By Greg Perkins
Hosting the Division III sectional state qualifying cross country meet on Saturday at Hidden Cove, Holbrook High School saw their boys team advance to the state meet with a seventh place team finish. Needing to finish in the top half of the field in team points, the Roadrunners finished seventh in the 16 team field.
Tuba City won the team crown with 38 points followed by Page with 54, Window Rock 130, Chinle 146, Mingus 160, Winslow 173, and Holbrook with 180. Ganado also qualified for the state meet with 225 points.
Jeffery Miller from Page won the individual title with a time of 16:34. Brian Masayesva from Tuba City was second, followed by Nathaniel Nenio from Window Rock in third.
Holbrook’s top runner was Kyle Chee who placed 20th with a time of 17:45. Triston Zahne was 32nd in 18:14; Mark Clark, 36th in 18:18; Kendrick Nez, 44th in 18:37; Marcos Clark, 48th in 18:46; Marcel Young, 51st in 18:56; and Roy Begay, 53rd in 19:00.
The Lady Roadrunners failed to qualify either individually or as a team. With the top 25 runners advancing to next week, Holbrook’s top runner was Miya Tom who finished 62nd with a time of 23:53. Glenda Tsosie was 66th in 24:21; LaShaundra Tsosie, 75th in 25:01; Morgan Zahne, 82nd in 25:34; Johannah Tsosie, 85th in 26:05; and Latanya Lano, 90th with a time of 26:24.
Ganado’s Mikesha Eagleman placed first with a time of 19:45. Teammate Daangoiina Haven was second and Brianna Loughran from Tuba City placed third.
Tuba City joined their boys team with a first place finish scoring 78 points. Page was second with 92, and Mingus finished third with 97. Ganado, Monument Valley, Chinle and Window Rock also qualified for the state meet.
Holbrook’s girls team has now finished the season, while the boys squad has one week to prepare for the state meet held on Saturday in Cave Creek.
By Greg Perkins