The Region III Cross Country Running Championships crowned individual and team champions and qualified runners for the upcoming ASAA State Cross Country Running Championships.
4A Cross Country Running Championships @ Seward High
Kenai’s Allie Ostrander outraced the field for a third-straight 4A girls cross country running title. Ostrander completed the 5-kilometer course in Seward in 18:06, more than a minute ahead of second place Alex Mathis of Wasilla. Mathis lead the Wasilla girls to the 4A team title; narrowly beating Soldotna High. The Stars girls placed four runners in the top-12. Olivia Hutchings placed third overall, followed by teammates Dani McCormick in seventh; Sadie Fox in 11th; and Daisy Nelson, 12th and Emily Werner, 16th. The SoHi girls qualify for the team competition at the state meet.
In the boys 4A race, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet repeated as boys 4A champion, leading Kodiak to the team title. The Kenai boys finished only six points from first and three points out of second for a third place in the team scoring and the Kards boys qualify for the state cross country meet Saturday, October 5th. Kenai placed four runners in the top-15 with Jonah Theisen and Jordan Theisen finishing second and third overall; Travis Cooper, 10th, Fox Machaud, 13 and Nate Mole, 20 representing the Kardinals scoring.
1-2-3A Cross Country Running Championships @ Seward High
Grace Christian continued its domination of 1-2-3A Region III cross country running sweeping the girls and boys team titles.
Homer’s Megan Pitzman raced to the girls individual title and lead the Mariner girls to a second place team finish and a spot in the upcoming state 1-2-3A meet. Daniel Servanti of Grace Christian captured the boys title. Skyview’s Micah Hilbish qualifies to state with an eighth place finish.
1-2-3A and 4A State Championships
The 2013 ASAA State Cross Country Running Championships will be contested on the Bartlett High School Trails at Bartlett High in Anchorage, scheduled for Saturday, October 5th.
2013 Schedule of Races: Saturday, October 5th
• 12:00pm Boys 123A
• 12:45pm Boys 4A
• 1:30pm Girls 123A
• 2:15pm Girls 4A
• 3:15pm Awards Ceremony in Gym