Vikings hosts first home cross country meet in three years


September 15, 2022

orin pierson / Petersburg Pilot

Wyatt Litster sprints across Sandy Beach and overtakes a runner from Haines at the finish line.

The Petersburg High School cross country team hosted over 150 students from 14 schools last Saturday for the Jack Eddy Invitational.

The meet saw a return to the regular course near Sandy Beach after three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It's always exciting to have that many come to Petersburg to enjoy the hospitality," Head Coach Tom Thompson said.

The Petersburg men placed third as a team with 108 points behind Sitka with 17 and Thunder Mountain with 52.

Sitka Junior Annan Weiland finished first overall with a time of 16:42.

Though some Vikings were unable to race because of injury...

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