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Ganado and Tuba City win Hopi Invite cross country meet Sept. 1
Pinon's Adriano Joe wins individual title with 17:12.5 finish

The Ganado girls champions. Stan Bindell/NHO

The Ganado girls champions. Stan Bindell/NHO

POLACCA, Ariz. - Ganado High School won the girls race and Tuba City High School won the boys race at the Hopi Invite Sept. 1st at Bruin Stadium.

Ganado won the girls race with 40 points, Page grabbed second with 53 points, Coconino Flagstaff finished third with 77, Tuba City took fourth with 93 and host Hopi placed fifth with 139 points.

The rest of the field showed Valley Sanders, sixth, 205; Holbrook, seventh, 221;Winslow, eighth, 229; Many Farms, ninth, 238; Pinon, 10th , 254; Alchesay, 11th, 329; and Chinle, 12th, 381.           

Daangoiina Haven from Ganado was the individual girls champion with a time of 21:34.5. The rest of the top five for the Ganado champions were Janaya McIntosh, fifth; Shamiqua Nez, eighth; Camille Uentille, 11th; and Liolya Thompson, 15th.           

Greyhills did not have enough runners for a team score, but Danah Smith placed second with a time of 22:21.8.

Kloe Littleman from Page took third place and teammate Kodi Tate finished right behind her in fourth place. The rest of the second place Page team included Aniya Nez, 12th; Mikala Benally, 16th; and Myka Tailman, 18th.

Jenneya Day led Hopi with a seventh place finish. The other top five runners  for Hopi were Latifah Huma, 23rd; Lauryn Honwynewa, 28th; LeAnn Lomatska, 32nd; and Autumn Qumawunu, 49th in the 87 runner race.

The other runners finishing in the top 15 were J.J Nakai, Coconino, sixth; Shalyn Nockidenah, Tuba City, Ninth; Woodlyn Smith, Coconino, 10th; Tapanga Bedonie, Valley Sanders, 13th; and Maya Keeswood, Tuba City, 14th.

Pinon's Adriano Joe wins boys championship

Tuba City won the boys race with 61 points, Page came in a close second with 69 points, Pinon took third with a 112 points, Ganado finished fourth with a 117 and Coconino finished fifth with 127 points.

The rest of the field showed Many Farms sixth with a 146; host Hopi finished seventh with 161; Holbrook, eighth, 197; Red Valley Cove, ninth, 231; Winslow, 10th, 264; Alchesay, 11th, 281; Chinle, 12th, 282; and Valley Sanders, 13th, 343.

Pinon's Adriano Joe was the individual boy's champ with a time of 17:12.5.

Albert Fuller led the Tuba City champions with a second place finish with a time of 17:35.5. The other top five runners for the Tuba City champions were Lance Fuller, fourth; Tristan Antonio, ninth; Davean Yazzie, 15th; and Vaughn Jackson, 31st.

Dorian Daw led second place Page finishing in 11th place. The other top five runners for Page were Mikendrick Sampson, 12th; Dillon Neztsosie, 13th; Bowen Martin, 16th; and Bryon Tsinnie, 17th.

Devin Howe from Red Valley Cove grabbed third place and teammate Darrellson Martin finished fifth.

The other top runners finishing in the top 15 were Reid Hatch, Coconino Flagstaff, sixth; Jalen Chee, Ganado, seventh; Tyrin Begay, Pinon, eighth; Nate Anderson, Coconino, 10th; and Zariff Lee, 14th, Many Farms.

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