North/Southeast All-Stars coach Louis Tagaban hugs his daughter Bailey Wery Tagaban at the Brian Young Invitational at West Anchorage High School on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Louis Tagaban)

North/Southeast All-Stars coach Louis Tagaban hugs his daughter Bailey Wery Tagaban at the Brian Young Invitational at West Anchorage High School on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Louis Tagaban)

Here’s how Southeast tracksters fared in an all-star meet

Tuckwood, Wery Tagaban lead North/Southeast All-Stars

Southeast track athletes united as one for the Brian Young Invitational, an annual all-star meet that follows the state meet.

Southeast and Interior athletes joined forces to create the North/Southeast All-Stars, and competed against the Cook Inlet All-Stars, made up of Anchorage athletes, and South Central All-Stars, made up of Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula athletes on Friday and Saturday at West Anchorage High School.

Juneau-Douglas: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Sadie Tuckwood and Bailey Wery Tagaban each had strong showings. Tuckwood took first in the 3200 meters with a time of 11 minutes, 6.16 seconds. Wery Tagaban got second in the triple jump with her mark of 33 feet, 9 inches. Hannah Deer, a sophomore at Thunder Mountain, helped the North/Southeast All-Stars win the 4×400 relay. Deer, Joei Vidad of Sitka, Lindsey Bartolaba of Sitka and Hailey Williams of Delta Junction completed the relay in 4:01.77 seconds, five seconds faster than the winning state relay.

Juneau athletes on the North/Southeast All-Stars included Wery Tagaban, Tuckwood, Dalton Hoy, Arne Ellefson-Carnes, Anna Iverson and Katie McKenna.

For full results, go to athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/373218/results.


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com. Follow Empire Sports on Twitter at @akempiresports.


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