Kramer, South High girls shine at Mt. Sac XC Invite in California

November 1, 2019
Kendall Kramer Cross Country

Kendall Kramer

Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks went out with a bang in her last high school cross country running race.

Kramer, a three-time Alaska state high school cross country champion, dominated the Girls Division 3/4/5 Individual Sweepstakes race at the Mt. Sac XC Invite Oct. 25 in California, which was established in 1948 and is billed as “the world’s largest XC competition.”

Kramer, representing West Valley High School, finished the 3-mile event in hot conditions in 17 minutes, 36 seconds and topped the runner-up from California by 34 seconds (Kramer, however, did not record the fastest girls’ time as several ran faster in other races).

Kramer said in a video interview with MileSplit USA that she will skip both the Foot Locker National Championships and Nike Team Nationals in December to focus on cross country skiing, as she is now a member of the U.S. Ski Team.

Meanwhile, the South Anchorage High School girls placed second among 21 teams in the Division 3/4/5 Team Sweepstakes race. Ava Earl led the way in ninth place (18:36) while Robyn Miller was 12th and Lucy Young 20th.

In the boys Team Sweepstakes race, West Valley’s Daniel Abramowitz led the way in 22nd place and South Anchorage’s Kaleb Beloy was 33rd.

– By Matias Saari, Blog Contributor