The Brookings-Harbor track and field opened the season on a promising note as the boys took first and the girls came second at the Brookings-Harbor Icebreaker meet last Tuesday.
The Bruin boys took first place with a score of 158, narrowly edging out second place Del Norte by six points. Out of 17 events, the boys team took first first place in three events, and second in seven.
Brookings-Harbor was paced by senior Patrick Fulton, who finished second in the 400 meters, and took first in the 4x100 (alongside Bailey Stamm, Alonzo Nalls, and Igor Steendahl) and 4x400 relays (with Steendahl, Isaac Cooper, and Stamm). In the 400 meter race, Fulton set a personal best with a time of 56.02.
Freshman Zachary Abblitt finished first in the 3000 meters with a time of 11:02.06, followed by senior Daniel Paulsen at 11:20.28. Abblitt also finished third in the 1500 meters race, where senior Bruin Jimmie Allen took second.
Junior Ryan Steendahl finished second in both the high jump and the pole vault. Steendahl cleared 5-08 in the high jump and 9-06 in the pole vault.
Senior Alonzo Nalls, who finished fifth in the state wrestling championships during winter, placed second and fifth in the 100 and 200 meters respectively on top of taking first with the 4x100 relay team.
Junior Bailey Stamm, who was part of the winning 4x100 and 4x400 winning relay teams, was the runner up in the 200 meters relay, where he set a personal record of 24.13.
In the 300m hurdles, James Hunt took third with a personal record of 50.48.
In the shot put, sophomore Parker Godfreid threw for 33.01 feet to take fifth in the event. Godfreid went on to finish fourth in the discus and javelin throw.
On the girls side, the Bruins finished second with 128.5, while the Del Norte Warriors dominated at first with 225 points.
Senior Abbey Schreiber was the top performer for the Bruins, as she took first in both the pole vault and triple jump events. Schreiber’s jump over 11 feet set the new school record for Brookings-Harbor High.
Following Schreiber in the pole vault was sophomore Mickey Fulton in third place, while freshman Kasilyn Ulery tied with Del Norte’s Paulina Gonzales in fourth.
During the javelin throw, Brookings-Harbor saw three Bruins finish in the top five. Senior Kia Collins placed first after throwing for 99.03 feet, while senior Chantelle Nelson took third and sophomore Chloe McCrae finished in third.
Freshman Alonna Nalls finished third in the 100 meters race with a time of 14.27, and sophomore Jordy James took third in the 800 meter dash.
In the 4x100 relay, the Bruins (composed of Nalls, Fulton, Schreiber, and Avana Pettus), took second with a time of 54.79, literally fractions of a second behind Del Norte’s 54.27.
The Bruins will return to action at the McKinleyville Panther Relays today, with the event starting at 10:00 a.m.