Nikolaevsk, Voznesenka runners shine at Frank Dieckgraeff Invite
Elizabeth Fefelov, Justina Fefelov and Isabelle Hickman all turned plenty of heads on Friday en route to giving the Nikolaevsk Lady Warriors three of the top four finishers at the junior varsity division at the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational in Seward.
Elizabeth Fefelov led all Lady Warriors on the muddy trail. She finished second overall with a time of 24 minutes and 33 seconds. Fefelov's time was just 22 seconds behind winner Sadie Lindquist of Seward.
Justina Fefelov and Hickman placed third and fourth, respectively. Fefelov turned in a time of 25:10, while Hickman crossed the finish line at 25:36.
Voznesenka's Irina Ivanov also starred in the meet. She finished seventh overall with a time of 26:51.
Voznesenka's Domna Basargin, Faena Basargin and Fenya Martushoff also competed in the race. A sophomore, Domna placed 16th at 20:10. Faena, a junior athlete, was 17th at 30:20. Martushoff placed 22nd with a mark of 32:56.
JV team scores
1. Soldotna 24, 2. Seward 35.