Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sitka High School won the Division II Region V Cross-Country Championships on Monday, sweeping both the girls and boys team and individual crowns behind juniors Anna Prussian and Silas Demmert.
Monday’s races had originally been scheduled at Ketchikan over the weekend but weather prevented Sitka from arriving and Mt. Edgecumbe opted not to race in the conditions on Ketchikan’s Ward Lake course.
Since the Wolves and Braves are the only two teams in Southeast Region V Division II, the Alaska School Activities Association allowed them to race at their home Totem Park.
The top team and top 10 individuals (in each boys and girls race) qualify for the ASAA First National Bank Alaska Cross-Country Running State Championships at Anchorage’s Bartlett High School Trails on Saturday, Oct. 9.
Team scoring - Sitka 17 points, Mt. Edgecumbe 61 points.
1. Anna Prussian 19:11 SHS; 2. Claire Mullen 19:12 SHS; 3. Tawny Smith 22:13 SHS; 4. Mia Anderson 22:20 MEHS; 5. Addie Poulson 23:21 SHS; 6. Maitlin Young 24:31 SHS; 7. Jelsy Gologergen 25:03 MEHS; 8. Aries Bioff 25:46 MEHS; 9. Sarah Nancuk Jones 26:48 MEHS; 10. Sarah Bahnke 27:14 MEHS; 11. Hailey Moses 28:45 MEHS; 12. Ashley Rexford 30:52 MEHS.
Team scoring - Sitka 15 points, MEHS 77 points.
1. Silas Demmert 16:58 SHS; 2. Annan Weiland 17:35 SHS; 3. Hank Maxwell 17:59 SHS; 4. Asa Dow 18:05 SHS; 5. Trey Demmert 18:37 SHS; 6. Connor Hitchcock 18:45 SHS; 7. Colton Ewers 18:48 SHS; 8. Jacob Friske 19:15 MEHS; 9. Landon Varga 19:38 MEHS; 10. Jaden Andrews 20:09 MEHS; 11. Conner Journey 20:19 MEHS; 12. Jerett Brown 21:28 MEHS; 13. Elston Dock 22:19 MEHS; 14. Holden Fontenot 23:09 MEHS.
Above - Sitka junior Anna Prussian, shown in an early season meet at Juneau, won the Region V Division II Girls Cross-Country Championship at Sitka's Totem Park on Monday.