College of the Redwoods

Corsairs close out ‘amazing’ season in track and field

File photo – CR’s Owen Lien

The College of the Redwoods track and field team wrapped up a successful spring season  at the Golden Valley Conference championships last week, once again setting several PRs.

“This meet was the continuation of a season that was amazing,” head coach Reed Elmore said. “I have never had a season with so much improvement.”

Ferndale’s Grant Van Emmerik placed first in the 400 meters, followed by McKinleyville’s Owen Lien, who placed second in both the 200m and 400m, setting new PRs in both races.

Kyle Byrne continued to impress with a first-place finish in the 800m in a time of 1 minute, 58.33 seconds, with teammate Sean Dugdale placing first on the 1500m (4:16.66), breaking his old PR by five seconds.

In the women’s competition, Brianna Green won three events, placing first in the 100m, the 200m and the 400m and setting a new PR in the latter with a time of 57.26 seconds.

Eureka’s Kristin Bonomini also set a PR in the 400m, placing third in 1:05.5.

Arcata’s Liberty Seda was fourth (1:06:30) in the same race, while also placing second in the high jump and equaling her PR of five feet.

Alexee Kline also set a PR in the hammer, placing second with a throw of 130 feet, 4 inches, the fourth best mark ever by a CR athlete in the event.

Hoopa’s Arianna Kartaltepe also had a big day with a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a PR of 32-2.

In the 1500m, Fortuna’s Maggie Stacy placed second with a PR of 5:26.2, while Hailey Hopkins finished second in the 800m in a time of 2:49.1.

“We had a good team, but through hard work we became a great team,” Elmore said. 


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