*Tristian Merchant won his third ASAA state title last year
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In 2020, Tristian Merchant concluded his senior season with a course record, an Alaska state record, and his third straight cross country title at the ASAA Cross Country Championships.
The Anchorage Christian (AK) graduate and current NAU athlete finished the course at Bartlett in 14:51. He was the only athlete to break 16 minutes for 5K at this meet last season.
This season, there will be a new champion crowned.
David Sliwinski of Grace Christian (AK) is the top returner from the fall as he finished second to Merchant at the state championship. He also has the fastest time in the state with a 16:05.
There will be a live stream of this year's ASAA Cross Country Championships on MileSplit.
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Top Eight Runners From Last Year's Championship
DIVISION 2 BOYS 5000 METER RUN FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT POINTS 1 Tristian Merchant 12 Anchorage Christian High School 14:51.00 0 2 David Sliwinski 10 Grace Christian School 16:33.00 1 3 Ty Elliott 11 Grace Christian School 16:40.00 2 4 Ben Thatcher 11 Grace Christian School 16:44.00 3 5 Cole Fritzel 12 Grace Christian School 16:46.00 4 6 Max Pfeiffenberger 12 Seward High School 16:51.00 0 7 Tobin Hobbs 12 Nome-Beltz High School 16:51.00 0 8 Maison Dunham 12 Kenai Central High School 16:54.00 0
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