Story Last modified at 6:29 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Mirror Lake claims city crown
Alaska Star staff
Mirror Lake eighth-grader Catherine Jorgensen pushes at the finish line of the girls 400-meter dash during Middle School City Championships on May 12.
Star photo by Melissa DeVaughn
Mirror Lake's Coyotes got to play the role of roadrunners again on May 10-12 when they ran away with the first-place trophy at the City Track and Field Championships.
Mirror Lake racked up 369 team points to easily outdistance second-place Goldenview (278.25) and third-place Mears (268.75). The win was the sixth in a row at the City meet for the Coyotes.
The Gruening Colts were seventh out of 11 teams in the meet.
Alexis Day-Fogarty led the Coyotes with three individual event wins. Day-Fogarty claimed victory in eighth-grade girls hurdles, 100 and 200 meter races to earn 30 points for her team.
Double-winners for Mirror Lake included eighth-graders Catherine Jorgensen (800, 400) and Rachel Gregg (long jump, triple jump), while four others Haley Scott (seventh girls long jump), Ty Jordan (seventh boys 1,600), Molly Romero (seventh girls hurdles) and Kade Lekites (seventh boys hurdles) won one event each.
Mirror Lake also claimed relay wins in the eighth-grade girls 4x400 relay and the eighth-grade boys 4x200 relay.
Gruening had two individual champions and won a relay title. Alec Smith was crowned the eighth-grade boys 400-meter champion, and John Randall won the seventh-grade boys 400. The Colts seventh-grade boys also won the 4x400 relay.
This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.