The Corsairs got the new track and field season off to a flying start over the weekend with an impressive showing at the six-team Butte Opener.
The College of the Redwoods athletes posted two state qualifying marks, one by Chance Hefter in the men’s shot put and the other by Hannah Hartwell in the women’s 1500m.
Hartwell placed first and finished in a time of 4 minutes, 50.31 seconds, which was also set a new school record, while Hefter’s mark of 48 feet was a new PR and was one of two first-place finishes for him, along with the discus (41.81 meters).
Several other Corsairs also impressed early in the new campaign, most notably in the sprints.
Brianna Green placed first for the CR women in both the 100m and 200m, with times of 12.77 and 26.24 seconds, while Nathan Witte placed second for the men in the 200 with a PR of 22.83 seconds.
The CR men also placed first in the 4x400m relay, with Kyle Burns, Ian Bennett, Larry Tracy and Witte teamed up to run a time of 3:26.60.
Adriannan Slaybaugh also placed first in the women’s hammer with a throw of 29.31m, while Kiera Holland was third in the women’s discus and fourth in the shot put, and Kallie Schoenbachler was second in the triple jump and fourth in the discus.
For the men, Dennis Petrus placed third in his first ever javelin competition, while Daegan McClary placed fifth in the hammer.
Sean Dugdale and Thomas Becannon both set PRs in the men’s 1500m with times of 4:16.58 and 4:39.21, respectively.
In the 800m, Kyle Burns and Bennett placed second and third with times of 1:57.71 and 2:00.93, respectively.
“These two are great training partners and push each other and the team to run faster,” head coach Reed Elmore said.