The traditional Skyview Invitational took on a new name this year but the winning runners remained the same.   This year the meet took its name for the Tsalteshi trail on which it was run in Soldotna but both Allie Ostrander of Kenai Central & Levi Thomet of Kodiak scored once again.   The Colony girls claimed the team race with a low of 95 to top West Anchorage, which had 102 and Homer, that followed with 110.   The boys team race was a tight battle but West Anchorage edged Kodiak by a point with their total of 85.


      Allie Ostrander, who is probably the finest female prep runner in Alaskan history, scored for the fourth time, as she dominated the field and won by over two minutes.  Her time of 16:44 easily established a new course record.  For those who wonder, if the Kenai star is slowing down, it is worth noting that her times have improved each year starting with her record of 17:53 as a freshman.   As a sophomore she ran 17:37 and then she topped that as a junior with 17:15 last fall.  We can only hope that she accepts the challenge of Foot Locker at the end of the season.


     So dominant was the senior that it is a bit hard to believe that the race had been billed as a meeting of last year’s State champions but Briahna Gerlach of Glennallen simply could not stay with the leader.   Gerlach placed second in 18:50 with a six second margin over freshman Jill Bowker of Colony.   Alex Mathis, also from Colony, placed fourth with 19:08 and Olivia Hutchings of Soldotna earned fifth with 19:12. Megan Pitzman of Homer was sixth in 19:25, while Acadia Graham of East Anchorage crossed the line three seconds later to take seventh.   Riley Burroughs of Wasilla garnered eighth with 19:29, as Aislinn Waite of Service and Maggie York of West Anchorage rounded out the top ten.


      Foot Locker national finalist Levi Thomet garnered his third title here in 15:44.   The defending State champion had a strong challenge from Ty Jordan of Chugiak, who placed second in 15:53.   Jordan had won last weekend’s Bartlett Invitational.  Jonah Thiesen of Kenai Central also broke sixteen minutes, as his time of 15:56 was good for third place.   Finn Walker of West placed fourth in 16:11 & Jordan Thiesen of Kenai took fifth in 16:14.  Kodiak’s Levi Fried crossed the line sixth in 16:19 & Spencer Mitton of South Anchorage ran 16:30 finishing seventh.  The record for the race from what I can ascertain is 15:38, which Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak ran in 2008.

 

Girls 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  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.