Tuesday Night Race Series canceled by threat of wind

Anchorage Daily NewsSeptember 18, 2012 

The popular Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series canceled its race at Service High because expected high winds raised the possibility of falling trees.

The race series, in its 45th season, sometimes draws more than 1,000 runners, from adults to pre-schoolers, and is one of the most popular recreational events in the area.

A spokeswoman for the city, which organizes and oversees the series, said a race has been added on Nov. 6 and the series' annual awards banquet and desserts potluck has been pushed back one week to Nov. 13.


Seawolf honored

Freshman outside hitter Sarah Johnson of Anchorage, who helped propel the UAA volleyball team to a pair of five-set victories last week, has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Week.

Saturday, Johnson racked career highs of 18 kills, 17 digs and a .341 attack percentage in a home-court victory over Northwest Nazarene. That came after Thursday's win over Central Washington in which she bombed 16 kills and added 15 digs.

UAA (7-3, 2-0 GNAC), which has won six straight matches, hits the GNAC road for the first time this season when it plays at Western Oregon on Thursday and at Saint Martin's on Saturday.


Dimond still unbeaten

Dimond owns a commanding lead in the Cook Inlet Conference about two-thirds of the way through flag football's regular season.

The Lynx are 9-0 -- CIC teams play 14 regular-season games -- and own a three-game lead over West after beating the Eagles 19-0 on Saturday. West (6-3) sits in second place after losing consecutive games, to Eagle River and Dimond, for the first time this season.

East and Chugiak are tied for third place with 5-4 records, though East won the only meeting between the teams so far, 12-0.


Crow, Blue rocket

Matt Crow and his dog Blue won Sunday's Run Rover Run race, covering two and half miles at Kincaid Park in 12 minutes, 28 seconds.

Kiersten Lippman and Abby won the women's division and finished econd overall in 13:03.

Run Rover Run

2 1/2 miles, Kincaid Park

Man and Dog -- 1) Matt Crow and Blue 12:28; 2) Andrew Lee and Tikko 13:08; 3) Kyle Van Pearson and Holly 13:14; 4) Greg Jernstrom and Sadie 14:07; 5) Chuck Pratt and Shadow 14:14; 6) Noah St. Hilaire and Max 17:37; 7) Dustin Shannon and Fancy 19:03; 8) Ken Keene and Cody 21:45.

Woman and Dog -- 1) Kiersten Lippman and Abby 13:03; 2) Bonnie Lind and Sasha 16:32; 3) Alberta Laktonen and Isis Oasis 16:52; 4) Nicole Hanson and TJ 17:38; 5) Cindy Crow and Sydney Laurence 18:18.

Junior and Dog -- 1) Faren Crow and Coco 17:22; 2) Joshua Steinbergin and Samantha 20:54; 3) Canyon Crow and Cedar 23:52.

PREP running

Grace splits at Kodiak

Grace Christian split a high school cross-country running meet at Kodiak over the weekend, with the girls winning 25-30 and Kodiak's boys winning 19-44.

Grace girls 25, Kodiak 30

1) Morgan Lash (G) 19:59 2) Leah Cawthorn (K) 20:23; 3) Claire Trujillo (G) 20:30; 4) Adriane Horn (K) 20:36; 5) Marley Wilkins (K) 20:38; 6) Elle Arnold (G) 20:46; 7) Cheyenne Applegate (G) 21:24; 8) Zoe Bigley (K) 21:41; 9) Kayla Rowe (G) 21:47; 10) McKenzie Barnett (K) 21:52.

Kodiak boys 19, Grace 44

1) Cole Christiansen (K) 17:26; 2) Julian McCarthey (K) 17:26; 3) Levi Thomet (K) 17:26; 4) Daniel Serventi (G) 17:46; 5) Hans Karlberg (G) 17:53; 6) Clayton Hannah (K) 17:53; 7) Jon LeVan (K) 18:03; 8) Elisha Fields (K) 18:08; 9) Anthony Rubina (K) 18:09; 10) Josh Thomas (G) 18:16.


West, East earn wins

West and East both earned Cook Inlet Conference tennis wins Saturday.

West 8, Eagle River 1

Boys singles 1 -- Alex Wong (W) def. Eli Mullins (ER) 6-0,6-0. Boys singles 2 -- Ben Clayman (W) def. Graysen Spiller (ER) 4-0, withdrew. Girls singles 1 -- Elana Fortson (W) def. Claire Bottini (ER) 6-0, 6-1. Girls singles 2 -- Nacism Falconer (W) def. Madison Lewis (ER) 6-2, 6-3. Boys doubles 1 -- John Gutsch/Keenan Hodges (W) def. Ryan Casey/Quinn Hulse (ER) 6-1, 6-1. Boys doubles 2 -- Wesley Bennice/Jacob Klaaymeyer (ER) def. Chas Anderson/Seneca Scott (W) 5-7, 7-6, 10-7. Girls doubles 1 -- Alli Haynes/Madelyn Boslough (W) def. Mary Stone/Karolena Williams (ER) 6-1, 6-1. Girls doubles 2 -- Kalena Weimer/Merryn Daniel (W) def. Hannay Spainhour/Dana Bernhardt (ER) 6-0, 6-0. Mixed doubles -- Anton Clark/Saharra Mckee (W) def. Jace Jermome/Kaitlyn Quigley (ER) 6-0, 6-1.

East 6, Chugiak 3

Boys singles 1 -- Chris Chiu (E) d. Jim Marchlinski (C) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8. Boys singles 2 -- Max Haines (C) d. Wyatt Warfield (E) 7-5, 6-4. Girls singles 1 -- Keelah Fisher (E) d. Maggie Wallace (C) 6-1, 7-5. Girls singles 2 -- Tasha Boyer (C) d. Kate Alversado (E) 6-3, 6-2. Boys doubles 1 -- Andy Kim/Ryan Roys (E) d. Alex Shercliffe/Skyler Fullmer (C) 6-2, 6-0. Boys doubles 2 -- Daniel Bozone/Josh Keller (C) d. William Kim/Jesse Wight-Crask (E) 6-2, 6-2. Girls doubles 1 -- Kathryn Hoke/Felicia Krieter (E) d. Ashley Nugent/Victoria Goss (C) 6-3, 6-2. Girls doubles 2 -- Alexis Traxinger/Olivia Grant (E) d. Kristianna Coburn/Rebekah Jensen (C) 6-2, 6-1. Mixed doubles -- Alec Perry/Ellen Rumley (E) d.Nate House/Kelsey Metcalf (C) 6-0, 6-0.

Flag football standings Cook Inlet Conference Team Record Dimond 9-0 West 6-3 East 5-4 Chugiak 5-4 E. River 4-5 Service 3-6 South 3-6 Bartlett 1-8

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