The race for the Division I state cross-country championship is on.
served notice that it will make a strong push for a second straight title after
a big finish in the Division I, Section I meet on Thursday (Nov. 7) at Cesar
Chavez Park in Laveen.
had four of the top 10 runners to win the event with 35 points, followed by
Gilbert Perry (52), Chandler Hamilton (61), Chandler High (87) and seven other
Olsen led the way for XCP, finishing second in the 5,000-meter race with a time
of 18:35.7. Hamilton sophomore Rujuta Sane won at 18:27.4.
junior Jamie Stelnik was right behind Olsen in third place with a time of
18:43.3. Other Xavier runners in the top 10 were sophomore Ansley Burns, sixth at
19:36.5, and freshman Reyna Silva, 10th at 20:11.7.
senior Grace Valandra was 14th at 20:19.1 and sophomore Maria
Benitez was 23rd at 21:15.4.
meet will be held on Nov. 16 at the Cave Creek Golf Course in north Phoenix. Race
time for the D-I girls is scheduled for 9:45 a.m.
Xavier Prep 35, Gilbert Perry 52, Chandler Hamilton 61, Chandler High 87, Chandler Basha 127, Phoenix Maryvale 189, Phoenix Alhambra 221, Tucson High 223, Phoenix North 250, Laveen Cesar Chavez 258, Phoenix Trevor Browne 279.