Noatak, Noorvik dominate Buckland meet
Amos Sage and Carol Hailstone helped Noatak and Noorvik dominate the opening weekend of cross country action by turning in outstanding efforts at the Buckland Invitational. Sage, a standout at Noatak, and Hailstone, a multi-sport star at Noorvik, won the boys' and girls' race in impressive fashion.
Sage highlighted a 1-2-3-5 finish by Noatak in the boys' high school race. He posted a winning time of 17 minutes and 36 seconds. Robert Sheldon and Joshua Wolfe finished second and third, respectively. Teammate Zachary VanAmburg was fifth.
Buckland's Ronald Jones interrupted Noatak's run at the top by placing fourth.
Hailstone won the girls' race with ease, finishing 35 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. She turned in a time of 21:29. Noatak's Miah Wolfe placed second at 22:04.
Kotzebue swept the top places in the middle school boys' and girls' races. Eli Atkins won the boys' race at 21:09. Devin Sheldon and Bron Baldwin were second and third. Zaida Baldwin won the girls' race at 20:48. Kaila Short was second at 21:22.
Buckland's Herbert Thomas took the top spot in the boys' elementary division at 15:31. Noatak's Jessie May Adams won the girls' race at 15:56.
1?Herbert Thomas, Buckland 15:31
2. Tony Jones III, Buckland 15:50
3. Willie Hadley, Jr., Buckland
4. Alfred Ballot III, Buckland
1. Jessie May Adams, Noatak
2. Hailie Moto, Deering
3. Nicole Ticket, Buckland
1. Eli Atkins, Kotzebue
2. Devin Sheldon, Kotzebue
3. Bron Baldwin, Kotzebue
4. Robert Cleveland, Deering 23:15
5. Katlula Sage, Buckland
6. Eric Toshavik, Kotzebue
1. Zaida Baldwin, Kotzebue
2. Kaila Short, Kotzebue
3. Kaileen Tebbits, Noorvik
4. Natasha Bailey, Noorvik
5. Lucy Foster, Noorvik
1. Amos Sage, Noatak
2. Robert Sheldon, Noatak 17:52
3. Joshua Wolfe, Noatak
4. Ronald Jones, Buckland 19:15
5. Zachary VanAmburg, Noatak 20:46
1. Carol Hailstone, Noorvik
2. Miah Wolf, Noatak
3. Kate Tebbits, Noorvik
4. Mary Hailstone, Noorvik
5. Mamie Kirk, Buckland