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Vikings have muddy run to ninth place in State competition


Submitted by Jim Wolfe

Crisp blue skies in Anchorage made for lovely running conditions during the cross-country championship meet. Pictured above are Vikings runners Robyn Schwartz (center) and Nicole Peterson (right).

The Viking Cross-Country girls traveled to Anchorage for State competition last week and came home ninth place winners.

“It was a muddy fabulous race,” Head Coach Jo Ann Day said. “We woke up to snow on the ground, but it melted and turned into a beautiful day to run on the hilly Bartlett trails.”

Top Petersburg finisher for the season, Grace Weller, finished seventh in 3A with a time of 21:13.

“Grace had a great race,” Day said. “She has worked so hard this season and all summer. I’m really glad to see her hard work pay off by placing 11th in the state.”

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