Colony boys, Wasilla girls dominate Mat-Su cross-country running championships

AnchorageSeptember 18, 2013 

Colony’s Brandon Schafer edged teammate Lyon Kopsack by two-tenths of a second Wednesday to win the boys race at the Mat-Su Borough cross country championship at Colony High.

Schafer finished the two-mile race in 10 minutes, 44.3 seconds to deny Kopsack, who clocked 10:44.5.

Colony runners grabbed the top four spots to win the boys team title with 21 points.

Wasilla took the girls team title, producing the top three finishers in that race. Alex Mathis paced the Warriors by winning the two-mile race in 12:09.8, comfortably ahead of teammate Mariah Burroiughs (12:44.7).

 

Mat-Su Borough Championships

Colony High School

2 miles

Boys

Team scores — 1) Colony 21, 2) Wasilla 35, 3) Palmer 93, 4) Houston 108, 5) Su Valley 130.

Top 15 finishers — 1) Brandon Schafer (C) 10:44.3; 2) Lyon Kopsack (C) 10:44.5; 3) Boaz Sessom (C) 11:03.4; 4) Dakota Peterson-Thompson (C) 11:09.3; 5) Justin Gentz (W) 11:11.4; 6) Lane Reed (W) 11:20.1; 7) Brendon Lee (W) 11:35.9; 8) Colton Pulver (W) 11:36.2; 9) Kenneth Frick (W) 11:36.5; 10) Andrew Spencer (H) 11:36.8; 11) Dawson Knopp (C) 11:42.7; 12) Kamber Lucas (C) 11:47.6; 13) Ryan Kavalok (P) 11:53.3; 14) Ryker Steiner (W) 11:57.1; 15) Robert Haan (C) 11:59.7.

Girls

Team scores — 1) Wasilla 23, 2) Colony 43, 3) Palmer 59.

Top 15 finishers — 1) Alex Mathis (W) 12:09.8; 2) Mariah Burroughs (W) 12:44.7; 3) Riley Burroughs (W) 12:57.8; 4) Ruby Woodings (P) 13:02.0; 5) Peggy Mathis (W) 13:04.4; 6) Cathelyne Powers (C) 13:04.7; 7) Elisabeth Bowker (C) 13:08.0; 8) Tatjana Spaic (C) 13:29.4; 9) Coleen Gerhaghty (C) 13:43.5; 10) Samantha Contreras (P) 13:45.0; 11) Hana Bohman (P) 13:53.7; 12) Danika Ingersoll (W) 14:00.3; 13) Bernadette Hartley (Sv) 14:04.9; 14) Bailey Meier (C) 14:07.9; 15) Jocelyn Kopsack (C) 14:11.5.

 

 

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