Xavier girls ran like the wind on Saturday (Oct. 18), coming up with what could be their strongest showing yet with team wins in the seeded and open divisions and a 1-2-3 finish in the freshman race in the Valerie McGregor Rattler Invitational at Marana.
The Gators scored 38 points in the seeded division to outdistance second-place Tucson Catalina Foothills’ 69 points. XCP scored 24 points in the open division while Gilbert Campo Verde finished second with 46 points.
Xavier results in the 3-mile seeded division:
Shannon Molvin, Sr., fifth, 18:28.47; Sierra Brown, Sr., ninth, 18:42.47; Sarah Carter, soph., 10th, 18:47.22; Shannan Higgins, Jr., 11th, 18:56.48; Lauren Kinzle, Sr., 13th, 19:03.48; Tessa Weiss, Jr., 16th, 19:08.98; Caroline McClelland, Frosh, 17th, 19:13.22.
Xavier results in the 3-mile open division:
Tara O’Malley, Jr., second, 20:01.01; Ally Novacek, Jr., third, 20:37.02; Maddie Van Sickle, Sr., sixth, 22:02.76; Zoe Bargas, Jr., 10th, 22:26.27; Victoria Amaro, Soph., 11th, 22:49.76; Kaitlyn Flick, Jr., 13th, 23:03.02; Ana Brennan, Sr., 19th, 23:37.26; Sophie Venezia, Jr., 24th, 24:15.52; Kelley Champeau, Jr., 26th, 24:20.26; Pamela Ebenroth, Soph., 29th, 24:40.77; Isabella McClelland, Jr., 36th, 25:39.02.
Xavier results in the 3-mile freshman division:
Caroline Liddy, first, 19:36.77; Kate Straneva, second, 21:24.76; Annika Nielson, third, 21:50.01.
State sectionals are Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, and the Division I state meet is Nov. 8.