Weekend preview: track and field regionals at TMHS

Thunder Mountain High School hosts the Southeast Regional track meet this weekend which will decide which of Southeast’s athletes will go to the state meet in Anchorage May 27-28.

TMHS has had a great year in short, middle and long distance events as well as field events, and looks to lead qualification numbers with a nine-time state title winner, senior Naomi Welling, leading the way.

JDHS, with a group half the size of TMHS’ team, has some great middle and distance running relay teams which they hope to qualify.

Friday starts with field events including preliminaries and finals at 11 a.m., while running prelims will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday will start with field preliminary and final events at 9:30 a.m., with running finals will take place at 11 a.m.

In addition to the girls soccer senior nights, the track regionals are this weekend’s only home prep sporting events.

Away games

TMHS softball plays at Sitka for two games Friday and Saturday. If the Falcons girls win both they can catch JDHS, which leads the Region V conference standings by two games. The JDHS girls are idle this weekend with a record of 7-3, and the TMHS girls have the two Sitka games in hand at 5-3.

JDHS baseball travels to Ketchikan for three games. If the JD boys win two of their three they can qualify for state in the second spot of the Region V standings.

TMHS boys soccer travels to Ketchikan for games Friday and Saturday to end their season.

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