Fountain Hills Invite 9/11/21
The Husky Cross Country team returned to Fountain Hills Invite this past Saturday and raced in three sections for both boys and girls. First to race were the varsity boys team in a fully loaded field of 359 runners and 50 teams. Our top runner was Junior Andrew Gibby, placing 19th overall and scoring 17 points. Our next three scorers were Juniors Jacob Slater (29pts), Nick Valle (46pts), and Andrew Mickey (69pts). Rounding out the top five for the varsity team was Freshman phenom Chase Markunas finishing one place behind Mickey and scoring 70 points. Boys scored 230 points which gave them a third place finish overall.
Our next race of the day was our Lady Huskies Varsity team who placed 8th out of 38 teams and finished 9 points away from top rival teams Chandler and Xavier. Leading the Huskies pack was Junior Sage Patzer finishing in 19:59 and placing 16th place out of 286 runners. Our next four scorers were Senior Rose Connolly (46pts), Freshman Corinne Warriner (49pts), Junior Lilliette Orban (76pts) and Senior Allie Maslin (102pts).
Open Races included Senior Michael Prater finishing third place overall in the Senior/Junior Boys Open, Senior Caitlyn Nelsen finishing 19th place overall in the Senior/Junior Girls Open. Freshman Theo McDaid finished third place overall in the boys Soph/Frosh race and Freshmen Ariela Lerner and Carina Trujillo finished 37th and 38th out of the girls Soph/Frosh race.
For full results click here.
Next up for the Huskies is the Desert Twilight in Queen Creek on Friday, September 24th.
The Huskies first race of the season was at the Chandler Invite this past Saturday and there were many standout performances including the highlight of the Boys Freshman team capturing the overall team win with a score of 21 points. Top three places scored for team points which included three medal performances. Chase Markunas led the Freshman with a solid debut Huskies performance in a time of 17:11.8 for the just shy of 5k course at Tumbleweed Park. Second Huskies finisher was Dominick Muller for fourth place overall and a time of 17.47.9 and third scorer for the Huskies was Theo McDaid who placed 16th overall and ran 18:46.5 for his first ever race in the maroon jersey. Way to go boys!
Other highlights for the Huskies included our medal winners in the following races: Freshman Girls – Corrine Warriner: 6th place finisher running 21:01.9; Junior Girls – Sage Patzer :13th place finisher running 20:29; Junior Boys – Andrew Gibby: 3rd place finisher running 16:09.7; Senior Girls Rose Connolly 10th place finisher and Allie Maslin 16th place overall in the Seniors Girls race.
Congratulations to all the Huskies Cross Country Runners. Up next for the team is the Fountain Hills Invite on Saturday, September 11th.