Rack up another Region III track and field title for the Kodiak High School Bears. Led by distance runner Levi Thomet and thrower Kordell Pillans, the Kodiak boys racked up 154 points to easily outdistance second place, and host, Kenai Central High School.
In his trio of wins, Thomet, a senior, broke Trevor Dunbar’s records in the 800-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter races.
Pillans hurled the 12-pound shot 48-feet 6-inches to capture first place in the shot put by 6-feet 11-inches. Pillans’ win in the discus toss was even more impressive, hurling the 1.6-kilo disc 147-feet 9-inches, more than 26-feet farther than second place.
Levi Fried was on the top step of the podium in the 400-meters, narrowly edging out a colony runner by 13-100ths of a second.
Kodiak’s 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relay teams also took gold, and were second in the 4-by-200.
The Kodiak girls were fourth overall, with 75 points. The host Kenai Kardinals took the championship with 153 points. They were led by senior stand-out Allie Ostrander, who swept the 800-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter distance events.
Lady Bears who had podium finishes include Richelle Walker in second with a 113-foot 6-inch discus throw, Yuri Ahn who was second by just a third of a second in the 300-meter hurdles, and about a second in the 100-meter hurdles. Zoe Bigley was second in the 1,600-meters, and the 4-by-100 relay team, which took third.
The state championships are this weekend at Dimond High School in Anchorage.