The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls cross country teams opened the season Saturday in Anchorage with the Bartlett Relays.
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The annual co-ed relay race featured 121 teams from throughout the state and 605 athletes.
The Crimson Bears sent enough athletes for six different relay teams.
The top team took second place overall, completing the course in 44 minutes, 30.4 seconds. Anchorage Christian won the event in 44:27.9.
Juneau's 'B' team took ninth in 47:03.9, the 'C' squad placed 18th in 48:27.8, the 'D' team took 36th in 51:21.1, the 'E' team claimed 72nd in 56:02 while the 'F' foursome finished in 93rd position after completing the course in 58:10.9.
Juneau-Douglas' Leah Francis completed the fastest girls lap in the competition. She finished in 11:22.6.
Katie Krehlik recorded the seventh-fastest time in 11:55.3, freshman Annika Ord was 14th fastest out of 248 girls with a time of 12:35.4 and Kristen Jorgensen took 16th in 12:37.8
Leigh Miller took 20th and Isabel Bush finished 43rd in the competition.
On the boys end, senior Andrew Flansaas was the Crimson Bears' top finisher. He completed his lap in 10:29.9, good for 12th out of 257 runners. Kodiak's Trevor Dunbar was the quickest male athlete, finishing in 9:45.8. He was the lone athlete to complete the lap in less than 10 minutes.
Juneau's Nils Domke took 22nd in 10:42.6, Hunter Brown finished 28th in 10:53.7 and Ray Huebschen placed 35th in 10:59.9.
Daniel Stoops finished 43rd in 11:11.7 while Nathan Ord took 64th in 11:24.2 for the Crimson Bears.
Look for more on the cross country team later this week.
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