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Kotzebue runners take 2nd at Nome Invite

September 16th 1:44 pm | Tommy Wells, The Arctic Sounder Print this article   Email this article   Create a Shortlink for this article

The Kotzebue boys' and girls' cross country teams capped a solid performance on the cross country scene this past weekend by taking second in the final team standings at the 2016 Nome Invite. The Kotzebue boys and girls both finished behind Nome in the final standings.

Moira Sheldon turned in an impressive performance to lead the Lady Huskies. She legged out a time of 25 minutes and 17 seconds and finished sixth overall. Nome's Starr Erikson highlighted a 1-2-3-4-5 finish by Nome by posting a winning time of 22:42. Teammate Mary Fiskeaux was second.

Emily Hoke and Margaret Booth also turned in strong efforts for KHS. Hole was 11th overall with a time of 27:16. Booth took 12th at 27:19.

Susie Hunnicut and Madison Troyer rounded off the Kotzebue girls' scoring by placing 15th and 16th, respectively.

As a team the Lady Huskies tallied just 40 points.

Harry Baldwin, Zeke Eakin and Harley Ryder all notched top 10 efforts for the Huskies. Baldwin finished fifth in the individual standings with a time of 18:49. Zeke Eakin and Billy Nelson were sixth and eighth, respectively, with times of 19:23 and 20:32.

Jacob Troyer and Kaiden Conwell just missed top 10 marks. Troyer crossed the finish line in 11th place. Conwell placed 13th.

Other Kotzebue runners completing the race were Xavier Jones (16th), Erik Mills-Bain (17th), Alvin Warneke III (19th), Trenton Nazuruk (20th), Brian Stalker (21st) and Michael Hensley (22nd).


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