Local track athletes shine at Brian Young Invitational
Chugiak High senior-to-be Daniel Bausch won a 1,600 meter showdown with Galena’s Jacob Moos at the Brian Young Invitational over the weekend in Kodiak.
The race was one of the marquee events of the post-season meet, which attracted athletes from across the state. In the team competition, the Cook Inlet Conference All-Stars won behind wins by Bausch and Emily Walsh, who recently completed her freshman season at Eagle River High.
Bausch won in a personal-best 4 minutes, 16.15 seconds to edge Moos by 1.01 seconds. The Galena star and Division II state champion did get some bragging rights, claiming the 3,200 meter title in 9:13.39, with Bausch in fourth place a little over six seconds back.
Walsh also posted a PR, winning in 5:04.5.
Chugiak’s Brooklynn Gould won two events for the CIC All-Stars, sweeping the girls 100 and 300 meter hurdles titles in personal-best times. Gould, who will be a junior at CHS this fall, also placed second in the 400 meters.
A team of Mustangs also had a stellar meet, with the all-Chugiak team of Bausch, Jacob Lestina, Charlie Latimer and Hyrum Nelson besting the existing school record in the 4X800 meter relay in a time of 8 minutes 5.46 seconds.