West Valley takes down the Jim Loftus Mile race

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Sometimes returning home nets a you a victory, and that happened for former West Valley Wolfpack,Tony Tomsich.
Who won the Jim Loftus Mile race.​
Tomsich burned up the track with a 4 minute and 43 second runtime, beating Daniel Abramowicz by four seconds.​
Alex Olson took third.​
For the women's top division, Naomi Bailey of West Valley beat the competition by 19 seconds at 5 minutes and 18 seconds.​
Melanie Nussbaumer took the silver while third went to Gloria Bailey.​
Both winners spoke about taking the mile at West Valley.​
"I felt good where I'm at with my training and with my own running I was happy with the run and it is always fun to come out and take part in community events and this is one of those classic examples and so Dan called out and before the line on how many people are from West Valley or alums from West Valley and pretty much three-quarters put their hand up and yeah that's where I went to school and so it is always fun to come back and run on the track," said Tomsich.
"Well you always feel like you have enough energy to run through the whole thing and then you get to the last 100 of the first lap and I'm like I've got three more. But then you get into a rhythm and you feel good," said Bailey.​
In the men's Class II race Glenn Thompson had to hold off a younger competitor to win by one second.
Thompson had a time of 5 minutes and 44 seconds.​
The men's Class III race was secured by Andrew Brooks by two seconds.​
In the women's Class II race, Rachel Jenkins led the pack by 14 seconds.​
And for the youth mile, Anna Bailey took the fastest time.​
The next race on the schedule is the Mosquito Meander at Pioneer Park tomorrow at 10 A.M.​