Boonstra, Fritzel win Seward Invitational ski race

Riana Boonstra and the Kenai Central girls picked up a victory Saturday at the Seward Invitational ski meet. The Soldotna boys and Grace Christian’s Trent Fritzel also were winners.

Kenai coach Brad Nyquist said the course at the Mile 12 Ski Trails was fast and fun. The coach gave the groomers credit for getting the course in good shape after the heavy rains and snows Seward faced in the past week.

Nyquist said a solid finish by Boonstra was enough to win her the race. Boonstra finished the six-kilometer freestyle in 16 minutes, 32 seconds, while Seward’s Ruby Lindquist was second in 16:37 and Soldotna’s Kellie Arthur was third in 17:53.

The Kenai girls had a team time of 1:14:31, while Soldotna was second and Grace was third.

Fritzel finished the 6K freestyle in 13:43, while Soldotna’s Koby Vinson was runner-up at 14:04 and Grace’s Luke Fritzel was third at 14:31. Soldotna’s team time was 59:57, while Homer was second and Kenai was third.

Seward Invitational


Mile 12 Ski Trails


Team scores: 1. Kenai, 1 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds; 2. Soldotna, 1:16:50; 3. Grace, 1:20:45.

Individual six-kilometer freestyle results

1. Riana Boonstra, Ken, 16:32; 2. Ruby Lindquist, Sew, 16:37; 3. Kellie Arthur, Sol, 17:53; 4. Katie Holmes, Hom, 18:06; 5. Charlee Deminteiff, Gra, 18:35; 6. Katie Cooper, Ken, 18:56; 7. Maria Salzetti, Ken, 18:56; 8. Cameron Blackwell, Sol, 19:05; 9. Mia Alexson, Hom, 19:10; 10. Sadie Lindquist, Sew, 19:11; 11. Abigail Beveridge, Gra, 20:02; 12. Mollie Erickson, Sol, 20:03; 13. Ithaca Bergholtz, Ken, 20:07; 14. Shelby Hill, Sol, 20:34; 15. Elianna Kniegge, Gra, 20:53; 16. Anna McLaughlin, Gra, 21:15; 17. Dareena Doyle, Ken, 21:59; 18. Laura Ellis, Gra, 21:59; 19. Hannah Delker, Sol, 21:59; 20. Grace Gannon, Gra, 23:21; 21. Kealy Hendricks, Sol, 23:31; 22. Holley Hoback, Gra, 24:01; 23. Sophie Thomas, Sol, 24:08.


Team scores: 1. Soldotna, 59:57; 2. Homer, 1:04:41; 3. Kenai, 1:05:58.

Individual six-kilometer freestyle results

1. Trent Fritzel, Gra, 13:43; 2. Koby Vinson, Sol, 14:04; 3. Luke Fritzel, Gra, 14:31; 4. Addison Downing, Sol, 14:39; 5. Jacob Davis, Hom, 15:13; 6. Caleb Rauch, Hom, 15:25; 7. Patrick Michaels, Ken, 15:25; 8. Jeremy Kupferschmid, Sol, 15:35; 9. Josh Shuler, Sol, 15:39; 10. Eric Kempf, Ken, 15:42; 11. Jode Sparks, Sol, 16:17; 12. Hoxie Parks, Hom, 16:30; 13. Joseph Dammeyer, Sol, 16:47; 14. Trevor Debnam, Ken, 16:51; 15. Jack Harris, Sol, 17:22; 16. Logan Smith, Sew, 17:23; 17. Denver Waclawski, Hom, 17:33; 18. Billy Morrow, Ken, 18:00; 19. Josh Foster, Ken, 18:48; 20. Eric Super, Hom, 19:01; 21. Matthew Minium, Nik, 19:06; 22. Egor Sturdy, Sew, 19:08; 23. Jed Christianson, Sew, 19:14.

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