Chugiak boys second at CIC championships

McPhetres (3rd) leads three Mustangs in top 10; Eagle River's King 11th overall to earn Wolves' lone state berth.


Chugiak's Isaac Lammers sprints to a sixth place finish at the CIC cross country championships Saturday at Kincaid Park. Chugiak's boys varsity team finished second to Service to earn a state meet berth.

Star photo by Matt Tunseth

David McPhetres finished third to lead Chugiak's boys cross country team to a second place overall finish at the Cook Inlet Conference Championships on Saturday at Kincaid Park.

Isaac Lammers was sixth for Chugiak and Brady Sanders was 10th.Tim Sorensen (16th) and Alex Loan (25th) rounded out Chugiak's top five finishers.

Eagle River's Brandon King was 11th to earn his second consecutive state berth as an individual. Freshman Ben Hall finished 18th for the Wolves, while Alex Smith was 24th, Ben Smith finished 40th and Bryce Wolery was 45th.

The top four teams, along with anyone else in the top 15 spots at the CIC meet earn automatic bids to the state meet, which will be held next Saturday at Bartlett High School.

2011 CIC Cross Country Running Championships

Saturday, Sept. 24

 Kincaid Park, Anchorage

Team scores —
1. Service, 20; 2. Chugiak, 60; 3. South, 96; 4. West, 100; 5. Eagle River, 138; 6. East, 139; 7. Dimond, 141; 8. Bartlett, 220.
Top 15 — 1. Max Romey, Ser, 16:24; 2. Gilly Szweda-Mitt, Ser, 16:52; 3. David McPhetres, Chu, 16:56; 4. Lucas Hepler, Ser, 16:57; 5. Garth Schulz, Ser, 17:02; 6. Isaac Lammers, Chu, 17:10; 7. Mason Huffman, Sou, 17:11; 8. Lucas Schlemme, Ser, 17:12; 9. John Farr, East, 17:26; 10. Brady Sanders, Chu, 17:27; 11. Brandon King, ER, 17:30; 12. Taylor Turney, Ser, 17:40; 13. Steven Malachowski, Sou, 17:43; 14. Max Dan, West, 17:45; 15. Larkin Lynch, West, 17:47.
Other Chugiak-Eagle River finishers — 16. Tim Sorensen, Chu, 17:49; 18. Benjamin Hall, ER, 17:55; 24. Alec Smith, ER, 18:07; 25. Alex Loan, Chu, 18:12; 40. Benjamin Smith, ER, 18:40; 45. Bryce Wolery, ER, 19:00; 48. Eric Guinn, ER, 19:13; 49. Chris Kveseth, Chu, 19:20; 50. Evan Fisher, ER, 19:20; 54. Robert Colles, Chu, 19:55.

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