Kotzebue boys, girls take third at meet
The Kotzebue High School boys' and girls' cross-country teams turned in solid outings this past weekend at the 2017 Big West Conference meet. Running on their home course, the KHS boys' and girls' teams finished third in their respective divisions.
Bethel captured the Big West Conference's boys' title by claiming four of the top five positions. Nome-Beltz won the girls' team crown.
Samual Lazarus highlighted the Huskies' efforts. The sophomore finished 12th in the individual standings with a time of 18 minutes, 2.17 seconds.
Peter Nelson, Eli Atkins and Billy Nelson also turned in strong efforts. Peter Nelson finished 13th at 18:31.00, while Atkins and Bill Nelson placed 14th and 15th, respectively, with marks of 18:38.81 and 18:45.91.
Michael Hensley, Kaiden Conwell and Harley Rider rounded out the Huskies' entrants. Hensley raced his way to 18th with a time of 19:26.04. Conwell and Ryder clocked times of 19:52.09 and 20:18.71.
Bethel's Mathew Hunter won the Big West boys' championship with a run of 16:13.22.
Caitlin Conwell, Calia Sieh and Kayla Booth all legged out top-10 finishes for the Lady Huskies. Conwell finished seventh at 22:11.24. Sieh and Booth were ninth and 10th, respectively, at 22:38.21 and 22:52.27.
Alanna Conwell finished 12th overall at 23:12.43.
Emily Hoke rounded out the KHS girls' team by placing 15th at 24:25.64.
Nome's Starr Erickson won the girls' Big West title with a time of 20:54.46.