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Hopi High boys cross-country team celebrates their victory — carrying on the tradition of 16 consecutive years of victory at the state competition (Photo by Stan Bindell)

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Hopi High School boys cross-country takes state for 17th consecutive year

PHOENIX - The Hopi High School boys crosscountry team set state and national records by winning its 17th straight state championship Nov. 4 at Cave Creek Park in Phoenix.The National High School Hall of Fame contacted Hopi Athletic Director Rusty Robertson asking for a team photo and Arizona Varsity ranked Hopi High the top team in the state on all levels.Hopi High Coach Rick Baker said winning another state title was awesome. "All of our runners ran well and it was a great team effort," he said.