by Greg Lincoln
Cross country season is in full swing and the 2017 Blackberry Fun Run has some new champions. Winning the girls high school event is Reann Lincoln of Tununak. She finished the course in 29:48. For the boys high school race, the winner is Arnold Phillip of Kwigillingok. His time was 23:05. For the middle school girls, Rosemary Henry representing Toksook Bay crossed the finish line in first at 16:55. Middle school boys champion is Raymond Chanar, also of Toksook Bay. He posted a time of 13:47. The middle school race featured a shorter course than the varsity runners course.
Teams from Kwigillingok, Tununak, Nightmute, and Eek joined the Islander host team to participate.
This event is hosted by the Toksook Bay Islanders Cross Country program each year. This event is unique with a challenging route that takes runners up steep hilly inclines and through valleys with a muddy fast downhill finish. Traditionally it is held on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. Good job runners!
2017 Blackberry Fun Run Results
Middle School Girls
1st 16:55 Rosemary Henry, Toksook
2nd 17:15 Brittney Oscar, Kwig
3rd 17:45 Cadence Dull, Toksook
4th 17:57 Lollie James, Tununak
5th 18:01 Renee Flynn, Tununak
Middle School Boys
1st 13:47 Raymond Chanar, Toksook
2nd 13:48 Dominic Broagman, Tununak
3rd 14:41 Terrance Wiseman, Nightmute
4th 14:52 Blake Christian Anthony, Nightmute
5th 14:55 Regan Evon, Kwig
High School Girls
1st 29:48:00 Reann Lincoln, Tununak
2nd 30:18:00 Amanda Kanrilak, Tununak
3rd 31:18:00 Kaeli Amik, Kwig
4th 37:14:00 Robin Kugtsun, Kwig
5th 55:19:00 Erica Hooper, Tununak
High School Boys
1st 23:05 Arnold Philip, Kwig
2nd 24:27:00 Chris Lexie, Eek
3rd 24:43:00 Nicholas Sparks, Eek
4th 25:02:00 Charles Green, Tununak
5th 25:07:00 James Alexie, Eek
Event results courtesy of Nelson Island Schools.