Kayhi sophomore Jason Lorig turned heads early Saturday afternoon at the Region V Track and Field Championships at Thunder Mountain High School, running the 100-meter dash in a blistering 10.69 seconds.

“That 100 meters was jaw dropping to everyone,” Kayhi coach Alex Pennino said. “It’s crazy. It’s pretty amazing.”

The time is not only the best in the state this year; it could be the best ever run in the state of Alaska. The state record in the 100-meter dash is 10.86 seconds set by East Anchorage’s Colton Herman in 2019. For competitive consistency reasons, state records can only be set at the ASAA State Championships.

Lorig will need to run a similar race next week at the state meet in Palmer to get his name in the record books.

“The state meet can be tough, as it is longer and more drawn out and can be tougher to get properly warmed up for. You have to hope for good weather,” Pennino said. “But he’s at that speed. It is awesome that he will get that shot. It would not only be a great accomplishment for him, but for our track team and Ketchikan in general.”

Lorig not only won the 100, he also claimed the 200-meter dash in a school-record 22.98 seconds. He was on the second-place 4x100 relay team, and finished second in the long jump.

There were a handful of other impressive individual accomplishments in the meet, including Thunder Mountain’s Mallory Welling winning four girls events, but Lorig’s unprecedented time in the 100 led to him being named the Most Outstanding Athlete of the meet.

The sprint wins from Lorig were far from the only impressive performances of the day for Kayhi, which will be sending 10 athletes to the state championships.

Clara Odden (400 meters), Julia Biagi (discus), Casey Styles (800), Trey Colbert (shot put) and Jared Rhoads (discus) all advanced by winning their events.

Linnea Loretan, Phoenix Boles, Alyanna Dela Cruz and Carol Frey also qualified for one or more events based on Saturday’s times.

The Ketchikan boys finished tantalizingly close in the team standings. Juneau-Douglas Yadda.at Kale won with 71 points. Kayhi was second with 66, and Thunder Mountain third with 38.

“They came close to winning the whole enchilada,” Pennino said. “Just five points. They really hung in there.”

In the girls teams standings, Thunder Mountain scored 63 points to edge Juneau-Douglas, which was second with 62. The Lady Kings were third with 49.

“It was a really great meet with lots of personal records,” Pennino said. “I think everybody either had a PR or scored a point for the team.”

Sophomore Casey Styles won the 800 meters in a time of 2 minutes, 4.4 seconds, which was more than six seconds faster than he ran at the Ketchikan Invite last week.

“He had an awesome race, led wire-to-wire,” Pennino said. “The Juneau kids made a push at the end, but he held them off.”

After finishing second in the triple jump, third in the high jump and getting a disqualification in the 110 hurdles, junior Jared Rhoads came through on Saturday with a win in the discus. Rhoads threw 114 feet, 1 inch, which was nearly 20 feet ahead of the second-place finisher.

On Friday, Biagi won the discus with a mark of 84-10.5. Also on Friday, Colbert won the shot put. His second place in the high jump also ended up being high enough to qualify for state.

Odden and Loretan will both be running in four events at state. Odden continued her dominance of the 400 regionally, winning with a new PR of 1:03.21. She also qualified in the 200 with a second-place finish in 28.49 seconds. Loretan was second in the both the 100 and 300 hurdles, with times that qualified her for state.

Odden and Loretan were joined by Biagi and Dela Cruz to win the 4x100 relay in 55.52 seconds. Odden, Loreton, Biagi and Frey were on the second-place 4x400 relay team that had a time of 4:31.03 and was fast enough to make state.

Dela Cruz also qualified in the 100, with a third-place time of 14.02 seconds.

Phoenix Boles will be competing in the boys 400, qualifying with a second-place time of 53.05 seconds.

Region V Track and Field Championships

Team Scores

Boys

1) Juneau-Douglas 71; 2) Kayhi 66; 3) Thunder Mountain 38

Girls

1) Thunder Mountain 63; 2) Juneau-Douglas 62; 3) Ketchikan 49

Event results

Winners plus Kayhi finishers

Boys

100 meters — 1) Jason Lorig (Kayhi) 10.69; 7) James Connelly (Kayhi) 12.24

200 meters — 1) Jason Lorig (Kayhi) 22.98; 4) Phoenix Boles (Kayhi) 24.48; 7) James Connelly (Kayhi) 25.77

400 meters — 1) Wilder Dillingham (JD) 51.72; 2) Phoenix Boles (Kayhi) 53.05*; 7) Kane Dalton (Kayhi) 1:06.27

800 meters — 1) Casey Styles (Kayhi) 2:04.40: 6) Carter Phillips (Kayhi) 2:22.11

1600 meters — 1) Edgar Vera Alvarado (JD) 4:46.14; 2) Carter Phillips (Kayhi) 5:01.30; 4) Casey Styles (Kayhi) 5:15.35; 7) Jack Styles (Kayhi) 5:36.89; 10) Kane Dalton (Kayhi) 6:02.31

3200 meters — 1) Edgar Vera Alvarado (JD) 10:18.80; 3) Carter Phillips (Kayhi) 10:48.12; 6) Jack Styles (Kayhi) 11:48.06

110 hurdles — 1) Caden Johns (JD) 17.24; 4) Jozaiah Dela Cruz (Kayhi) 19.97; 5) Adam Skan (Kayhi) 20.18

300 hurdles — 1) Caden Johns (JD) 43.42; 3) Edward Dela Cruz 46.16; 4) Jozaiah Dela Cruz (Kayhi) 46.30

4x100 relay — 1) Thunder Mountain 44.70; 2) Ketchikan (Hunter Cowan, Phoenix Boles, Trey Colbert, Jason Lorig) 46.30

4x200 relay — 1) Juneau-Douglas 1:35.28; 2) Ketchikan (Hunter Cowan, James Connelly, Edward Dela Cruz, Jozaiah Dela Cruz) 1:43.55

4x400 relay — 1) Juneau-Douglas 3:42.06; 2) Ketchikan (Edward Dela Cruz, Jozaiah Dela Cruz, Casey Styles, Phoenix Boles) 3:48.94

4x800 relay — 1) Juneau-Douglas 8:58.22; 2) Ketchikan (Jack Styles, Casey Styles, Kane Dalton, Carter Phillips) 9:36.20

Shot Put — 1) Trey Colbert (Kayhi) 40-7; 2) Tyler Manypenny (Kayhi) 39-7.25; 8) Cody Cragun (Kayhi) 31-6.5

Discus — 1) Jared Rhoads (Kayhi) 114-1; 6) Cody Cragun (Kayhi) 89-0; 7) Tyler Manypenny (Kayhi) 85-7

High Jump — 1) Brendan West (JD) 5-6; 2) Trey Colbert (Kayhi) 5-6*; 3) Jared Rhoads (Kayhi) 5-4

Long Jump — 1) Chase Darbonne (TM) 19-10; 2) Jason Lorig (Kayhi) 19-8.5; 8) Adam Skan (Kayhi) 16-6; 9) Hunter Cowan (Kayhi) 15-9.5

Triple Jump — 1) Chase Darbonne (TM) 40-0.5; 2) Jared Rhoads (Kayhi) 38-4.5; 4) Adam Skan (Kayhi) 37-0; 5) Hunter Cowan (Kayhi) 36-11.5; 9) Trey Colbert (Kayhi) 34-0

Girls

100 meters — 1) Kerra Baxter (TM) 13.31; 3) Alyanna Dela Cruz (Kayhi) 14.02*; 7) Lexi Vasquez (Kayhi) 14.83

200 meters — 1) Hayden Loggy-Smith (TM) 28.13; 2) Clara Odden (Kayhi) 28.49*; 6) Alyanna Dela Cruz (Kayhi) 31.92; 7) Lexi Vasquez (Kayhi) 32.59; 8) Brooklyn Dillard (Kayhi) 32.88

400 meters — 1) Clara Odden (Kayhi) 1:03.21; 4) Malia King (Kayhi) 1:11.44

800 meters — 1) Kate Schwarting (JD) 2:26.82; 4) Carol Frey (Kayhi) 2:44.13; 6) Aliyah Glover (Kayhi); 7) Payton Hagan (Kayhi) 2:55.17; 8) Malia King (Kayhi) 3:02.31

1600 meters — 1) Etta Eller (JD) 5:25.53; 5) Carol Frey (Kayhi) 6:28.53; 8) Aliyah Glover (Kayhi) 6:35.07

3200 meters — 1) Ida Meyer (JD) 11:34.27

100 hurdles — 1) Mallory Welling (TM) 15.81; 2) Linnea Loretan (Kayhi) 17.81*

300 hurdles — 1) Mallory Welling (TM) 48.92; 2) Linnea Loretan (Kayhi) 51.77*

4x100 relay — 1) Ketchikan (Julia Biagi, Alyanna Dela Cruz, Clara Odden, Linnea Loretan) 55.52

4x200 relay — 1) Thunder Mountain 1:49.92; 2) Ketchikan (Alyanna Dela Cruz, Brooklyn Dillard, Payton Hagan, Lexi Vasquez) 2:06.78

4x400 relay — 1) Juneau-Douglas 4:28.18; 2) Ketchikan (Julia Biagi, Carol Frey, Clara Odden, Linnea Loretan) 4:31.03*

4x800 relay — 1) Juneau-Douglas 11:00.78; 2) Ketchikan (Carol Frey, Aliyah Glover, Malia King, Payton Hagan) 11:20.78

Shot put — 1) Ayla Keller (JD) 27-2.25; 2) Julia Biagi (Kayhi) 26-9; 4) Kaylee Scamahorn (Kayhi) 22-0.75; 5) Genevive Hiatt (Kayhi) 21-10.5

Discus — 1) Julia Biagi (Kayhi) 84-10.5; 3) Kaylee Scamahorn (Kayhi) 61-1; 5) Genevive Hiatt (Kayhi) 56-4

High Jump — 1) Mallory Welling (TM) 4-8; 2) Anneliese Hiatt (Kayhi) 4-5

Long Jump — 1) Cailynn Baxter (TM) 17-0; 3) Anneliese Hiatt (Kayhi) 14-2.75

Triple Jump — 1) Kerra Baxter (TM) 33-8.5; 5) Anneliese Hiatt (Kayhi) 28-2; 6) Malia King (Kayhi) 32-0.75

* Qualified for state meet