Brandy Weston, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, was the top finisher from Southeast Alaska in the Foot Locker West Regional cross-country running meet Saturday. The meet brought together the top high school runners from 12 states for a meet at Mount San Antonio College in Pomona, Calif.
Weston, one of four runners from Juneau on the Alaska team, finished 19th in her race for high school senior girls, posting a time of 20 minutes, 19 seconds over the five-kilometer course. Her race was won by Janene Whiteley of Alpine, Utah, in 18:46.
Breanne Rohm of Juneau took 36th place in another race for senior girls, posting a time of 21:34. Jessie Doty of Boise, Idaho, won the race in 18:58.
Brian Nowlin of Juneau finished 85th in his race for junior boys, posting a time of 19:40. Tommy Whelan of Highland, Calif., won the race in 16:40.
In the boys feature race, for the top-seeded runners regardless of school year, Juneau junior Jesse Stringer finished 181st in 17:46. Seth Watkins of Kalispell, Mont., won the boys feature race in 15:21.
One other runner from Southeast Alaska competed in the meet, with Metlakatla's Joshua Tyler taking 62nd place in 18:25 in his race for senior boys. Yuri Christoffersen of Burbank, Calif., won the race in 15:40.
Joe Alward of Anchorage coached the Alaska team at the meet, which featured runners from Anchorage, Bethel, Soldotna, Kodiak and other towns around the state.
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