Dixon, Aldridge capture Tri Nikiksi titles

Editor’s note: Some finishers were left out of the original web story. This story corrects that mistake.

Adam Dixon and Morgan Aldridge won the Tri Nikiski on Saturday, Aug. 19.

The event features a 500-yard swim, 10.6-mile bike ride and five-kilometer run.

Dixon finished at 1 hour, 5 minutes and 7 seconds to take the men’s and overall victory.

Aldridge was just 30 seconds off the pace to take top honors for women and also second overall.

The next two across the line also were women — Jen Schmidt at 1:08:56 and Amy Anderson at 1:10:06.

Chad Anderson was the second man across the line at 1:14:04, while Justin Walton was the third man at 1:16:36.

The top team was Splish, Flash and Dash, made up of Sidney Epperheimer, Simone Owens and Sarah Pribbenow. The squad finished at 1:21:25.

The second-place team was Mush On, made up of Pamela Schamber and Mira Franz. They had a time of 1:21:57.

The third-place team was Keep Uppy, made up of Molli Sansotta, Erin Sansotta and Tamara Hibberd, finishing at 1:29:18.

Team Croissant was the first youth team. Uriah Smith, Bennett Martin and Leif Laker finished at 1:27:26.

You, Me, and Some Guy was the second youth team. Elias Sundheim, Sawyer Johnson and Micah Bunker finished at 1:35:32.

The event was put on by The Compass, which exists to help youth navigate the challenging teen years.

Tri Nikiski

Saturday, Aug. 19


1. Adam Dixon, 1 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds (1st place men); 2. Morgan Aldridge, 1:05:37 (1st place women); 3. Jen Schmidt, 1:08:56 (2nd place women); 4. Amy Anderson, 1:10:06 (3rd place women); 5. Jenelle Brinkman, 1:11:51; 6. Kristin Riall (1:13:31); 7. Chad Anderson, 1:14:04 (2nd place men); 8. Justin Walton, 1:16:36 (3rd place men); 9. Jed McGlasson, 1:16:40; 10. Sara Sjostrom, 1:22:21; 11. Becca Hitchcock, 1:22:50; 12. Kara Abel, 1:23:03; 13. Amanda Miotke, 1:23:23; 14. Katie Melvin, 1:24:28; 15. Holly Boston, 1:24:33; 16. Lila Johnson, 1:25:42; 17. Elizabeth Young, 1:27:21; 18. Mark Snyder, 1:29:02; 19. Frieda Tuttle, 1:29:03; 20. Lauren Pilatti, 1:29:03; 21. Michelle Maguire, 1:31:33; 22. Paul Nelson, 1:33:52; 23. Mark Laker, 1:35:16; 24. Julie Laker, 1:35:45; 25. Erin Metzger, 1:36:49.

26. Lisa Kelly Gwynn, 1:44:43; 27. Jackie Harrison, 1:50:23; 28. Juley McConnel, 1:57:16; 29. Stephanie Macias, 1:57:38; 30. Karlie Wilhelmi, 1:57:47; 31. Brittany Silver, 2:00:12; 32. Amber McGlasson, 2:03:15; 33. Rachel Gilbert, 2:11:58; 34. Jakelynn Wheeler, 2:12:23; 35. Vanessa Perry, 2:24:17.


1. Splish, Flash and Dash (Sidney Epperheimer, Simone Owens, Sarah Pribbenow), 1:21:25 (1st place team); 2. Mush On (Pamela Schamber, Mira Franz), 1:21:57 (2nd place team); 3. Team Croissant (Uriah Smith, Bennett Martin, Leif Laker), 1:27:26 (1st place youth team); 4. Keep Uppy (Molli Sansotta, Erin Sansotta, Tamara Hibberd), 1:29:18 (3rd place team); 5. You, Me, and Some Guy (Elias Sundheim, Sawyer Johnson, Micah Bunker), 1:35:32 (2nd place youth team); 6. Gotta catch Em all (Gavin Sansotta, Jackson Hibberd, Nate Hibberd), 1:42:37.

More in Sports

Kenai Central's Kate Wisnewski and Ellsi Miller put up a block against Soldotna on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Tuesday volleyball: Kenai tops Soldotna; Nikiski defeats Homer

The visiting Kenai Central volleyball team defeated Soldotna 25-15, 25-19, 19-25 and… Continue reading

Nikiski's Everett Chamberlain, Lynn Deveer, Seth Payne and Oliver Parrish celebrate the touchdown run of Parrish on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, at Nikiski Middle-High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Nikiski tops Eielson, advances to 9-man state final

Thanksgiving came early Saturday at Nikiski Middle-High School. Nikiski defeated Eielson 40-6… Continue reading

Kenai girls, SoHi boys swimmers capture Seward Invite

The Kenai Central girls and Soldotna boys swim teams won Seward Invitational… Continue reading

Kenai volleyball takes 2nd at West Spiketacular

The Kenai Central volleyball team finished second at the West Spiketacular on… Continue reading

Soldotna football wins 18th straight conference title

The visiting Soldotna football team defeated Eagle River 55-7 on Saturday to… Continue reading

Region 3 cross country: Seward girls, Ingalls take titles on home course

The Seward girls cross-country team warmed up for the defense of their… Continue reading

Kenai Central quarterback Zeke Yragui throws against Kodiak on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, at Kodiak High School in Kodiak, Alaska. (Photo by Derek Clarkston/Kodiak Daily Mirror)
Mid Alaska: Kenai football blows past Kodiak; Barrow tops Homer

The visiting Kenai Central football team defeated Kodiak 49-6 on Friday in… Continue reading

Windigo sweep Brown Bears

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears were swept decisively by the Wisconsin… Continue reading

Beeson, Aldridge win 4th Chainwreck Cyclocross Series race

Brian Beeson and Morgan Aldridge won the fourth race of the Chainwreck… Continue reading

Most Read