CR athletes set PRs across the board at Shasta


Submitted photo – Owen Lien in action for CR over the weekend.

The Corsairs enjoyed another successful day in track and field at the Cody Beaumont Invitational at Shasta College over the weekend.

Ferndale’s Grant Van Emmerik continued to impress with victories in both the 100 meters and 200m, timing 11.01 and 21.83 seconds, the latter of which was a PR.

McKinleyville’s Owen Lien also impressed with a top finish in the 400m, finally breaking the sub-50 second mark with a PR of 49.92 seconds.

Kyle Byrne was a double winner again, placing first in 800m and 1500m, with teammates Sean Dugdale and Braiden Vega placing third and fifth, respectively, in the latter.

Arcata’s Wyatt Wheetley rounded out a very strong showing for the Corsairs in the 1500m with an eighth-place finish.

Vega also placed sixth in the 800m.

CR’s Tyric Washington, meanwhile, placed first in the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 4 inches, as well as fourth in the javelin with a throw of 41.55 meters.

On the women side, most of the Corsairs competing set new PRs.

Arianna Kartaltepe of Hoopa led the charge in the hammer with a throw of 127-0, six feet better than her previous best mark and the fourth best mark in CR history.

Kartaltepe finished second in the event, as well as third in the shot put with a PR of 32-1.

In the women’s hammer, Alexee Kline smashed her previous best mark by 12 feet with a throw 114-0 on the way to a third-place finish.

Kline also set a PR in the discus, placing third with a throw of 95-11.

Submitted photo – Grant Van Emmerik in action for CR at Shasta.

Eureka’s Cathy Wright also made some noise in the hammer, placing seventh.

On the track, Brianna Green won both the 100m (12.4 seconds) and the 400m (57.43 seconds), breaking her own school record in the latter by almost a full second.

Kristin Bonomini also posted a PR in the 200m with a time of 29.95 seconds, which was good enough for third, while also placing second in the 800m with a PR of 2 minutes, 37.43 seconds.

Submitted photo – CR’s Brianna Green

In the distance races, Maggie Stacy and Hailey Hopkins both set PRs in the 1500m, with times of 5:36.04 and 5:47.78 respectively.

Hopkins also was third in the 800m and Stacy fourth.

“We had a great day and are having a great season,” CR head coach Reed Elmore said. “I have never had a season with everyone PR-ing with such great frequency.”

The Golden Valley Conference championships will be held this weekend.

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