PHS cross country qualifies for state meet


October 7, 2021

Courtesy of Cherise Lister

Uriah Lucas and Michael Durkin lead the Petersburg High School boys team as they start the regional meet in Ketchikan.

The Petersburg High School cross country team competed in its regional meet in Ketchikan Saturday; both the boys and girls teams qualified for state.

The unpredictability of Southeast Alaska weather impacted the meet according to Head Coach Tom Thompson, who said the race was brutally cold.

"It was a great run for all the guys, considering we had a hailstorm in the first 20 seconds of the race," Thompson said. "It was pelting them with pea sized hail for about 25 seconds. It was a pretty amazing, and then that hail turned to rain, cold rain."

The boys team finished second, only behind Haines H...

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