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By Tommy Wells
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Lady Seahawks finish 3rd in final 1-2-3A standings

 

October 6, 2016 | View PDF



ANCHORAGE - Ruby Lindquist and the Seward High School Lady Seahawks’ cross country team served notice on Saturday at the Class 1-2-3A State Cross Country Championships that the future may well have a serious green tint to it.

The SHS girls, backed by top 50 performances by its top five runners, sprinted to third in the final team standings. Seward amassed just 108 points in the meet and finished behind only Homer and Grace Christian in the final standings.

Lindquist cemented her status as one of the top contenders for the 2017 title with an impressive effort. She raced her way to a third-place finish by legging out a time of 19 minutes and 24 seconds.

Brianha Gerlach won the girls’ state title with a time of 18:44. With her fourth straight state cross country title, the Glennallen senior became just the third Alaskan to win four straight titles. She joined Kodiak’s Kristi Klinnert (1983-86) and Seward’s Emily Ransom of Seward (1990-93) as the only four-time winners.

Homer’s Meghan Pitzman was second at 19:16.

Sadie Lindquist and EmmaLee Moore both turned in outstanding efforts for Seward. Lindquist turned in a tie of 21:40 and placed 26th overall. Moore also clocked a time of 21:40 and finished 27th.

Coral Petrosius and Tannis Lorring gave Seward its fourth and fifth top 50 finishes. Petrosius tied with Bethel’s Dorothy Bukowski - the younger sister of former boys’ state champion Chester Bukowski - for 38th with a time of 22:26. Lorring finished 40th at 22:26.

Emma Armand and Sophia Dow also did well in the 5-kilometer race. Armand just missed a top 50 finish, taking 52nd overall at 22:53. Dow placed 82nd at 24:16.

Pitzman’s second-place finish helped Homer win the girls’ team title for the third straight year. The Lady Mariners edged out Grace Christian for first.

 

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