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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.