More local athletes take first at state NYO

by Angela Denning-Barnes on April 29, 2013

The statewide Native Youth Olympics meet wrapped up in Anchorage over the weekend. Several high school athletes from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta placed at the meet. In the girls Toe Kick event, Raven Phillips of Aniak won with a kick of 70 inches. Alecia Egoak with the Lower Kuskokwim School District took fourth place at 62 inches.

In the boys Toe Kick, third place went to Michael Charles with the Lower Kuskokwim School District with a kick of 88 inches.

In the boys One Hand Reach event, first place went to Jeremy Andrews from Kasigluk-Agula with the Lower Kuskokwim School District with a reach of 65 inches.

In the girls One Hand Reach, second place went to Jacelyn Snyder with the Lower Kuskokwim School District with a reach of 57 inches. Rebecca Brink of Bethel took third place at 57-1 inches. Raven Phillips of Aniak took fourth at 56 inches.

In the girls Kneel Jump event, Sophie Poe of Bethel took second place with a jump of 42.5 inches. Zoya Brown with the Lower Kuskokwim School District took third place at 41.5 inches.

In the boys Kneel Jump, Carlin Lupie of Bethel took second place at 57.75 inches.

In the boys Two Foot High Kick, second place went to Kevin Horton with the Lower Kuskokwim School District with a kick of 92 inches.

As we reported Friday, in the boys Wrist Carry, first place went to Jaylen Moses from Akiachak with the Yupiit School District. Troy Umugak of Chevak took second.

In the Alaska High Kick event, first went to Jeremy Andrews from Kasigluk-Akula with the Lower Kuskokwim School District. Archie Andrews of Emmonak with the Lower Yukon School District tied for second place.

The Anchorage NYO meet ran Thursday through Saturday at the Dena’ina Center.

Three world records were broken at the event. Apaay Campbell and Dylan Magnusen set records in the kneel jump. Campbell is from the Bering Strait School District and Magnusen is from Unalaska. Steven Ugale, also of Unalaska, set the boys toe kick record.

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