The Bartlett Golden Bears won their third straight state track and field championships over the weekend at the state meet in Fairbanks, edging out the Service Cougars in the last race for the victory. With 64 points, the Kodiak Bears took third to Service’s 76 and Bartlett’s 80. The Kodiak boys were led by Karsten Schick, who swept the hurdles, winning the 110-meter race in 15.16-seconds and the 300 in 39.82-seconds.
Kodiak’s Dylan Anthony was second in the 1,600, while the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relay teams took second as well.
Rounding out the top five, South Anchorage was fourth, with East Anchorage and West Valley tied for fifth.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Bears finished 13th, with 11 points. Their top performance came from Jaymi Bethea, who was second in the 1,600-meter race, with a time of 5-minutes 13.7-seconds. She was eighth in the 800-meters, while the girls’ 4-by-800 relay team took sixth.
The Dimond girls won the event with 80 points, while Bartlett was second with 56, followed by Kenai, Wasilla and West Valley.