Juneau-Douglas’ Ayah Frayley competes in the high jump at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Ayah Frayley competes in the high jump at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Live: Region V Track and Field Championships Day 2 action

See who’s going to state.

3:20 p.m.

Thunder Mountain sophomore Ali Beya just won his third event of the meet, the 200-meter dash. Beya won the triple jump yesterday and the 100 meters earlier today. Here’s him and his cousin, Colton Johns, taking about their track rivalry. Beya and Johns squared off in the 100, 200 and 4×100-meter dash.

Saturday, 1:50 p.m.

Welcome back to the track. We’ve reached the midway point of Day 2 of the Region V Track and Field Championships here at Thunder Mountain High School.

It’s been (another) strong day for Juneau-Douglas junior Sadie Tuckwood, who lead-off the winning girls 4×800-meter relay before winning the 1600 meters.

The 100-meter dash and the 100 and 110-meter hurdles have been fun. In this first video, Ketchikan’s Christopher Carlson, Ivers Credito, Tyler Weldon and Richard Stuart finish in that order 0.27 seconds apart from one another in the 110 hurdles. Carlson’s winning time was 17.71 seconds.

Here’s another look at the finish.

Ketchikan’s Ivers Credito, right, leads his teammate Christopher Carlson, center, and Juneau-Douglas’ Tyler Weldon in the boys 110 meter hurdles at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ketchikan’s Ivers Credito, right, leads his teammate Christopher Carlson, center, and Juneau-Douglas’ Tyler Weldon in the boys 110 meter hurdles at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Now take a peek at JDHS freshman Trinity Jackson pushing past teammate Bailey Wery-Tagaban in the 100-meter dash. Jackson’s been on a roll this season, winning most of her races and jumps as well. Wery-Tagaban shook it off though, and won the long jump just about 20 minutes afterwards with her personal-record mark of 16’ 1.5.” That’s a long jump.

Here’s what Jackson said after her race…

On her breakout season: “I feel like it’s been a really good first year. I honestly didn’t expect I was going to do too well. Definitely my coaches really influenced me. They taught me more than I thought was going to learn this year.”

On her reaching her goal for the season: “My top goal was to win regions, and I happened to get that goal. As a freshman, I was just trying to shoot high. Seeing where I could land. I was really actually happy and didn’t expect it at all because I was looking the competition and I didn’t expect it. I was like, ‘These girls are really fast.’”

Here’s another look at the finish.

Juneau-Douglas’ Trinity Jackson, right, stretches for the win ahead of teammate Bailey Wery-Tagaban, center, and Thunder Mountain’s Iayanah Brewer in the 100-meter dash at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Trinity Jackson, right, stretches for the win ahead of teammate Bailey Wery-Tagaban, center, and Thunder Mountain’s Iayanah Brewer in the 100-meter dash at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Friday, 7 p.m.

Here’s my Day 1 recap of the Region V Track & Field Championships.

6 p.m.

Here’s a look at the winners of today’s events in large school, or Division I, and small school, or Division II, categories.

Division I boys — High jump: Jake Sleppy, JDHS, 5’ 2”; shot put: Puna Toutaiolepo, TMHS, 45’ 7.75”; triple jump: Ali Beya, TMHS, 37’ 6.50”; 3200 meters: Arne Ellefson-Carnes, JDHS, 10:02.63; 100 meters: Ali Beya, TMHS, 11.56; 400 meters: Ivan Credito, Ketchikan, 55.13; 800 meters: Tucker Kelly, TMHS, 2:09.32; 200 meters: Ali Beya, TMHS, 24.19.

Division I girls — High jump: Sophia Harvey, TMHS, 4’ 6”; shot put: Jenae Rhoads, Ketchikan, 28’ 6”; triple jump: Bailey Wery-Tagaban, JDHS, 34’ 7.75”; 3200 meters: Sadie Tuckwood, JDHS, 11:14.71; 800 meters: Hannah Deer, 2:27.11.

Division II boys — High jump: Garrison Lass, Sitka, 6’ 2”; shot put: Wesley Verhamme, Haines, 44’ 5”; triple jump: Aedon Dumag, 39’ 10”; 3200 meters: Skyler McIntyre, Sitka, 9:42.65; 100 meters: Gavin Goebel, Skagway, 11.75; 400 meters: Gaige Rosas, Sitka, 55.78; 800 meters: Joe Pate, Sitka, 2:09.94; 200 meters: Aiden Luhr, Petersburg, 24.21.

Division II girls — High jump: Mattey Stroemer, Sitka, 4’ 9”; shot put: Jessica Davis, Sitka, 31’ 9.25”; triple jump: Tayler Clifton, Sitka, 30’ 2”; 3200 meters: Razie Guillory, Sitka, 13:44.89.

4:50 p.m.

Here was the top-five results from the boys 3200 meters: 1) Skyler McIntyre, Sitka, 9:42.65; 2) Dominic Baciocco, Sitka, 9:45.92; 3) Arne Ellefson-Carnes, JDHS, 10:02.63; 4) Siyel George, Haines, 10:24.31; 5) Tolin Eddy, Petersburg, 10:28.80.

Juneau-Douglas’ Arne Ellefson-Carnes, center, runs neck and neck with Sitka’s Dominic Baciocco, left, and Skylar McIntyre in the boys 3200 meter run at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Arne Ellefson-Carnes, center, runs neck and neck with Sitka’s Dominic Baciocco, left, and Skylar McIntyre in the boys 3200 meter run at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

4:40 p.m.

Ali Beya of Thunder Mountain won his heat of the 100-meter dash. Beya’s been outspoken about his desire to set a new school record in that event, which currently belongs to Aidan Hildebrand. Hildebrand’s time is 11.05; Beya’s personal record is 11.29 seconds. Beya ran an 11.56 today.

4 p.m.

We’ve made it through all the final events of the day: high jump, triple jump, shot put and the 3200-meter race. Now, we have the preliminaries in the sprints and 400 and 800 meter runs. A couple preliminary races were cancelled because there wasn’t enough runners to fill them out with.

Juneau-Douglas junior Sadie Tuckwood won her second-consecutive Region V title in the 3200 meters. Tuckwood, the state runner-up in the 3200 last year, finished in 11:14. Teammate Anna Iverson finished in second place in 12:01.

Here’s some of Tuckwood’s thoughts after the race.

On her time: “(At) Capital Invite I was trying to get close to the time I got today, but it didn’t really happen. This was kind of my last chance. I didn’t know if I wanted to get a good time this weekend — because state’s next week — or if I should taper and save (my energy) for state, but I’m glad I pushed myself today.”

On the strength of her team’s relays: “We got a new good group of freshmen. A couple of them are alternates.”

On having to run by herself: “I just have to catch up to people on each lap.”

On her junior track season overall: “We’ve been really pushing our relay teams a lot. I’m not really that sure why, but it’s been fun. Mostly, I’ve just been trying to get my times faster so I can be with the top group at state. But it’s hard because most of the girls up north have girls to run with every single weekend.”

Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood takes an early lead in the girl’s 3200-meter run at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood takes an early lead in the girl’s 3200-meter run at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

2:40 p.m.

Thunder Mountain’s Puna Toutaiolepo wins the boys shot put title with his toss of 45’ 7.75.”

Thunder Mountain’s Puna Toutaiolepo wins the boys shot put in the large school category with a throw of 45’ 7.75” at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain’s Puna Toutaiolepo wins the boys shot put in the large school category with a throw of 45’ 7.75” at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

2:30 p.m.

Here was the scene about 45 minutes ago on the final jump of the girls triple jump final. On her final attempt, Juneau-Douglas senior Bailey Wery-Tagaban jumped 34’ 7.75,” winning the event by a wide margin. Tzadi Hauck of Thunder Mountain jumped 30’ 10.25” and Audrey Welling of Thunder Mountain jumped 30’ 10” to take second and third, respectively.

Wery-Tagaban’s winning jump is No. 2 all-time in school history. Heidi Freeman has the all-time record at 36’ 10”.

1:15 p.m.

The triple jump finals are heating up now. Thunder Mountain’s Audrey Welling, Tzadi Hauck and Juneau-Douglas’ Bailey Wery-Tagaban some of the favorites. Welling’s first jump registered 30’ 10”. Welling, who won the long jump at last year’s region meet, hasn’t competed in the triple jump in two years.

12:25 p.m.: Juneau-Douglas’ Jake Sleppy won the boys high jump for the large schools division with his 5’ 2” jump; Sitka’s Garrison Lass took the small schools crown with his 6’ 2” jump. Here’s a look at that mighty performance by Lass, who had only cleared 6’ 1” prior to Friday. The Region V record in boys high jump — 6’ 5” — was set by Juneau-Douglas’ Will Egolf in 2007.

Here’s a look at what’s next:

12:30 p.m. Boys, unified and girls shot put; girls and boys triple jump

3 p.m. Girls 3200 meters

3:20 p.m. Boys 3200 meters

3:45 p.m. Girls 100-meter hurdles; boys 110-meter hurdles*

4:15 p.m. Girls and boys 100-meter dash*

4:35 p.m. Girls and boys 400-meter dash*

5:10 p.m. Girls and boys 300-meter hurdles*

5:30 p.m. Girls and boys 800-meter dash*

5:50 p.m. Girls and boys 200-meter dash*

*Preliminary events

11:30 p.m.: Welcome to a live blog of the Region V Track and Field Championships. Over the course of today and tomorrow, well over 100 track athletes from across Southeast will be competing for spots in next weekend’s state meet.

The first event, the girls high jump finals, is already in the books.

Thunder Mountain’s Sophia Harvey won the girls high jump for the large schools division with her 4 feet, 6 inches leap.

Thunder Mountain’s Sophia Harvey clears 4’6” to win the girls high jump in the large school category at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain’s Sophia Harvey clears 4’6” to win the girls high jump in the large school category at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)


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


Thunder Mountain’s Aii Beya competes in the boys triple jump at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain’s Aii Beya competes in the boys triple jump at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain’s Ali Beya, center, finishes in front of Juneau-Douglas’ Colton Johns, left, and Tyler Weldon in the 100 meter dash at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain’s Ali Beya, center, finishes in front of Juneau-Douglas’ Colton Johns, left, and Tyler Weldon in the 100 meter dash at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Bailey Wery-Tagaban jumps 16 feet, 1.5 inches to win the girls long jump at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas’ Bailey Wery-Tagaban jumps 16 feet, 1.5 inches to win the girls long jump at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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