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Kodiak Track & Field Invitational set for May 12-13


Kodiak Track & Field Invitational set for May 12-13
By Noelle H. Lowery
Kodiak High School’s track and field teams are busy prepping for the final regular track meet of the season.
The Kodiak Invitational will be held May 12-13 at the Joe Floyd Track & Field facility.  KHS will host Anchorage Christian School, Seward High School and Galena High School.  The two-day athletic event will begin Friday afternoon and run through Saturday morning.
Friday’s events will begin at 3:30 PM with field events, including girls and boys High Jump, boys and girls Long Jump, and girls and boys Discus. Friday’s running events will begin at 4:15 PM with the girls running first then the boys in the following events: 1600m, 100/110m Hurdles, 100m, 400m and 4x200m Relay.
Saturday’s events will begin at 9 AM with the Triple Jump and Shot Put for both girls and boys.  The running events will begin at 10 AM and include the following: 800m, 4x100m Relay, 300m Hurdles, 200m, 3200m and 4x400m Relay.
The KHS track and field teams have had a successful season thus far.  Currently, both the boys and girls teams have state ranked athletes.  KHS state ranked boys include:
  • 400m - Camrin Yturbe (4th)
  • 800m and 1600m - Keith Osowski (3rd) and Jack Hannah (4th)
  • 3200m - Keith Osowski (3rd)
  • 4x400 Relay - Corbit Brewer, Rafael Bitanga, Camrin Yturbe and Jack Hannah (1st)
  • 4x800 Relay - Brenden Thompson, Camrin Yturbe, Keith Osowski and Jack Hannah (2nd)
  • High Jump - Wesley Walker (tied for 9th)
  • Triple Jump - Andreas Carros (8th)

KHS state ranked girls include: 

  • 3200m - Arielle Himelbloom (9th)
  • 100m and 300m Hurdles - Hallee Blair (10th and 4th, respectively)
  • 4x100 Relay - Chandra Chriatiansen, Teresa Villanueva, HoneyRose Macatuno and Hallee Blair (7th)
  • 4x400 Relay - Laila Denning, Chandra Christiansen, Hallee Blair and HoneyRose Macatuno (6th)
  • 4x800 Relay - Arielle Himelbloom, Laila Denning, Maddie Christiansen and Carly Glover (6th)
  • Long Jump - Chandra Christiansen (tied for 8th)

The Bears will close out the 2017 season with the Region III 4A Track and Field Championships at Homer High School on May 19-20, and then they will travel to the 2017 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Track & Field State Championships at Palmer High School on May 26-27.

The stakes are high for the KHS boys team, as it strives to repeat last year’s success of securing the 2016 Boys Region III and State championship titles.  The boys 4x800m Relay team also is looking to extend Kodiak’s win streak in the long relay to seven straight years.
Good luck, and GO BEARS!