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Freshman Izabelle Ith takes first in two events at state track meet


Vicki McIntosh / Submitted Photo

Freshman Izabelle Ith placed first in state in the Triple Jump event.

The Petersburg girls track team placed higher than any other Petersburg team in history during last weekend's state meet in Anchorage. They took fifth out of 29 teams from across Alaska.

Ith placed first in the 100 Meter Hurdles and Triple Jump.

"She won the first time in the first two state events that she had ever entered," head coach Brad Taylor said. "She was the highest 3A point getter at state. She's been phenomenal."

Ith will run in the Brian Young Invitational this weekend in Kodiak-an invitation only region five and six all-star team.

Senior Grace Weller broke another school record by several seconds in the 1600 Meters.

The Petersburg Boys 4x400 relay team also beat Sitka, a team they lost to by just a few seconds at regionals. The relay team was two tenths of a second from beating a school record.

"This has been the most incredible season that I've ever been a part of," Taylor said. "It's been amazing. Those kids went in and had an awesome meet. The girls were just a few points from getting the trophy. We are very proud of those girls."

Taylor said while it's sad to see some seniors going this year, he's excited to coach some young but talented up and comers.

"We've got a bunch of young kids coming in and they're anxious to go," Taylor said. "Hopefully we can just kind of continue with what we've started."


100 Meters

2nd Izabelle Ith

1600 Meters

5th Grace Weller

3200 Meters

5th Grace Weller

100 Meter Hurdles

1st Izabelle Ith

4x200 Relay

6th Petersburg

4x400 Relay

7th Petersburg

4x800 Relay

3rd Petersburg

Long Jump

2nd Izabelle Ith

Triple Jump

1st Izabelle Ith


110 Meter Hurdles

4th Ben Zarlengo

Vicki McIntosh / Submitted Photo

Junior Ben Zarlengo placed 4th in the 110 Meter Hurdles and 6th in the 300 Meter Hurdles at the state track meet.

300 Meter Hurdles

6th Ben Zarlengo

Boys 4x400 Relay Team

7th Petersburg


3rd Ben Zarlengo

4th Alan Jensen


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