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Cross Country Regions at Sitka

Kayhi cross country will send seven boys and seven girls to Sitka for Regions to race Sep. 28. The top team and the top ten individuals for both sides will head to state Oct.5. 
“The competition got steeper this year,” said junior Morgan Elerding. “My freshman year I placed 7th in Regions, and I have the same time now as I did then and I place 15th now.” 
The boys race will start at 11:40 and the girls will follow after them at 12:55. The 4A portion of the competition will consist of Kayhi, Thunder Mountain and Juneau Douglas. Elerding talks about her confidence in freshman Anneliese Hiatt on qualifying for state.
“Anneliese Hiatt has a good chance to make it to state,” said Elerding. “She is top 9 right now and just needs to stay up with the front of the pack on Saturday to make it.”
Sophomore Brent Capps is Kayhi’s top runner on the boys side. Last weekend Brent came in second to Dominic Baciocco from Sitka.  
“I believe that I can get first this race putting in everything I’ve got,” said Brent Capps.

Cross Country Takes Third

Dyllan Borer
Staff Writer

Kayhi boys and girls both placed 3rd at home last Saturday. The Lady Kings finished with 88 points and the Kings with 64. Brent Capps, top finisher for the Kings and 2nd overall with a time of 17.02 shaving 22 seconds off his previous PR. Anneliese Hiatt was the top finisher for Kayhi, finishing 11th overall at 20.40, also creating a new PR for herself. Mickey Lapinski came in 2nd for the Kings and 6th overall with a new PR. 
“It is almost impossible to get a PR every race especially with different courses. I feel great being able to beat my times consistently,” said Lapinski. “It’s definitely a confidence booster heading into regions.”
Kayhi will head to regions this weekend in Sitka.

Blankenship top Kayhi runner at state

By Jake Stout
Sports Editor

The Ketchikan Cross Country team competed in the state championships Oct. 4 at Bartlett High School.
Senior Chris Llanos said the runners did great for their first year at state but he was personally expecting to do better at his final race.
“I think our team did pretty good, it was their first year up there besides me, which was my fourth year at state,” senior Chris Llanos said. “I expected myself to do better, but I just went out there and ran my heart out.”
Junior Sylvan Blankenship (17:08.9) was the top Kayhi finisher at  35th.

Boys results
35th Sylvan Blankenship 17:08.9
56 Christopher Llanos 17:36.1
70 Leif Svenson 18:24.9
72 Trent Rodanhisler 18:28.4

Girls results
35 Erika Rodanhisler 20:32.1
64 Sarah Cool 22:01.0
73 Desiree De Mello 22:47.0