Pacific Athletes of the Week for the April 15 edition
Perry ScottTRACK AND FIELD
Last week: Helped the Panthers break their year-old record in the 400 relay, and boosted Kadena to its seventh straight boys team title on Saturday in the 8th Alva W. “Mike” Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Kubasaki High School’s Mike Petty Stadium on Okinawa’s Camp Foster.
Scott, a senior, ran the third leg of a Panthers relay team that ran the 400 relay in 45.13 seconds; the old record was 45.18. Scott also took second in the 200-meter dash in 24.02 seconds, .73 seconds behind winner A.J. Watson of Kubasaki, and placed fourth in the 100-meter dash.
Coach Sergio Mendoza says Scott is “an incredibly dedicated, hard-working man. He wishes they were allowed to run more than four events because he can run them all. He’s highly dedicated and a joy to coach because of his dedication and work ethic.”
Siarria IngramTRACK AND FIELDSEOUL AMERICAN
Last week: Shattered the Alva W. “Mike” Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet record for the mile, beating the 12-year-old Pacific record in the process, and helping the Falcons girls finish fifth in the team’s high-school debut on Saturday at Camp Foster, Okinawa.
Ingram, a freshman and reigning Far East cross-country champion, was timed in 5 minutes, 24.28 seconds. The old Pacific record was 5:38.5, set in 1998 by Julia Steele of American School In Japan. Ingram later took second in the 800, behind former Seoul Track Club teammate Janelle Jorgenson.
“Superb,” Falcons assistant coach Kevin Madden said of Ingram, who also ran a leg in the Falcons’ 1,600-meter relay team. “She keeps getting better. She’s getting tougher and tougher. A superb effort.”
Selected by Stars and Stripes staff