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.
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
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- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.