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High School Cross Country Ski Race at Sand Lake

BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Seigi Takagi, of South High, leads the boys A race on the first lap. Eric Backstrum, #4 of East High, won the race just edging out Thomas O'Harra, #47 of East High. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Lydia Blanchet, of West High, and Marion Woods, of South High, share a hug at the finish of the girls A cross country ski race. Blanchet won the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Will Balcao, of South High, competes. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Eric Backstrum, of South High, finishes first. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Eric Backstrum, of South High, finishes first and Thomas O'Harra finishes in second. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Troy Walters, of South, and Austin Hess, of Service High, cross the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Will Timmons, of Eagle River, crashes after crossing the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Jade Hajdukovich, of Lathrop High, gets ready for the start of the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Hannah Stevens, of Eagle River High, Ann Spencer, of Service High, and Alex Okeson, of Service High, compete. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Lauren Culver, of Service High, starts the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Julia Ditto and Elsa Gillespie, of Service High, start the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Anna Campbell, of South High, crashes after the first lap. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Leah Allen, of Lathrop High, completes the first lap at Sand Lake. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Taryn Hunt-Smith, of Service High, crosses the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Ana Jager, of East High, crosses the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News McWhite Richard, of Dimond High, completes the first lap. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Taryn Hunt-Smith, of Service High, collapses at the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Tsaina Mahlen, Annika Flynn and Marion Woods, of South High, hug after the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Seigi Takagi, of South High, leads the boys A race on the first lap. Eric Backstrum, #4 of East High, won the race just edging out Thomas O'Harra, #47 of East High. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Lydia Blanchet, of West High, and Marion Woods, of South High, share a hug at the finish of the girls A cross country ski race. Blanchet won the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Will Balcao, of South High, competes. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Eric Backstrum, of South High, finishes first. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Eric Backstrum, of South High, finishes first and Thomas O'Harra finishes in second. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Troy Walters, of South, and Austin Hess, of Service High, cross the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Will Timmons, of Eagle River, crashes after crossing the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Jade Hajdukovich, of Lathrop High, gets ready for the start of the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Hannah Stevens, of Eagle River High, Ann Spencer, of Service High, and Alex Okeson, of Service High, compete. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Lauren Culver, of Service High, starts the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Julia Ditto and Elsa Gillespie, of Service High, start the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Anna Campbell, of South High, crashes after the first lap. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Leah Allen, of Lathrop High, completes the first lap at Sand Lake. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Taryn Hunt-Smith, of Service High, crosses the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Ana Jager, of East High, crosses the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News McWhite Richard, of Dimond High, completes the first lap. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Taryn Hunt-Smith, of Service High, collapses at the finish line. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Tsaina Mahlen, Annika Flynn and Marion Woods, of South High, hug after the race. The lack of snow this year brought Saturday's high school cross country ski race to Sand lake on December 8, 2012. 121208
Bob Hallinen
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