DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Monday, November 10, 2014

XCP runners 2nd at state; had five in top 25

Xavier came up with another strong finish at the Division I state cross-country meet on Saturday (Nov. 8) at the Cave Creek Golf Course in north Phoenix, and it took a near-record-setting performance from Phoenix Desert Vista to keep the Gators from winning it all.
Xavier had five runners in the top 25 and finished second with 83 points.
The Gators’ top finisher was senior Shannon Molvin, who was ninth with a time of 19:20.
Other XCP runners . . .
Junior Jane Miller, 10th (19:22); senior Sierra Brown, 19th (20:00); junior Shannan Higgins, 22nd (22:04); junior Tessa Weiss, 23rd (20:05); freshman Caroline McClelland, 25th (20:14); and sophomore Sarah Carter, 54th (21:15).
Xavier will wrap up its season on Nov. 22 with the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional at the Arizona Grande Sports World complex in Casa Grande.

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