High School Sports

South Anchorage girls, Dimond boys take CIC track and field titles

The South girls track team won a competitive Cook Inlet Conference track and field championships Saturday with the Dimond boys outpacing South to take the title.

South totaled with 139.5 points to finish ahead of Chugiak and (122) and West (103).

On the boys side, Dimond’s 118 points were 28 clear of South (90) with Chugiak (82) placing third.

Dimond’s Jared Gardiner dominated the distance races. He won the 3,200 meters by more than 40 seconds with a time of nine minutes, 32.19 seconds. The 1,600 race was much closer, with the senior topping Dimond teammate Max Johnsen by less than two seconds with a time of 4:31.01.

On the girls side, East’s Olyvia Mamae continued her domination of the sprints and hurdles.

She won the 100, 200 and 100 hurdles.

In the girls distance races, Payton Smith and Campbell Peterson continued their season-long battle. Smith won the 1,600, edging Peterson. Peterson got the top spot in the 3,200 with Smith taking third.

South’s Cody Tirpack won both the 200 and the 400. Eagle River’s Alan Szewcyk Jr. was also a double winner, taking both the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles.

Laila Tosi was a double winner as well. The East thrower took the discus with a throw of 105′04 and the shot put at 36′08.75.

In the jumping events, Paige Nelson managed to pull off a sweep of her own, winning the triple jump and long jump.

The CIC meet was held at Dimond, which will also host the state championships next weekend.