College of the Redwoods

Several locals shine for CR in track and field opener


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The College of the Redwoods men and women opened the new track and field season on fire at Butte College on Saturday, with a new school record and numerous PRs set.

Brianna Green had two firsts on the day, setting a new school record in the women’s 400 meters in a time of 58.21 seconds, while also coming close to a record-time in the 200m (25.47).

Ferndale’s Grant Van Emmerick also came close to a school record in the men’s 400 meters, timing 48.18 seconds, while also setting a new PR in the 200m, as did McKinleyville’s Owen Lien.

“This was our opener and the Athletes were hungry and it showed,” Cr head coach Reed Elmore said.

Kyle Byrne also had a big day, placing first in both the 800m and 1500m.

“Kyle is a beast in the middle of the race and his pain tolerance is off the charts,” Elmore said.

Teammate Tyric Washington also placed first in the high jump with a new PR, while equalling his PR in the high jump on the way to a third-place finish.

For the women, Arcata’s Liberty Seda posted a PR in the 400m with a time of 1:06.25, while Eureka’s Kristin Bonomini placed second in her debut in the 800m in a time of 2:37.

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Fortuna’s Maggie Stacy won the 1500m in a time of 5:46.44, while teammate Hailey Hopkins ran her best ever 1500m (5:52.27).

The record marks continued in the throwing events, with  Hoopa’s Arianna Kartaltepe posting a PR in the hammer (119’-8”) on her way to a second-place finish.

Teammate Alexee Kline was fifth in the event (96-0) and Kathy Wright of eureka was seventh (72-4).

In the shot put, Arianna Kartaltepe placed fourth (8.93m), followed by Alexee Kline in sixth (8.57) and Wright in 11th (5.38).

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