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2014 State Skiing Championships

Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News Service High School's Taryn Hunt-Smith leads the field out of the stadium in the 4x3 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News West High School's Magdalen York takes in a hill on the 4x3 K relay course at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Skiers in the first leg of the 4x3 K relay race take in an early hill of the course at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Kenai's Alexandria Bergholtz , left) skis next to Lathrop's Jade Hajdukovich during the 4x3 k relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Service's Sage Romey, right, and Taryn Hunt-Smith, left, cheer for teammate Emma Tarbath suring her leg of the 4x3 K relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid. The Service High School girls won the relay race with a comfortable margin.
Anne Raup
Service's Jake Basset, front left, West Valley's Tristan Sayre, front middle and South's Tanner Ramey begin the 4x5 relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
High school skiers start the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Service High School's Jake Basset skis in the first leg of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
West High School's Paul Butera makes the turn shortly before going into the tunnel that leads to the stadium at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
East High School's Riley Jones heads into the stadium during the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
West Valley High School's Max Donaldson brings in the final leg of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid. West Valley won the relay race, but not the team title.
Anne Raup
Service High School's Conner Truskowski stretches to cross the finish line of the 4x5 relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
East's Thomas O'Harra, in red, and Dimond's Luke Cvancara reach out to each other after laying exhausted after their 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Palmer High School's John Snelders crosses the finish line of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News Service High School's Taryn Hunt-Smith leads the field out of the stadium in the 4x3 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News West High School's Magdalen York takes in a hill on the 4x3 K relay course at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Skiers in the first leg of the 4x3 K relay race take in an early hill of the course at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Kenai's Alexandria Bergholtz , left) skis next to Lathrop's Jade Hajdukovich during the 4x3 k relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Service's Sage Romey, right, and Taryn Hunt-Smith, left, cheer for teammate Emma Tarbath suring her leg of the 4x3 K relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid. The Service High School girls won the relay race with a comfortable margin.
Anne Raup
Service's Jake Basset, front left, West Valley's Tristan Sayre, front middle and South's Tanner Ramey begin the 4x5 relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
High school skiers start the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Service High School's Jake Basset skis in the first leg of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
West High School's Paul Butera makes the turn shortly before going into the tunnel that leads to the stadium at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
East High School's Riley Jones heads into the stadium during the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
West Valley High School's Max Donaldson brings in the final leg of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid. West Valley won the relay race, but not the team title.
Anne Raup
Service High School's Conner Truskowski stretches to cross the finish line of the 4x5 relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
East's Thomas O'Harra, in red, and Dimond's Luke Cvancara reach out to each other after laying exhausted after their 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Palmer High School's John Snelders crosses the finish line of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News Service High School's Taryn Hunt-Smith leads the field out of the stadium in the 4x3 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News West High School's Magdalen York takes in a hill on the 4x3 K relay course at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Skiers in the first leg of the 4x3 K relay race take in an early hill of the course at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Kenai's Alexandria Bergholtz , left) skis next to Lathrop's Jade Hajdukovich during the 4x3 k relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Service's Sage Romey, right, and Taryn Hunt-Smith, left, cheer for teammate Emma Tarbath suring her leg of the 4x3 K relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid. The Service High School girls won the relay race with a comfortable margin.
Anne Raup
Service's Jake Basset, front left, West Valley's Tristan Sayre, front middle and South's Tanner Ramey begin the 4x5 relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
High school skiers start the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Service High School's Jake Basset skis in the first leg of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
West High School's Paul Butera makes the turn shortly before going into the tunnel that leads to the stadium at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
East High School's Riley Jones heads into the stadium during the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
West Valley High School's Max Donaldson brings in the final leg of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid. West Valley won the relay race, but not the team title.
Anne Raup
Service High School's Conner Truskowski stretches to cross the finish line of the 4x5 relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
East's Thomas O'Harra, in red, and Dimond's Luke Cvancara reach out to each other after laying exhausted after their 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Palmer High School's John Snelders crosses the finish line of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News Service High School's Taryn Hunt-Smith leads the field out of the stadium in the 4x3 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News West High School's Magdalen York takes in a hill on the 4x3 K relay course at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Skiers in the first leg of the 4x3 K relay race take in an early hill of the course at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Kenai's Alexandria Bergholtz , left) skis next to Lathrop's Jade Hajdukovich during the 4x3 k relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Service's Sage Romey, right, and Taryn Hunt-Smith, left, cheer for teammate Emma Tarbath suring her leg of the 4x3 K relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid. The Service High School girls won the relay race with a comfortable margin.
Anne Raup
Service's Jake Basset, front left, West Valley's Tristan Sayre, front middle and South's Tanner Ramey begin the 4x5 relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
High school skiers start the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Service High School's Jake Basset skis in the first leg of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
West High School's Paul Butera makes the turn shortly before going into the tunnel that leads to the stadium at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
East High School's Riley Jones heads into the stadium during the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
West Valley High School's Max Donaldson brings in the final leg of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid. West Valley won the relay race, but not the team title.
Anne Raup
Service High School's Conner Truskowski stretches to cross the finish line of the 4x5 relay at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
East's Thomas O'Harra, in red, and Dimond's Luke Cvancara reach out to each other after laying exhausted after their 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
Palmer High School's John Snelders crosses the finish line of the 4x5 K relay race at the State Skiing Championship Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kincaid.
Anne Raup
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