ARLINGTON – The Yutan Chieftain track and field teams capped the regular with a meet in Arlington on May 3 under sun-drenched skies.

The Chieftain girls team was once again paced by a record setting performance from junior thrower Emma Lloyd.

Lloyd won the discus event and broke her own school record for a fourth time this season after getting measured at 141-2.

She added a third place finish in the shot put with a heave of 36-2.

“She has a nice release and she continues to gain confidence.  She knows there’s even more distance there and she’s hoping to find that in these last two weeks,” said Yutan Coach Rod Henkel.

Freshman sprinter Christina Kerkman had a good day in the 200, capturing fourth in the event with a time of 28.76.

“Christina ran two nice 200s.  She’s trying to decide what she’s best at - 200, 400, 800 - and this was her best race of the season,” Henkel added.

Kerkman also ran on the Chieftains sprint relay team alongside Haley Bedlan, Heidi Krajicek and Brennan Jacobs. The quartet finished fourth at the meet with a time of 57.05.

The boys team scored 29 points at the meet.

Junior Colby Tichota accounted for six points at the meet after finishing with a pair of medals. He finished fourth in the mile with a time of 4:53.60 and added a fifth place medal in the discus with a throw of 145-9.

Freshman sprinter Josh Jessen left with three medals. He finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.79, fourth in the 400-meter dash (54.76)and teamed with Dillon Mahrt, Ethan Strand and Levi Larson in the sprint relay to finish third with a time of 47.08.

The Chieftains 3200-meter relay team made up of Tichota, Chase Brown, Isaiah Daniell and Nash Brayman combined to run their best time of the year (9:03.50) and finished third.

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