Region Six cross country conference championships took place over the weekend

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Region Six cross country conference championships took place over the weekend, as the athletes looked to make the state finals in Anchorage.
However, there wasn't much room for error as the rain kept pouring in and the mud kept building.
We start in the 4A Girls' class race, which saw Kendall Kramer take on the elements to run a dominating 19 minutes and 15.5 seconds race.
Kramer continues to have a very strong 2018, winning numerous races in Fairbanks and out of the Interior.
The West Valley Wolfpack and Lathrop Malemutes both qualified for the state championships.
For the Wolfpack, Kramer will be joined by Naomi Bailey, Maggie Druckenmiller, Sam Starks, Emma Jerome, Gloria Bailey and Emma Axelsson.
For Lathrop, Rahab Porter claimed fourth in the top 10, and she will be joined by Abigail Hass, Clare Hanneman, Tjarn Bross and Shalom Neff.
Then in the 3A girls' race, Katie Bast took first for the Monroe Catholic Rams, as she finished in 20 minutes and 48.8 seconds.
Both the Rams and the Galena Hawks qualified due to team scores.
Bast is joined by Lauren White, Grace Hodges, Jeannie Cook, Maura Grahek and Kiley Wnek.
Then the Eielson Ravens had two finishers in the top 10, as Jolie Lucas and Taryn Trigler qualified for state.
I spoke with Kendall Kramer after the race.
"Well, it was really unfortunate that we were the last race, luckily I didn't get sucked into it, do really really fast steps then you won't get stuck or anything and I think I just breezed by it well," said Kramer.
Now in the boys' division, the 4A class was won by Ari Endestad who ran in a time of 17 minutes and 32.2 seconds for the West Valley Wolfpack.
In fact, West Valley and the Lathrop Malemutes qualified for the state finals.
For the Wolfpack, Endestad is joined by Jack Cater, Eric Difolco, Nolan Earnest, Jack Winford and Alex Olson.
For Lathrop, Baird Reynolds captured second, and will be joined by Jonathan Ebel, Jonathan Burrell, Lazarus Porter, Koston Williams, Owen Averett and Erik Attla.
Then in the 3A class, Lucas Echenique grabbed the victory for the Galena Hawks.
Both the Hawks and the Monroe Catholic Rams qualified for state.
For the Rams, Landon Nicholson captured the silver, and will be joined by Gabriel Silas, Nathaniel Walsh, Steven Emerson, Kip Angaiak, Austin Clarkson and Christopher Mayer.
For the Hutchison Hawks, Preston Silas finished fourth and Mac Kesey qualified with a sixth place finish.
And the Dirty Birds saw Zach Lucus and Zeb Khan qualify.
Ari Endestad talked about having to push himself in the final stretch.
"I'm not really sure, I was running in the pack and I assumed he was in the pack maybe, but then out of nowhere I felt him behind me and I was yo gosh. Never dug so deep in my life to finish that race," said Endestad.