Track and field start season with fun in the sun


Marissa Collison / Petersburg Photo

Joe Zarlengo during his first place finish in the Boys 110 Meter Hurdles.

Track and field kicked off their season in Ketchikan with an unusual meet last weekend.

Most track meets are invitationals and are attended by many nearby schools, but the season opener scheduled in Sitka was canceled, so Ketchikan invited Petersburg to come down for a rare two-school dual meet.

“It was the first dual that I’ve ever been a part of, and I’ve been coaching here for thirty years,” said Petersburg Head Coach Brad Taylor.

To make things even more unusual, Mary Hagemann, the Ketchikan coach, asked the Vikings to bring a middle school team.

“I contacted Jaimie Cabral an...

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