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By Dan Rudy 

Cross-country season crosses the finish line


Submitted Photo by Kaylauna Churchill

Wrangell girls cross-country teammates Kaylauna Churchill, Abby Gerald, Helen Decker, Reyn Hutten, Amy Jenson and Kiara Meissner pose together at State in Anchorage last weekend. Decker's sign reads "Run like a bear is after U" – a reference to last year's Region V in Ketchikan, when the girls race was postponed after a bear wandered onto the course.

The high school cross-country team wrapped up its season over the weekend, with the girls coming in 11th place overall at the State Championships in Anchorage and senior Bryce Gerald coming in eighth place in the boys race.

“I’m so happy with how the season went. I’m sad it’s over,” reflected coach Jenn Davies.

Gerald bested his time from last year’s championship, when he also came in eighth. This year he finished in 17 minutes 16 seconds, better than 17:22 last year, then his personal best.

“I felt good about my time and my place,” he said. Gerald had been less satisfied wi...

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