Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events:

Football: The Mariner football team will travel for an away game at 7 p.m. this Friday against Redington Jr./Sr. High School near Wasilla.

Cross-country running: This Saturday, Homer’s cross country team will head up to Soldotna to compete in the Tsalteshi Invite at noon on Saturday at the Tsalteshi Trails system near Skyview Middle School.

Volleyball: Homer High School will host the Mariner Jamboree, where the Mariner volleyball team will face off against two other schools starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug, 24.

Swimming: The Homer swim and dive team will host the Homer Mariner Triathlon at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 for the community. Participants register as teams of two to three or as individuals to complete the challenging course consisting of a 1,000-yard swim in the Homer High School pool; a 15-mile bike ride up East Hill Road, across Skyline Drive and down West Hill Road to the Homer Spit; and a 5-mile run back up to Homer High School.

All proceeds of this event benefit the swim and dive team. Participants receive a commemorative t-shirt (courtesy of sponsor Cycle Logical) and the opportunity to compete for custom Mariner wheel medals (courtesy of Desperate Marine LLC) awarded to the top three Ironmen/women in each age group.

For more information or to register, visit www.facebook.com/HomerMarinerTri. There will be a race bib pickup from 4-6 p.m. the evening before the event, Friday, Aug. 30, at Cycle Logical. For answers to other questions or for help finding another person to fill your team, contact race director Paul Story at pstory@kpbsd.org or 299-3523.

In Review:

Cross-country running

The Homer cross country team had its first meet of the season this past Saturday at Fort Abercrombie in Kodiak.

The Kodiak Bears swept both the boys’ and girls’ varsity races, with Connor Marbrey winning for the boys in 18 minutes, 24 seconds, and Elizabeth Parnell taking first in the girls’ race at 23:04.

Additionally, there were two open races for runners who hadn’t yet been to 10 practices. Homer’s Clayton Beachy won the open race for the boys in 18:46, while Homer’s Autumn Daigle won the girls’ open race in 20:59.

BOYS

Varsity — 1. Connor Marbrey, Kod, 18:24; 2. Braxton Gruner, Kod, 18:27; 3. Colt Hubert, Kod, 19:58; 4. Devin Wise, Hom, 20:41; 5. Lukyan Fairbanks, Hom, 20:43; 6. Jackson Roberts, Kod, 21:02; 7. Jerrod Bolton, Kod, 21:09; 8. Owen Pitzman, Hom, 21:35; 9. Tyler Holforty, Kod, 23:50; 10. Omar Llamos, Kod, 24:43; 11. Joel Manwiller, Hom, 25:44; 12. Terrance Schoemwether, Kod, 26:50; 13. Benjamin Powers, Kod, 28:40.

Open — 1. Clayton Beachy, Hom, 18:46; 2. Riley Birbilas, Kod, 19:34; 3. Tristen Klier, Kod, 20:28; 4. David Castro, Kod, 20:47; 5. Christian Harver, Kod, 21:51; 6. Zachary Hecht, Kod, 30:54.

GIRLS

Varsity — 1. Elizabeth Parnell, Kod, 23:04; 2. Eryn Field, Hom, 23:10; 3. Francie Eufemio, Kod, 23:51; 4. Hallee Blair, Kod, 24:33; 5. Marielle Mangrobang, Kod, 26:04; 6. Katie Parnell, Kod, 26:59; 7. Carly Glover, Kod, 27:38; 8. Charlette Burke, Kod, 29:56; 9. Maryssa Abston, Kod, 29:59; 10. Leah Dunn, Hom, 30:55; 11. Acacia Birbilas, Kod, 32:26.

Open — 1. Autumn Daigle, Hom, 20:59; 2. Naomi Griffin, Kod, 24:07; 3. Sara Scott, Kod, 33:55; 4. Bella Klier, Kod, 34:24; 5. Emily Lorring, Kod, 42:40.

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