2005: Native Youth Olympics

John Miller of Barrow is just shy of making contact with the ball set at 115 inches in the one-foot high kick at the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday. Miller took first in the event, connecting at 112 inches. He then asked the ball to be raised 3 inches to attempt to set an NYO record. He currently owns the record at 114 inches. He said his goal was to achieve and beat the world record at 116 inches.
Marc Lester
Gerald Tikiun of the Lower Yukon School District strains as he competes his way to the finals of the foot pull, where he placed second to Adam DuVall of the Northwest Arctic Borough School District at the Native Youth Olympics Saturday morning at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
John Miller hollers after failing to connect with the ball at 115 inches on his last attempt Saturday at the Native Youth Olympics at Sullivan Arena. Had he hit the ball, he would have beat his own NYO record.
Marc Lester
Sam Strange of Anchorage keeps a careful eye on competitors while judging the foot pull at the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday.
Erik Hill
Former Native Youth Olympics Alaskan High Kick record holder David Thomas, 18, of Palmer placed second Thursday with a personal best leap of 89 inches. Billy Bodfish, 18, of Wainwright won the event with a 90-inch kick at the NYO's new home at the Sullivan Arena.
Bill Roth
Billy Bodfish of Wainwright reaches for the ball at the conclusion of competition in the one hand reach at Native Youth Olympics Friday at the Sullivan Arena. Bodfish took first place in the event, tying a NYO record at 65 inches, a height he also achieved last year. He couldn't connect at 66 inches during competition, nor on another attempt afterward.
Tanya Korn of McGrath warms up before the start of the one hand reach during the Native Youth Olympics Friday, May 6, 2005 at the Sullivan Arena.
Martin Stepetin of St. Paul's Native Youth Olympics team goes airborne in the scissors broad jump competition Friday at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
Candace Fisher of Unalaska hugs McGrath's Tanya Korn after they both tied for fourth place in the one hand reach at the Native Youth Olympics.
Craig Medred