Cross country season kicks off in Ketchikan
The long distance runners of Petersburg High School’s girls and boys cross country teams travelled to Ketchikan on August 31for their season opening meet.
The Petersburg teams are comprised of around 20 runners who have been practicing hard since the fifth of August.
“They came in prepared to run and ready to work hard,” said Vikings head coach Jo Ann Day.
In this first meet of the year not everyone on the teams competed, as some had not yet attended the required number of practices.
According to Day, those who did compete had great runs. “This was the first race for four runners, so a great learning experience,” she said.
Most of the boys set their personal records on the course.
Several girls took a wrong turn on the course which hurt their finishing times, but everyone looked at the positive side, handled it well and are really looking forward to racing again, according to Day.
The girls came in fourth overall, behind Juneau, Thunder Mountain and Ketchikan, with a total of 68 girls in the race.
The boys team finished sixth behind Juneau, Ketchikan, Thunder Mountain, Sitka, and Wrangell. 103 total boys competed.
Individual runner’s results
Kayleigh Eddy 3rd for 3A, 10th overall 22.46
Grace Weller 9th for 3A, 23rd overall 23.45
Fran Abbott 10 for 3A, 26th overall 23.48
Robyn Schwartz 11th for 3A, 27th overall 23.49
Hannah Pfundt 13th for 3A, 30th overall 24.10
Makayla Newman 15th for 3A, 32nd overall 24.31
Nicole Peterson 16 for 3A, 33rd overall 24.34
Tucker Hagerman 9th for 3A, 26th overall 19.23
River Quitslund 12th for 3A, 34th overall 19.54
Cole Somerville, 20th for 3A, 46th overall 20.32
Nathaniel Lenhard 21st for 3A, 47th overall 20.38
Kyle Hagerman 22nd for 3A, 48th overall 20.39
Stuart Medalen 41st for 3A, 83rd overall 22.56