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Thomet, Ahn claim Pentathlon crowns
by Derek Clarkston
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Kodiak’s Levi Thomet clears a hurdle during the 300-meter hurdle race at the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet clears a hurdle during the 300-meter hurdle race at the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Kodiak’s Andrew Caballa prepares to toss the shot put Friday.
Kodiak’s Andrew Caballa prepares to toss the shot put Friday.
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Kodiak’s Anthony Cartwright, left, races Jeff Orillo in the 100-meter dash during the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Kodiak’s Anthony Cartwright, left, races Jeff Orillo in the 100-meter dash during the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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A distance specialist and a first-time trackster proved to be the most diverse athletes in the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon. 

Junior Levi Thomet won the boys title with 2,714 points, while junior Yuri Ahn took the girls title with 2,390 points. 

Thomet, the top distance runner in the state, won two of the five events — the 800 meters and the high jump — for his first pentathlon title, 161 points ahead of runner-up Levi Fried. The two Levis were the only boy athletes to top 2,000 points. 

Thomet downplayed his victory after finishing Saturday’s 800 — the final event — with a time of 2 minutes, 14 seconds. 

“I was not that diverse. I didn’t do that good,” said Thomet, last year’s third-place finisher. “But I did better than I have ever done.”

Thomet tied for first in the high jump with Andrew Caballa and Billy Alcaide with a mark of 4 feet, 10 inches. He was second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.1, sixth in the 100 at 12.65 and seventh in the shot put with a toss of 30-03. 

Thomet’s favorite event of the five was the 100. 

“It is sort of fun,” he said. “You don’t get tired. Afterwards you are pumped up instead of at the beginning.”

Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar was happy to hear that his star runner enjoyed the shortest race on the docket. 

“We like him to be able to sprint at the finish of his distance races,” Dunbar said. “That is good that he likes to sprint, because all of the races come down to a sprint at the end.”

The pentathlon title came a week after Thomet’s sizzling 3,200 performance in California, where he clocked a 9:00.68, the fastest eight-lapper in his blossoming career. 

“It was a good experience, so when I go to another one I will know what to expect and not to get so caught up with everyone. It was packed. Everybody was elbowing each other and I got tripped,” he said. 

Ahn finished 369 points ahead of runner-up Zoe Bigley. The junior took first in the 300 hurdles (55.3), tied for first with Bigley in the 800 (2:48.60), placed fourth in the 100 (14.61) and the high jump (3-06) and 10th in the shot put (16-07.5).

“I wasn’t even going to do it, because I didn’t know how to throw or jump, but everyone told me to do it and I did it and got first,” Ahn said.   

Sophomore Richelle Walker held a 93-point lead heading into the final event with wins in the shot put (31-07) and the high jump (4-04).

Walker bypassed the 800, which gave the title to Ahn. Walker finished fifth. 

“When I showed up here, I realized she wasn’t here,” Ahn said. “I said, ‘This is my chance and I’m just going to run this and get it over with.”’

As a first-time track athlete, it was her inaugural 800-meter run.

“I went too fast in my first lap and that is not really how you are supposed to do it,” Ahn said. “I was really gassed out after my first lap.”

Dunbar credited assistant coach Ashley Mortenson for picking Ahn to win before the event started on Thursday. 

“It was a wide-open field, but it was good for Ashley Mortenson to call that as a dark horse,” Dunbar said. 

Contact Mirror writer Derek Clarkston at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.

Results

Boys Pentathlon

1. Levi Thomet, 2,714; 2. Levi Fried, 2,553; 3. Tyler Teuber, 1,942; 4. Andrew Caballa, 1,913; 5. Michael Parnell, 1,864; 6. Billy Alcaide, 1,864; 7. Jay Miranda, 1,754; 8. Daniel Zimmer, 1,575; 9. Jack Hanah, 1,551; 10. Leo Sega, 1,330. 

100 (top 5) 

1. Billy Alcaide, 11.77; 2. Jemuel Mangalus, 11.79; 3. Andrew Caballa, 12.42; 4. Jay Miranda, 12.64; 5. Levi Fried, 12.64. 

800

1. Levi Thomet, 2:14; 2. Levi Fried, 2:16.3; 3. Andrew Caballa, 2:18.4; 4. Jack Hannah, 2:26.5; 5. Michael Parnell, 2:27.7.

300 hurdles

1. Levi Fried, 45.9; 2. Levi Thomet, 46.1; 3. Jeramiah Black, 46.4; 4. Tyler Teuber, 49.1; 5. Jack Hannah, 49.7. 

High jump 

1. Levi Thomet, 4-10; 1. Andrew Caballa, 4-10; 1. Billy Alcaide, 4-10; 4. Frederick Llorente; 4. Daniel Zimmer, 4-08; 4. Andreas Carros, 4-08; 4. Levi Fried, 4-08. 

Shot put 

1. Leo Sega, 46-05.5; 2. Kordell Pillians, 42-04.5; 3. Jeffery Peterson, 36-04.5; 4. Jay Miranda, 35-02; 5. Daniel Zimmer, 34-091. 

Girls

Pentathlon

1. Yuri Ahn, 2,390; 2. Zoe Bigley, 2,021; 3. Chloe Nelson, 2,103; 4. Kari Millstein, 2,011; 5. Richelle Walker, 1,969; 6. Kierra Murphy, 1,839; 7. Arielle Himelbloom, 1,820; 8. Bailey Bass, 1,490. 

100

1. Ranie Siscar, 14.30; 2. HoneyRose Macatuno, 14.50; 3. Kari Millstein, 14.54; 4. Yuri Ahn, 14.61; 5. Richelle Walker, 14.70. 

800

1. Zoe Bigley, 2:48.60; 1. Yuri Ahn, 2:48.60; 3. Arielle Himelbloom, 2:54.80; 4. Chloe Nelson, 2:57.10; 4. Kari Millstein, 2:57.10. 

300 hurdles

1.Yuri Ahn, 55.3; 2. Celestina Cruz, 59.8; 3. Rosie Aquino, 1:01.9; 4. Chloe Nelson, 1:02.2; 5. Kierra Murphy, 1:04.0. 

High jump 

1. Richelle Walker, 4-04; 2. Kari Millstein, 3-10; 3. Kierra Murphy, 3-08; 4. Zoe Bigley, 3-06; 4. Bailey Bass, 3-06; 4. Yuri Ahn, 3-06; 4. Chloe Nelson, 3-06. 

Shot put 

1. Richelle Walker, 31-07; 2. Barbara Sega, 27-01.5; 3. Kaydee Hughes, 27-01; 4. Zoe Bigley, 21-05.5; 5. Chloe Nelson, 21-01.5. 

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