Quinn Weber kicks toward the finish of one of his two distance wins. Kaitlyn Surdyk and Amanda Jensen sprint ahead of the pack.

Mickey Wilson finished first in the 400 meter run with a huge lead. Photos by Klas Stolpe

Quinn Weber wins two races at first meet

Wilson, Jensen, relay teams on track for State


 Skagway’s small track team is again on its way to some big success. As a program supported with donations, it is only able to travel to a couple meets, but the team is placing kids at the top among large and small schools.
After its first meet of the season at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain High School, coach Kent Fielding reported the following:
• Quinn Weber won the 3200 and 1600 (he beat Juneau’s top two runners) with a time of 9:57.82 in the 3200 and a 4:42 in the 1600.
• Mickey Wilson won the 3A/4A 400 with a time of 54.15. Wilson also finished third in the Long Jump (2nd in 2A/3A) and third in the 1600 (2nd in 2A/3A).
• Amanda Jensen finished 2nd in 1600 and 3200 behind Juneau’s Leah Francis (she finished 1st in 2A/3A).  
• The Skagway boys (Quinn Weber, John Doland, Ian Klupar, Mickey Wilson) 4x400 relay team finished second behind Juneau (1st in 2A/3A) with a time of 3:55.
• The Skagway girls 4x400 (Kaitlyn Surdyk, Avi Vogel, Elise Doland, Amanda Jensen) finished fourth overall (second in 2A/3A) with a time of 5:02.  
“I think what most impressed me with the meet was Amanda Jensen’s kick,” Fielding said. “The last lap of her 3200 was 9 seconds quicker than her first lap, and after finishing she didn’t appear out of breath.  Both the girls and boys 4x400 relays were unexpected and exciting to watch.  Ian Klupar and Avi Vogel ran outstanding legs. “
The team is back in Juneau this weekend for Southeast Regionals, where they will be running against 2A/3A schools for state placement the following weekend at Fairbanks.