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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Boys cross country team wins state title in Anchorage


October 12, 2022

Courtesy of Mason Villarma

The Wrangell High School boys cross country team celebrates their victory as Division III state champions after the competition in Anchorage last Saturday. From left: Ian Nelson, Elias Decker, Boomchain Loucks, Randy Churchill, Devlyn Campbell, Ethan Blatchley, Daniel Harrison and assistant coach Mason Villarma.

In a relatively short season, the Wrangell High School boys cross country team went from training to champions.

The team won the Division III state title last Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Cross Country Running Championships in Anchorage, making it the first in the program's history.

Assistant coach Mason Villarma predicted the runners had the potential to make history for the school after only a couple of meets earlier in the season. That prediction came true with the team coming in first place in the small schools division.

"I'm so proud of all these young men," Villarma...

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