Jordan Fogle recorded the top Kodiak finish at the Nikiski Class Races in the Bears’ opening cross country race of the season Monday at Nikiski High School.

Fogle, a senior, placed second in the boys junior/senior race with a 5-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 2 seconds. Seward’s Miles Knotek won in 17:42.

The boys junior/senior team finished second behind Grace Christian by only two points.

Sophomores Tiffany Bolyard and Kari Millstein each earned top-10 finishes in the girls freshmen/sophomore race.

Bolyard placed sixth with a time of 23:05, while Millstein was ninth in 23:58. Holy Family Academy’s Colette Ohotnicky won in 21:58. Kodiak’s freshmen/sophomore team placed second behind Grace Christian.

Juniors Sarah Ng and McKenzie Barnett each finished in the top 10 of the girls junior/senior race.

Ng placed seventh in 23:03, while Barnett was eighth in 23:09. Kenai’s Bailey Beeson won in 21:17. Kodiak’s junior/senior squad was also second behind Grace Christian.

Today, Kodiak travels to the Colony Twilight Meet at Colony High School.

Girls

Freshmen/sophomore race

Team

1. Grace Christian 62; 2. Kodiak 69.

Kodiak placers

6. Tiffany Bolyard, 23 minutes, 5 seconds; 9. Kari Millstein, 23:58; 15. Leonor Cortez, 26:16; 16. Isabelle Hiner, 26:19; 17. Madison Moir, 27:50; 21. Isabel Castro, 29:25; 22. Alexa Stewart, 29:33; 23. Madi Hill-McLaughlin, 29:43; 25. Holly Valley, 30:17; 26. Mariana DeSantiago, 30:28; 27. Taylor Alwert, 30:48; 29. Amanda Blott, 33:59.

Junior/senior race

Team

1. Grace Christian 38; 2. Kodiak 58; 3. Seward 83.

Kodiak placers

7. Sarah Ng, 23:03; 8. McKenzie Barnett, 23:09; 11. Shannon Armstrong, 25:06; 13. Allie Smith, 26:05; 19. Hannah Dunbar, 31:35.

Boys

Freshmen/sophomore race

Team

1. Grace Christian 41; T2. Seward 50; T2. Kenai 50; 4. Homer 100.

Kodiak placers

12. Hayden Foster, 20:31; 32. Joel Smith, 28:05.

Junior/senior race

Team

1. Grace Christian 38; 2. Kodiak 40.

Kodiak placers

2. Jordan Fogle, 18:02; 4. Derrek Deal, 18:15; 7. Nathan Sterns, 19:05; 13. Julian McCarthy, 20:30 ; 14. Michael Manifo, 21:41; 17. Aiden Ott, 23:02.

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