Update: 7 hours ago Published: 7 hours ago
The Southern Girls’ Track and Field Team won the Cook Inlet Conference Track and Field Championships on Saturday, with the Dimond Boys edging out South to claim the title.
South totaled 139.5 points to finish ahead of Chugiak ET (122) and West (103).
On the boys’ side, Dimond’s 118 points were 28 ahead of South (90) with Chugiak (82) ranking third.
Dimond’s Jared Gardiner dominated the distance races. He won the 3,200 meters by over 40 seconds with a time of nine minutes, 32.19 seconds. The 1600m race was much closer, with Dimond’s senior teammate Max Johnsen under two seconds with a time of 4:31.01.
On the girls’ side, Olyvia Mamae from East continued her dominance in the sprints and hurdles.
She won the 100, 200 and 100 hurdles.
In women’s distance racing, Payton Smith and Campbell Peterson continued their battle of the season. Smith won the 1600m ahead of Peterson. Peterson took first place in the 3200m and Smith took third place.
South’s Cody Tirpack won the 200 and 400m. Eagle River’s Alan Szewcyk Jr. was also a two-time winner, winning both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.
Laila Tosi was also a double winner. The East thrower took the discus with a throw of 105′04 and the shot put at 36′08.75.
In the show jumping events, Paige Nelson had her own sweep, winning the triple jump and the long jump.
The CIC meet was held in Dimond, which will also host the state championships next weekend.