Edwards, Samoei win 5-K crowns in Run for Relief

Alaska Dispatch News
Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News

Grace Christian cross-country running coach Tara Edwards topped two of her former athletes in a photo finish for the women’s title and Victor Samoei led the men Saturday in the Run for Relief 5-K in West Anchorage.

Edwards and Anna Trujillo and Claire Trujillo were all clocked in 21 minutes, 57 seconds, on the flat 3.1-mile course.

Samoei finished first overall among more than 130 runners in 16:27. That gave him a cushion on Ryan Davis (16:46) and Ryan Cox (16:56).

The annual race raises funds for humanitarian efforts in Burma.