Healed Hartke leads way at Skyview XC Invitational

ER’s King 10th to lead local boys


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Sam Hartke is just fine.

The Chugiak junior, who withdrew from the previous week’s Bartlett Invitational with a leg injury, led all Chugiak-Eagle River runners with a sixth-place finish out of 99 participants in the girls varsity race at the Skyview Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Hartke finished the 5-kilometer race at Tsalteshi Trails in 19 minutes, 15 seconds. She was just one second behind fifth-place finisher Rachel Roelle of West High and six seconds out of third place.

Evy Hail led Eagle River’s girls team with a 14th-place finish for the eighth-place Wolves. Hail came in at 19:43, six seconds ahead of teammate Hannah Stevens, who finished 16th.

Chugiak finished 11th overall.

Kenai Central’s Allie Ostrander blazed to victory in 17:53.

West won the overall team title followed by Kenai and Wasilla.

Chugiak’s boys had four runners finish in the top 40, good enough to earn a fifth-place finish in the team standings. Eagle River finished 14th.

Brandon King led the Wolves and all Chugiak-Eagle River boys by finishing in 10th out of 136 runners with a time of 16:51.

Kodiak’s Cole Christlansen won the race in 16:07. Max Romey of Service took second and Seward’s Miles Knotek placed third.

Service won the overall team title followed by Kodiak in second and Palmer in third.

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