Ostrander, Thomet run past competition at Skyview

Alaska Dispatch News

The two runners who dominated last year’s high school cross country resumed their winning ways Saturday at the Tsalteshi Invitational at Skyview Middle School.

Defending Class 4A state champions Allie Ostrander of Kenai and Levi Thomet of Kodiak earned victories in the 5-kilometer race. Ostrander blew away the competition, winning by more than two minutes, but Thomet got a bit of a push from Chugiak’s Ty Jordan and Kenai’s Jonah Theisen.

Thomet won in 15 minutes, 41.4, more than 10 seconds ahead of Jordan (15:53.2) and Theisen (15:56.1).

Ostrander, whose time of 16:44.3 would have placed her 15th among the boys, overwhelmed the field in the girls race. Briahna Gerlach of Glennallen, the winner of the Class 1-2-3A state title last year, was second in 18:50.4, followed by Colony’s Jill Bowker in 18:56.5.

Bowker and fourth-place Alex Mathis helped Colony claim the girls title. In the boys team competition, West put four runners in the top 20 to edge Kodiak by a single point.

The Tsalteshi Invitational, which attracted more than a dozen schools and hundreds of runners, is an old meet with a new name. It used to be the Skyview Invitational, named for the high school that hosted it, but the high school became a middle school this year, so the meet took on the name of the Tsalteshi Trail system, where the races are held.  

Tsalteshi Invitational
5 kilometers
Girls
Team scores
1) Colony 95, 2) West 102, 3) Homer 110, 4) Soldotna 115, 5) Kenai 124, 6) South 170, 7) East 186, 8) Eagle River 189, 9) Chugiak 208, 10) Service 218, 11) Kodiak 259, 12) Grace Christian 316, 13) Dimond 340, 14) Palmer 349, 15) Bethel 427, 16) Nome 451.
Individual varsity results
 1) Allie Ostrander (Kenai) 16:44.3; 2) Briahna Gerlach (Glennallen) 18:50.4; 3) Bowker Jill (Colony) 18:56.5; 4) Alex Mathis (Colony) 19:08.4; 5) Olivia Hutchings (Soldotna) 19:12.5; 6) Megan Pitzman (Homer) 19:25.4; 7) Acadia Graham (East) 19:28.6; 8) Riley Burroughs (Wasilla) 19:29.3; 9) Aislinn Waite (Service) 19:32.2; 10) Maggie York (West) 19:34.5; 11) Kayle Blackmore (West) 19:34.9; 12) Megan Fink (East) 19:35.7; 13) Peyton Young (ER) 19:37.1; 14) Zoe Bigley (Kodiak) 19:39.3; 15) Cathelyne Powers (Colony) 19:43.1; 16) Molly Mitchell (Homer) 19:45.8; 17) Morgan Lash (South) 19:46.5; 18) Erica Heil (Dimond) 20:01.8; 19) Hannah Brown (South) 20:02.1; 20) Victoria Mayer (West) 20:03.3; 21) Sadie Fox (Soldotna) 20:07.2; 22) Dani McCormick (Soldotna) 20:10.9; 23) Sara Hartke (Chugiak) 20:12.2; 24) Aurora Waclawski (Homer) 20:13.1; 25) Ruby Woodings (Palmer) 20:13.8; 26) Ithaca Ann Bergholtz (Kenai) 20:15.0; 27) Daisy Nelson (Soldotna) 20:15.4; 28) Riana Boonstra (Kenai) 20:16.7; 29) Addison Gibson (Kenai) 20:17.1; 30) Elisabeth Bowker (Colony) 20:18.4; 31) Cheyenne Applegate (Grace) 20:21.1; 32) Brynn Kruchoski (Chugiak) 20:26.3; 33) Alex Mosley (Homer) 20:31.7; 34) JoJo Fleischman (West) 20:33.7; 35) Summer Frazier (ER) 20:35.0; 36) Hannah Booher (Chugiak) 20:39.8; 37) Fionia Fick (West) 20:46.6; 38) Emily Evans (South) 20:47.0; 39) Melissa De Guzman (Kodiak) 20:47.8; 40) Ziza Shemet Pitcher (Homer) 20:49.1; 41) Jalee Martushev (Homer) 20:50.1; 42) Emma Tvelia (ER) 20:55.8; 43) Harmony Wayner (Grace) 21:04.3; 44) Margeaux Bailey (East) 21:04.6; 45) Nikole Boggs (ER) 21:05.1; 46) Christine Buffas (Nome) 21:05.2; 47) Meagan Bauer (Service) 21:05.6; 48) Alex Bergholtz (Kenai) 21:06.3; 49) Molly Erickson (Soldotna) 21:08.5; 50) Abbigail Osgood (South) 21:12.6; 51) Coleen Geraghty (Colony) 21:14.5; 52) Jocelyn Kopsack (Colony) 21:18.3; 53) Claire Walker (West) 21:19.6; 54) Mary Burr (East) 21:26.1; 55) Bryn Waite (Service) 21:26.7; 56) Theresa Fernette (South) 21:27.6; 57) Naomi Kiekintveld (South) 21:30.5; 58) Quyanna Whittaker (Service) 21:33.9; 59) Sarah Souders (Service) 21:36.0; 60) Audrey Rosencrans (Homer) 21:36.4; 61) Alisa Aist (Service) 21:36.7; 62) Clare Cook (Chugiak) 21:40.2; 63) Peggy Mathis (Colony) 21:44.7; 64) Tessa Heagy (ER) 21:44.9; 65) Kaylee Manwaring (Chugiak) 21:48.3; 66) Gloria Jacobsen (Glennallen) 21:52.6; 67) Allison Qualls (Palmer) 21:53.8; 68) Mallory Arnold (Kodiak) 21:53.8; 69) Halaia Barnett (Kodiak) 22:03.8; 70) Liesel Von Imhof (Dimond) 22:05.1; 71) Sage Romey (Service) 22:12.6; 72) Katie McWilliams (Bethel) 22:26.1; 73) Emily Werner (Soldotna) 22:27.5; 74) Dani Owens (ER) 22:29.5; 75) Sarah Brown (Galena) 22:31.6; 76) Sarah Laker (Grace) 22:32.9; 77) Haley O’Brien (Bethel) 22:36.7; 78) Katie Cooper (Kenai) 22:37.7; 79) Rya Berrigan (Palmer) 22:38.3; 80) Rachel Fischer (East) 22:40.1; 81) Jania Tumey (West) 22:44.7; 82) Anna Campbell (South) 22:45.4; 83) Honey Rose Macatuno (Kodiak) 22:48.7; 84) Tamara Brabson (ER) 22:52.5; 85) Sarah Cosgrave (Grace) 22:56.5; 86) Lauren Devine (Chugiak) 22:59.6; 87) Briannah Pugh (Dimond) 23:02.8; 88) Allie Epke (Dimond) 23:07.6; 89) Raen Barcelon (Kodiak) 23:09.0; 90) Olivia Mueller (Chugiak) 23:18.4; 91) Mackenzie Lindeman (Kenai) 23:25.6; 92) Eva Bingham (Palmer) 23:28.8; 93) Allison Gonzales (East) 23:33.1; 94) Ally Carney (Dimond) 23:35.9; 95) Kellie Arthur (Soldotna) 23:39.2; 96) Sophie Swope (Bethel) 24:04.0; 97) Lauren Tsao-Wu (Grace) 24:06.6; 98) Arielle Himelbloom (Kodiak) 24:17.9; 99) Heather Jensen (Dimond) 24:29.1; 100) Sophie Poe (Bethel) 24:37.7; 101) Britney Boney (Bethel) 25:02.5; 102) Bianca Trowbridge (Nome) 25:17.2; 103) Emily Wright (Palmer) 25:28.0; 104) Cameryn Norris (Dimond) 25:39.2; 105) Dorothy Bukowski (Bethel) 25:48.6; 106) Alexis Hutson (Nome) 26:24.3; 107) Katie Kelso (Nome) 28:38.7; 108) Janelle Trowbridge (Nome) 31:16.3.
 Boys
Team scores
1) West 85, 2) Kodiak 86, 3) South 98, 4) Wasilla 129, 5) Service 140, 6) Kenai 162, 7) Colony 181, 8) Palmer 228, 9) Grace Christian 239, 10) Homer 293, 11) East  296, 12) Chugiak 297, 13) Dimond 320, 14) Eagle River 344, 15) Soldotna 403, 16) Houston 426, 17) Nome 468, 18) Bethel 544.
Individual varsity results
 1) Levi Thomet (Kodiak) 15:41.4; 2) Ty Jordan (Chugiak) 15:53.2; 3) Jonah Theisen (Kenai) 15:56.1; 4) Finn Walker (West) 16:11.8; 5) Jordan Theisen (Kenai) 16:14.4; 6) Levi Fried (Kodiak) 16:19.0; 7) Spencer Mitton (South) 16:30.6; 8) Hamish Wolfe (South) 16:32.7; 9) Tracen Knopp (Colony) 16:33.2; 10) Keith Osowski (Kodiak) 16:34.0; 11) Kaleb Korta (Galena) 16:34.9; 12) Riley Howard (Service) 16:36.4; 13) Travis Cooper (Kenai) 16:42.0; 14) Gillean Szweda-Mittelstadt (Service) 16:42.2; 15) Zach Young (Grace) 16:47.0; 16) Will Balcao (South) 16:51.9; 17) Luke Jager (West) 16:54.0; 18) Foster Birnbaum (West) 16:54.6; 19) Paul Butera (West) 16:57.3; 20) Colton Pulver (Wasilla) 16:57.4; 21) Luke Meiwes (South) 17:01.3; 22) Dakota Peterson-Thompson (Colony) 17:04.1; 23) Hunter Thompson (Service) 17:08.6; 24) Quincy Fuller (Wasilla) 17:09.5; 25) Andrew Spencer (Houston) 17:14.0; 26) Karl Greathouse (Wasilla) 17:16.0; 27) Alec Smith (ER) 17:16.5; 28) Dawson Knopp (Colony) 17:18.5; 29) Justin Gentz (Wasilla) 17:18.9; 30) Jack Hannah (Kodiak) 17:23.0; 31) Brycen Lynch (West) 17:27.2; 32) Daniel VanderWeide (Grace) 17:29.0; 33) William Mans (West) 17:29.5; 34) Nate Graves (East) 17:31.2; 35) Lane Reed (Wasilla) 17:31.4; 36) Hayden Foster (Palmer) 17:33.2; 37) Joaquin Monterrosa (West) 17:33.2; 38) Josiah Alverts (Palmer) 17:33.9; 39) Ryan Kavalok (Palmer) 17:35.4; 40) Justin Carpenter (Service) 17:37.8; 41) Richie McKinney (Kodiak) 17:37.9; 42) Anthony Rubina (Kodiak) 17:38.1; 43) Jared Brant (Homer) 17:41.4; 44) Jordan Beachy (Homer) 17:44.1; 45) Trent Fritzel (Grace) 17:48.4; 46) Cameron Jensen (Palmer) 17:50.2; 47) Michael Parnell (Kodiak) 17:50.3; 48) Wilson Hoogendorn (Nome) 17:54.0; 49) Luke Twenhafel (South) 17:55.2; 50) Isaak Bell (Wasilla) 17:55.6; 51) Jacob Davis (Homer) 17:55.7; 52) Callum Toohey (Dimond) 17:57.4; 53) Michael Altenbury (ER) 17:58.3; 54) Tyler Daniel (Colony) 17:58.3; 55) Jack Ginter (Chugiak) 17:59.4; 56) Will Garrod (Service) 18:02.4; 57) Bailey Milani (Service) 18:02.7; 58) Daniel Shuler (Soldotna) 18:03.1; 59) Nick Snow (Grace) 18:03.4; 60) Paul Matyas (East) 18:08.2; 61) Aden Haywood (East) 18:09.4; 62) Charlie Latimer (Chugiak) 18:11.8; 63) Dylan Jones (South) 18:13.2; 64) Fisher Rodgers (Service) 18:15.0; 65) Jae Ham (Dimond) 18:17.4; 66) Zephan Ozturgut (East) 18:18.1; 67) James Janezich (Dimond) 18:18.6; 68) Derek Stone (Dimond) 18:19.0; 69) James Butler (Kenai) 18:21.9; 70) Andrew Hull (South) 18:23.6; 71) Brandon Beachy (Homer) 18:24.8; 72) Kamber Lucas (Colony) 18:25.9; 73) Thane Barta (Dimond) 18:27.1; 74) Johnie Burton (Palmer) 18:31.5; 75) Karl Danielson (Kenai) 18:31.7; 76) Robert Haan (Colony) 18:38.0; 77) Alek Heil (Dimond) 18:40.6; 78) Josh Klina (Palmer) 18:41.8; 79) Logan Hemphill (Chugiak) 18:42.2; 80) Peter DeStefano (East) 18:42.7; 81) Michael Thomas (ER) 18:43.8; 82) Tristan Landry (Kenai) 18:47.1; 83) Zach Montoya (East) 18:47.7; 84) Aaron Swedberg (Soldotna) 18:48.5; 85) Jens Knutson (Houston) 18:49.6; 86) Alex Schuerch (East) 18:50.3; 87) Koby Vinson (Soldotna) 18:51.7; 88) Addison Downing (Soldotna) 18:55.9; 89) Denver Waclawski (Homer) 18:57.7; 90) Brian Sweeney (Dimond) 18:58.9; 91) Josh Shuler (Soldotna) 19:02.7; 92) Randol Denney (ER) 19:05.3; 93) Ethan Isaacson (Grace) 19:06.7; 94) Vince Sanderson (Colony) 19:11.5; 95) Levi Gionet (Grace) 19:14.1; 96) Christian Fabacher (ER) 19:14.1; 97) Alexander Smith (Bethel) 19:15.1; 98) Etienne Kinne (Houston) 19:20.1; 99) Bradan Tobin (ER) 19:28.8; 100) Lief Erikson (Nome) 19:29.0; 101) Harrison Moore (Nome) 19:30.6; 102) Tobin Karlberg (Grace) 19:34.0; 103) Liam Baez-Terry (Chugiak) 19:41.4; 104) Tommy McCormick (Chugiak) 19:44.5; 105) Ryan Dearborn (Chugiak) 19:46.1; 106) Sean Verg-in (Soldotna) 19:49.8; 107) John Sarmiento (Homer) 19:54.7; 108) Kade Taylor (Houston) 20:05.7; 109) Connor Kurth (ER) 20:38.5; 110) James Horner (Nome) 20:48.4; 111) Thomas Dyment (Bethel) 21:23.3; 112) Avery Hoffman (Bethel) 21:46.3; 113) Joshua Klejka (Bethel) 22:26.7; 114) John Wade (Nome) 22:44.3; 115) Benjamin Bitler (Houston) 22:54.7; 116) Jarius Allain (Bethel) 23:22.8; 117) Thomas Daniel (Bethel) 23:25.2.