Junior Mickey Lapinki won the Region V Cross Country Championship with a time of 16:45, 36 seconds faster than his last PR, and 8 seconds faster than the next competitor. Lapinski said he didn’t plan on getting first.
“I didn’t expect to take first, I just wanted to get in the top 3,” Lapinski said. “I was thinking that I wanted to get a PR, and my dad really pushed me to run hard this race because he knew I could do it.”
Sophomore Aiden Miller placed 14th with a 19:01.
On the girl’s side, Kayhi’s top finishers were Ruby McCue with a 21:49 (12) and Jenna Walker with a 21:51 (13).
Volleyball wins senior night
The Kayhi volleyball team won 3-1 against Craig this past weekend. Senior Savannah Yeisley said the main key as a team is communication.
“The main thing that helped us out most as a team was communication,” said Yeisley.
“It’s very important especially for volleyball to know where the ball is going, who’s going to get it, and just being able to connect with your teammates.”
The matches were followed by a senior night for seniors Lyla Seludo, Savannah Yeisley, and Jaden Taylor. Yeisley said she was glad she could still have a senior night.
“It wasn’t much different other than it was at the beginning of the season instead of the end,” said Yeisley.
“It was good to have it just in case we don’t get the opportunity to have it later on in the season.”
Regions for volleyball is in Sitka this weekend.