Healed Hartke leads way at Skyview XC Invitational
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.