Chugiak senior Isaac Lammers finished the 5-kilometer course at Bartlett High in 16 minutes, 47 seconds to place 11th and lead all local finishers at the 2011 ASAA/Alaska Class 4A state cross country running championships on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Chugiak finished seventh out of 11 4A teams in the event.
West Valley’s Kuba Grzeda won in 16:01, beating Service’s Max Romey by three seconds. Romey earned some consolation by leading the Cougars to the overall team title.
Sophomore David McPhetres finished 13th for Chugiak in 16:55.
UPDATE (10/6/2011): Chugiak's appeal of its three forfeitures was upheld by the Alaska School Activities Association board of directors on Monday. The Mustangs will not go to the playoffs, and the team's final 2011 record is 2-6 overall and 2-5 in the Cook Inlet Conference.
Chugiak's football season ended with a 24-7 Cook Inlet Conference win over East on Saturday at Anchorage Football Stadium.
Chugiak’s bid for a tournament championship fell just short over the weekend, as the Mustangs finished runner-up to South at the West
Spiketacular Sept. 23 and 24 at West High.
The Mustangs went 8-0 during Friday’s pool play, then ran off a 5-1 record in Saturday’s pool playoffs to earn a berth in the Gold championship bracket. There, they beat Colony in two sets to advance to the finals, where they fell 2-0 to the Wolverines.
Anna Matthews and Karlee Kavanaugh were named to the all-tournament team for Chugiak.
Both Eagle River and Chugiak continued their midseason surges last week as both improved to 6-4 with a pair of wins.
It took just one drive for Eagle River to put enough points on the board to defeat Service 7-0 in Cook Inlet Conference flag football play Friday, Sept. 23 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.
Eagle River had almost an identical victory against South Anchorage on Sept. 20. The Wolves, who won 6-0, scored on their first drive when Skylar Metzel took a long reception in for a score. Neither team reached the end zone for the rest of the game.