Homer area sports and recreation

Upcoming events:

Football: The Mariner football team will host Valdez High School at 6 p.m. this Friday at Homer High School.

Cross-country running: The cross-country running team will compete in a meet in Seward this weekend, at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Volleyball: The Lady Mariners host Palmer High School in a match tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. They then go on to host Nikiski High School at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, also in the gym.

Swimming: The Homer swim and dive team will host the Homer Mariner Triathlon at 8 a.m. this Saturday 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 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: Homer’s Autumn Daigle took first place last weekend at the Palmer Invite in the girls Division II race.

The Kenai boys and girls teams both took second place out of all Division II teams. The Homer girls team took fourth overall while the Homer boys team took fifth.

Daigle won the 5-kilometer girls race in 19 minutes, 29 seconds. Other Homer girls who finished that race include: Eryn Field in 19th at 21:56, Kara Super in 30th at 23:00, Mariah McGuire in 37th at 23:54, Maddox Berg in 42nd at 24:40, Leah Dunn in 43rd at 24:42 and Leah Evans in 61st at 26:21.

Eyoab Knapp was the first Mariner across the finish line in the boys race, taking seventh place at 17:09.

Following him were Seamus McDonough in 27th at 18:43, Lance Seneff in 30th at 18:51, Clayton Beachy in 37th at 19:07, Devin Wise in 38th at 19:07, Austin Cline in 49th at 19:29 and Damon Weisser in 63rd at 20:12.