Kramer, Olympians dominate town series

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) ------------------------------------

The snow is here and cross-country ski season is underway. The first town series of the year took place this weekend at the Birch Hill Recreation Area, with skiers ranging from kindergartners to Olympic athletes. West Valley's Kendall Kramer ran away in the women's race, defeating several UAF skiiers in the process. On the men's side, former Nanooks and Olympians Tyler Kornfield and Logan Hanneman finished first and second in the 9-kilometer race.

Kramer finished the 6k in 17 minutes and 9.2 seconds, nearly an entire minute faster than UAF skiers Mariel Pulles (18:01.1) and Anja Maijala (18:08.9). Kramer's teammate Maggie Druckenmiller was not far behind, placing fourth overall (18:35.3), defeating Nanook skiers Hannah Deuling (18:36.4) and Sarah Olson (18:42.1). Lathrop's Abigail Haas (18:53.2) took third in the high school race and seventh overall, placing higher than UAF's Rya Berrigan (19:29.9) and Sage Robine (20:23.2).

For the Men, Kornfield took first overall with a time of 24:03.2, while Logan Hanneman finished runner-up at 24:09.5. Kornfield and Hanneman were teammates at UAF for a few years and both competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Five Nanooks followed behind them, led by Mike Ophoff (24:40.1). The first high school athlete to cross the finish line was West Valley's Eric Difolco (26:11.2), placing 7th overall.

Town Series #1 Results (Interior High Schools Only)
Full results can be found at: https://www.nscfairbanks.org/programs/races/town-series/town-series-1/

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Girls 6K

1. Kendall Kramer (West Valley) - 17:09.2
2. Maggie Druckenmiller (West Valley) - 18:35.2
3. Abigail Haas (Lathrop) - 18:53.2
4. Maggie Whitaker (West Valley) - 20:27.2
7. Hjelle Personius (West Valley) - 20:29.4
8. Mallory Presler (West Valley) - 21:19.3
11. Kate Baring (West Valley) - 22:45.5
18. Leni Stoltz (West Valley) - 25:47.1
19. Sonja Truffer (West Valley) - 25:49.9
20. Ava Jelinek (West Valley) - 26:04.0
23. Kristen Abramowicz (West Valley) - 26:28.4
25. Lauren White (Monroe) - 27:19.8
27. Elisabeth Stringfellow (Lathrop) - 28:03.4
28. Riga Grubis (West Valley) - 28:28.4
30. Annika Swanson (West Valley) - 29:16.6
31. Pirada Anderson (West Valley) - 29:36.8
33. Breeauna O'Rear (Lathrop) - 30:59.6
34. Hazel Langley (West Valley) - 32:02.6
36. Siwah Welterelen (West Valley) - 43:57.7

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Boys 9K

1. Eric Difolco (West Valley) - 26:11.2
3. Eli Merrill (West Valley) - 27:11.0
4. Thomas Bueler (West Valley) - 27:16.4
5. Josh Baurick (West Valley) - 28:17.0
6. Nolan Earnest (West Valley) - 28:18.9
7. Daryn Espinosa (Lathrop) - 28:35.6
9. Ezra West (West Valley) - 28:55.4
10. Elias Engman (West Valley) - 29:27.3
12. Jonathan Ebel (Lathrop) - 30:07.9
13. Nicholas Buth (West Valley) - 30:08.8
16. Nelson Hays (Monroe) - 32:43.3
17. Harrison Riggs (Lathrop) - 33:00.7
18. Tobin Stolz (Hutchison) - 34:08.9
19. Eric Weiss (Lathrop) - 34:55.4
21. Benaiah Vanderlugt (Monroe) - 35:32.5
23. Wesley Hicks (Lathrop) - 35:55.4
24. Matthew Johnson (Lathrop) - 35:59.8
25. Bridger Koch (Lathrop) - 36:10.4
29. Nolan Spillane (West Valley) - 36:56.3
30. Daniel Abramowicz (West Valley) - 36:57.1
31. Olav Moeller (West Valley) - 37:08.9
32. Kameron David (West Valley) - 37:15.2
34. Collin Eberhart (Lathrop) - 38:16.3
35. Colin Bredlie (Hutchison) - 38:27.3
36. Isaac Dershin (Lathrop) - 38:39.8
37. Dillon Congdon (Hutchison) - 40:00.0
38. Ian Tragis (Hutchison) - 40:13.0
40. Noah Stout (West Valley) - 40:15.7
41. Jacob Rozelle (West Valley) - 40:20.3
42. Asher James (Lathrop) - 42:07.8
44. Erik Attla (Lathrop) - 42:28.3
46. Josh Madnick (West Valley) - 47:40.2

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