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Ganado and Tuba City come out on top at Hopi Invite cross country race

The Tuba City High School boys cross country team celebrates after winning the Hopi Invite boys race Sept. 2 at Bruins Stadium. Photo/Stan Bindell

The Tuba City High School boys cross country team celebrates after winning the Hopi Invite boys race Sept. 2 at Bruins Stadium. Photo/Stan Bindell

POLACCA, Ariz. - Ganado High School won the girls race and Tuba City High School won the boys race at the Hopi Invite Sept. 2 at Bruin Stadium. Hopi High School placed fourth in the boys race and sixth in the girls race.

Ganado won the race with 38 points, Window Rock snagged second with 69 points and Chinle took third with 97 points. The rest of the scoring showed: Tuba City, fourth, 121; Winslow, fifth, 166; Hopi sixth, 168; Many Farms, seventh, 179, Monument Valley, eighth, 184; Alchesay, ninth, 186; Page, tenth, 196 and Valley-Sanders, 11th, 255.

Ganado packed four runners into the top ten to take home the girls championship. Daangoiina Haven led the way with a second place finish, Nikesha Eagleman grabbed third, Janaya McIntosh finished fifth and Shamiqua Nez took eighth. Camille Uentillie finished 24th and Shontel Tsosie came in 37th.

Second-place Window Rock's Chamique Duboise was the individual champion with a time of 21:29. The other Window Rock runners were Haley Talkalai, ninth; Kiana Toadlena, 18th; Shoshanah Deschine, 23rd; Danielle Smiley, 28th; Ayna Tracey, 32nd; and Destiny Allen, 46th.

Jessica Shirley led third place Chinle with a fourth place finish. The other Lady Wildcat runners were Quannah Ryan, 15th; Kaitlyne Martinez, 16th; Allison Johnson, 36th; Amanda Antone, 40th and Laurie Ryan, 43rd.

Autumn Byjoe paced fourth place Tuba City by finishing 11th; Shalynn Nockideneh grabbed 12th; Kandice Tucker took 26th; Alisa Honyumptewa, 34th; and Rhiannon Worker, 54th.

Winslow snagged fifth place led by Dalissa Yellowhair, 17th; Dawn Chatter, 29th; Alexis Yellowhair, 35th; Jamie Brady, 41st and Dani Reese, 64th.

Jennaya Day led Hopi by placing sixth. The other Lady Bruins were Sonya Sahmea, 21st; Perlyn Lomahoema, 47th; Camille Lomaomavaya, 55th; Faith Lomakema, 56th; Patricia Sieweyumptewa, 62nd; and Stephanie Lamson, 69th.

The other runners finishing in the top 15 were Danah Smith from Greyhills, which took seventh overall. Jessica Todcheenie from Holbrook placed 10th and her teammate Miya Tom took 13th. Felicia Suttle from Alchesay finished 14th.

Boys race

Tuba City High School won the boys championship with 50 points, Chinle snagged second with 106, Holbrook took third with 112 and Hopi High finished fourth with 117.

The rest of the scoring showed Red Mesa, fifth, 132; Ganado, sixth, 146; Many Farms, seventh, 169; Alchesay, eighth, 186; Window Rock, ninth, 199; Winslow, 10th, 205; Page, 11th, 269; Monument Valley, 12th, 275; and Valley-Sanders, 13th, 298.

Nathaniel Henio from Window Rock was the individual boys champ with a time of 17:41, but the rest of his teammates were off the pace.

Tuba City's Albert Fuller led the Warriors to the championship. The rest of the championship team included Jackson Vaughn, fifth; Lance Fuller, 12th; Daveen Yazzie, 13th; Kyle Sumatzkuku, 23rd; and Tristan Begay, 108th.

Chinle's Darren Joey was second overall and he led the Wildcats to a second place finish as well. His teammates were Santiago Hardy, 11th; Jeremiah Tsosie, 18th; Collins Denetdeel, 41st; Cly Darrim, 46th; Jeremiah Bahe, 94th; and Miken Draper, 95th.

Marcos Clark paced Holbrook with a sixth place finish. The other Roadrunners were Ryan Keyonnie, 14th; Ryan Bia, 20th; Marcel Young, 25th; Antwan Yazzie, 60th; Garyden Yazzie, 68th; and Quinlan Keoni, 96th.

Skylen Tootsie led Hopi with an eighth place finish. The rest of the Bruins were Deomi Talaswaima, 24th; Slim Jackson, 30th; Kelan Poleahla, 34th; Jason Laban, 37th; Andre Lucas, 48th; and Quyatayo Honie, 53rd.

The others finishing in the top 15 were Frederick Wing, fourth, Red Mesa; Jalen Chee, seventh, Ganado; Kiethfer Jim, ninth, Red Mesa; Peacock Leo, Red Valley Cove, 10th; and Devin Howe, Red Valley, Cove, 15th.


In the boys open race, Tuba City High School won the championship with Warrior Tristan Antonio winning the individual championship.

In the womens open race, Window Rock won the championship with Phylicia Flores from Chinle winning the individual championship.

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