Kadena's Eric McCarter charges out of the blocks at the start of the 400-meter race, which he won with a time of 52.42 seconds. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Kadena's Eric McCarter charges out of the blocks at the start of the 400-meter race, which he won with a time of 52.42 seconds. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Track and Field: Competitors try to round into form at annual Petty meet

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Christian Tsirlis is just a few months away from attending the University of South Carolina on ROTC scholarship.

His sophomore sister, Madilyn, is an equal number of months shy of moving to a new home at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

Before they leave, though, the Kadena track and field siblings say they have some unfinished business to take care of – such as Saturday, when they anchored the Panthers’ 1,600-meter relay teams to victory in the 15th Alva W. “Mike” Petty Memorial Meet.

Kadena won both the boys and girls team titles, the boys 124½-57½ and the girls 69-53 over Kubasaki. And the Tsirlis siblings say they hope for the same at next month’s Far East meet at Yokota.

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