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Flying start for track and field in Ketchikan last weekend

 

April 28, 2022

Photo courtesy of Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News

Petersburg's Kinley Lister (right) races alongside Ketchikan High School senior Ada Odden (middle) in the girls 100 meter hurdles prelims during the Ketchikan Invitational track and field meet at Esther Shea Field last Friday. Odden placed first in the prelims while Lister finished seventh.

The Petersburg High School track and field team hit the ground running in Ketchikan last weekend in their first competition of the season.

Head Coach James Valentine took 20 students to the meet which he said was the first opportunity for many of the students to compete on a track in their high school careers' since the COVID-19 pandemic.

"For pretty much everybody it's been a long time but it was really good because now they actually understand how the track works, how the whole thing runs, and what the track feels like," Valentine said.

The students were met with sunshine on Friday for th...



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