Woods, Ramey win at CIC skiing championships

sports@adn.comFebruary 15, 2013 

— Friday was a good day for South skiers at Kincaid Park. Led by first-place finishes from Marion Woods and Tanner Ramey, the Wolverines placed three skiers in the top five of both the girls and boys races on the first day of the Cook Inlet Conference cross-country skiing championships.

Woods, who won the girls 7.5-kilometer classic race in 24 minutes, 25.1 seconds, is on pace to defend her CIC Skimeister title from last season. She won Friday's race by nearly 13 seconds over West's Lydia Blanchet (24:38.4). South's Teagan Yutrenka (25:48.7) was third, Service's Taryn Hunt-Smith (25:59.6) was fourth and South's Janey Hoefler (26:27.2) came in fifth.

The boys 10-K classic produced a similar finish to the girls race, with Ramey winning by 13 seconds. Ramey clocked 29:36.7 to outpace East's Thomas O'Harra at 29:49.7. South's Eric Backstrum and Seiji Takagi were next to cross the finish line, Backstrum in third at 30:10.6 and Takagi in fourth at 30:21. East's John Farr rounded out the top five at 30:30.

South leads the team competition for boys and girls, with Service holding down second place in each division. Competition continues Saturday with freestyle relay races.

Cook Inlet Conference ski championships

Kincaid Park

Friday's results

Boys 10-K classic

Team results -- 1) South, 2:03:50.8; 2) Service, 2:05;01.2; 3) West, 2:08:03.6; 4) Chugiak, 2:11:47.6; 5) East, 2:12:12.0; 6) Dimond, 2:26:12.8; 7) Eagle River, 2:26:13.6.

1) Tanner Ramey, South, 29:36.7; 2) Thomas O'Harra, East, 29:49.7; 3) Eric Backstrum, South, 30:10.6; 4) Seiji Takagi, South, 30:21.0; 5) John Farr, East, 30:30.0; 6) Jacob Volz, West, 30:39.8; 7) Jake Bassett, Service, 30:44.0; 8) Jack Parke, Service, 31:11.2; 9) David McPhetres, Chugiak, 31:17.2; 10) Garth Schulz, Service, 31:22.0; 11) Alex Loan, Chugiak, 31:26.4; 12) Matthew Muffoletto, Service, 31:44.0; 13) Will Mans, West, 31:59.5; 14) Henry Loeffler, West, 32:03.0; 15) Austin Hess, Service, 32:41.5; 16) Taylor Turney, Service, 32:46.6; 17) Will Timmons, Eagle River, 32:56.9; 18) Paul Butera, West, 33:21.3; 19) Riley Bickford, West, 33:23.3; 20) Conner Truskowski, Service, 33:26.4; 21) Bryant Brewster, South, 33:42.5; 22) Will Balcao, South, 33:43.7; 23) Jack Consenstein, West, 33:51.1; 24) Max Robicheaux, East, 34:05.7; 25) Troy Walters, South, 34:08.1; 26) Adam Fletcher, South, 34:18.5; 27) Roan Hall, Chugiak, 34:19.1; 28) Ben Smith, Eagle River, 34:30.4; 29) Tim Sorensen, Chugiak, 34:44.9; 30) Eli Shayer, West, 34:55.0; 31) Iain Perry, Dimond, 35:12.9; 32) Luke Cvancara, Dimond, 36:30.3; 33) Matthew Falconer, Dimond, 36:34.6; 34) Alec Smith, Eagle River, 36:43.1; 35) Colin Lamb, Bartlett, 36:55.7; 36) David Warner, Chugiak, 37:03.3; 37) James Kari, East, 37:46.6; 38) David Cvancara, Dimond, 37:55.0; 39) Zayn Roohi, Dimond, 38:32.6; 40) Connor Swalling, Dimond, 39:09.0; 41) Alberto Pecere, Dimond, 39:09.4; 42) Michael Teeples, Chugiak, 40:30.7; 43) Grant Ensign, Chugiak, 40:41.3; 44) Bradan Tobin, Eagle River, 43:03.2.

Girls 7.5-K classic

Team results -- 1) South, 1:43:19.9; 2) Service, 1:49:22.9; 3) East, 1:55:29.8; 4) West, 1:57:33.0; 5) Chugiak, 2:00:03.0; 6) Eagle River, 2:18:47.4; 7) Dimond, 2:23:07.5.

1) Marion Woods, South, 24:25.1; 2) Lydia Blanchet, West, 24:38.4; 3) Teagan Yutrenka, South, 25:48.7; 4) Taryn Hunt-Smith, Service, 25:59.6; 5) Janey Hoefler, South, 26:27.2; 6) Sam Harkte, Chugiak, 26:33.5; 7) Tsaina Mahlen, South, 26:38.9; 8) Hannah Stevens, Eagle River, 26:45.6; 9) Ann Spencer, Service, 27:05.4; 10) Mykaela McMullen, Service, 27:23.3; 11) Annika Flynn, South, 27:55.6; 12) Morgan Flynn, East, 27:56.0; 13) Jager Ana, East, 28:01.0; 14) Hannah Xavier, Service, 28:54.6; 15) Megan Fink, East, 29:12.2; 16) Emma Tarbath, Service, 29:30.8; 17) Irene Bembenek, South, 29:39.7; 18) Aimee Ritter, West, 29:48.1; 19) Kinsey Denton, Dimond, 29:59.8; 20) Anna Darnell, South, 30:03.2; 21) Mackensie Flynn, East, 30:20.6; 22) Alex Okeson, Service, 30:24.7; 23) Grace Graham, East, 30:35.1; 24) Shannon Casey, Chugiak, 30:35.6; 25) Kate Arthen, Chugiak, 30:44.3; 26) Ryan Terry, Service, 31:02.9; 27) Carlie Gellert, West, 31:07.8; 28) Katja Grumann, West, 31:58.7; 29) Hannah Booher, Chugiak, 32:09.6; 30) Allison Abo, East, 32:24.6; 31) Maddie Miller, West, 32:25.8; 32) Annie Connelly, Chugiak, 32:36.2; 33) Kennedy Kruchoski, Chugiak, 32:53.4; 34) Summer Frazier, Eagle River, 33:11.6; 35) Emily Decker, West, 33:37.4; 36) Neale Megan, East, 34:21.6; 37) Tamara Freistone, Dimond, 36:04.1; 38) Taylor Way, West, 36:44.7; 39) Brooke Meredith, Eagle River, 37:53.3; 40) Madelyne Bee, Dimond, 38:26.0; 41) Chloe Bee, Dimond, 38:37.6; 42) Madison Chan, Dimond, 39:27.0; 43) Katherine McWhite, Dimond, 39:58.5; 44) Carisa Andersen, Eagle River, 40:56.9.



Region III Nordic Skiing Championships

On a sunny, windy day in Homer, Soldotna's Luke Michael and Grace Christian's Anna Trujillo were the fastest cross-country skiers on the first day of the Region III championships.

Michael won the boys race, completing the 5-K classic interval on the Olson Mountain Course in 14 minutes, 37 seconds. Trujillo topped the girls in 17:34.

Kenai's Travis Cooper (14:57.1) was more than 20 seconds behind Michael and less than a second ahead of third-place finisher Daniel Serventi (14:57.4) of Grace.

Grace's Elle Arnold finished second in the girls race at 17:56, and Soldotna's Sadie Fox came in third at 18:07.

Going into Saturday's skate race, the Soldotna boys and Grace girls each lead the way in the team competition.

Region III Nordic Skiing Championships

Friday's classic results

Boys -- 1) Luke Michael, Soldotna, 14:37; 2) Travis Cooper, Kenai, 14:57.1; 3) Daniel Serventi, Grace, 14:57.4; 4) Dillon Jensen, Soldotna, 14:58.0; 5) John Snelders, Valdez, 15:17; 6) Levi Michael, Soldotna, 15:22; 7) Luke McLaughlin, Grace, 15:24; 8) Colton Diehl, Soldotna, 15:32; 9) Tobin Sworts, Palmer, 15:36; 10) Darien Sinnett, Colony, 15:43.

Girls -- 1) Anna Trujillo, Grace, 17:34; 2) Elle Arnold, Grace, 17:56; 3) Sadie Fox, Soldotna, 18:07.0; 4) Claire Trujillo, Grace, 18:07.7; 5) Hannah Pothast, Soldotna, 18:48; 6) Barae Hirsch, Homer, 19:03; 7) Kayla Rowe, Grace, 19:09, 8) Cassidy Soistman, Homer; 9) Greta Jenkins, Colony; 10) Cheyenne Applegate, Grace, 19:30.

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