The Homer track and field program opened its season Friday and Saturday at the Pro/Whit Championships at The Dome in Anchorage.
The Homer girls placed fifth out of 13 schools with 63 points, as Chugiak won with 98. On the boys side, the Mariners took 11th with 19 points, behind East Anchorage’s 127.
The Mariners picked up two event wins; senior Joel Carroll won the boys high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches, beating the runner-up by two inches, and the girls 400-meter relay prevailed victorious.
Other top finishes included junior Kailee Veldstra finishing second in the girls 100, junior Anna Brock getting second in the girls discus and seventh in the shot put, and a silver in the girls 1,600-meter relay.
Also, Homer took third in the boys 1,600-meter relay and third in the girls 3,200-meter relay. Homer freshman Laura Inama was sixth in the girls 200 and sixth in the long jump, sophomore Autumn Daigle was sixth in the girls 400, junior Luciano Fasulo took 10th in the boys 800, freshman Brooke Miller was sixth in the girls 800, freshman Anna Godfrey nabbed fifth in the girls 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the high jump, and sophomore Marina Carroll sixth in the girls triple jump.