FLAGSTAFF — Hopi High School placed fifth out of nine teams at the Coconino Invite Oct. 11, but it wasn’t a bad showing for the girls cross country team considering that they ran their freshman team against the others varsity teams.
Hopi High Coach Harvey Honyouti wanted to give the freshman girls the chance to experience a varsity race.
Flagstaff, one of the top teams in the state, won the race with 38 points, Ganado grabbed second with 65 points, Tuba City took third with 95 points, Winslow finished fourth with 116 and Hopi placed fifth with 142 points.
Page took sixth with 172, Sinagua finished seventh with 225, St. Michaels placed eighth with 228 points and Chinle finished ninth with 239 points.
Flagstaff’s Annie Falor won the race with a time of 19:41.
Jackie Rivers led Hopi with an 11th place finish. The other Lady Bruins in the race were Ingrid Lomawaima, 13th; Tisha Lilly, 37th; Rozanna Nasafotie, 40th; Daylene Billy, 41st; Andreanna Jackson, 56th; and Erynne Zahne, 64th.
There were 76 runners in the race.
Marilyn Curley from Ganado placed third. The other Lady Hornets in the race were Leandra Thomas, sixth; Pashanna Curley, 17th; Teri Wilson, 19th; LaTasha Shirley, 20th; Violet Tsosie, 21st; and Tara Wilson, 23rd.
Brandi Atene led Tuba City with a seventh place finish. The other Lady Warriors were Brianna Little, 12th; Sasha Hatathlie, 24th; Jessica Tsingine, 25th; Kirsten Nelson, 27th; Henrietta Mann, 36th; and Holly Kochmstedt.
The other runners finishing in the top 25 were: Janeen Yazzie, second, Winslow; Merry Placer, fourth, Flagstaff; Samantha Hatch, fifth, Flagstaff; Jean Marie Loverich, eighth, Flagstaff; Amber Gordon, ninth, Flagstaff; Calah Schlabach, 10th, St. Michaels; Britnie Masey, 14th, Page; Jenny Cohen, 15th, Payson; Sarah Goldberg, 16th, Flagstaff; Adnere Madman, 18th, Page; and Larissa Bratt, 22nd, Winslow.