Two runners qualify for state despite delayed race

Even though high winds canceled last Friday's flight to Ketchikan, Wrangell runners were able to travel there and clock their times on Sunday, the day after the Southeast regional championship meet was held. Two did well enough to qualify for state.

Senior Liana Carney and freshman Daniel Harrison both qualified for state after placing second and seventh, respectively. Both the boys and girls cross country teams placed fourth overall.

"My team did amazing given the situation we were given and working with it," head coach Kayla Rooney said. "I'm nothing but impressed and in awe of every single one of them."

Carney finished with a time of 19:24.92 in the 5-kilometer run, second to first-place finisher Ariel Godinez-Long of Haines, who finished in 17:59.32. Harrison turned in a time of 18:08.50.

The boys team finished in 1:37:36, while the girls team had an overall time of 1:56:25.

"They went out there and they ran hard and cheered on their teammates throughout the entire run," Rooney said. Rooney will take Carney and Harrison to state on Saturday in Anchorage.



Daniel Harrison – seventh place, 18:08.50

Ethan Blatchley – 18th place, 19:16.80

Devlyn Campbell – 20th place, 19:22.20

Randy Churchill – 23rd place, 20:09.30

James Shilts – 25th place, 20:38.90

Jimmy Baggen – 32nd place, 21:51.10

Tyson Messmer – 33rd place, 22:14.90


Liana Carney – second place, 19:24.92

Della Churchill – 17th place, 22:59.37

Sierra Ely – 19th place, 23:18.05

Mia Wiederspohn – 20th place, 24:24.80

Emma Martinsen – 22nd place, 26:17.97

Rylee Chelette – 24th place, 29:28.90


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