Kamiakin High School Distance Runners: My Site News: 2013 Sunfair Wrap-Up (Click Here for More)

Thursday, October 10
2013 Sunfair Wrap-Up (Click Here for More)

Running conditions were nearly perfect for the Braves at last Saturday’s Sunfair meet, and the varsity men turned the near-perfect conditions into a near-perfect score.

In this meet, with seven separately-scored varsity flights, a perfect score is 7.  It has only been run once before, by Mead High School at their peak.  The varsity men posted a score of 11, winning four of the seven varsity flights, with no finish worse than 3rd, and taking the overall meet title. 

Headlining this accomplishment  for the Varsity men was Phil Fishburn, who posted the first sub-16 minute time ever in Flight #2 (6th varsity runner), and the 4th fastest time of the day for Kamiakin, winning his flight in a personal best of 15:59.  Also winning their flights were Ben Brooks (Flight 1 – 16:22 PR), Andy Snyder (Flight 5 – 15:32 PR), and Cameron Glade (Flight 6 – 15:40 PR, and 1st 3 mile under 16 minutes).  Keegan McCormick placed 2nd in Flight 4, and Daniel Sanchez (Flight 3) and Garrett Kraal (Flight 1) finished 3rd in their flights.

The tone of the meet was set early, with Kamiakin’s Freshman men in the 2 mile event. While not officially scored, the Freshman placed four runners in the top 10 finishers, and all five “scoring” runners in the top 20, for an unofficial first place, with score of 23, just half the score of the nearest competitor (Central Valley, with 46).    The Freshman men were led by Braxton Gutierrez, who won the race in 10:41.88.

In the other Junior Varsity races, the Junior men finished an unofficial second in their race, placing four runners in the top 20, led by Jonathan Lafferty’s first place finish in 16:38.18.  The Sophomores were led by a 5th place finish by Travis Crumpler (16:55.71- PR), and Brent Christianson (16:44.09) and Trevor Beswick (17:01.58 – PR) posted 2nd and 4th place finishes to lead the Seniors.

The Kamiakin varsity women, although struck with a few mid-season injuries, placed 2nd for 3A schools, and 10th out of 34 teams overall.  The women’s varsity placed in the top 15 in six of the seven varsity flights, led by a 7th place finish in Flight 7 (#1 runners) by Kaylee Sanchez, in a personal best time of 18:20.20 over the 3 mile course.

The women’s JV team was an unofficial third place in their race, with a score of 83 behind Tahoma (15) and Camas (74).  The JV team was led by Alexia Estrada, who finished 14th in 21:02.58.

Amber Perry led the Braves’ effort in the Sophomore race, with a fifth place finish in 21:05.  Cortni Bisson was the first Lady Brave in the 2 mile Freshman race, with a time of 13:37.64.

Of the 31 men who ran, 11 posted personal best times for their race distance; in addition to those noted above, these included Alberto Anguiano (17:04.67), Kilian Cartmel (18:37.08 – nearly a 1:20 PR!), Aaryn Frewing (12:07.79 for 2 miles – a PR by over a minute!), Ty Sweet (19:16.95), and Ismael Torrelli (18:13.33).  Ten of the 21 women who ran also posted personal bests; in addition to Kaylee, these included Lindsey Barr (20:52.97 – a 1:30 PR!), Raini Bisson (21:04.52), Katie Fitzgerald (21:03.68), Lindsey Lowe (20:17.70), Kayla Madsen (22:27.40), Brooke Moon (13:49.83 for 2 miles – a 2:20 PR!), Miquette Orren (21:19.17), Kirsten Paulson (25:26.75 – first under 26 for 3 miles!), and Cylie Richards (23:42.87).

Next up – the Richland Invitational.  See you on Saturday!