SoHi's Mucha nabs 6th at state

Stars sophomore leads peninsula's advancing placements in skiing

Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2008

Watch out Anchorage.

The Kenai Peninsula is hot on your trail.

When 10 cross-country skiers finished in the overall girls top 30 at the state skiing championships, it was undeniable evidence of how far peninsula teams have come in the last few years.

"The Anchorage schools are just really good and they train all year-round and work really hard. It's just another level of competition," Homer's 23rd-place finisher Gillian Beran-Maryott said on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. "I think that in the four years I've been in high school, our team has matured a lot and I know that the other schools have, too.

"Different, good skiers will cycle through," she added, "but for the most part, we have been doing a lot better."

Led by Soldotna sophomore Kailey Mucha, who finished sixth overall, peninsula competitors may have strung together their best all-around performance since the 2003-04 state meet, when Homer's Aleta Phelps, Skyview's Elisabeth Habermann and SoHi's Katie Franzmann finished second, third and eighth, respectively.

"I'm not sure if it's the change of field ... but it seems like we're definitely putting more kids up there in higher placings," said Skyview senior Tommy Honer, who led all peninsula boys with a 19th-place standing. "We try just as hard as the kids up here and it's nice to see everyone place well."

East's Jaime Bronga and South's Scott Patterson were crowned 2008 Skimeisters after capturing the girls and boys individual titles.

Finishing 49th only one year ago, Honer attributes his improvement to dedication and training throughout the summer months. But an increased interest amongst peninsula residents helps build confidence, too.

"I think up in Anchorage it's the atmosphere," he said. "Like for skiing, it's a lot more intense and the kids here are kind of a higher caliber. Like the community expects more and supports more.

"I think people (on the peninsula) are more supportive and a lot more people are getting interested that maybe wouldn't have otherwise."

He doesn't expect the influx of talent to cease anytime soon.

And why should he?

The Soldotna girls finished sixth, behind only Service, South, East, Chugiak and West. The Homer and Kenai girls came in eighth and ninth, respectively, and the SoHi boys placed eighth and Skyview boys ninth.

"There are a bunch of middle school kids who are really coming into their own and I think, depending what team they end up on, it will definitely help them and they'll be placing well here at state," Honer said. "So, it's definitely a bright future, I think."

Mucha's mother and Kenai Central coach D'Anna Gibson agrees.

"It's excellent. It's wonderful to see them there," she said. "And I think we can even do better next year, keep it going."

And she would know.

A two-time state champion (1987, 1988) from West High who coached at Chugiak for two years and is now in her third season with the Kardinals, Gibson is partly responsible for this transformation.

She said her and Soldotna coach Dan Harbison helped organize a summer training program this past year in hopes of fostering better training habits.

Clearly, it's helped.

"We're just trying to promote that and they're really stepping up to the plate," Gibson said. "What we saw last year at state was we're lacking on the hills. We need to work harder on the hills and so that was our goal throughout the summer. And it's working."

Other area girls with impressive finishes included Soldotna's Jasmine Clock (15th), Kenai's Molly Watkins (18th), Homer's Emma Teal Laukitis (25th) and Claire Laukitis (28th), Seward's Allison Barnwell (30th), Kenai's Becca Ford (39th), Soldotna's D,Anne Martin (41st) and Homer's Jaclyn Arndt (45th).

When informed she finished 23rd overall after taking 20th on Thursday and 40th on Friday, Beran-Maryott was immediately shocked.

"That's amazing and I am so happy and that just made my day," she said with an ear-to-ear smile. "I didn't go to state the last two years because of illness. So, I'm really pleased."

For the boys, Kenai senior Trent Semmens placed 21st, Cook Inlet Academy junior Lars Arneson finished 29th, SoHi's Aaron Chase came in 32nd, Skyview's Hunter Jackinsky 34th, Soldotna's Ryan Sanders 36th, Homer's Gus Beck 40th, Seward's Mark Chase 48th and SoHi's Jordan Merkes 49th.

"The first day was a little rough with the waxing. Like I said, it was a nightmare. We got through it and that was the big thing. The second day was much better," Gibson said of her team, which included Semmens' 16th-place finish in Friday's 7.5-kilometer freestyle competition. "We had really good glide, I think. We hit the glide real good. Much better conditions (Friday)."

After breaking a pole and losing a glove last year, Watkins finished 21st in Thursday's 7.5-kilometer classical race and 20th in Friday's 5-kilometer freestyle competition.

Although she fell once in Friday's race, possibly costing herself a position or two, Watkins was pleased with her improvement this year.

"I took a very hard crash (Friday) into the bushes because there was a girl in the middle of the trail and I tried to get around but I didn't quite make it," she explained. "But then we watched the boys, and I'd say about 65 percent of the boys crashed there, too. So, it's like, 'OK. It wasn't just me.'"

She's hoping to continue her ascent as a senior.

"Next year I'd like to place in the top 10," Watkins said. "At least 11th, a little bit closer up there."

But it was Mucha who once again stole the show.

After setting her sights on another fifth-place finish, as she accomplished as a freshman last year, Mucha was on target after placing fourth on Thursday. Her eighth-place finish in Friday's freestyle race, though, dropped her back a few spots and left her slightly disappointed.

"I'm still happy," she said. " I got top 10. It was cool."

She continued her stellar skiing on Saturday, winning the opening leg of the Stars' 4-by-3-kilometer classic, classic, freestyle, freestyle relay. But Service caught up on the second lap, gaining approximately one minute, 45 seconds, and eventually won while SoHi finished sixth, Homer came in eighth, Kenai ninth, Seward 16th and Skyview 20th.

In the boys 4-by-5-kilometer relay, South edged Service for first, while SoHi placed eighth, Skyview 10th, Homer 12th, Seward 16th and Kenai 17th.

The Panthers' solid performance, helped by Honer's strong opening leg, propelled them to their third consecutive top-10 overall finish.

"This is definitely the best state performance that I've ever had," said Honer, who claimed 21st on Thursday and 18th on Friday. "So, it was good. It was a nice way to finish senior year."

For many others, it's just the beginning.

Including Mucha, who has her radar locked in on a state title.

"A lot of seniors are going to be gone next year. There's some really fast freshmen, too ... I think about all the little people," she said. "I'm still thinking about the top there ... thinking about first place."

As a coach, Gibson envisions it happening. As a mom, however, she's just hoping it does.

"I thought she did awesome. I'm glad that she's disappointed a little bit because it will just spark her for next year. But I'm just tickled pink," she said with a laugh. "I was being a little reserved about it, just kind of see what happened this year with those freshmen, but Kailey showed me a little bit more about herself and that was neat coming from a coach and a little bit from a mom.

"Let me think, if she were on my team, let's say that she was Molly I think she could do it," Gibson added. "And as a mom, I hope she can do it."

Either way, next year's state meet ought to prove even more exciting than this one. At least for peninsula teams.

"They're all right there. They're right there on that cusp," Gibson said. "We need just one to make it in there and everybody else will follow. You get that one person who can be there, and everybody else will just tag along, and they'll just pull them along with it."

Matthew Carroll can be reached at matthew.carroll@peninsulaclarion.com.

ASAA First National Bank Alaska State Nordic Ski Championships;

Overall finishes

BOYS

Team standings: 1. South, 3:56.06.3; 2. Service, 4:01.28.6; 3. West Valley, 4:08.53.2; 4. Lathrop, 4:10.16.2; 5. West, 4:11.36.1; 6. Eagle River, 4:21.57.9; 7. East, 4:24.32.3; 8. Soldotna, 4:28.42.1; 9. Skyview, 4:30.48.4; 10. Colony, 4:33.36.1; 11. Chugiak, 4:39.09; 12. Dimond, 4:39.20; 13. Homer, 4:40.23.4; 14. Seward, 4:46.08.2; 15. Su Valley, 4:46.16.8; 16. Palmer, 4:47.09.4; 17. Kenai, 5:02.01.1; 18. Bartlett, 5:34.14.6; 19. Grace, 5:35.47.6; 20. Wasilla, 5:48.08.4.

Overall Top 10 (combined times): 1. Scott Patterson, Sou, 46.15.8; 2. Andrew Dougherty, Sou, 46:57; 3. Eric Packer, Sou, 46:57.1; 4. Cole Talbot, Ser, 47:20.7; 5. Tyler Kornfield, Ser, 47:30.9; 6. Jordan Buetow, Lat, 48:31; 7. James Crimp, West, 48:49.5; 8. Eric Ryan, Ser, 49:03.2; 9. Eric Hoffman, WV, 49:09.1; 10. Galen Johnston, SV, 49:11.6.

Peninsula finishers: 19. Tommy Honer, Sky, 50:50.1; 21. Trent Semmens, Ken, 51:04; 29. Lars Arneson, CIA, 51:38; 32. Aaron Chase, Sol, 52:06.5; 34. Hunter Jackinsky, Sky, 52:44.1; 36. Ryan Sanders, Sol, 53:11.8; 40. Gus Beck, Hom, 53:46.9; 48. Mark Chase, Sew, 55:00.1; 49. Jordan Merkes, Sol, 55:02.5; 55. Will Anderson, Hom, 56:25.7; 57. Gabe Murray, Sol, 56:27.5; 58. Johnny Cook, Sky, 56:29.8; 59. Anders Nyquist, Ken, 56:33; 62. Intimayo Harbison, Sol, 57:02.1; 63. Jack Anderson, Hom, 57:22.6; 65. Yuzhun Evanoff, Sky, 57:24.4; 76. Thomas Wheeler, Nik, 58:41.9; 77. Mike Zweifel. Sew, 58:48; 80. Aaron Sarka, Sew, 59:01; 81. Patrick Schneider, Hom, 59:03.7; 83. Benjamin Widman, Sol, 59:33.4; 84. Ryan Helminski, Sky, 59:51.8; 86. Andrew Ferkinhoff, Sew, 1:00.15; 89. Matt Nyholm, Sew, 1:01.15.7; 90. Dylan Critchett, Hom, 1:01.41.7; 91. Tyler Haas, Hom, 1:01.56.1; 93. Leif Danielson, Sky, 1:02.33.3; 96. Kenny Audette, Sew, 1:03.14.2; 98. Mitch Mesa, CIA, 1:04.09.5; 100. Alex Sonnichsen, Ken, 1:06.07.7; 109. Larry Blum III, Ken, 1:10.56.3.

Boys 7.5-kilometer freestyle

1. Scott Patterson. Sou. 19:22.4; 2. Cole Talbot. Ser. 19:31.1; 3. Eric Packer. Sou. 20:05.8; 4. Andrew Dougherty. Sou. 20:08.1; 5. Tyler Kornfield. Ser. 20:10.3; 6. Josh Yeaton. Sou. 20:19.0; 7. Jordan Buetow. Lat. 20:36.2; 8. Don Haering. Wes. 21:08.4; 9. Eric Ryan. Ser. 21:08.5; 10. Erin Phillips. Eas. 21:15.9; 11. James Crimp. Wes. 21:16.7; 12. Silas Talbot. Ser. 21:24.3; 13. Steven Bender. ER. 21:28.0; 14. Kelsey Boyer. WV. 21:32.7; 15. Jacob Remington. WV. 21:34.0; 16. Trent Semmens. Ken. 21:34.7; 17. Logan Hanneman. Lat. 21:39.6; 18. Tommy Honer. Sky. 21:42.2; 19. Sawyer Kisken. WV. 21:43.8; 20. Dean Romine. Wes. 21:46.3; 21. Galen Johnston. SV. 21:46.9; 22. Wiley Dunlap-Shohl. Ser. 21:51.8; 23. Gerry Hovda. Lat. 21:52.8; 24. Ian Wilkinson. Lat. 21:53.6; 25. Brian Kirchner. Sou. 21:58.8;

26. Lars Arneson. CIA. 22:00.3; 27. Dunedin Strickland. Pal. 22:01.0; 28. Mason Wick. Col. 22:02.3; 29. Noah Hagen. Dim. 22:11.0; 30. Tyler Henegan. Ser. 22:12.0; 31. Hunter Jackinsky. Sky. 22:12.4; 32. Eric Hoffman. WV. 22:15.1; 33. Nick Hajdukovich. Lat. 22:23.5; 34. Neil Liotta. Wes. 22:24.8; 35. Jacob Arthen. ER. 22:33.2; 36. Aaron Fletcher. Sou. 22:35.4; 37. Wyatt Mayo. WV. 22:40.1; 38. Aaron Chase. Sol. 22:41.9; 39. Abe Schmidt. ER. 22:42.1; 40. Ryan Sanders. Sol. 22:46.5; 41. Robert Hovda. Lat. 22:48.3; 42. Nathaniel Knapp. Eas. 22:50.7; 43. Austin Johnson. Wes. 22:54.2; 44. Ian Voorhees. ER. 23:05.2; 45. Gus Beck. Hom. 23:16.1; 46. Ian Mannix. SV. 23:18.4; 47. Otto Gilbert. Wes. 23:26.3; 48. Dan Bradley. Chu. 23:31.0; 49. Will Anderson. Hom. 23:31.7; 50. Ryan Cunningham. Pal. 23:35.9;

51. Jordan Merkes. Sol. 23:39.8; 52. Matthew Summers. Dim. 23:43.1; 53. Nathan Quinley. Eas. 23:46.5; 54. Sam Brewer. Chu. 23:51.0; 55. Wylie Mangelsdorf. Pal. 23:54.9; 56. Davis Dunlap. Pal. 24:10.7; 57. Korey Kinney. Dim. 24:12.0; 58. Ben Fitzgerald. Chu. 24:19.4; 59. Intimayo Harbison. Sol. 24:19.9; 60. David Durst. WV. 24:20.2; 61. Tanner Lyon. ER. 24:26.0; 62. Jacob Kirk. Gra. 24:27.2; 63. Jack Anderson. Hom. 24:29.6; 64. Mark Chase. Sew. 24:30.1; 65. Johnny Cook. Sky. 24:31.5; 66. Isaac Pickett. Chu. 24:32.4; 67. Kyle Carpenter. Dim. 24:34.3; 68. Robert Wise. Col. 24:39.9; 69. Dave Gray. Col. 24:40.2; 70. Daniel Fink. Eas. 24:43.0; 70. Gabe Murray. Sol. 24:43.0; 72. Anthony Orot. Eas. 24:47.3; 73. Aaron Heaslet. Eas. 24:53.8; 74. Yuzhun Evanoff. Sky. 24:55.3; 75. Benjamin Widman. Sol. 25:01.4;

76. Chris Peratrovich. Chu. 25:02.7; 77. Thomas Wheeler. Nik. 25:08.6; 78. Patrick Schneider. Hom. 25:13.5; 79. Aaron Sarka. Sew. 25:17.9; 80. Anders Nyquist. Ken. 25:20.1; 81. Tyler Haas. Hom. 25:23.5; 82. Kyle Kinney. Dim. 25:27.7; 83. Lauri Husa. Pal. 25:44.7; 84. Jon Mastroyanis. Col. 25:45.9; 85. Leif Danielson. Sky. 25:56.5; 86. Kyle Todd. Dim. 26:02.2; 87. Andrew Ferkinhoffm. Sew. 26:05.9; 88. Sean Boyden. Col. 26:10.6; 89. Mike Zweifel. Sew. 26:14.2; 90. Corbyn Jahn. Col. 26:21.5; 91. Jacob Hakala. Chu. 26:21.8; 92. Ryan Helminksi. Sky. 26:28.3; 93. Leif Johnson. Was. 26:29.7; 94. Dylan Critchett. Hom. 26:38.3; 95. Chris Clemetson. Bar. 26:46.1; 96. Claus Wenzler. Bar. 26:55.1; 97. Elias Holt. SV. 27:00.9; 98. Kevin Smith. Pal. 27:16.0; 99. Mitch Mesa. CIA. 27:20.3; 100. Matt Nyholm. Sew. 27:27.1;

101. Michael Bramer. Bar. 27:41.5; 102. Justin Herrick. ER. 27:41.8; 103. Tyler Figley. SV. 27:48.8; 104. Cole Beck. Val. 28:05.1; 105. Seth Drake. Bar. 28:11.8; 106. Alex Sonnichsen. Ken. 28:37.1; 107. Kenny Audette. Sew. 28:43.0; 108. Jeremiah Alich. ER. 28:47.2; 109. Kendrick Titus. Gra. 28:49.7; 110. Derek Kalbfleisch. Bar. 28:56.7; 111. Larry Blum. Ken. 29:45.9; 112. Tyler Zimmerman. Gra. 29:59.0; 113. Nicholas Cusick. Ind. 30:35.9; 114. Tucker Minnick. Was. 31:06.9; 115. Kasey Walker. Val. 31:53.4; 116. Matthew Stoller. Nor. 31:55.6; 117. Joseph Dillon. Gra. 32:16.3; 118. Keith Pulver. Was. 32:34.5; 119. Steve Chapman. Was. 32:50.1; 120. Devin Fry. Eie. 36:03.8; 121. Matthew Eller. Gra. 37:33.7.

GIRLS

Team standings: 1. Service, 3:26.39.5; 2. South, 3:28.19.5; 3. East, 3:29.28.9; 4. Chugiak, 3:31.05; 5. West, 3:33.35.3; 6. Soldotna, 3:41.57; 7. West Valley, 3:43.02.7; 8. Homer, 3:46.33.1; 9. Kenai, 3:55.13.2; 10. Colony, 4:00.41.9; 11. Lathrop, 4:03.25.2; 12. Seward, 4:06.23.6; 13. Valdez, 4:09.10.5; 14. Palmer, 4:10.41.3; 15. Dimond, 4:11.20.8; 16. Eagle River, 4:17.24.9; 17. Grace, 4:17.34.3; 18. Wasilla, 4:23.28.4; 19. Bartlett, 4:45.29.2; 20. Skyview, 4:48.35.9.

Overall top 10 (combined times): 1. Jamie Bronga, East, 39:06.2; 2. Rachelle Kanady, West, 39:55.3; 3. Caitlin Patterson, Sou, 40:16.3; 4. Amy Glen, Ser, 41:05.9; 5. Esther Kennedy, Ser, 41:17.9; 6. Kailey Mucha, Sol, 41:31.2; 7. Kinsey Loan, Chu, 41:45.2; 8. Alyson McPhetres, Chu, 41:47.7; 9. Karina Packer, Sou, 41:57.9; 10. Christina Knapp, East, 42:21.6.

Other peninsula finishers: 15. Jasmine Clock, Sol, 43:49.3; 18. Molly Watkins, 44:44.5; 23. Gillian Beran-Maryott, Hom, 45:35.5; 25. Emma Teal Laukitis, Hom, 45:43.4; 28. Claire Laukitis, Hom, 45:59.4; 30. Allison Barnwell, Sew, 46:07.3; 39. Becca Ford, Ken, 47:08.8; 41. D,Anne Martin, Sol, 47:14.1; 45. Jaclyn Arndt, Hom, 47:47.2; 51. MacKenzie Barnwell, Sew, 48:19.4; 55. Molly Warburton, Hom, 49:16.3; 56. Katie Miller, Hom, 49:36.4; 57. Kristi Louthan, Ken, 49:39.7; 61. Mandy Smith, Sol, 50:33.8; 63. Meghan O'Leary, Sew, 51:03.6; 64. Carol Kahoun, Sol, 51:06.2; 67. Michelle Klaben, Ken, 51:49; 72. Dani Rehm, CIA, 52:33.5; 75. Megan Gordon, Sol, 53:36.2; 81. Tamlyn Silva, Sky, 54:17.4; 86. Annalise Theisen, Ken, 55:11.6; 88. Hilary Domke, CIA, 55:41.1; 91. Maya Johnson, Ken, 55:57.4; 93. Samara Johnson, Sew, 56:44.5; 95. Leah Perry, Sky, 57:25; 101. Tori Feemster, Sew, 58:23.2; 103. Samantha Feemster, Sew, 58:46.7; 108. Carol Klonan, Sky, 59:23.3; 114. Claire Baalke, Sky, 1:06.31.8.

Girls 5-kilometer freestyle

1. Jaime Bronga, Eas, 15:22.4; 2. Rachelle Kanady, Wes, 15:28.4; 3. Caitlin Patterson, Sou, 15:31.8; 4. Amy Glen, Ser, 15:44.7; 5. Esther Kennedy, Ser, 16:13.6; 6. Kinsey Loan, Chu, 16:18.1; 7. Karina Packer, Sou, 16:27.7; 8. Kailey Mucha, Sol, 16:31.9; 9. Jessie Yeaton, Sou, 16:33.1; 10. Alyson McPhetres, Chu, 16:38.4; 11. Christina Knapp, Eas, 16:46.7; 12. Annie Liotta, Wes, 16:47.2; 13. Kryston McPhetres, Chu, 16:47.8; 14. Rebecca Mamrol, Ser, 16:48.9; 15. Jasmine Clock, Sol, 16:59.2; 16. Kate Backstrum, Sou, 17:01.9; 17. Dana Tower, Ser, 17:08.1; 18. Emily Rogers, Sou, 17:20.6; 19. Marisa Rorabaugh, WV, 17:33.9; 20. Molly Watkins, Ken, 17:39.4; 21. Lauren Hess, Ser, 17:40.5; 22. Molly Larsen, Wes, 17:49.9; 23. Camy Dengel, Val, 17:50.1; 24. Mackenzie Kanady, Ser, 17:51.5; 25. Guerin Platte, Eas, 17:54.1;

26. Heidi Rogers, Sou, 17:54.7; 27. Heather Edic, Lat, 17:56.9; 28. Megan Baker, Wes, 17:58.3; 29. Rachel Carey, Eas, 18:00.3; 30. Anna Rix, Chu, 18:01.8; 31. Sarah Cresap, Gra, 18:04.9; 32. Aurora Bowers, WV, 18:07.1; 33. Wendy Boger, WV, 18:08.7; 34. Katie Clark, Eas, 18:10.0; 35. Claire Laukitis, Hom, 18:13.7; 36. D.Anne Martin, Sol, 18:20.4; 37. Becca Ford, Ken, 18:20.9; 38. Kimberly Del Frate Pal, 18:23.9; 39. Jasmine Neeno, Wes, 18:30.6; 40. Gilli Beran-Maryott, Hom, 18:33.3; 41. Melissa Flynn, Eas, 18:33.6; 42. Mandy Smith, Sol, 18:37.1; 43. Ariel Hippe, Dim, 18:37.6; 44. Allison Barnwell, Sew, 18:39.7; 45. Brittany Hippe, Dim, 18:41.3; 46. Jessica Odegard, Pal, 18:45.8; 46. Emma Teal-Laukitis, Hom, 18:45.8; 48. Mariah Applegate, Gra, 18:46.9; 49. MacKenzie Barnwell, Sew, 18:47.3; 50. Madigan Stanley, Wes, 18:49.6;

51. Amanda Del Frate, Pal, 18:57.4; 52. Bonnie Scott, Chu, 19:00.3; 53. Jaclyn Arndt, Hom, 19:02.5; 54. Sydney Stewart, Col, 19:06.0; 55. Heidi Doner, Col, 19:06.4; 56. Rachael Schmoker, WV, 19:14.7; 57. Kristi Louthan, Ken, 19:16.2; 58. Molly Warburton, Hom, 19:20.5; 59. Katie Miller, Hom, 19:21.2; 60. Tae Freeman, ER, 19:22.7; 61. Jenny Miller, Val, 19:24.0; 62. Rosemary Hanson, Lat, 19:25.0; 63. Christie Schmitz, Nor, 19:26.3; 64. Kyla Stark, Lat, 19:27.8; 65. Ellen VanGorder, Col, 19:32.4; 66. Laura Whitmore, Pal, 19:41.5; 67. Carol Kahoun, Sol, 19:50.0; 68. Angela Hartford, Chu, 20:02.0; 69. Michelle Klaben, Ken, 20:05.8; 70. Jenny Klecka, ER, 20:26.7; 71. Valerie Schleich, Was, 20:28.7; 72. Dani Rehm, CIA, 20:31.4; 73. Megan Gordon, Sol, 20:37.3; 74. Caitlin Skvorc, Col, 20:41.2; 75. Meghan O'Leary, Sew, 20:41.9;

76. Annalise Theisen, Ken, 20:42.2; 77. Ashley Strauch, Dim, 20:45.3; 78. Kiersten Wilber, Was, 20:51.0; 79. Carrie Sorensen, Lat, 20:51.5; 80. Jillian Richie, Dim, 20:56.1; 81. Abby Jahn, Col, 20:57.6; 82. Mariah Shones, Pal, 21:00.3; 83. Heather Kelahan, Col, 21:07.4; 84. Stephanie Flores, Was, 21:09.6; 85. Sarah Poggi, ER, 21:09.9; 86. Maya Johnson, Ken, 21:10.4; 87. Tamlyn Silva, Sky, 21:25.4; 88. Shannon Stough, Pal, 21:25.5; 89. Malaika Kelly, Val, 21:27.1; 90. Melissa Grammer, Val, 21:28.3; 91. Rachael Echols, Bar, 21:38.7; 92. Rachel Fogg, ER, 21:42.2; 93. Jenn Payer, WV, 21:51.6; 94. Katherine Parker, Was, 21:57.0; 95. Cori Schleich, Was, 22:05.7; 96. Mirijam Muench, Was, 22:11.6; 97. Hilary Domke, CIA, 22:19.3; 98. Sara Tittle, Dim, 22:24.2; 99. Molly Viltrakis, Eie, 22:33.5; 100. Leah Perry, Sky, 22:43.6;

101. Tori Feemster, Sew, 22:48.3; 102. Samantha Feemster, Sew, 22:55.1; 103. Tristen Larson, Val, 22:58.9; 104. Carol Clonan, Sky, 23:05.9; 105. Kelly Walker, Val, 23:08.9; 106. Samara Johnson, Sew, 23:10.1; 107. Kristina Mattle, Dim, 23:15.2; 108. Noey Kamahele, Bar, 23:18.8; 109. Melissa Cunniff, Bar, 23:32.6; 110. Christi O'Callaghan, Bar, 23:36.2; 111. Betsy Winkle, Gra, 23:39.3; 112. Kim Fitzgerald, Lat, 23:51.8; 113. Jaala Gionet, Gra, 23:57.8; 114. Victoria Thorson, Bar, 24:10.7; 115. Stephani Whisenhant, WV, 24:42.5; 116. Beth Anne Hoemes, Eie, 25:23.5; 117. Claire Baalke, Sky, 25:52.1; 118. Kaitlyn Meyers, Bar, 27:11.2; 119. Rebecca Riopelle, Gra, 28:58.1; 120. Saima Ledgett, Eie, 40:03.7.

Saturday

Boys 4-by-5-kilometer relay

1. South, 46:41.6; 2. Service, 47:13.7; 3. Lathrop, 48:04.6; 4. West Valley, 49:02; 5. West, 50:00.5; 6. Eagle River, 51:05; 7. East, 51:16.5; 8. Soldotna (A. Chase, Merkes, Harbison, Sanders), 52:17; 9. Palmer, 52:58; 10. Skyview (Honer, Cook, Evanoff, Jackinsky), 53:20.3; 11. Colony, 53:49.5; 12. Homer (Beck, J. Anderson, Schneider, W. Anderson), 53:53.9; 13. Chugiak, 53:57.4; 14. Dimond, 54:09.2; 15. Su Valley, 54:45; 16. Seward (M. Chase, Zweifel, Ferkinhoff, Sarka), 56:02.4; 17. Kenai (Semmens, Nyquist, Sonnichsen, Blum III), 57:20.1; 18. Grace, 1:04.04.2; 19. Bartlett, 1:05.16.9; 20. Wasilla, 1:07.12.1.

Girls 4-by-3-kilometer relay

1. South, 36:58.6; 2. Service, 37:04; 3. West, 38:17.2; 4. East, 38:21.5; 5. Chugiak, 38:27.3; 6. Soldotna (Mucha, Martin, Smith, Clock), 39:29.2; 7. West Valley, 40:25.6; 8. Homer (Beran-Maryott, E. Laukitis, Arndt, C. Laukitis), 41:27.6; 9. Kenai (Ford, Klaben, Louthan, Watkins), 41:51.2; 10. Lathrop, 42:00.8; 11. Palmer, 42:34.9; 12. Dimond, 43:12.4; 13. Colony, 43:24.1; 14. Eagle River, 43:25.6; 15. Valdez, 44:29.1; 16. Seward (A. Barnwell, O'Leary, Johnson, M. Barnwell), 44:30.6; 17. Wasilla, 46:32.2; 18. Grace, 47:12; 19. Bartlett, 48:49.7; 20. Skyview, (Silva, Perry, Baalke, Clonan), 50:58.4.



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