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JDHS's Jackson competes at Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regional

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009

Twenty-eight of the top Alaska high school cross country running athletes and their teams competed in the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regional Running Championships this past weekend in Boise, Idaho. They qualified for this race at the Oct. 3 State High School Championships in Palmer and trained for the last six weeks under coach Doug Herron. The best high school runners from the Northwest region also competed. The Northwest region includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii.

Results:

Girls 5k Championship (182 finishers)

33. Emma Minge (South) 19:24; 39. Merielle Vania (South) 19:29; 56. Amelia Hennessy (Dimond) 19:40; 71. Katie Culver (South) 19:51; 105. Jessica Yeaton (South) 20:17; 116. Stephanie Kirk (South) 20:27; 121. Kelly Yanoshek (South) 20:30; 134. Susan Bick (Bartlett) 20:42; South team score: 10th of 24 teams.

Boys 5k Championship (197 finishers)

22. Jacob Kirk (Grace Christian) 16:22; 36. Silas Talbot (Service) 16:35; 50. Dylan Anthony (Kodiak) 16:44; 52. Wylie Mangelsdorf (Palmer) 16:44; 60. Andrew Arnold (Grace Christian) 16:54; 81. Robert Walgren (Service) 17:06; 84. Lucas Hepler (Service) 17:10; 110. Dane Goodman (Service) 17:26; 149. Aaron Wheatall (Service) 17:51; 186. Ben Wheatall (Service) 18:52; Service team score: 13th of 23 teams.

Girls 5K Open (107 finishers)

18 Rachel Roelle (West) 20:44 .

Boys 5K Open (222 finishers)

10 Hans Roelle (West) 17:03; 39 Brandon Brewster (South) 17:33; 58 Lucas Schlemme (Service) 17:50; 77 John Klein (Grace Christian) 18:04; 84 Joseph Dillon (Grace Christian) 18:07.

Girls 5K Junior Varisty (66 finishers)

17. Liz Wheatall (Service) 22:07; 25. Karissa Jackson (Juneau-Douglas) 22:37.

Highlights:

Lucas Hepler and Lucas Schlemme from Service made the all Regional Freshmen Team.

Emma Minge, from South Anchorage, made the allRegional Sophomore Team.



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