Crimson Bears dominate in Sitka

Juneau boys perfect, girls nearly perfect in region running opener

Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2002

There were some unresolved questions about how this fall's Southeast cross country teams would perform going into the first region meet of the season - Friday afternoon's Sitka Invitational.

Juneau-Douglas High School's runners provided a definitive answer.

The Crimson Bear boys scored a perfect 15 points by sweeping the top five places and the JDHS girls were just one point from matching that feat.

The Ketchikan boys and girls were a distant second, with each scoring 68 points. Sitka and Wrangell finished third and fourth, respectively, for both boys and girls, and the Kake boys team took fifth place. The Kake girls had an incomplete team, as did the Petersburg boys and girls teams and the Metlakatla boys.

Tristan Knutson-Lombardo led the Crimson Bear boys, finishing the 5-kilometer course (3.1 miles) through Sitka National Historical Park in 17 minutes, 14 seconds. He was followed by teammates Gabe Hayden (17:22), Wesley Dinnan (17:27), Chris Frank (17:44) and Tyler Dinnan (17:51).

The Juneau boys team also claimed the sixth, seventh and 10th places, though those runners did not count in the team total. Philip Dierking finished sixth in exactly 18 minutes, followed closely by Tim Davin in 18:07 and, in 10th place, Matt Fosket in 18:17. Juneau's Eric Gullefson finished just 30 seconds later to claim 22nd place.

Molly Krehlik led the Juneau girls with a first-place time of 19:48. She was followed in the second, third and fourth spots by Crimson Bear runners Jaci Hayden (19:54), Heidi Denton (20:06) and Janelle Smith (20:12).

Ketchikan's Erin Nugent broke up the Juneau streak with a time of 20:19, good enough for fifth place. She was followed by Juneau's Jordan Harvey in 20:21, who closed out the Juneau girls' scoring.

Also posting top-10 finishes for the Juneau girls - though not counted in the team's point total - were Jordan Moser, who finished seventh in 20:27, and Phoebe Rohrbacher, whose time of exactly 21 minutes earned her ninth place.

Juneau's Carly Craig finished in 11th place with a time of 21:35, immediately followed in 12th place by Gretchen Dierking (21:43).

Juneau hosts its only home meet of the season at noon next Saturday with the Juneau Invitational. The meet will be held on a newly-revamped course on the Treadwell Mine Trails. The girls race is at noon and the boys run at 12:45 p.m.

SITKA INVITATIONAL

Results from the Sitka Invitational cross-country event, held Friday on a 5-kilometer course (3.1 miles) in Sitka National Historical Park. The top five runners for each school count toward the team total, with first place earning one point, second place two points and so on. The lowest team total wins.

Teams - 1. Juneau-Douglas, 15 points; 2. Ketchikan, 68; 3. Sitka, 69; 4. Wrangell, 116; 5. Kake, 123. Incomplete teams: Petersburg, Metlakatla.

Individuals - 1. Tristan Knutson-Lombardo (JD), 17 minutes, 14 seconds; 2. Gabe Hayden (JD), 17:27; 3. Wesley Dinnan (JD), 17:27; 4. Chris Frank (JD), 17:44; 5. Tyler Dinnan (JD), 17:51; 6. Philip Dierking (JD), 18:00; 7. Tim Davin (JD), 18:07; 8. Mickey Howell (Wrangell), 18:13; 9. Thomas Montgomery (Ket), 18:15; 10. Matt Fosket (JD), 18:17; 11. Dan Biggers (Petersburg), 18:18; 12. Scott Totten (Sit), 18:22; 13. Houston Laws (Ket), 18:24; 14. Stefan Hovik (Ket), 18:26; 15. Logan Wild (Sit), 18:30; 16. George Howard (Sit), 18:32; 17. Jesse Remund (Sit), 18:33; 18. Brian Taro (Ket), 18:35; 19. Keith Reeves (Sit), 18:40; 20. Greg Wilson (Wra), 18:41; 21. Glenn Chong (Ket), 18:43; 22. Eric Gullefson (JD), 18:47; 23. Alex Rodriguez (Ket), 19:02; 24. Marcus Robecker (Ket), 19:03; 25. Kevin Conway (Ket), 19:05; 26. Taylor Jones (Ket), 19:09; 27. Kale Anderson (Kake), 19:16; 28. Zac Drillevich (Pet), 19:38; 29. Lane Davis (Ket), 19:38; 30. Larry Jackson (Kake), 19:53; 31. Josh Joseph (Sit), 19:53; 32. Alan Cushing (Pet), 19:59; 33. Derrick Gaube (Metlakatla), 20:10; 34. Tyler Woodell (Ket), 20:16; 35. Shane Padgett (Kake), 20:18; 36. Richard Stein (Sit), 20:22; 37. Cyrus Mills (Kake), 20:27; 38. Earl Ginter (Ket), 20:28; 39. Timmy Demmert (Kake), 20:29; 40. Fred Yip (Pet), 20:39; 41. Sean Maynard (Ket), 20:50; 42. Greg Hunter (Sit), 21:07; 43. Kurt Kautz (Wra), 21:08; 44. Sean Thrush (Ket), 21:16; 45. Isaac Reynolds (Sit), 21:18; 46. Roy Nathan (Met), 21:53; 47. Nathan Moran (Met), 22:07; 48. Will Newlin (Ket), 22:21; 49. Matt Tally (Sit), 22:22; 50. Zach Forst (Sit), 22:35; 51. David Graham (Ket), 22:55; 52. Layte Hudson (Met), 23:14; 53. Tony Marriott (Wra), 23:17; 54. Chris Nathan (Met), 24:20; 55. Zach Taylor (Wra), 25:10.

GIRLS

Teams - 1. Juneau-Douglas, 16; 2. Ketchikan, 68; 3. Sitka, 72; 4. Wrangell, 86. Incomplete teams: Kake, Petersburg.

Individuals - 1. Molly Krehlik (JD), 19:48; 2. Jaci Hayden (JD), 19:54; 3. Heidi Denton (JD), 20:06; 4. Janelle Smith (JD), 20:12; 5. Erin Nugent (Ket), 20:19; 6. Jordan Harvey (JD), 20:21; 7. Jordan Moser (JD), 20:27; 8. Megan Lehmann (Sit), 20:37; 9. Phoebe Rohrbacher (JD), 21:00; 10. Amanda Hammermeister (Ket), 21:32; 11. Carly Craig (JD), 21:35; 12. Gretchen Dierking (JD), 21:43; 13. Chrissy Morris (Kake), 22:00; 14. Laurie Brown (Wra), 22:20; 15. J.J. Carlson (Sit), 22:49; 16. Kristy Brown (Wra), 23:14; 17. Margaret Hunter (Pet), 23:36; 18. Misty Leccese (Sit), 23:37; 19. Katarina Raitta (Sit), 23:42; 20. Brook Williams (Wra), 23:50; 21. Rachel Schuergar (Ket), 24:16; 22. Elizabeth Harpold (Ket), 24:37; 23. K.C. Greenup (Ket), 24:50; 24. Megan Gregory (Kake), 24:55; 25. Kamille Laws (Ket), 24:56; 26. Allison Neterer (Ket), 25:01; 27. Sarah Brandt-Erichsen (Ket), 25:07; 28. Sarah Helgeson (Wra), 25:38; 29. Samantha Clark-Smith (Ket), 25:42; 30. Juliet Agne (Sit), 25:55; 31. Tasha Peterman (Wra), 26:09; 32. Nicola Trainor (Sit), 26:19; 33. Clea Will (Sit), 26:24; 34. Samantha Cox (Sit), 26:29; 35. Amanda Johnson (Wra), 26:31; 36. Natalia Dyakanoff (Ket), 26:40; 37. Kirsten Padgett (Sit), 27:01; 38. Tessa Cavanaugh (Kake), 33:12.



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