Petersburg High School cross country runners at the start line in Craig. (Photo by Assistant Coach Debby Eddy)

Petersburg High School cross country teams were the top teams among small schools at a meet in Craig over the last weekend. Both the boys and girls teams took first place behind Ketchikan.

Haines, a main small schools rival for Petersburg, was not at the meet.

Petersburg took nine boys and 7 girls to the Craig meet.

Three Vikings took the top three spots among small schools. Uriah Lucas finished in first place among small schools and second overall behind a Ketchikan runner. His time was 17 minutes and 29 seconds. Kole Sperl finished second among small schools at 18 minutes 33 seconds. Michael Durkin finished third with a time of 19:12.

Petersburg High School Head Coach Tommy Thompson talks to cross country runners at the start line. (Photo by assistant coach Debby Eddy)

For the Lady Vikings, Maia Cowan took first place among small schools and third place overall behind two Ketchikan runners. She finished in a time of 21 minutes 19 seconds. Kendra Coonrad was second for Petersburg and third place among small schools with a time of 22:09. Melanie Chase finished third for Petersburg and fifth among small schools at 22:37.

The Craig meet is the third meet for Petersburg. Coach Tommy Thompson told KFSK’s Angela Denning that going to Prince of Wales Island was more than just a competition for the students.

This weekend Petersburg heads to Ketchikan. That’s the last meet before the Regional meet next weekend in Sitka.