Holbrook harriers compete in Peaks, Hopi, Canyon de Chelly invitationals

By Greg Perkins

The Holbrook cross country teams were in Chinle last Saturday running in the Canyon de Chelly Invitational meet, where they finished seventh in a field of nine teams in the boys’ varsity race and sixth among seven teams in the girls’ event.

Diyanii Yazzie paced the Roadrunners, finishing in 14th place with a time of 18:32.  Michael Begaii was 44th; Hayden Mike, 52nd; Metric Smith, 53rd; Travis Tsosie, 55th; and Kyen Attakai, 56th.

Kiah Demuth led the Lady Roadrunners, placing 18th with a time of 24:15.  Ciara Spencer was 32nd; Ellie Smith, 33rd; Faith Tsosie, 48th; Jordan Platero, 50th; Leilah Tsosie, 51st; and Tristen Ambrose, 52nd.

In the junior varsity boys’ race, Emmanuel Yellowhair was 38th; Ryan Martin, 54th; and Ethan Lester, 61st.  In the girls’ race, Anna Smith placed 24th; Rebecca Smith, 40th; and Maya Endfield, 45th.

Competing in the varsity Summit division of the Peaks Invitational meet held Sept. 2 in Flagstaff, the Holbrook boys placed 15th with 403 team points.

Diyanii Yazzie paced the squad, finishing in 62nd position with a time of 20:18.45. Jeremiah Thomas was 85th; Damien Johnson, 87th; Michael Begaii, 93rd; Hayden Mike, 108th; Travis Tsosie, 110th; and Kyen Attakai, 112th.

In the girls’ varsity Summit race, Holbrook was seventh with 186 team points. Kiah Demuth led the team, placing 53rd with a time of 24:50.99. Faith Tsosie was 61st; Rebecca Smith and Leilah Tsosie, 63rd; and Maya Endfield, 65th.

In the junior varsity boys’ race, Nick Bennett was 126th; Jake Shumway, 148th; Emmanuel Yellowhair, 174th; and Ethan Lester, 213th.

Competing at the Hopi Invitational meet Aug. 29, the Holbrook boys’ team placed 13th and the girls’ team was 12th.

Jeremiah Thomas led the boys’ team, placing 50th with a time of 21:24. Damien Johnson was 53rd; Jake Shumway, 72nd; Travis Tsosie, 77th; Kyen Attakai, 82nd; and Mackenzie Yazzie, 89th.

Kiah Demuth led the varsity girls’ team, placing 38th with a time of 26:20. Ellie Smith was 43rd; Ciara Spencer, 61st; Jordan Platero, 81st; and Maya Endfield, 88th.