Kenai boys sweep Frank D. Invite

Kenai boys sweep Frank D. Invite

Boonstra, Pfeiffenberger take individual titles

The Kenai Central girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Frank D. Invitational on Friday in Seward.

The Kardinals boys edged Seward by three points for the title, while Kards girls tied Soldotna at 34 in the girls team race. Kenai’s sixth runner, Emily Moss, won it for Kenai by defeating Soldotna’s sixth runner to the line.

Seward’s Max Pfeiffenberger won the boys race in 17 minutes, 41 seconds, while Kenai’s Joe Hamilton was next at 17:50 and Kards teammate Gregory Fallon was right behind at 17:51.

On the girls side, Jayna Boonstra led her team to the win by topping the girls field at 20:22. Soldotna’s Erika Arthur was runner-up at 20:44, while SoHi’s Jordan Strausbaugh was third at 21:42.

Frank D. Invitational

Friday in Seward

BOYS

Team scores: 1. Kenai Central, 41; 2. Seward, 44; 3. Soldotna, 60; 4. Homer, 65.

Individual 5-kilometer results

1. Max Pfeiffenberger, Sew, 17 minutes, 41 seconds; 2. Joe Hamilton, Ken, 17:50; 3. Gregory Fallon, Ken, 17:51; 4. Seamus McDonough, Hom, 17:53; 5. Nathanael Johnson, Sol, 18:38; 6. Maleda Denbrock, Sol, 18:47; 7. Jack Laker, Ken, 18:47; 8. Trey Ingalls, Sew, 18:48; 9. Levi DeBoard, Sew, 18:56; 10. Tyler Hippchen, Ken, 18:59; 11. Adams Veldstra, Hom, 19:01; 12. Samuel Koster, Sew, 19:04; 13. Jeren Nash, Sol, 19:09; 14. Aloshia Cross, Sew, 19:24; 15. Austin Cline, Hom, 19:29; 16. Avery Willets, Sol, 19:36; 17. Garrett Briscoe, Hom, 19:38; 18. Damon Weisser, Hom, 19:40; 19. Ky Calvert, Ken, 19:50; 20. Quinn Cox, Sol, 19:52; 21. Nathan Haakenson, Ken, 20:12; 22. Finnley Loop, Sol, 20:21; 23. Zane Tews, Ken, 20:23; 24. William Benes, Val, 20:28; 25. Cody Bryden, Sew, 21:42.

26. Mylan Johnson, Hom, 23:37; 27. Lliam Boss-Harmon, Hom, 23:38; 28. Jason Smile, Val, 24:35.

GIRLS

Team scores: 1. Kenai, 34; 2. Soldotna, 34; 3. Homer, 54.

Individual 5-kilometer results

1. Jayna Boonstra, Ken, 20:22; 2. Erika Arthur, Sol, 20:44; 3. Jordan Strausbaugh, Sol, 21:42; 4. Emilee Wilson, Ken, 22:27; 5. Marantha Brueckner, Sew, 22:33; 6. Katie Delker, Sol, 22:35; 7. Lena Jagielski, Sew, 22:36; 8. Eryn Field, Hom, 22:49; 9. Elena Badajos, Hom, 22:56; 10. Leah Fallon, Ken, 23:25; 11. Summer Foster, Ken, 23:28; 12. Frida Renner, Hom, 23:31; 13. Sonia Montague, Sol, 23:37; 14. Gabriella Tews, Ken, 24:02; 15. Kaidence Schaeffer, Sol, 24:19; 16. Hana Cooney, Sew, 24:19; 17. Emily Moss, Ken, 24:29; 18. Adelyn McCorison, Hom, 24:32; 19. Keira Schrock, Sew, 24:33; 20. Kara Super, Hom, 25:00; 21. Sylvia Clemens, Hom, 25:35; 22. Megan Whittom, Sol, 26:01; 23. Lynnea Hack, Ken, 26:46; 24. Carson Dement, Sol, 27:01; 25. Cecilia Fitzpatrick, Hom, 27:19.

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