Davis, Voran lead impressive efforts by Tanalian runners
October 13th, 2017 | Staff Report
Bristol Bay Times - Dutch Harbor Fisherman
Callen Davis and Malea Voran made sure Southwest Alaska received plenty of notice at the 2017 Alaska State Cross-Country Championships last weekend at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The two legged out personal records en route to finishing as the area's top runners in the meet.
Davis and Voran highlighted a record-setting appearance by all five Tanalian runners who participated at state.
A senior, Davis sprinted his way to an impressive fifth-place finish in the boys' Division II standings by turning in a personal-best mark of 16 minutes, 46 seconds. His time was just 4 seconds behind Homer's Jacob Davis for fourth.
Taylor Davis and Colson Voran also starred over the 5-kilometer course for the Lynx. A senior, Taylor raced his way to a personal-best of 17:30 and finished 15th overall. Only a sophomore, Voran completed the race in a time of 18:12 and placed 39th.
Malea Voran turned in the fastest time by any female runner in Southwest Alaska. The freshman raced her way to 19th in the standings with a personal record of 22:-05.
Voran's time was 2 seconds faster than King Cove's Elaina Mack, who finished 20th at 22:07.
Tanalian sophomore Katelyn Johnson also set a record at the meet. She posted her fastest time of the 2017 season and checked in at No. 108 with a time of 26:29.