Soccer team creates new fun run

Laura Inama crosses the finish line first in the 2.6 mile category in the first ever Trot to the Top event held by the Homer High School soccer team over the weekend in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Karin Sonnen)

The Homer High School girls’ soccer team held our inaugural “Trot to the Top” fun run this past Saturday, which started at Homer Middle School and provided three distances that runners could compete in.

The furthest distance was 5.7 miles which went to the top of Baycrest Hill and back, the second was a halfway point at 2.7 miles and the third was a walking distance which had a turnaround point at the bottom of West Hill.

It was the first time we have had an event like this and I am hoping to make it an annual thing that the community and running community can put on their calendars each year and look forward to. We had 49 runners and walkers participate and each participant received lunch afterwards, which was provided by many parent volunteers.

Trot to the Top Results:


1. Rand Seaton, 23:12:41; 2. Lauren Seaton, 23:12:97; 3. Shannon McBride Morin, 50:40.

2.6 Miles:

1. Laura Inama, 25:55.25; 2. Tait Ostrom, 28:00.53; 3. Bob Ostrom, 28:08.97; 4. Sophie Morin, 28:17.97; 5. Kelli Bishop, 29:09.10; 6. Uran Piedra, 30:44.73; 7. Abigail Shealy, 30:44.97; 8. Paige Jones, 31:45.04; 9. Karmyn Gallios, 31:45 .35; 10. Jamie Parish, 32:13.09; 11. Sean Campbell, 51:12.66.

5.7 Miles:

1. Pedro Ochoa, 31:45.35; 2. Autumn Daigle, 35:37.38; 3. Michael McGuire, 39:41.88; 4. Annie Ridgely, 41:44.63; 5. Adam Veldstra, 42:28.22; 6. Chessie Sharp, 42:45.22; 7. Kristen Buckwalter, 42:54.01; 8. Tim Blakely, 44:50.59; 9. Paul Story, 45:45.44; 10. Kate Baring, 45:48.19; 11. Sienna Carey, 45:58.38; 12. Austin Cline, 46:44.19; 13. Avram Salzmann, 47:21.10; 14. Rocco Flora, 47:22.84; 15. Denver Waclawski, 47:22.84; 16. Zoe Stonorov, 48:00.79; 17. Alyssum Veldstra, 48:22.44; 18. Jessica Sonnen, 48:23.56; 19. Brenna McCarron, 48:23.56; 20. Lila Johnson, 51:00.38; 21. Jen Booz, 51:11.50; 22. Summer McGuire, 51:11.97; 23. Kimberly Lynn, 52:16.91; 24. Harmony Davidson, 52:19.29; 25. Andie Sonnen, 52:50.91; 26. Aiyana Cline, 54:25; 27. Alison McCarron, 54:25.85; 28. Eve Brau, 54:25.85; 29. Mina Cavasos, 54:42.97; 30. Rylee Doughty, 54:43.63; 31. Tanner Gallios, 54:44.69; 32. Saundra Hudson, 55:15.04; 33. Tara Schmidt, 58:47.13; 34. Hannah Stonorov, 1:07:48; 35. Sidney Flora, 1:07:48; 36. Raisa Basargin, 1:07:52.

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