Falcons’ Dihle Tops Girls XC Field at Skagway

    Thunder Mountain Falcons senior Kiah Dihle is out in front on her way to winning the Skagway Invitational on Saturday.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Thunder Mountain Falcons senior Kiah Dihle bested a field of 45 runners at the Skagway Invitational Cross-Country meet on Saturday, winning in a time of 19 minutes 5.50 seconds over the five-kilometer course and continuing her pursuit of another state tournament representation.

      The Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears topped the team placings with sophomore runners Etta Eller and Rayna Tuckwood placing second and third in 19:42.66 and 19:49.57, respectively, senior Annika Schwartz fifth in 20:09.87, freshman Ida Meyer sixth in 20:12.95, senior McKenna McNutt seventh in 20:16.94 and seniors Ella Goldstein and Trinity Jackson ninth and tenth in 20:22:20 and 20:35.95, respectively.

      Haines Glacier Bears freshman Ariel Godinez-Long placed fourth in 19:57.48 and TMHS senior Grace Sikes placed eighth in 20:21.46 to round out the top ten.

      The Crimson Bears scored 23 team points, Thunder Mountain 45, Haines 72 and Mt. Edgecumbe Braves 109. The Skagway Panthers and Hoonah Braves did not have enough individual runners for team scoring.

      INDIVIDUAL FINISHES (place, class, name, time, school):

    1. 12 Kiah Dihle 19:05.50 TM

    2. 10 Etta Eller 19:42.66 JD

    3. 10 Rayna Tuckwood 19:49.57 JD

    4. 9 Ariel Godinez-Long 19:57.48 HNS

    5. 12 Annika Schwartz 20:09.87 JD

    6. 9 Ida Meyer 20:12.95 JD

    7. 12 McKenna McNutt 20:16.94 JD

    8. 12 Grace Sikes 20:21.46 TM

    9. 12 Ella Goldstein 20:22.20 JD

    10. 12 Trinity Jackson 20:35.95 JD

    11. 10 Maisy Morley 20:36.65 JD

    12. 11 Skylar Tuckwood 21:13.71 JD

    13. 10 Ruby Rivas 21:24.05 JD

    14. 12 Celia Wheeler 21:25.57 JD

    15. 12 Ortega Katie 21:42.82 TM

    16. 11 Lizzie Stitz 21:43.50 JD

    17. 12 Abigail Booton 21:56.35 TM

    18. 11 Mackenzie Olver 22:33.70 TM

    19. 12 Lindsay McTague 22:56.57 JD

    20. 12 Olivia Morrison 23:00.30 HNH

    21. 12 Avery Williamson 23:17.70 HNS

    22. 12 Natanya Reed 23:58.05 JD

    23. 11 Avari Getchell 24:38.01 HNS

    24. 9 Cailyn Baxter 24:50.39 TM

    25. 12 Ruchi Haight 24:53.92 TM

    26. 12 Marina Lloyd 24:56.13 JD

    27. 9 Krista Howland 25:07.55 HNH

    28. 10 Jelsey Gologergen 25:16.13 MEHS

    29. 11 Teresa Lewis 25:40.75 HNH

    30. 12 Hailey Dompeling 25:42.26 TM

    31. 12 Jayda Skeek 26:05.09 TM

    32. 10 Mackenzie Lam 26:09.35 TM

    33. 9 Ashlyn Ganey 26:14.23 HNS

    34. 9 Willa Stuart 27:11.72 HNS

    35. 9 Pema Curry 27:24.68 TM

    36. 10 Sarah Bahnke 28:17.33 MEHS

    37. 12 Gwen Lockwood 28:20.75 TM

    38.10 Sarah Nanouk-Jones 29:00.15 MEHS

    39. 11 Alona Howland 29:01.01 HNH

    40. 12 Naomi Olver 29:16.67 TM

    41. 9 Kerra Baxter 29:21.93 TM

    42. 11 Hailey Moses 30:15.11 MEHS

    43. 9 Ila Nettleton 30:33.82 HNS

    44. 9 Kaitlyn Tronrund 31:22.08 SKG

    45. 11 Izzy Jackson 32:53.13 MEHS

    Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears cross-country runners in a pack at the Skagway Invitational on Saturday.

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