The Navajo Cross Country teams traveled to Hinton for a Class 2A-only meet that was held at Red Rock Canyon State Park on Tuesday. Hinton’s course is one of the most challenging courses in the state with many hills going through the canyon.
The Navajo High School girls won the Hinton meet, followed by Burns Flat in second place and Merritt in third place. The top six runners for the high school girls are either freshmen or sophomores. Each of these six are first year competitors in cross country meets.
Tabitha Armstrong, was 3rd with (15:20), Reilly Avila, 6th (16:00), Gracee Bates, 7th (16:03), Lindy Lambert, 12th (16:37), Kalee Cross, 13th (16:55), and Emmy Cobb, 14th (16:57).
The Navajo High School boys claimed the second place trophy. Carnegie narrowly defeated Navajo for first place. The boys team doesn’t have any seniors running this year. Colby Staggs was 3rd with (19:55), and David Gilstad was in 8th (20:45)y. Freshman Holdyn Mandrell, was 10th with (20:55), Justin Stevens, 12th (21:33), Chris Becker, 14th (21:55), Lane Allen, 17th (22:40), and Maxwell Smith, 20th (23:45).
Airen Josefy represented the junior high boys and got 8th with a time of 14:20.
Lilie Graham was 10th with (11:00), and Trinity Rohrer was 13th with (11:16) represented the junior high girls.
Sixth grader Aiden Kille was 4th in the 5th-6th division with a time of 7:45.
Navajo travels to the Cameron University Invitational this Friday, Oct. 9. Navajo High School teams will participate in the Altus Bulldog Cross Country Invitational next Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076