Bristol Bay area students improve on regional times at state competition
The Cross-Country State Championship drew athletes from across Alaska on September 29, and 16 students from Bristol Bay area schools represented the region.
In total, eight varsity girls and eight varsity boys represented the Bristol Bay area.
In the Division Two girls’ 5000 meter race, a total of 135 athletes competed. Port Alsworth 10th grader Malea Voran took 23rd with a time of 21 minutes 54 seconds. That’s more than two minutes faster than her regional time.
Faith Clark, a Newhalen junior, came in 32nd place at 22 minutes 23 seconds. Meadow Phelps a freshman from Bristol Bay Borough improved her regional time by almost a minute and a half, coming at 24 minutes and 35 seconds. Thresa Savo was the fastest Dillingham girl. Her time was 25 minutes 17 seconds.
In the Division Two boys’ 5K, 143 athletes raced. Port Alsworth Junior Coleson Voran took 14th with a time of 17 minutes 20 seconds. Trevor McGee, a Port Alsworth Senior was 39th at 18:22. Kaleb Hill, a Bristol Bay senior, clocked in at 18 minutes 47 seconds. He improved his regional time by more than half a minute. Freshman Dimitri Hoseth of Dillingham was the fastest Dillingham boy at 19 minutes and 23 seconds.
Division II Girls - 5000 Meters
23. Malea Voran - 21:54.2 - Tanalian - Sophomore
32. Faith Clark - 22:23.7 - Newhalen - Junior
71. Meadow Phelps - 24.35.1 - Bristol Bay - Freshman
91. Thresa Savo - 25.17.1 - Dillingham - Freshman
97. Jean Krause - 25:43.2 - Dillingham - Junior
110. Tanesha Gust - 26:23.3 - New Stuyahok - Sophomore
127. Kendra Kapotak - 28:26.5 - Dillingham - Senior
128. Barbara Acovak - 28:33.4 - New Stuyahok - Sophomore
Division II Boys - 5000 Meters
14. Coleson Voran - 17:20.2 - Tanalian - Junior
39. Trevor McGee - 18:22.4 - Tanalian - Senior
50. Kaleb Hill - 18:47.3 - Bristol Bay - Senior
70. Demetry Hoseth - 19:23.4 - Dillingham - Freshman
118. Damian Gust - 21:09.7 - New Stuyahok - Senior
125. Zachary Kolbe - 21:42.4 - Dillingham - Freshman
130. Dillon Chaney - 21:57.8 - Dillingham - Senior
141. Phillip Christopher - 23:32.5 - New Stuyahok - Freshman
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