FAIRBANKS — A pair of youngsters rose to the top of the field in Monday’s Labor Day Run.
Julia Mayer, 12, and Kailey Mills, 14, finished first and second, respectively in the women’s division to highlight the annual 5-kilometer race that starts and finishes at Pioneer Park.
Mayer posted a winning time of 21 minutes, 41 seconds, which placed her seventh in the overall standings.
Mills clocked in at 22:08 for a 10th place finish in overall standings.
Rounding out the top five women were Karen Nanseth in 22:19, Ailda Van Almelo in 22:35 and Susan Kramer in 22:51.
Ted Alder was the overall winner in 17:34, finishing more than two minutes ahead of his nearest competition.
Dave Arvey garnered the runner-up spot in 19:39.
Rafael Rodriguez (20:30), Gary Oliver (21:02) and Mark Ross (21:06), rounded out the top five finishers.
Sixty-six runners, 34 men and 32 women, competed in the race.
The event, which is a fundraiser for the Lathrop High School and Tanana Middle School cross country programs, kicks off the Labor Day Picnic at Pioneer Park. All of the participants received free admission to the picnic.
Complete results are in today’s Sports Scoreboard on Page C2.
The next event on the Running Club North calendar is the annual Equinox Marathon, scheduled for 8 a.m. on Sept. 18.
The first Equinox bib pickup and spaghetti feed is scheduled from 5-8 tonight at the Pump House Restaurant.
Another bib pickup and spaghetti feed is slated from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Pump House.