TMHS track and field takes Ketchikan meet

Thunder Mountain High School and Juneau-Douglas High School travelled to Ketchikan to compete this weekend against four Southeast track and field teams.

Thunder Mountain took the overall prize, winning with 354.5 points to second-place Sitka’s 294. The Falcons took the male team trophy with 200.5 points, while TMHS’ female team fell by a slim four points to Sitka with 154 points to the Wolves’ 158.

TMHS senior Naomi Welling took first in two events: the 300-meter hurdles and 4×400-meter relay. Senior Falcon Luke Paden took home first in three events, the 200-meter dash, 4×100-meter relay and the 400-meter dash, hitting 51.82 seconds in the 400 for a new school record.

TMHS sophomore Erin Wallace placed first in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes 29 seconds. Thunder Mountain placed first and second in the boys triple jump, first in boys discus and first in girls high jump.

Juneau-Douglas B team won the boys 4×800-meter relay, while their A team placed second. JDHS’ Ryan Moritz placed third in the 400 and 800.

JDHS placed fifth in combined scoring and female team points; their male team placed fourth. Petersburg placed third in the female, male and combined team scores.

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