Local track athletes shine at Brian Young Invitational

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 07:51
  • Daniel Bausch leads the field at the Brian Young Invitational on Saturday, June 2 in Kodiak. Bausch, who recently completed his junior season at Chugiak by winning the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the Division I state meet, won the 1,600 meter run over Galena’s Jacob Moos, the Division II state champion. Moos won the 3,200. (Photo courtesy of Brian Kruchoski)
  • Emily Walsh stands atop the podium after winning the girls 1,600 meter race at the Brian Young Invitational in Kodiak. (Photo courtesy of Brian Kruchoski)
  • Charlie Latimer hands off to Hyrum Nelson during the 4X800 meter race at the Brian Young Invitational. Latimer and Nelson teamed up with Chugiak’s Daniel Bausch and Jacob Lestina to run 8:05.46, faster than the existing Chugiak High School record in the event. (Photo courtesy of Brian Kruchoski)

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.

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