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By Tommy Wells
Seward Phoenix LOG 

Kratz, Allen lead SHS to 6th in Homer

 


HOMER – Hunter Kratz and Trapper Allen raced their way to silver medals on Saturday and helped the Seward Seahawks roll to sixth-place in the final team standings at the Homer Invitational Track and Field Championships.

As a team, Seward rolled up 39.5 points. Homer won the boys’ division with 86.5 points. Soldotna was second at 60.5.

A senior, Kratz was among the big stars at the meet, which attracted more than a dozen teams from throughout the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage areas. He finished second in the 400-meter dash to Soldotna’s Brenner Furlong. Kratz’s final mark in the race was 53.66 seconds – less than a second behind Furlong.

Kratz also pocketed a silver medal in the 3,200-meter race. He posted a time of 9 minutes and 49.34 seconds in the 8-lap race. Anchorage Christian’s Blake Bennett won the 3,200-meter race with a time of 9:41.24.

Allen claimed his second-place mark with a stellar effort in the 400-meter hurdles – a special event added to the meet. The 400-meter hurdles is not competed in at the high school level. The race is normally held at the collegiate and Olympic level. High school athletes normally compete in a shorter 300-meter hurdles race.

Allen turned in a time of 1:06.57 in the race, which featured 10 hurdles spaced out over a 400-meter course.

Zen Petrosius turned in a pair of fifth-place efforts. He was fifth in the boys’ 800 with a time of 2:16.29, and fifth in the 1,600 at 4:57.44.

The Seward 4x400-meter relay team represented itself well. The team placed third overall at 3:51.20. The SHS 4x100-meter team aws fifth at 49:42.

Eli Davis was fifth in the boys’ high jump, clearing 4-10.

 

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