Honer, Watkins win race

Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008

Skyview's Tommy Honer and Kenai's Molly Watkins both won the Mat-Su Pursuit cross-country skiing event held in Talkeetna on Saturday.

With a time of 41:35, Honer barely edged Colony's Mason Wick (41:52).

Watkins finished in 30:26, slightly ahead of Soldotna's Kailey Mucha (30:37).

On the boys' side, Soldotna's Ryan Sanders finished third in a time of 43:48 and teammate Aaron Chase took sixth with a time of 45:50.

SoHi's Jasmine Clock placed fourth in a time of 32:48 and Homer's Emma Laukitis finished fifth in 33:52.

Also for the Skyview boys, Yuzhun Evanoff placed 12th, Hunter Jackinsky 13th and Brayden Holt 36th.

For the Soldotna boys, Jordan Merkes finished ninth, Intimayo Harbison 14th, Gabe Murray 15th, Stryker McLane 28th, Benjamin Widman 33rd, Matt Heminger 35th, Alex Kauffman 43rd and TJ Earll 63rd.

For the Homer boys, Gus Beck claimed seventh, Patrick Schneider finished 10th, Will Jasper 21st, Dylan Critchett 25th, Wyatt Rehder 55th and Alder Fletcher 57th.

Mark Chase paced the Seward boys with an eighth-place finish, Mike Zweifel finished 23rd, Andrew Ferkinhoff 37th, Brett Chase 47th, Kenny Audette 48th, Joseph Nyholm 50th, Austin Gillispie 52nd, Jason Audette 64th and Andy Cloward 67th.

Aside from Mucha and Clock, D'Anne Martin placed 13th for the SoHi girls, Mandy Smith claimed 16th, Carol Kahoun 30th, Cassie Sheridan 32nd, Kari Rohl 53rd and Charlotte Volke 55th.

For the Homer girls, Gillian Beran-Maryott finished seventh, Claire Laukitis took eighth, Jaclyn Ardnt finished ninth, Denali Critchett 36th, Marina Critchett 51st and Anna Duz 59th.

Claire Baalke finished 23rd for the Skyview girls.

For the Seward girls, Allison Barnwell finished 19th, Meghan O'Leary 20th, MacKenzie Barnwell 21st, Samara Johnson 33rd and Samantha Feemster 60th.

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