Alexie, Lincoln sprint to regional titles

Racers in the varsity high school boys Small Schools division begin with a mass start at last weekend's cross country race in Bethel. The top 5 will head to the state meet this weekend. photo by Tommy Bayayok

by Tommy Wells

Eugene Alexie and Reann Lincoln made sure their 2017 cross-country seasons were extended another week this past weekend with outstanding performances at the small school regional championships in Bethel.

Alexie dominated the boys’ 5-kilometer race. The Kuskokwim Learning Academy senior punched his ticket to the upcoming Class 1A-2A-3A state meet by pounding out a 31-second victory over the 3.1-mile trail. A native of Toksook Bay, he completed the course in a time of 18 minutes and 5 seconds.

Kwigillingok’s Arnold Phillip was Alexie’s nearest competitor. He finished second at 18:35.

Akula’s Eric Tinker and Quinhagak’s Preston Alexie also turned in strong performances. Turner collected the bronze medal with a third-place time of 18:54. Preston Alexie finished 1 second later, taking fourth at 18:55.

Kwigillingok standout William Flynn was fifth, checking in with a mark of 18:57.

In the girls’ division, Lincoln was equally as dominant. The Toksook Bay Tununak star raced to first with a time of 23 minutes.

Tununak teammate Amanda Kanrilak gave the Coasters a sweep of the top two spots in the meet. She took second at 23:26.

Tuntutuliak’s Nelliann Smith legged out third, finishing with a time of 23:45.

Kaeli Amik and Saralee Egoak rounded out the top five in the girls’ division. Amik and Egoak checked in with time of 23:48 and 24:52, respectively.

The Class 1A-2A-3A state meet will be held on Sept. 30 at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The Top 5 in each group will head to state.

Official Team Scores

1. Kwigillingok 34

2. Kipnuk 36

3. Quinhagak 56

Individual Boys Results

1 Eugene Alexie 18:05 KLA

2 Arnold Phillip 18:36 Kwigillingok

3 Eric Tinker 18:54 Akula

4 Preston Alexie 18:55 Quinhagak

5 William Evon 18:57 Kwigillingok

6 Tyrelle Andrew 19:01 Kongiganak

7 Clayton Panruk 19:43 Chefornak

8 Jessie Nicholas 19:45 Kwethluk

9 Calvin Egoak 19:49 Kipnuk

10 (tie) Julian Smith 20:05 Kipnuk

10 (tie) Dion Pleasant 20:05 Quinhagak

12 Arthur Paul 20:20 Kipnuk

13 Tristan Anaver 20:33 Kipnuk

14 Robert Charlie 20:52 Tununak

15 Troy Panruk 20:57 Chefornak

16 (tie) Arles Andrew 21:04 Kwigillingok

16 (tie) Joseph Gilila 21:04 Tuntutuliak

18 Michael Chakuchin 21:08 Toksook Bay

19 (tie) Jason Evon 21:13 Kwigillingok

19 (tie) Wilson Agimuk 21:13 Toksook Bay

21 Randall Andrew 21:19 Kwigillingok

22 Tristan Chimegalrea 21:24 Kwethluk

23 Phillip Paul 21:33 Kipnuk

24 Dustin Jackson 21:37 Kwethluk

25 Lambert Kairaiuak 21:42 Chefornak

26 Paul Albert 22:09 Tununak

27 Nolan Atti 22:14 Kwigillingok

28 Nalon John 22:18 Kwigillingok

29 Dawson Erik 22:44 Chefornak

30 Michael Larson 22:52 Kwethluk

31 Jared James 23:04 Tununak

32 Merlin White 23:12 Kwigillingok

33 Johnny Bosco 23:15 Toksook Bay

34 Raymond Lupie 23:20 Tuntutuliak

35 Devin Tunutmoak 23:42 KLA

36 Michael Uttereyuk 24:01 KLA

37 Jesse Wassilie 24:09 Tuntutuliak

38 Elia Guest 24:41 Quinhagak

39 Moses Guest 25:07 Quinhagak

40 Michael Urovak 32:30 Quinhagak

Individual Ladies Results

Finishing in the top spot is Reann LIncoln of Tununak for the girls in the Small Schools XC Meet in Bethel. Lincoln finished the course in 23 minutes. photo by Isabelle Dyment

1 Reann Lincoln 23:00 Tununak

2 Amanda Kanrilak 23:26 Tununak

3 Nelliann Smith 23:45 Tuntutuliak

4 Kaeli Amik 23:48 Kwigillingok

5 Saralee Egoak 24:52 Atmautluak

6 Payton Chanar 25:38 Toksook Bay

7 Josephine Chakuchin 26:19 Toksook Bay

8 Trinsten Dock 27:19 Kipnuk

9 Nissa Egoak 27:44 Atmautluak

10 Deandrea Brink 28:01 Akula

11 Robyn Kugtson 28:50 Kwigillingok

12 Shayna Evan 30:41 Kongiganak

13 Melissa Brink 33:45 Akula

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