By Tommy Wells
Seward Phoenix LOG 

Lindquist sprints to 2nd at Kenai Invitational


April 27, 2017 | View PDF

Ruby Lindquist continued to turn heads on the track this past weekend by turning in her second outstanding performance of the young track and field season. The Seward High School junior raced her way to a second-place finish at the 2017 Kenai Invitational on Friday.

With her second-place finish in the girls’ 3,200-meter run, Lindquist has medaled both of her first two meets and, in so doing, let the Lady Seahawks to a pair of top 10 finishes in the team standings. Seward was ninth at the Kenai Invitational.

The winner in the girls’ 1,600-meter race a week earlier at the Warrior Mania meet in Wasilla, Lindquist turned in a strong performance in Kenai. She completed the grueling 8-lap, 3,200-meter race in a time of 11 minutes and 54.65 seconds and fnished just 11 seconds behind Grace Christian’s Grace Gannon.

Lindquist wasn’t the only SHS standout to well at the meet. Coral Petrosius also turned heads with a gutsy effort in the high jump and discus competitions.

In the high jump. Petrosius finished third in the girls’ final standings by recording a jump of 4-foot, 10 inches. Valdez’s Kassandra Howard also reached 4-10, but claimed second on a few number of attempts. Wasilla’s Ceil Dunleavy won the high jump at 5-5.

She also scored a point in the discus, finishing sixth with a throw of 91-9. Kenai’s Abby Beck too first in the event with a mark of 123-9.

Kenai Central claimed the top spot in the girls’ team standings with 120 points. Soldotna finished second, while Colony and Palmer took third and fourth, respectively.


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