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9/3/2019
Ketchikan drops times ‘across the board’ in Juneau
From left, Ketchikan High School girls cross country runners Anneliese Hiatt (2551), Ashley Cyr (2549), Morgan Elerding (2550), Ruby McCue (untagged), Paige Boehlert (2548) and Ada Odden (2555) take off at the start of the Capital City Invitational in Juneau on Saturday. The group finished as the Lady Kings’ top six runners at the cross country meet. Photo by Nolin Ainsworth/ Juneau Empire


By SPENCER GLEASON
Daily News Sports Editor

There was no doubt about it on Saturday. Brent Capps was bound and determined to set a personal record.

The Ketchikan High School sophomore had prepared for Juneau’s 5K course at Sandy Beach, along with the rest of his cross country teammates.

And for the past two weeks, they had been racing up hills — working on technique.

Ketchikan’s Morgan Elerding had called the run at Sandy Beach the “hardest course in Southeast” before the race. And the two-time state qualifier said that for good reason.

The course is three loops, up hills, and finishes on a sandy surface.

But when Ketchikan arrived to the course on Saturday morning, Capps was smiling with confidence. He was set on breaking his friend and teammate’s — Mickey Lapinski — personal record of 17:38.

He did.

By one second.

Capps broke Lapinski’s PR, crossing the finish line in 17:37 — a new personal record for Capps.

“He increased his time by two minutes,” Ketchikan assistant coach Mark Woodward said. “He had a smile on his face (before the race), and I told him, ‘Today is your day.’”

Lapinski finished the race just 10 seconds behind Capps, as the two sophomores were Ketchikan’s top two boys’ runners at the Capital City Invitational on Saturday.

“They’re just going to play lead frog with each other all (season),” Ketchikan head coach Leigh Woodward said. “And Dwight (King), too. He dropped 25 seconds from his last meet.”

Finishing quicker was a theme for Kayhi on Saturday, as several runners set personal records and season highs, with low times.

“Pretty much across the board, we dropped times,” Leigh Woodward said. “Maybe we were more confident. We worked on hills a lot.”

Just like the boys’ team, the girls’ squad set several PRs.

“The girls were rock stars,” Leigh Woodward said. “The fourth through 11th place girls (for our team) dropped more than a minute. And Gabby Mas dropped three minutes.”

In two weeks Mas shaved 3:07 off her time from the Douglas Island Mini Meet, which was at Sandy Beach, as well, on Aug. 17.

“We’ve had two weeks of outstanding practices,” Mark Woodward said.

Malia King and Jenna Walker were two more Ketchikan runners that dropped a considerable amount of time off their previous races.

“Malia King dropped almost two minutes,” Mark Woodward said.

Ketchikan had plenty of runners to help push itself, and maintain a consistent pace, throughout the course.

Thirteen teams competed in the Capital City Invitational. In addition to Ketchikan and Juneau-Douglas high schools, Sitka, Thunder Mountain, Mt. Edgecumbe, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Klawock, Wrangell, Hoonah, Angoon, Kake and Haines high schools participated.

Even though Ketchikan’s time dropped, Juneau-Douglas still managed to win both the boys’ and girls’ meets.

The Crimson Bears tallied 38 points in the boys’ meet. Ketchikan placed third, with 79, as Sitka sat in the middle, with 68 points.

The Lady Crimson Bears were able to shrivel their score to 30 points. Ketchikan placed fourth, tallying 100 points.

Ketchikan will run its next meet in Petersburg on Sept. 7, in hopes of continuing its record pace.

“I told them (before Saturday), ‘Let’s step it up,’” Leigh Woodward said. “‘Let them know that we’re going to make a run at regions.’”

Notes: Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood ran the course during the boys’ meet to help push herself, as she prepares for the ensuing season. Tuckwood finished 11th in 17:51 — nearly a minute and a half ahead of the top girls’ time.

Tuckwood’s time did not influence the boys’ overall scoring, however.

Here are the complete results for the Capital City Invitational:

Boys Team Results

1. Juneau-Douglas, 38; 2. Sitka, 68; 3. Ketchikan, 79; 4. Haines, 101; 5. Thunder Mountain, 104; 6. Petersburg, 122; 7. Mt. Edgecumbe, 239; 8. Wrangell, 252; 9. Metlakatla, 272; 10. Hoonah, 289; 11. Klawock, 304.

Boys Individual Results

1. Dominic Baciocco, Sitka, 15:56; 2. Siyel George, Haines, 16:39; 3. Tucker Kelly, Thunder Mountain, 16:39; 4. Asa Demmert, Sitka, 16:59; 5. Finn Morley, Juneau-Douglas, 17:20; 6. Ambrose Bucy, Juneau-Douglas, 17:25; 7. Tim Degener, Juneau-Douglas, 17:32; 8. Brent Capps, Ketchikan, 17:37; 9. Will Robinson, Juneau-Douglas, 17:42; 10. Mickey Lapinski, Ketchikan, 17:47; 11. Sadie Tuckwood, Juneau-Douglas, 17:51; 12. Koby Goldstein, Juneau-Douglas, 17:52; 13. Uriah Lucas, Petersburg, 18:00; 14. Samuel Holst, Juneau-Douglas, 18:06; 15. Matthew Johns, Thunder Mountain, 18:25; 16. Kobi Weiland, Sitka, 18:32; 17. Aubrey Hekkers, Juneau-Douglas, 18:37; 18. Dwight King, Ketchikan, 18:41; 19. Bryce Knudsen, Kake, 18:44; 20. Max Dapcevich, Juneau-Douglas, 18:45; 21. Eli Crupi, Juneau-Douglas, 18:45; 22. Aiden Hollingsworth, Juneau-Douglas, 18:51; 23. Silas Demmert, Sitka, 18:52; 24. Mark Davis, Haines, 18:56; 25. Colton James, Juneau-Douglas, 18:57; 26. Aiden Miller, Ketchikan, 19:01; 27. Kole Sperl, Petersburg, 19:01; 28. Gavin Gende, Thunder Mountain, 19:03; 29. Jaydon Maloney, Juneau-Douglas, 19:05; 30. Kadin Doddridge, Juneau-Douglas, 19:06; 31. Chase Lister, Petersburg, 19:06; 32. Hunter Matthews, Ketchikan, 19:14; 33. Carver Culbeck, Haines, 19:17; 34. Michael Durkin, Petersburg, 19:18; 35. Ethan Seller, Juneau-Douglas, 19:19; 36. Luke Davis, Haines, 19:22; 37. Carson Crager, Haines, 19:26; 38. Finn Kesey, Juneau-Douglas, 19:30; 39. Owen Woodward, Ketchikan, 19:31; 40. Colton Ewers, Sitka, 19:32; 41. Tommy Bowman, Thunder Mountain, 19:39; 42. Brennan Palmieri, Haines, 19:41; 43. Asa Dow, Sitka, 19:41; 44. Jonah Brown, Thunder Mountain, 19:43; 45. Brayden Gentry, Ketchikan, 19:44; 46. Ethan Bultez, Thunder Mountain, 19:45; 47. Ben Goldstein, Juneau-Douglas, 19:46; 48. Eric Dobson, Thunder Mountain, 19:46; 49. Jayden Hotch, Haines, 19:50; 50. Ben Coutu, Juneau-Douglas, 19:51; 51. Isaac Schlosser, Juneau-Douglas, 19:52; 52. Aaron Blust, Juneau-Douglas, 19:57; 53. Caden Mesdag, Juneau-Douglas, 19:57; 54. Tyler Glaum, Juneau-Douglas, 20:08; 55. Connor Ray, Ketchikan, 20:12; 56. Trevor Olsen, Hydaburg, 20:20; 57. Jake Sleppy, Juneau-Douglas, 20:23; 58. Nick Watts, Juneau-Douglas, 20:24; 59. Hank Maxwell, Sitka, 20:28; 60. Julian Cumps, Petersburg, 20:31; 61. Noah Sullivan, Petersburg, 20:33; 62. Wesley Verhamme, Haines, 20:37; 63. Lucas Arnold, Mt. Edgecumbe, 20:40; 64. Devlny Campbell, Wrangell, 20:40; 65. David Bahnke, Mt. Edgecumbe, 20:48; 66. Ben Erickson, Thunder Mountain, 20:49; 67. Isaiah Unzicker, Thunder Mountain, 21:05; 68. Ethan Blatchley, Wrangell, 21:07; 69. Justus Paden, Thunder Mountain, 21:12; 70. Layne Cutnose, Juneau-Douglas, 21:18; 71. Cooper Ross, Hoonah, 21:22; 72. Koa Doddridge, Juneau-Douglas, 21:24; 73. Aidan Hopson, Juneau-Douglas, 21:29; 74. Phoenix Jacobson, Haines, 21:32; 75. Tobin Buxton, Metlakatla, 21:41; 76. Jeremia Fergueson, Sitka, 21:42; 77. Sam Marnon, Juneau-Douglas, 21:47; 78. Jayden West, Juneau-Douglas, 21:49; 79. James Helem, Sitka, 21:53; 80. Nolan Ramseth, Juneau-Douglas, 21:53; 81. Tobin Montalbo, Juneau-Douglas, 22:00; 82. Kollin Kotongan, Mt. Edgecumbe, 22:01; 83. Kanish Djaker, Sitka, 22:02; 84. Jesse Hanson, Mt. Edgecumbe, 22:08; 85. Elijah Mead, Thunder Mountain, 22:22; 86. Elias Decker, Wrangell, 22:24; 87. James Houck, Juneau-Douglas, 22:25; 88. Levi Danielson, Sitka, 22:26; 89. Caleb White, Metlakatla, 22:28; 90. Luke Percival, Juneau-Douglas, 22:31; 91. Darin Tingey, Thunder Mountain, 22:33; 92. Cody Roomsburg, Juneau-Douglas, 22:34; 93. Gonzalo Sanchez, Klawock, 22:36; 94. Robbie Gabel, Juneau-Douglas, 22:37; 95. Max Collins, Angoon, 22:46; 96. Alejandro Contreras, 22:56; 97. Wilfred Agoney, Ketchikan, 22:57; 98. Eli Williamson, Haines, 23:04; 99. Tyson Messmer, Wrangell, 23:20; 100. Taan Smith, Klawock, 23:23; 101. Gaelen Craig, Haines, 23:33; 102. Zane Maloney, Mt. Edgecumbe, 23:56; 103. Trenton McIntyre, Metlakatla, 24:08; 104. Mauricio Hernandez, Thunder Mountain, 24:18; 105. Jack Schwarting, Juneau-Douglas, 24:18; 106. Cort Stewart, Metlakatla, 24:20; 107. Jasper Booth, Metlakatla, 24:21; 108. Austin Reid, Wrangell, 24:22; 109. Dylan Chapel, Haines, 24:22; 110. Jermaine Johnson, 24:49; 111. Travis Marsden, Metlakatla, 24:56; 112. Ian Owen, Klawock, 25:05; 113. Ryan Kahle, Thunder Mountain, 25:18; 114. Christian Austin, Hoonah, 25:43; 115. Esias Kohler, Hoonah, 26:06; 116. Sean Joseph, Klawock, 26:07; 117. Maximus Johnson, Sitka, 27:04; 118. Justin Jack, Angoon, 28:14; 119. Jacob Weerasingher, Haines, 28:44; 120. Jack Byrer, Petersburg, 29:13; 121. Emett Fairbanks, Klawock, 29:54; 122. Alex Eagan, Juneau-Douglas, 30:01; 123. Reece Dusenberry, Juneau-Douglas, 35:49; 124. Anthony Johnson, Hoonah, 47:42.

Girls Team Results

1. Juneau-Douglas, 30; 2. Haines, 82; 3. Thunder Mountain, 87; 4. Ketchikan, 100; 5. Petersburg, 145; 6. Sitka, 155; 7. Wrangell, 158; 8. Mt. Edgecumbe, 212; 9. Hoonah, 238.

Girls Individual Results

1. Skylar Tuckwood, Juneau-Douglas, 19:30; 2. Anna Prussian, Sitka, 19:33; 3. Kiah Dihle, Thunder Mountain, 19:46; 4. Anna Iverson, Juneau-Douglas, 20:09; 5. Hannah Deer, Thunder Mountain, 20:41; 6. Katherine McKenna, Juneau-Douglas, 20:51; 7. Annika Schwartz, Juneau-Douglas, 20:57; 8. Mackenzy Dryden, Haines, 20:59; 9. Grace Long, Haines, 21:02; 10. Ruby McCue, Ketchikan, 21:16; 11. Maia Cowan, Petersburg, 21:20; 12. Trinity Jackson, Juneau-Douglas, 21:21; 13. Liana Carney, Wrangell, 21:22; 14. McKenna McNutt, Juneau-Douglas, 21:35; 15. Melanie Chase, Petersburg, 21:38; 16. Ellie Knapp, Thunder Mountain, 21:43; 17. Lindsay McTague, Juneau-Douglas, 21:55; 18. Jasmin Holst, Juneau-Douglas, 21:58; 19. Avery Williamson, Haines, 22:04; 20. Ashley Cyr, Ketchikan, 22:07; 21. Tawny Smith, Sitka, 22:20; 22. Morgan Elerding, Ketchikan, 22:23; 23. Ada Odden, Ketchikan, 22:24; 24. Haley Boron, Haines, 22:26; 25. Linnea Lentfer, Juneau-Douglas, 22:29; 26. Hannah Boron, Haines, 22:34; 27. Jade Balansag, Wrangell, 22:52; 28. Reece Bleakley, Thunder Mountain, 22:55; 29. Kendra Coonrad, Petersburg, 23:02; 30. Ella Goldstein, Juneau-Douglas, 23:05; 31. Anneliese Hiatt, Ketchikan, 23:17; 32. Avari Getchell, Haines, 23:18; 33. Natanya Reed, Juneau-Douglas, 23:24; 34. Paige Boehlert, Ketchikan, 23:28; 35. Lydia Andriesen, Haines, 23:29; 36. Cheyanne Kookesh, Angoon, 23:39; 37. Marirose Evenden, Haines, 23:41; 38. Mia Anderson, Mt. Edgecumbe, 23:44; 39. Jenna Walker, Ketchikan, 23:47; 40. Olivia Morrison, Hoonah, 23:51; 41. Malia King, Ketchikan, 23:52; 42. Kenai Holien, Klawock, 24:00; 43. Robin Masterman, Mt. Edgecumbe, 24:01; 44. Sidra Gregoire, Juneau-Douglas, 24:03; 45. Jamie Early, Wrangell, 24:04; 46. Marina Lloyd, Juneau-Douglas, 24:21; 47. Maggie Boehlert, Ketchikan, 24:44; 48. Mackenzie Olver, Thunder Mountain, 25:01; 49. Natalie Crager, Haines, 25:11; 50. Celia Wheeler, Juneau-Douglas, 25:13; 51. Bridget McTague, Juneau-Douglas, 25:21; 52. Ava Brown, Juneau-Douglas, 25:25; 53. Shelby York, Juneau-Douglas, 25:25; 54. Aliyah Overturf, Thunder Mountain, 25:26; 55. Skylar Larrabee, Wrangell, 25:34; 56. Addie Poulson, Sitka, 25:43; 57. Halle Wilson, Hoonah, 25:47; 58. Adeline Dyment, Mt. Edgecumbe, 25:49; 59. Deidre Toyomura, Petersburg, 25:52; 60. Abigail Booton, Thunder Mountain, 26:05; 61. Adriana Larrabee, Wrangell, 26:15; 62. Marianna Bell, Juneau-Douglas, 26:18; 63. Alyssa Henshaw, Sitka, 26:19; 64. Marin Hart, Haines, 26:29; 65. Nicoline Christensen, Sitka, 26:32; 66. Kiara Harrison, Wrangell, 26:51; 67. Lydia Martin, Petersburg, 26:59; 68. Sosan Monsef, Juneau-Douglas, 27:04; 69. Sunset Woods, Mt. Edgecumbe, 27:06; 70. Willow Jackson, Kake, 27:12; 71. Hannah Getchell, Haines, 27:21; 72. Gaby Mas, Ketchikan, 27:34; 73. Teresa Lewis, Hoonah, 27:38; 74. Sanona Sundberg, Haines, 27:39; 75. Courtney James, Kake, 27:44; 76. Kathleen Sweeny, Sitka, 27:48; 77. Chiara Chase, Mt. Edgecumbe, 28:18; 78. Melia Lu Trousil, Thunder Mountain, 28:26; 79. Malory Smith-Turpin, Klawock, 28:28; 80. Mariana Salazar, Thunder Mountain, 28:37; 81. Yzella Miramontes, Haines, 28:44; 82. Alexus Sakamoto Quezon, Petersburg, 28:48; 83. Sierra McClement, Hoonah, 28:57; 84. Eleanor Pickrell, Ketchikan, 28:58; 85. Annie Christensen, Petersburg, 29:04; 86. Alona Howland, Hoonah, 29:10; 87. Nina Carrillo, Thunder Mountain, 29:26; 88. Sierra Lloyd, Juneau-Douglas, 29:33; 89. Haley Lynch, Metlakatla, 31:04; 90. Dionna Jackson, Kake, 31:32; 91. Bella Hanna, Thunder Mountain, 31:50; 92. Grace Sikes, Thunder Mountain, 31:50; 93. Valory Smith-Turpin, Klawock, 32:12; 94. CeAirra Glaser, Wrangell, 32:46; 95. Zada Michel, Hoonah, 46:57.

*Names and times provided by Capital City Invitational officials