Unalaska, Tanalian runners compete in invitational
Trevor Wilson and Bridget Nalam both sprinted their way to top 50 finishes on Friday and helped the Unalaska boys' and girls' cross country teams to strong showings at the Frank D Invitational in Seward. The Unalaska teams were among 17 teams participating in the meet.
Keyed by strong outings from Wilson and Raul Garcia, the Unalaska boys finished ninth in the boys' final team standings. Wasilla won the boys' team crown by edging out Soldotna and Anchorage Christian.
Wilson led all UHS runners in the event. He covered the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18 minutes and 47 seconds and finished 22nd overall. Garcia was 46th at 19:54.
The Raiders also notched strong performances from Talon Shaishnikoff, Shawn Dolohan and Carey Boston. Shaishinoff placed 55th with a time of 20:07. Dolohan and Boston were 60th and 73rd, respectively.
Like Unalaska, Tanalian also turned in a memorable outing in Seward. The team had four runners crack the top 50 and finished eighth in the overall standings.
Callen Davis led Tanalian's outing by placing 16th overall with a time of 18:31.
Colson Voran, Taylor Davis and Trevor McGee also finished in the top 50 of the 73-runner field. Voran placed 36th at 19:18, while Davis and McGee finished 41st and 45th, respectively,
Jackson Davis also finished well for Tanalian. He crossed the finish line in 67th.
Like their male counterparts, the Unalaska girls' team also starred at the Frank D Invitational. The Lady Raiders had all five runners complete the outing in the top 53 positions.
Bridget Nalam and Hailey Wilson led the UHS girls. Nalam finished 36th at 24:27, while Wilson took 43rd at 25:02.
Mercedez Caudillo and Julieanne Berikoff finished 47th and 49th, respectively, while Mia McWilliams checked in at No. 53.
The Tanalian girls picked up outstanding runs from its three runners. Malea Voran raced her way to 22nd with a time of 23:01. Katelyn Johnson was 44th, while teammate Kaitlyn Blom placed 52nd.