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Quitslund will take running talents to PLU


Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

Petersburg High School senior River Quitslund crosses the finish line in the 3200-meters at the Capital City Invitaional in Juneau last Friday in a new Vikings school record of 10:24.07, eclipsing Brian Anderson's 1984 mark of 10:28:00.

Petersburg High School (PHS) senior River Quitslund will be adding his talents to a young team of runners at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) this fall.

Quitslund has been running competitively all four years of his high school career. "I've been running competitively since my freshman year when I started cross country, but I didn't really take it that seriously until January last year when I started doing pre-season," he said.

His increased efforts were met with a setback as an injury kept him from competing at track and field regionals last spring. "I've definitely faced a lot of injuri...

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