Varsity Cross Country runners take off from the starting line during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross Country Running Championships on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Varsity Cross Country runners take off from the starting line during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross Country Running Championships on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls, boys nab second in borough cross country championships

Not even the strong, biting wind that rolled through the Lookout Mountain Trails on Tuesday afternoon could blow the Homer cross-country runners off course, as both the girls and boys varsity teams claimed second place at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross-Country Runners Championship.

The Homer-hosted meet boasted runners from all over the borough, including Razdolna and Nikolaevsk. The Homer varsity boys team came in second with 45 points, and the girls varsity team nabbed the same place against their competitors with 33 points.

Sophomore Autumn Daigle claimed second place individually in the varsity girls race, with a time of 10 minutes, 51 seconds, and senior Jacob Davis took first overall for the varsity boys with a time of 9:18.

Coach Annie Ridgley said she was pleased with the performance of all the Homer teams, noting that the boys varsity team had lost one member and had to make up for that with faster times.

“It couldn’t have gone any better,” she said. “We have a really powerful girl team; they’re really strong, looking good. They pack up together and race really well.”

Ridgley applauded both Davis teammate Luca Fasulo for reaching finishing times under 10 minutes, which she said are fast for 3K races, especially on the Lookout Mountain course.

“It’s real hilly, real rolly on the ankles,” she said.

Ridgley said she expects all her runners to PR at the Homer Time Trial on the Spit this Saturday.

Girls team results: 1. Kenai Central High School, 26 points; 2. Homer, 33 points; 3. Soldotna High School, 67 points.

Boys team results: 1. SoHi, 39 points; 2. Homer, 45 points; tied for 3. Kenai and Seward High School, 70 points.

Individual junior varsity girls race times: 4. Elizabeth Fefelov, Nikolaevsk, 13:34; 13. Justina Fefelov, Nikolaevsk, 14:47; 15. Isabelle Hickman, Nikolaevsk, 15:17; 31. Anfisa Basargin, Voznesenka, 19:19; 33. Fenya Martushoff, Voznesenka, 20:49; 34. Ellie Syth, Homer, 21:29.

Individual junior varsity boys race times: 4. Zachary Trail, Nikolaevsk, 10:33; 5. Dexter Lowe, Homer, 10:42; 6. Mose Hayes, Homer, 10:43; 9. Travis Coffey, Homer, 11:00; 11. Michael Trail, Nikolaevsk, 11:11; 13. Gabe LeBlanc, Homer, 11:25; 14. Andy Super, Homer, 11:27; 18.Peter Sythe, Homer, 11:49; 29. Hunter Patton, Homer, 13:06; 39. Ancil Chandlier, Homer, 17:36.

Individual varsity girls race times: 2. Autumn Daigle, Homer, 10:51; 6. Moseley Alex, Homer, 11:27; 7. Miller Brooke, Homer, 11:49; 8. Carey Shine, Homer, 12:16; 10. Carey Sienna, Homer, 12:30; 16. Davidson Harmony, Homer, 13:21; 20. Irina Ivanov, Voznesenka, 15:05; 21. Ochoa Anahi, Homer, 15:39; 22. Domna Basargin, Voznesenka, 16:26; 23. Faena Basargin, Voznesenka, 16:36.

Individual varsity boys race times: 2. Jacob Davis, Homer, 9:18; 5. Luciano Fasulo, Homer, 9:26; 7. Jordan Beachy, Homer, 9:39; 15. Clayton Beachy, Homer, 10:12; 16. Denver Waclawski, Homer, 10:17; 21. Seth Inama, Homer, 10:41; 26. Ethan Anderson, Homer, 11:01.5.

Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@homernews.com.

Kenai Central High School runner Maison Dunham beats Homer’s Jacob Davis to the finish line of the varsity boys race at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross Country Running Championships on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. Dunham took first for the varsity boys and Davis came in second. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Central High School runner Maison Dunham beats Homer’s Jacob Davis to the finish line of the varsity boys race at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross Country Running Championships on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. Dunham took first for the varsity boys and Davis came in second. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Central High School runner Maison Dunham pulls ahead of the pack nearing the end of the varsity boys race at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross Country Running Championships on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. Soldotna High School took first overall out of the varsity boys teams, and the Kenai team claimed the top spot for the girls. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Central High School runner Maison Dunham pulls ahead of the pack nearing the end of the varsity boys race at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross Country Running Championships on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. Soldotna High School took first overall out of the varsity boys teams, and the Kenai team claimed the top spot for the girls. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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