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Kayhi CC State Championship Results

Kayhi senior John Coss led the Kings on Saturday in the ASAA State Championships. Coss placed 49th overall with a time of 17:38. Trailing Coss, senior Paul Allmendinger placed 51st in his final race of his career, setting a PR of 17:40. Coach Leigh Woodward is pleased with the outcome of each Kayhi runner this past weekend. “Elizabeth did a minute better than she did last year, so she didn’t have a season PR but she did on the course,” said Woodward.“John also set a PR on the course, it wasn’t his personal record for a 5k but he did better than he did last year. Paul, that was his all time PR on that course which is crazy because it is a very difficult course. Phillip and Morgan both did amazing coming into their freshman year and qualifying for state. Leif is a solid runner and had a great season this year.”


  1. John Coss                   (17:38) 49th
  2. Paul Allmendinger (17:40) 51st
  3. Phillip Smith              (18:08) 64th
  4. Leif Stephens            (18:18) 67th


  1. Elizabeth Knight    (21:53) 63rd 
  2. Morgan Elerding   (21:55) 64th

Weekend sports recap

The Kayhi football team  lost to Thunder Mountain 28-0 in Juneau on Friday. The Kings will conclude their season Wednesday night against North Pole.

Four boys and two girls qualified for State at the Region V Championship race on Saturday.
Girl qualifiers:
Morgan Elerding 7th (21:09)
Elizabeth Knight 8th (21:14)

Boys qualifiers:
John Coss                    5th (17:42)
Paul Almendinger   6th (17:52)
Leif Stephens             7th (17:52)
Phillip Smith              8th (17:54)







Ketchikan is hosting the Region V cross country meet this Saturday, Sept. 23 at Ward Lake. The 4A boys will compete at 11:45 a.m. and the small school boys (1A, 2A, 3A) will race at 11 a.m.
On the girls side, 4A will race at 1:15 p.m. and the small school girls (1A, 2A, 3A) will compete at 12:30 p.m. The boys finished 3rd and the girls placed 4th last weekend in their final race before regionals. Senior Sydney Nichols is hoping to improve her time this weekend.
“I’m nervous for this weekend beacuse I haven’t done all that great this season,” said Nichols. “I am really trying to get at 24:30 this race. It’s my last race so I want to give it my all. I am also excited to see who will be in the top 10 to go to state.”

Teams competing:


  1. Ketchikan
  2. Thunder Mountain
  3. Juneau Douglas


  1. Craig
  2. Gustavus
  3. Haines
  4. Hoonah
  5. Hydaburg
  6. Kake
  7. Klawock
  8. Metlakatla
  9. Mt Edgecumbe
  10. Petersburg
  11. Sitka
  12. Skagway
  13. Wrangell