Viking runners take second in virtual meet


September 17, 2020

Photo courtesy of Debby Eddy

Coach Tom Thompson anticipates there will be 16 runners on this year's Petersburg High School cross country team. Back row: from left to right: Julian Cumps, Uriah Lucas, Michael Durkin, Kieran Cabral and Breiland Willis. Middle row from left to right: Chase Lister, Wyatt Litster, Lydia Martin and DD Toyomura. Front row from left to right: Kinley Lister and Alexus Sakamoto Quenzon. Not pictured: Reed Anderson, Valon Weathers, Rylan Smith and Malcolm Fry.

The Petersburg High School cross country team ran a 5k course near Greens Camp after school on Friday as part of a virtual meet with high schools throughout the region.

The boys team ended up taking second place among the seven teams that competed with each other remotely. The girls team still does not have enough runners to score for their team, but Head Coach Tom Thompson said the girls still had a strong showing.

Each of the seven high schools, Haines, Petersburg, Craig, Wrangell, Unalaska, Metlakatla and Klawock, chose a flat 5k course and compared their times with each other.

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