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Cross Country season off to a good start


Tom Thompson / Submitted Photo

En route to Sitka's meet last weekend, the Vikings cross country squad ran some Juneau trails. They cooled off in the spray of this waterfall near Mendenhall Glacier.

The Cross Country team traveled to Sitka last week for the first meet of the year, and both squads finished about where head coach Tom Thompson expected. The girls finished fourth overall in 1A/2A/3A/4A, but first in the 1A/2A/3A division. The boys finished fifth overall in the larger 1A/2A/3A/4A division, and second in 1A/2A/3A.

Each team typically has seven competitors, with the top five individual performances from each team being recorded for overall points.

Thompson says the loss of a couple strong seniors for last year, especially on the girls team, will definitely be felt to start...

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