Xavier Prep’s cross-country team had a solid showing in its first meet of the year on Saturday (Sept. 7), finishing third out of 14 teams in the Peaks Invitational at Flagstaff’s Buffalo Park.
the top 5,000-meter Summit division, the Gators were at 105 points, behind
winner Flagstaff (53 points) and second-place Tucson Salpointe Catholic (68).
Flagstaff, very familiar with the course in its home territory, had the top
individual in Hana Hall, who at 19:30.29 was the only runner to finish below
the 20-minute mark.
two runners finish in the top 10 of the 97-runner field. They were sixth-place
junior Jamie Stelnik (20:43.01) and eighth-place senior Mia Olsen (21:24.72).
runners: senior Grace Valandra (28th, 23:11.35), freshman Reyna
Silva (29th, 23:11.46), sophomore Maria Benitez (34th,
23:22.91), sophomore Erika Germinario (37th, 23:28.45) and freshman
Emily Manuelito (74th, 25:28.06).
head north again on Sept. 14, this time to Prescott for the Ray Wherley
Invitational at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.