Region VI All Schools meet, Lathrop High School (copy)

Hailey Williams, a junior at Delta Junction High School, rounds the turn in the girls 200-meter dash at the Region VI All Schools meet at Lathrop High School on April 27. This past Saturday at the state championships, Williams swept the Division II girls sprint for the second year in a row at Palmer High School. Selena Moore/News-Miner

Five Region VI teams finished in the top 10 of their respective standings Saturday in the Division II meet of the Alaska School Activities Association/First National Bank Alaska Track and Field State Championships at Palmer High School.

The Valdez Buccaneers placed fourth in the boys standings with 38 points. The Monroe Catholic Rams were seventh with 29 points and the Eielson Ravens compiled 27 points to tie the Haines Glacier Bears for eighth place.

The Delta Junction Huskies placed fifth with 38 points in the girls standings. Monroe Catholic finished with 27 points to tie the Seward Seahawks for eighth place.

Delta Junction was 12th with 15 points in the boys standings. The Galena Hawks were 14th with seven points and the Hutchison Hawks had five points to place 16th.

Valdez was 11th in the girls standings with 10.5 points and the Tri-Valley Viking Warriors, of Healy, compiled nine points for 13th place.

Hutchison was 14th with eight points and Eielson followed with five points for 15th points.

The Anchorage Christian Lions gained the boys team title with 113 points and the Kenai Kardinals tallied 110 points for the girls title.

Saturday’s events

Delta Junction junior Hailey Williams swept the Division II girls sprints for the second year in a row.

Williams won the 100-meter dash in 12.45 seconds, took first in the 200 dash in 12.36 and clocked 58.10 to outpace the field in the 400 dash.

Valdez’s Owen Chadwick recorded three top-three finishes in finals Saturday.

He won the boys 300-meter hurdles in 41.07, placed second in 23.46 in the 200 dash and was third in 11.85 in the 100 dash.

Chadwick combined with Hayden Howard, Kyler LaBonte and Jalen Freeman to win the boys 4x100 relay in 45.44.

Freeman also placed second with a leap of 39 feet, 1.5 inches in the boys triple jump. Delta Junction’s James Caslin was fourth at 38-2.75.

Eieson’s foursome of Zoltan Holmly, Payton DeVaughn, Aric Styles and Christian Bolton were runners-up in 1 minute, 35.78 seconds in the boys 4x200 relay.

Monroe Catholic’s placed third, as Nathan Walsh, Garren Nicholson, Bruce Otey and Landon Nicholson combined for a 1:35.79 finish.

Landon Nicholson placed third in 2:02.98 in the boys 800 run and he took fourth in 53.09 in the 400.

Rams teammates Katie Bast (2:33.35) and Jeannie Cook (2:36.36) were fourth and seventh, respectively, in the girls 800.

Four boys and girls each from Region VI raced in the short hurdles events.

Monroe’s Garren Nicholson was third (17.77) in the boys 110 hurdles. Eielson’s Graham Staley came in fourth (18.29); Valdez’s Jeffrey Prevost was fifth (18.61); and Hutchison’s John Schiff ws seventh (19.59).

Hutchison’s quartet of Maya Millington, Gwendy Paneak, Lauren Kohntopp and Natalie Clemente placed third in 4:28.71 in the girls 4x400 relay.

Galena’s Koby Wightman placed third in the boys shot put with an effort of 43 feet, 10 inches. Eielson’s Mason Johnson followed in fourth place at 43-4.5.

Bast and Rams teammates Cook, White and Madlyn Leslie placed third in 10:40.45 in the girls 4x800 relay.

Tri-Valley’s Jazmyn Byfuglien took third in 17.84 in the girls 100 hurdles and Eielson’s Jolie Lucas came in fourth (17.89).

Valdez’s Kassandra Howard placed fifth (18.39) and Eielson’s Robin Baker finished eighth (19.35).

Garren Nicholson was fourth (42.92) in boys 300 hurdles. Byfuglien was fifth (50.81) and Monroe’s Erin Hendricks sixth (52.32) in the girls 300 final.

Hutchison’s Natalie Clemente was eighth (1:04.52) in the girls 400 dash final and eighth (5:45.87) in the 1,600 run.

Monroe’s Lauren White was 10th (5:56.58) in the girls 1,600 and Nenana’s Andrew Stringfellow was 12th (4:51.85) in the boys 1,600.

Melta Junction’s Jacob Anderson (53.98) was seventh in the boys 400 dash.

Hutchison’s Jayson Evans was seventh (24.23) in the boys 200 dash and in the 100 (12.35).

Eielson was fourth in the boys 4x100 relay in 48.28, while Delta Junction placed eighth (52.03). Monroe took fifth in 55.08 in the girls 4x100 and Valdez was sixth (55.34).

Monroe placed fifth (1:55.31) and Hutchison sixth (1:58.18) in the girls 4x200 relay.

Delta Junction was eighth in both 4x800 relays. The Huskies boys finished in 9:59.61 and Delta’s girls clocked 12:27.87.

Galena’s Joshua Felarca was seventh in the boys shot put with a heave of 38-10.5.

Delta Junction’s Brenna Marchuk reached 30 feet, 1.5 inches for seventh place in the girls triple jump.

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