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UAF sophomores Kendall Kramer (left) and Naomi Bailey, both West Valley H.S. graduates, cross the finish line while holding hands to take the top two spots at the GNAC Cross-Country Championships in Monmouth, Oregon on Saturday. Amanda Loman / Great Northwest Athletic Conference

After running neck-and-neck the entire 6,000 meters, University of Alaska Fairbanks sophomores Kendall Kramer and Naomi Bailey crossed the finish line while holding hands at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Cross-Country Championships in Monmouth, Oregon on Saturday.

Among the two West Valley High School graduates, Kramer was credited with the championship in a time of 20 minutes, 37.0 seconds while Bailey, who won the Division II Pre-Nationals two weeks ago, was awarded second place in 20:37.1.