By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Cross-country meet draws large crowd of runners and supporters


September 13, 2023

Robert E. Johnson

Wrangell runners (from left) Keegan Hanson, Boomchain Loucks and Daniel Harrison are among the leaders at the start of Saturday's high school cross-country competition, hosted by Wrangell.

Over 300 athletes, family members and volunteers showed up to the Wrangell Invitational cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 9, for a race featuring teams from 10 schools around Southeast.

The Sitka team won both the men's and women's races overall, putting three runners in the top five for each race. Sitka's Connor Hitchcock logged the fastest time of the day at 16:42 and Sitka's Clare Mullin, who competed in the men's race, logged the fastest women's time at 18:56.7.

Wrangell runners had a strong showing as well.

Freshman Alana Harrison placed fourth with a personal best time of 22:37.3 -...

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