Through the wind and rain, the Skagway Panthers competed in the Capitol Invitational track meet at Thunder Mountain last weekend.
Coach Kent Fielding said the team did fine, though no one set any personal records or came close to previous records.
Junior Colton Belisle finished seventh in the 200-meter race in 26.88. Fielding said this was Belisle’s first year sprinting, so it was a new experience.
“Outside of Sitka and Petersburg, he did fairly well,” he said
Belisle also competed in the 4×400 relay with teammates Danny Brady, Steaven McKnight and Dominic Rotier, finishing the relay in sixth place in 4:23.75.
Freshman Danny Brady placed 17th in the 3200-meter race in 11:49 and 21st in the 1600-meter race in 5:24. Brady was recovering from a cold and so ran slower than expected.
Senior Al Weber finished seventh in the 3200-meter race in 14:49, and senior Dominic Rotier finished 26th in the 1600-meter race in 5:29.
Under the tutelage of Jack Inehoff, junior Kara Whitehead took eighth place in shot put and 16th place in discus.
Fielding said Whitehead didn’t throw as well as she had hoped, due in part to the weather. Cold rain made for chilled hands and difficulty throwing.
The weather made all teams a bit slower than anticipated, but Fielding hopes the Panthers will score more highly in the regional meet next weekend.
This week runners will practice 600- and 1000-meter runs and will taper off next week. Regionals will take place at Thunder Mountain in Juneau on Friday and Saturday.