, 135-11; 2. Houston, Dim, 135-01; 3. Tupou, Jun, 117-04; 4. Cox, Pal, 111-11; 5. Dieckgraeff, Sew, 109-04; 6. Afoa, Dim, 106-03.

LONG JUMP 1. Deloach, Eiel, 19-05; 2. Bullock, Dim, 16-04;25; 3. Miller, WV, 15-08.25; 4. Clemson, Svc, 15-08; 5. Huggins, Col, 15-07.75; 6. Eby, Chug, 15-07.75.

TRIPLE JUMP 1. Clemson, Svc, 35-01.25; 2. Gardner, Sol, 34-04.25; 3. Eby, Chug, 34-02.25; 4. Ward, haines, 33-11.75; 5. Banic, Sew, 33-08.50; 6. Stevens, Lat, 33-02.50.

HIGH JUMP 1. Baldwin, Ken, 5-3; 2. Beaisto, Col, 5-2, 3. Fritz, Chug, 5-2; 4. Bailey, East, 5-1; 5. Moran, Lat, 5-00; 6. McGlasson, Ken, 4-10.

3,200 1. Ekemo, Chug, 10:53.34; 2. Anderson, Sew, 11:10.93; 3. Besh, East, 11:23.78; 4. Rea, West, 11:35.28; 5. Colberg, Col, 11:38.97; 6. Franzmann, Sol, 11:42.34.

3,200 RELAY 1. East, 9:42.12; 2. West, 9:49.99; 3. West Valley, 9:55.72; 4. Dimond, 9:58.97; 5. Seward, 10:13.74; 6. Soldotna, 10:21.54.

100 HURDLES 1. Young, Dim, 15.52; 2. Reabold, Lat, 16.10; 3. Clemson, Svc, 16.49; 4. Pitts, Sol, 16.60; 5. Beairsto, Col, 16.67; 6. Hofstad, WV, 16.99.

100 1. Smith, East, 12.39; 2. Deloach, Eiel, 12.53; 3. McDowell, Col, 12.55; 4. Slater, Lat, 12.70; 5. Quier, Pal, 12.75; 6. Preston, East, 13.02.

800 RELAY 1. East, 1:44.86; 2. Lathrop, 1:46.38; 3. Dimond, 1:47.98; 4. Chugiak, 1:49.17; 5. Colony, 1:49.75; 6. Juneau-Douglas 1:51.25.

1,600 1. Smith, West, 4:55.89; 2. Ekemo, Chug, 4:57; 3. Colberg, Col, 5:11.39; 4. Anderson, Sew, 5:13; 5. Stearns, East, 5:18.55; 6. Besh, East, 5:19.

400 RELAY 1. East, 49.99; 2. Lathrop, 51.07; 3. 51.72; 4. Dimond, 51.87; 5. West, 52.48; 6. Bartlett, 53.06.

400 1. Morris, Chug, 59.93; 2. Johnson, WV, 1:00.53; 3. Brown, Kod, 1:01.37; 4. Cross, Dim, 1:01.76; 5. Denna, Sol, 1:01.76; 6. Juback, Chug, 1:02.29.

300 HURDLES 1. Reabold, Lat, 45.52; 2. Young, Dim, 45.78; 3. Chenoweth, Jun, 47.02; 4. McGlasson, Ken, 47.82; 5. Cohen, Dim, 48.22; 6. Bullock, Dim, 48.32.

800 1. Smith, West, 2:14.56; 2. Ekemo, Chug, 2:15.82; 3. Goldstein, Sol, 2:16.87; 4. Colberg, Col, 2:21.17; 5. Steans, East, 2:22.02; 6. Fritz, Chug, 2:31.79.

200 1. Slater, Lat, 25.86; 2. Smikth, East, 25.89; 3. Deloach, Eiel, 25.91; 4. McDowell, Col, 25.97; 5. Preston, East, 26.93; 6. Bennett, Jun, 27.03.

400 RELAY 1. Chugiak, 4:09.60; 2. West Valley, 4:13.70; 3. East, 4:14.90; 4. West, 4:15.02; 5. Dimond, 4:16.18; 6. Soldotna, 4:19.48.



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