Crimson Bears' and Falcons' harriers looking over shoulders at Ketchikan

Hall and English set Falcons' record

The Juneas-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams are looking over their shoulders after last weekends Sitka Invitational, and the Crimson Bears and Falcons are seeing a bit of Ketchikan Kings maroon singlets.

JDHS held on to their boys meet titles with a narrow win over the Falcons, with the Kings and Craig Panthers looming on the trail.

On the girls side, Ketchikan took their first meet win in a dozen years as the Lady Kings edged out JDHS 40-43 with the Falcons’ ladies just behind with 56 points.

On the girls side a newcomer is making some noise. Thorne Bay freshman Taylee Nyquest topped the girls field with a 19:17, the fastest time on the Sitka course in three years. The Falcons Maddie Hall was second in 19:57, setting a new TMHS record by 1:36, and teammate Naomi Welling third with 20:47. The top Crimson Bears’ runner was Eliza Walker with 21:49.

“Our top two girls placed second and third,” Thunder Mountain coach Scott May said. “Maddie’s time would have won last year. Last year at this race, on the same course, our girls did not have anybody in the top ten. Our top finisher last year was Katie Jones and she placed 18th.”

Jones is currently out with an injury and did not race.

According to Falcons coach Scott May, freshman Naomi Welling ran a great first race in her high school career.

On the boys side, Juneau-Douglas again featured a top competitor in first place winner Tal Norvell. Norvell’s 16:45 is a strong run in the young season. On Norvell’s heels was surprising freshman teammate Riley Moser with a 17:01 and the Falcons Khalil English was third in 17:15.

English set a new Thunder Mountain record by 36 seconds according to coach May, and hit a personal record by 47 seconds as he broke the 18-minute barrier for the first time in his career. The Falcons’ Nick Bursell also set a PR, dropping 1:45 and finishing in 19th with an 18:58. Ben Travers, Michael Lohrey and Brandan Pietz also set PRs. First time Falcons PRs were set by freshmen Obadiah Dawson, Rafael Sales, Ben Garrett, Max Suzuki, Dallas Taylor and Jamie Barnhill.

“I thought it was a great first race of the season,” May said. “As always, we went out and had fun, learned a lot, and will add this experience to the list. We’ll continue to train smart and we are looking forward to the Region V meet here at home at the end of September.”

The Crimson Bears and Falcons travel to the Petersburg Invitational on Saturday.

Girls Team Scores:

1. KAYHI 40, 2. JDHS 43, 3. THUNDER MOUNTAIN 56, 4. WRANGELL 88, 5. KAKE -- 6. THORNE BAY -- 7. PETERSBURG -- 8. CRAIG -- 9. SITKA --

Boys Team Scores:

1. JDHS A 35, 2. THUNDER MOUNTAIN 45, 3. KAYHI 74, 4. SITKA 89, 5. CRAIG 107, 6. KAKE -- 7. SKAGWAY -- 8. WRANGELL -- 9. THORNE BAY -- 10. PETERSBURG --

Girls Individuals:

1 Nyquest, Taylee - TRN (--) 19:17.70

2. Hall, Maddie - TMH (1) 19:57.47

3. Welling, Naomi - TMH (2) 20:47.12

4. Weller, Grace - PSG (--) 20:56.16

5. MacIntyre, Jennifer - SIT (--) 21:48.02

6. Jenson, Amy - TRN (--) 21:49.05

7. Walker, Eliza - JDH (3) 21:49.49

8. Crellin, Alexis - KTN (4) 21:57.17

9. Anzueto, Eimy - KTN (5) 22:19.27

10.Liebelt, Leah - JDH (6) 22:26.91

11.Denkinger, Hailey - SIT (--) 22:46.95

12.Schwartz, Robyn - PSG (--) 22:48.52

13. Barrows, Katline - JDH (7) 23:15.27

14. Dinon, Maggie - CRG (--) 23:24.89

15. Rooney, Mykayla - WRG (8) 23:25.98

16. Jurczak, Clare - SIT (--) 23:27.70

17. Abbott, Fran - PSG (--) 23:32.72

18. Ranniger, Gwendolyn - KTN (9) 24:11.15

19. Brandt-Erichsen, Nina - KTN (10) 24:11.62

20. Prus, Asia - WRG (11) 24:17.13

21. Christenson, Sonja - KTN (12) 24:24.09

22. Dinon, Katie - CRG (--) 24:36.40

23. Handley, Maddie - JDH (13) 24:37.76

24. Norton, Alicia - JDH (14) 24:40.26

25. Merry, Kelsi - KAK (--) 25:01.57

26. *Scott, Emma - KTN (15) 25:04.42

27. Lohrey, Emilyanne - TMH (16) 25:12.98

28. *Chaudhary, Kathleen - KTN (17) 25:29.04

29. **Heinl, Mena - KTN (--) 25:37.95

30. Dawson, Estie - TMH (18) 25:37.56

31. Kay, Ashlynn - TMH (19) 25:49.98

32. Coleman, Kaycie - SIT (--) 26:22.77

33. *Paul, Manon - JDH (20) 26:37.17

34. *Lynch, Nora - JDH (21) 26:37.61

35. Ashton, Sasha - WRG (22) 27:22.46

36. Gillen, Andrea - WRG (23) 27:41.73

37. Prysunka, Molly - WRG (24) 28:58.69

38. Bolshakoff, Natasha - KTN (--) 29:05.73

39. Sweetman, Abigail - KTN (--) 29:42.74

40. Armstrong, Hannah - WRG (25) 29:57.72

-- George, Zoe - JDH (--) Did Not Finish

Boys Individuals:

1. Norvell, Tal - JDA (1) 16:45.84

2. Moser, Riley - JDA (2) 17:01.74

3. English, Khalil - TMH (3) 17:15.73

4. Llanos, Chris - KTN (4) 17:28.11

5. Woodby, Martin - JDA (5) 17:42.21

6. Brand, Will - CRG (6) 17:50.01

7. Cochran, Airk - SGY (--) 17:59.46

8. Steeves, James - TMH (7) 18:09.06

9. Arthur, Ali - JDA (8) 18:13.67

10 Travers, Ben - TMH (9) 18:20.37

11. Wright, Nicolas - TMH (10) 18:21.50

12. Morse, Ryan - SIT (11) 18:21.99

13. Marshall, Jacob - WRG (--) 18:24.44

14. Davis, Darin - SIT (12) 18:35.02

15. Potts, Jacob - KTN (13) 18:40.39

16. Daniels, Alexander - KTN (14) 18:50.65

17. Guenther, Jacob - KTN (15) 18:53.42

18. Ackerman, Nick - SGY (--) 18:55.36

19. Bursell, Nick - TMH (16) 18:58.51

20. Wladyka, Jamie - SIT (17) 18:58.87

21. Lohrey, Michael - TMH (18) 19:01.04

22. Moritz, Ryan - JDA (19) 19:15.77

23. Moore, Sterling - KAK (--) 19:18.40

24. Trojan, Kelsey - CRG (20) 19:22.50

25. Ringle, Stephen - TMH (21) 19:29.85

26. Dawson, Obadiah - TMH (--) 19:30.67

27. Melendrez, Gabe - CRG (22) 19:39.54

28. Pietz, Brendan - TMH (--) 19:42.51

29. Gerald, Bryce - WRG (--) 19:42.92

30. Taylor, Steven - TRN (--) 19:47.90

31. Cox, Trevor - SGY (--) 19:48.36

32. Ainsworth, Grant - JDA (23) 19:58.20

33. Bautista, Jorge - SIT (24) 19:59.89

34. Inman, Joey - SIT (25) 20:11.47

35. Brown, Malik - JDA (26) 20:12.18

36. Tripple, Tell - TRN (--) 20:12.58

37. Armstrong, Chester - WRG (--) 20:13.18

38. Owen, Lewis - CRG (27) 20:14.58

39. Wilson, Blaine - WRG (--) 20:15.07

40. Thompson, Tommy - JDA (--) 20:20.48

41. Ortiz, Samuel - KTN (28) 20:21.63

42. Schulz, Brennen - KTN (29) 20:24.06

43. Schoening, Trevor - SIT (30) 20:28.95

44. Hagerman, Tucker - PSG (--) 20:41.61

45. Bayne, Tevan - SIT (31) 20:46.49

46. Cheng, James - JDA (--) 20:47.23

47. Barragan, Oscar - SIT (--) 20:48.10

48. Bibb, Harrison - JDA (--) 21:05.70

49. Machakos, Noah - JDA (--) 21:09.69

50. Reeves, Mitchell - CRG (32) 21:16.08

51. Sales, Rafael - TMH (--) 21:18.07

52. Smith, Duncan - JDA (--) 21:19.37

53. Pankow, Rudy - KTN (33) 21:19.86

54. Ramsay, Austin - KTN (--) 21:25.49

55. Garrett, Ben - TMH (--) 21:26.65

56. Suzuki, Max - TMH (--) 21:27.66

57. Van Cise, Tristan - SIT (--) 21:35.66

58. Thompson, Soren - JDA (--) 21:44.84

59. Wittstock, Kjell - PSG (--) 22:20.36

60. Vidad, Messiah - SIT (--) 22:39.00

61. Jackson, Leo - KTN (--) 22:42.16

62. DeLaCruz, Jon - SIT (--) 22:55.13

63. Hagerman, Kyle - PSG (--) 23:26.61

64. Medalen, Stuart - PSG (--) 23:48.60

65. Jackson, Charles - KAK (--) 23:48.67

66. Ash, Jacob - CRG (34) 24:00.38

67. Ward, Skylar - KAK (--) 24:43.34

68. Weston, Samuel - KTN (--) 24:53.41

69. Dallas, Taylor - TMH (--) 25:41.92

70. Sani, Niko - SIT (--) 25:51.44

71. Barnhill, Jamie - TMH (--) 26:21.53

72. Harvey, Ryan - JDA (--) 27:14.81

73. Nichols, Jason - JDA (--) 30:31.00

74. Partido, Mark - SIT (--) 31:09.62

75. Way, Brian - SIT (--) 31:21.65

76. Payton, Kendrick - SIT (--) 31:21.89

 

Editor's note: This story has been changed to reflect the correct spelling of Tal Norvell's name. 

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