For the second consecutive season, Kodiak’s track and field team entertains South Anchorage in a dual meet at Joe Floyd Track and Field.
The meet begins today at 2 p.m. and continues Saturday at noon. Today’s meet is a co-ed dual, while Saturday is girls/boys dual.
Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said missing last week’s Skyview Invite shouldn’t have any effect on the team’s performance.
“It is good experience to get there, but I think that everybody is really hungry for some now because they feel like they got gypped out,” Dunbar said.
Kodiak did put up some marks in a mini-meet at home, but Dunbar said his kids will be motivated to face another team.
South brings a loaded girls distance squad to the island, with two girls ranked in the top 10 in the state in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter run.
“They don’t have anyone right now who is competing at Jaymi’s (Bethea) level, of course no one does, but the rest of our girls will have their hands full.”
Bethea leads the state in both the 1,600 (5 minutes, 17.71 seconds) and 3,200 (11:11.50) and is second in the 800 (2:24.60).
The South boys are lead by Elliott Bauer who is ranked first in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.
“He is in a class of his own,” Dunbar said.
This is Kodiak’s first home appearance against another team this season. The Bears hosts ACS and Service next weekend.
Schedule of events
2 p.m. — shot put, discus, triple jump. 3:30 p.m. — 800 relay, 1,600, 100, 400, 300 hurdles, 400 mixed throwers relay, 1,000 sprint medley relay, 3,200 relay. 7 p.m. — high jump at the middle school gym.
Noon— shot put, discus, long jump. 2 p.m. — 100 hurdles, 100, 800, 400 relay, 200, 3,200, 1,600 relay.