Bears Second, Ninth at Skyview XC Invite

Jay Barrett/KMXT

In Kodiak cross country, the Bears participated in the Skyview Invite on Saturday. Coach Marcus Dunbar says Levi Fried and Sarah Ng (ing) were nursing minor injuries and didn’t make the trip, but the boys had a solid second place team finish, lead by Cole Christiansen, who won the event with a time of 16-minutes 7-seconds.

Rounding out the Kodiak finishers on the boys side were freshman Levi Thomet in sixth and senior Jordan Fogle in seventh. Derrek Deal was 20th and the fifth finisher was Nathan Sterns in 63rd. The boys scored 103 points to Service’s 72. In cross country, like golf, the lowest score wins. Palmer, Grace Christian and Chugiak rounded out the top five.

On the girls side, the Lady Bears were ninth out of 27 teams, with Adriane Horn the top Kodiak runner in 28th place with a time of 20-minutes 11-seconds.Following Horn across the line were Tiffany Bolyard in 33rd, Leah Cawthorn in 53rd, McKenzie Barnett in 62nd and Marley Wilkins in 68th.

The Lady Bears had 202 points. West Anchorage had 78 points to win, followed by Kenai with 87. The Kardinals were led by freshman Allie Ostrander, who won the race by nearly a minute with a sub-18-minute time.

Next up for Kodiak is a five-K against Port Lions on Saturday.

Meanwhile in a gym just down the road from the Tsalteshi Trails, the Soldotna Stars downed the Lady Bears in volleyball, taking the conference game on Friday 3-sets-to-1. The Bears took the first set 25-17, but dropped the next three, 25-16, 25-17, and 25-23. In a Saturday non-conference match, the Bears took the Stars to five sets, losing 25-20, 22-25, 26-24, 13-25 and 15-8 in the tie-breaker.

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