Stevens leads the way in ninth for ER girls

Wolves fifth overall in first trip to state cross country meet


Eagle River's Hannah Stevens, left, passes Dimond's Sarah Friestone during the home stretch of the 2011 Alaska Class 4A state cross country running championships Saturday at Bartlett High. Stevens finished ninth for the Wolves, who were fifth overall.

Star photo by Mike Nesper

Eagle River's Hannah Stevens used a late surge to pass Dimond’s Sarah Friestone just before the finish line to claim ninth place at the 2011 ASAA/Alaska state cross country running championships at Bartlett High School.
Stevens finished the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 24 seconds to help the Wolves to a fifth place team finish in their first appearance at the state meet.
Evy Hail was 15th for the Wolves, Nikki Boggs was 26th, Sierra Richardson finished 49th and Chris Bottini was 64th.
Chugiak’s Sam Hartke, the lone entrant for the Mustangs, finished 30th.
Lathrop’s Megan Edic won the race in 18:38 and Wasilla won the team title.

2011 state cross-country running championships
Oct. 1 at Bartlett trails
Team scores:
1. Wasilla, 61; 2. West Anchorage, 80; 3. South Anchorage, 98; 4. Lathrop, 132; 5. Eagle River, 133; 6. Kenai Central, 162; 7. Kodiak, 163; 8. West Valley, 163; 9. Dimond, 214; 10. Juneau-Douglas, 224; 11. Palmer, 234.
Top 10:
1. Megan Edic, Lat, 18:38; 2. Lydia Blanchet, West, 18:41; 3. Audrey Michaelson, Col, 18:45; 4. Bree Mucha, Sol, 18:54; 5. Jenette Northey, Ser, 18:57; 6. Grace Graham, East, 19:01; 7. Brooke Lizotte, Lat, 19:05; 8. Mariah Burroughs, Was, 19:17; 9. Hannah Stevens, ER, 19:24; 10. Sarah Freistone, Dim, 19:25.
Other Chugiak-Eagle River finishers:
15. Evy Hail, ER, 19:44; 26. Nikki Boggs, ER, 20:10; 30. Sam Hartke, Chu, 20:18; 49. Sierra Richardson, ER, 20:59; 64. Chris Bottini, ER, 22:03; 69. Shayna Wolery, ER, 22:13; 79. Tara Fisher, ER, 22:39.

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