File photo – Camrin Dolcini was one of several Fortuna athletes to impress on Friday.

Fresh off their second league meet win in three weeks, the Fortuna girls track and field team continued to impress at the West Valley Invitational at Harrison Stadium In Oroville on Friday.

The Huskies traveled with 17 athletes, boys and girls, with the girls placing fourth out of 35 teams.

In total, Fortuna had 13 PRs on the day.

Leading the way were seniors Katie Hurst and Camrin Dolcini, who each had a pair of first places.

Dolcini broke her own school record in the 100 meters, placing first in a time of 12.82 seconds, as well as setting a season best in the pole vault with a jump of 11-0 for top spot.

Hurst placed first in both the high jump and triple jump, as well as fourth in the long jump.

The Husky standout jumped 5-4 in the high  jump and 35-6.5 in the triple jump, while posting a mark of 16-7.5 in the long jump.

Freshman Kalia Yang also continued to impress in her debut season competing at the high school level, timing a 13.13 in the 100 meters, second fastest in the Humboldt-Del Norte League this spring, behind only her senior teammate.

Yang also ran a 27.46 in the 200m, just two one-hundredths of a second off the league leading time of 27.44 she set in Crescent City two days earlier.

Another Fortuna freshman making an immediate impact this season is Samantha Bennett, who set PRs in both hurdle events, with the fourth fastest league time of the season in each.

And rounding out a huge day for the Husky freshmen, Lane Shelton had PRs in three events, the 100m, 200, and long jump, setting the top freshman mark this spring in the H-DNL in all three.


Ray Hamill writes at, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.