Cross country

DEREK CLARKSTON/Kodiak Daily Mirror

Kodiak’s Elizabeth Parnell (right) and Naomi Griffin (left) lead a Homer runner during a cross country meet at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park earlier this season in Kodiak. 

Braxton Gruner and Connor Marbrey led the Kodiak boys cross country team to a ninth-place finish at the Palmer Invitational Saturday at Palmer High School. 

Gruner finished 13th with a 5-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 51.94 seconds, while Marbery was 16th in 16:57.14. 

The Kodiak girls finished 10th, with Elizabeth Parnell scoring a 38th-place finish with a time of 20:44.97.

Before racing at Palmer, Kodiak competed at the ACS Class Challenge. 

 

ACS Class Challenge

Friday

3-kilometer

Kodiak results

Boys

Freshmen/Sophomores

16. David Castro, 11 minutes, 24.20 seconds; 31. Tyler Holforty, 12:24.60. 

Juniors/Seniors

2. Connor Marbrey, 10:13.40; 3. Braxton Gruner, 10:15.60; 6. Riley Birbilas, 10:50.40; 9. Tristen Klier, 11:04.30; 15. Colt Hubert, 11:16.90; 16. Jerrod Bolton, 11:18.00; 25. Christian Harver, 11:40.70. 

 

Girls

Freshmen/sophomores

3. Elizabeth Parnell, 12:18.80; 8. Noami Griffin, 12:58.30; 12. Francie Eufemio, 13:35.30; 35. Charlette Burke, 15:48.70. 

Juniors/seniors

5. Malina Fagan, 12:56.60; 6. Hallee Blair, 13:00.30; 16. Carly Glover, 13:56.90; 20. Katie Parnell, 14:17.90. 33. Maryssa Abston, 15:18.50; 34. Acacia Birbilas, 15:20.90. 

 

Palmer Invitational

Saturday

5-kilometer

Boys

Division I

Team — 1. Dimond, 62; 2. Chugiak, 72; 3. Service, 87; 4. West Valley, 87; 4. West Valley, 101; 5. Junuea, 142; 6. West Anchorage, 155; 7. South Anchorage, 215; 8. Colony, 243; 9. Kodiak, 245; 10. Palmer, 281; 11. Lathrop, 295; 12. East Anchorage, 299; Soldotna, 309; 14. Wasilla, 309; 15. North Pole, 431. 

Top 5

1. Hyrum Nelson, Chu, 15 minutes, 18.96 seconds; 2. Alexander Maurer, Ser, 15:36.28; 3. Kaleb Beloy, Sou, 16:23.48; 5. Dallin Gardiner, Dim, 16:32.29. 

Kodiak results

13. Braxton Gruner, 16:51.94; 16. Connor Marbrey, 16:57.14; 71. Riley Birbilas, 18:10.62; 74. Colt Hubert, 18:20.53; 77. Jerrod Bolton, 18:25.96; 83. Tristen Klier, 18:38.17; 87. David Castro, 18:48.19. 

JV

49. Jackson Roberts, 18:55.26; 71. Christian Harver, 19:36.18; 105. Tyler Holforty, 21:11.50. 

 

Girls

Division I

Team — 1. South, 52; 2. West Valley, 54; 3. Juneau, 83; 4. Eagle River, 151; 5. Palmer, 161; 6. West, 185; 7. Chugiak, 188; 8. Colony, 199; 9. Dimond, 223; 10. Kodiak, 257; 11. Soldotna, 264; 12. Lathrop, 303; 13. North Pole, 328; 14. Wasilla, 363. 

Top 5

1. Kendall Kramer, WV, 17:32.99; 2. Sadie Tuckwood, Jun, 17:43.29; 3. Ava Earl, Sou, 17:57.52; 4. Emily Walsh, ER, 18:15.77; 5. Katey Houser, Pal, 18:33.73. 

Kodiak results

38. Elizabeth Parnell, 20:44.96; 48. Naomi Griffin, 21:01.98; 56. Malina Fagan, 21:38.13; 58. Hallee Blair, 21:41.98; 72. Francie Eufemio, 22:10.88; 80. Carly Glover, 22:41.92; 86. Katie Prnell, 23:04.10. 

JV

70. Acacia Birbilas, 24:59.08; 77. Maryssa Abston, 25:28.36. 

 

 

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