Runners hit the trails in final cross country tune-up before Regions

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 21:22
  • Runners in the boys varsity race run alongside Knik Arm during the Big 8 Invite cross country races at Kincaid Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / ADN)
  • Runners leave the starting line during the junior varsity girls race at the Big 8 Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Kincaid Park. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Hyrum Nelson, right, and Service’s Alexander Maurer, left run in the boys varsity race at the Big 8 Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Kincaid Park. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

Dimond’s Sonny Prosser and South’s Ava Earl won the Big 8 Invitational cross country races on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Kincaid Park.

Prosser set a new record on the 5-kilometer course in the varsity boys race, finishing in 15 minutes, 24 seconds to best Service’s Alexander Maurer by 16 seconds and break the 1993 course record set by his father, Miguel Gomez, by 10 seconds. Chugiak’s Hyrum Nelson finished third in 15:56.

Will Gerlach finished eighth for Chugiak, which got a 12th place finish from Jacob Lestina. Micahel Belmear finished 41st for Chugiak, with Brandon Davis finishing 50th.

Michael Olson was 11th to lead Eagle River boys, followed by Will Michener (15th), Alex Carl (37th), Cole Posthumus (38th) and Colby Teller (39th).

Earl won the varsity girls race in 19:07, with teammate Robyn Miller seven seconds behind in second. Chugiak’s Breanna Day finished sixth to lead the Mustangs, who got an eighth-place finish from Campbell Peterson. Addison Capozzi was 16th for the Mustangs, followed by Brooklynn Gould in 24th and Kali Smedley in 27th.

Emily Walsh finished 20th to lead Eagle River, followed by Claire Nelson (22nd), Kiara Sherman (33rd), Mary Goodwin (40th) and Laura Ripp (45th).

Runners will compete at the Revion IV meet on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Bartlett High.

Varsity girls 5K

1. Ava Earl, South 19:07; 2. Robyn Miller, South 19:14; 3. Tatum Witter, Service 19:36; 4. Nowelle Spencer, Service 19:47; 5. Lucy Young, South 19:54; 6. Breanna Day, Chugiak 20:01; 7. Nancy Biegel, South 20:03; 8. Campbell Peterson, Chugiak 20:10; 9. Meredith Schwartz, Service 20:11; 10. Mary Reinbold, Dimond 20:13; 11. Elliana Zock, South 20:16; 12. Delainey Zock, Dimond 20:16; 13. Elizabeth Novakovich, South 20:31; 14. Payton Smith, West 20:38; 15. Lily Slatonbarker, West 20:39; 16. Addison Capozzi, Chugiak 20:44; 17. Zoe Chang, Service 20:49; 18. Zoe Witter, Service 21:11; 19. Morgan Coniglio, West 21:12; 20. Emily Walsh, Eagle River 21:12; 21. Ruthie Richardson, Service 21:16; 22. Claire Nelson, Eagle River 21:22; 23. Colette Zidek, South 21:24; 24. Brooklynn Gould, Chugiak 21:30; 25. Maggie Keffalos, South 21:32; 26. Frida Vargas, West 21:37; 27. Kali Smedley, Chugiak 21:39; 28. Nataya Lee, South 21:44; 29. Ryann Dorris, West 21:48; 30. Piper Belmear, Chugiak 21:51; 31. Emily Erickson, Dimond 21:56; 32. Sadie Benter, South 22:01; 33. Kiara Sherman, Eagle River 22:02; 34. Michelle Graeber, Dimond 22:13; 35. Lucca Duke, West 22:14; 36. Kelsey Johannes, West 22:15; 37. Kiley Dennis, Chugiak 22:20; 38. Maria Cvancara, Dimond 22:22; 39. Annika Colberg, West 22:28; 40. Mary Goodwin, Eagle River 22:32; 41. Jillian Gavalya, Chugiak 22:32; 42. Sophia Green, Chugiak 22:32; 43. Brenna Flannery, Dimond 22:34; 44. Liz Engle, Dimond 22:36; 45. Laura Ripp, Eagle River 22:37; 46. Lily Pannkuk, West 22:46; 47. Madeline Troxell, Dimond 22:51; 48. Maia McCormack, Dimond 23:04; 49. Kaley Fleming, Dimond 23:16; 50. Hannah Cryder, Chugiak 23:17; 51. Hailey Hand, Dimond 23:17; 52. Ivy Eski, West 23:23; 53. Anna Deaton, Eagle River 23:43; 54. Sarah Price, Eagle River 24:14; 55. Julia Szerszenski, Eagle River 24:14; 56. Liesel Barkei, Eagle River 24:20; 57. Anita Walsh, Eagle River 24:21; 58. Alana Lim, Service 24:43; 59. Mackenzie Wilson, Eagle River 24:48; 60. Claire O’Leary, West 25:01; 61. Sarah Basset, Eagle River 25:05.

Varsity boys 5K

1. Santiago Prosser, Dimond 15:24; 2. Alexander Maurer, Service 15:40; 3. Hyrum Nelson, Chugiak 15:56; 4. Kaleb Beloy, South 16:42; 5. Noah Hoefer, Dimond 16:46; 6. Dallin Gardiner, Dimond 16:52; 7. Isaac Dammeyer, West 17:03; 8. Will Gerlach, Chugiak 17:10; 9. Aaron Power, Service 17:14; 10. Peter Hinds, Dimond 17:14; 11. Michael Olson, Eagle River 17:15; 12. Jacob Lestina, Chugiak 17:23; 13. Tayson McKenzie, Dimond 17:32; 14. Joel Power, Service 17:34; 15. Will Michener, Eagle River 17:39; 16. Ethan Howe, East 17:40; 17. Mitchell Guyer, Service 17:42; 18. Ethan Eski, West 17:50; 19. Jared Gardiner, Dimond 17:50; 20. Kelly Martin, West 17:50; 21. Nicholas Prosser, Dimond 17:51; 22. Dakota Rygh, Service 17:51; 23. Isaac Main, West 17:52; 24. Max Johnsen, Dimond 17:54; 25. Brady Burrough, South 17:55; 26. Dylan Kearns, Service 17:58; 27. Chris Hines, Service 18:02; 28. Kyle Fischer, South 18:03; 29. Owen White, Dimond 18:04; 30. Simon Keffalos, South 18:08; 31. Caleb Jacko, South 18:09; 32. Ben Fischer, South 18:12; 33. Cole Jones, West 18:13; 34. Paul Hlasny, Service 18:18; 35. Ian Cruickshank, Dimond 18:18; 36. Amadou Jobarteh, South 18:21; 37. Alex Carl, Eagle River 18:21; 38. Cole Posthumus, Eagle River 18:25; 39. Colby Teller, Eagle River 18:30; 40. Noah Rygh, Dimond 18:33; 41. Michael Belmear, Chugiak 18:34; 42. Aiden Schubert, South 18:35; 43. Solomon Shepherd, West 18:35; 44. Cameron Brosnahan, West 18:35; 45. Adan Gutierrez, Service 18:37; 46. Ryan Smith, South 18:37; 47. Steven Brissette, Eagle River 18:42; 48. Mark Shepherd, Eagle River 18:44; 49. Jevin Lim, Service 18:48; 50. Brandon Davis, Chugiak 18:48; 51. Liam Albertson, East 18:49; 52. Ben Post, West 18:50; 53. Calvin Brady, Chugiak 18:56; 54. Tommy King, East 18:57; 55. Diego Jenkins, West 19:00; 56. Quinn Smith, West 19:03; 57. Ater Deng, East 19:07; 58. Eli Seaver, West 19:10; 59. Joshua Baker, Eagle River 19:10; 60. Michael Dunn, Chugiak 19:11; 61. Christian Velez, Eagle River 19:16; 62. Jacob Heavener, Eagle River 19:25; 63. Cestmir Dobes, Chugiak 19:25; 64. Colton Bobo, Chugiak 19:28; 65. Griffin Bailly, South 19:33; 66. Will Sanchez, East 19:42; 67. Mark Wing, Chugiak 19:46; 68. Brian Smith, Eagle River 19:49; 69. Evan Sosinski, Chugiak 20:06; 70. Matthew Nagel, Chugiak 20:09; 71. Cole Kretsinger, Eagle River 21:00; 72. David Schweizer, East 21:01; 73. Jason Hlasny, Service 23:02.

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