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Cross country Vikings retire for the season


Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

Petersburg's Makayla Newman sprints to catch Su Valley's Bernadette Harley at the finish during the 2014 ASAA State Cross Country 1A/2A/3A Girls Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday.

Petersburg's Cross Country Vikings have ended a stellar season that saw both teams, boys and girls, take second place in the region and push hard for a sixth place finish at the state meet in Anchorage for the girls and ninth for the boys.

With runners abounding on the course, a total of 129 male and 113 female entrants, Coach Tommy Thompson couldn't be prouder of the performance.

"As Kayleigh Eddy said as she came across the finish line, 'I just want to do it all over again,'" he said, reluctant to see any of his team moving on. "It's going to be tough to beat this group. If the kids got a...

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