Braxton Gruner placed 12th to lead the Kodiak boys to a sixth-place finish at the New Balance XC Classic Saturday in Anchorage. 

Hallee Blair scored a 33rd-place finish to pace the Kodiak girls to eighth. 

 

Boys

Varsity 

3-kilometer

Team — 1. Dimond, 56; 2. Service, 65; 3. Chugiak, 85; 4. Grace, 100; 5. West Anchorage, 112; 6. Kodiak, 155; 7. South Anchorage, 158; 8. Eagle River, 190; 9. Wasilla, 237; 10. East Anchorage, 258. 

Top 5

1. Tristian Merchant, ACS, 8 mintues, 52 seconds; 2. Hryum Nelson, Chu, 8:52; 3. Alexander Maurer, Ser, 9:05; 4. Santiago Prosser, Dim, 9:18; 5. Kaleb Beloy, Sou, 9:30. 

Kodiak results

12. Braxton Gruner, 9:50; 14. Connor Marbrey, 9:52; 36. Colt Hubert, 10:13; 50. Jerro Bolton, 10:30; 54. Riley Birbilas, 10:34; 62. Jackson Roberts, 10:44; 63. David Castro, 10:45; 67. Tristen Klier, 10:52. 

 

Girls

Team — 1. South, 34; 2. Chugiak, 71; 3. West, 88; 4. Eagle River, 108; 5. Grace, 110; 6. Dimond, 118; 7. Service, 174; 8. Kodiak, 191. 

Top 5

1. Eva Earl, Sou, 10:40; 2. Emily Walsh, ER, 10:45; 3. Robyn Miller, Sou, 10:53; 4. Adrianna Proffitt, Chu,11:01; 5. Payton Smith, West, 11:19. 

Kodiak results

33. Hallee Blair, 12:20; 37. Malina Fagan, 12:23; 38. Naomi Griffin, 12:23; 42. Elizabeth Parnell, 12:31; 55. Marielle Mangronbang, 13:15; 59. Katie Parnell, 13:19; 63. Carly Glover, 13:40.  

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