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Story last updated at 2:57 PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sports Briefs

Huskies run in Nikiski

In their fourth cross country meet of the season, the Homer Middle School Huskies headed to Nikiski last week to race on a challenging 1.5-mile loop. Coach Jennifer Booz said the rain held off for all races and several runners placed in the top 10 of their events. The boys and girls teams run in borough competition in Kenai at noon Friday.

Husky results for the boys: (5) Jared Brant, 12:37; (7) Justin Ellison, 13:08.

Husky results for the girls: (2) Lauren Evarts, 13:43; (4) Audrey Rosencrans, 13:44; (5) Haley Knott, 13:46; (10) Izabelle Hagge, 14:23.

Runners, volunteers needed for marathon

Runners of all abilities are invited to register for the big run of the season, the Kenai River Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Marathon, which is set for Sunday starting at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in Kenai. Runs are sponsored by the city of Kenai to support Parks and Recreation. Registration is ongoing until Saturday night before the run, which will be kicked off with a spaghetti feed Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Fancy T-shirts and medals for runners, and a party after are benefits for those who sign up for runs, and for walkers who complete the course.

Registration prices vary. Register online at www.kenairivermarathon.org or stop by the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center by Saturday.

Volunteer groups and individuals are needed to staff water stations and give directions to runners during the marathon on Sunday. Many runners come from outside the area. The run begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center and makes a loop thruough Soldotna, traversing the Unity Trail on both sides of the Kenai River, returning to the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Decorative T-shirts are available to volunteers. Call the office of Dr. Peter Hansen weekdays at 283-4611 to volunteer.