Kodiak’s Levi Thomet and Cole Christiansen continued their season on top Saturday at the Palmer Invitational. 

The Bears’ dominant duo produced a top two finish in the boys 4A cross country race, but it wasn’t enough for Kodiak to claim the team title. 

For the third time this season, Kodiak fell to West Valley, as the Wolfpack had five runners in the top 10, enough to easily win the team title with 29 points. Kodiak finished second with 69 points. 

Thomet, who finished second to Christiansen in last week’s home meet, won this week in 15 minutes, 45.2 seconds. Christian was second in 15:46.6.

Kodiak’s girls placed fourth with 92 points. Grace, a 3A school, won the 4A title with 52 points, followed by Lathrop (84) and Colony (91). 

Adriane Horn placed 12th in 19:42, while Leah Cawthorn was 15th in 19:49. 

On Friday, Kodiak hosts Grace Christian at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. 

Boys

1. West Valley 29; 2. Kodiak 69; 3. Grace Christian 114; 4. Colony 119; 5. Kenai 126; 6. Juneau 141; 7. Palmer 156; 8. Lathrop 174; 9. Soldotna 267; 10. North Pole 291.

Top 5

1. Levi Thomet, Kod, 15:45; 2. Cole Christiansen, Kod, 15:46; 3. Peter Noon, WV, 15:51; 4. Erick Hoefler, WV, 16:24; 5. T. Norvell, JD, 16:32. 

Other Kodiak finishers

15. Julian McCarthy, 16:50; 26. Levi Fried, 17:19; 27. Clayton Hannah, 17:23; 37. Jon LeVan, 17:43; 38.Elijah Fields, 17:43; 

Girls

1. Grace Christian 52; 2. Lathrop 84; 3. Colony 91; 4. Kodiak 92; 5. Soldotna 119; 6. West Valley 123; 7. Kenai 138; 8. Palmer 213.

Top 5

1. A. Ostrander, Ken 17:42; 2. A. Michaelson, Col 18:43; 3. H. Steffensen, Ken 18:54; 4. M. Kubichek, Lat 19:06; 5. B. Lizotte, Lat 19:08.

Kodiak finishers

12. Adriane Horn, 19:42; 15. Leah Cawthorn, 19:49; 18. Marley Wilkins, 20:07; 25. Zoe Bigley, 20:48; 27. Sarah Ng, 21:02; 33. McKenzie Barnett, 21:30; 45. Shannon Armstrong, 22:12. 

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