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In a hard-fought battle with Arizona D2's top teams, the CV Boys finished third at the 2018 State Championships. A few injuries made this season a challenging one, but every athlete's efforts made this journey special. Kenny Edwards finished 8th, and Wyatt Hanson 15th, earning each of them a spot on the podium and a State medal.
The girls team improved upon their 2017 placement at the State Championships by finishing 8th despite losing a teammate to illness. Sophomore Kaitlyn Bowe finished second-team all-state with a tremendous final race of the official season. Predicted to finish 25th, Kaitlyn took home the 14th medal. Kaitlyn later ran a 50-second personal best of 19:24 at NXR.
All of the athletes strived to put their best foot forward this season, and enjoy the journey at each workout and race. The season was loaded with personal victories as athletes overcame many new challenges. It was definitely a season of growth for the CV Cross Country program!
Boys Earn 4th Consecutive Sectional Championship, Girls Runner-Up
The CV Boys Cross Country team won their 4th consecutive Sectional Championship on Wednesday morning and the CV Girls team were Sectional Runner-Up! Junior Kenny Edwards ran to a swift individual victory and earned the title of Sectional Champion! The CV Boys placed 4 athletes in the top 6 and was carried to victory by senior Lucas Padilla who rounded out the scoring 5 with a personal best time of 17:39 on the hilly 3.2-mile course! The girls team put 2 runners in the top-10. Kaitlyn Bowe 8th and freshman Sara Eltiste 10th. Pictures are posted here. The boys and girls teams move on to the State Championships next Saturday where they aim to earn the lowest combined team placements in school history.
Boys & Girls Teams Earn Runner-Up Honors at Gilbert District Meet
Wed, Oct 17th was the 20th running of the Gilbert "City Meet" at Freestone Park. The boys took second with 25 points earned by Xavier Fellin, Wyatt Hanson, Kenny Edwards, and Christian Tamura. The girls team also finished second with 31 points earned by individual champ Sara Eltiste, Kaitlyn Bowe, Olivia Callaghan, and Layne Farrow. Congrats CV athletes!
Boys 5th, Girls 10th at Titan Invitational
Sophomores Wyatt Hanson and Kaitlyn Bowe led the way for the Coyotes on Friday morning, finishing 12th and 16th in their respective races. The team concludes the regular season on Wednesday Oct 17th at Freestone Park. Click here for more info!
CV Cross Country Shines with Stellar Races at Twilight Invitational
Twenty-Three athletes set new personal bests for 5k at Friday night's Twilight Invitational in Casa Grande. Thousands of athletes from all over the Western US competed in one of the biggest meets in the country. The girls varsity team ran in the Championship race and finished 14th, the boys varsity team ran in the Sweepstakes race and finished 11th. Junior Kenny Edwards earned a medal for his 15th place finish, his first race under 16 minutes, in 15:35.
Saturday, Sept 22nd, Arizona's top talent toed the line at Shalimar Golf Course in Tempe.
In the Invitational Girls Race, the team of Sara Eltiste, Madison Dominguez, Ellie Brooks, Layne Farrow, Brady Riggs, Olivia Callaghan, and Kathryn Fowler finished with 2-5 separated by a slim spread of just 34 seconds, which played a big part in their runner-up team finish, even without Kaitlyn Bowe who ran a personal best of 20:14 in the Non-Varsity race earlier that morning.
The Boys squad of Kenny Edwards, Wyatt Hanson, Christian Tamura, Zac Whaley, Mac Jones, Anthony Cox, and Wes Blair took 3rd in the Elite Boys Race at the end of the morning. Junior Kenny Edwards led the way for the Boys' team finishing 4th overall in a personal best time of 16:01.