Brooks, Hasselquist lead impressive field at H-DN meet

File photo – Ginny Brooks won both hurdles races at Fortuna on Wednesday.

Eureka senior Ginny Brooks had her best two marks of the season in the hurdles races at the third H-DN track meet on Wednesday, as the Loggers edged Arcata for the team win.

Competing at Fortuna, the Cal Poly Humboldt commit won the 100m hurdles in a time of 16.52 seconds and ran a 49.27 in the 300m hurdles.

Brooks and her teammates scored 142 points for the team win, followed closely by Arcata with 138 points, with Fortuna (97.5), Del Norte (53) and McKinleyville (37) rounding out the top five.

In addition to Brooks, there were six other multiple winners on the day, including impressive Arcata senior Sydney Hasselquist, who continued her outstanding start to the season with three more victories.

The speedy Hasselquist won the 100 meters with a PR of 12.86 seconds and also won the long jump as well as teaming with Quincy Collins, Nicole Nozawa and Ai-Lan McGoldrick to win the 4x400m relay.

Through three league meets, Hasselquist now has won 10 of the 12 events she has competed in, while placing second and third in the others.

McGoldrick also was a triple winner on the day and was first across the line in the 400m and 800m as well as the 4x400m relay, while teammate Soquel Macdonald won both the 1600m and 3200m with a pair of season-best times.

Allie Cox and Chloe Cox were both double winners for Fortuna, with Allie winning the 200m with a PR of 27.30 seconds and Chloe winning the pole vault.

Both juniors also teamed with Brylee Barsanti and Tatum McCanless to place first in the 4x100m relay.

Allie Cox was also second in the 100m, followed by Del Norte’s Mayleah Jackson in third, while Eureka’s Grecia Ortiz was second in the 200m, followed by Del Norte’s Lili Nunez.

File photo – Sydney Hasselquist

Chloe Cox also was second to McGoldrick in the 400m with Nunez in third, while Eureka’s Charlotte Leonard was second to McGoldrick in the 800m, followed by teammate Sequoia Ashby in third.

In the 1600m, Eureka’s Miriam Mende was second to Macdonald with Leonard in third, while Fortuna freshman Brida Lester placed second in the 3200m, followed by McKinleyville’s MaryAnn Som in third.

Eureka’s Samara Gaither was second to Brooks in both hurdles races, with Barsanti third in the 100m hurdles and McKinleyville’s Kim Lewis third in the 300m hurdles.

Ashby, Leonard, Mende and Anna Grimmett teamed up to win the 4x800m relay for the Loggers, while McKinleyville’s Kalyssa Claros won the shot put for the third time in three league meets, with Eureka’s Isabella Clausen in second and Arcata’s Linea Vizenor third.

Claros also was second in the discus, which was won by Fortuna’s Lonna Torrez, with Clausen third.


Eureka’s Emily Pesch, meanwhile, continued to impress in the high jump and placed first for the fifth time in five meets this spring, followed by Arcata’s Collins in second and her teammate Josephine Maguire in third.

Del Norte’s Sarah Curtis was second to Chloe Cox in the pole vault, followed by teammates Kansas Coulson and Arriana Pennington, who tied for third.

In the long jump, Arcata’s Lilah Durham was second to Hasselquist, with Fortuna’s Bella Mitten in third, while Collins placed first in the triple jump, with Mitten in second and Eureka’s Avery Plessinger in third.

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