Juneau runners took the top spots in the Capital City Invitational cross country meet this weekend (Saturday).
Sidney Browning finished the 5 kilometer race in 21:16 to best the girls’ field, followed by Juneau-Douglas High School classmate Martina Miller at 22:10 – one second ahead of Ketchikan’s Courtney Galloway, who was third. Katie Jones was the top Thunder Mountain girl, finishing 11th with a time of 22:57.
JDHS’s David Francis had the top boys’ time at 16:52. Sitka’s Niko Friedman was second at 16:57, followed by Juneau’s Jesse Miller at 17:01. James Steeves came in sixth for Thunder Mountain with a time of 18:38.
The Capital City Invitational was held Saturday at Savikko Park.
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