10/15/2012 7:59:00 AM Chino Valley cross country runners make mark at California invite
Courtesy the Daily Courier
The Chino Valley cross country team headed to Cerritos, Calif., to compete in Saturday's 26th annual Bell Gardens Invitational, which featured 29 schools from Southern C
On the 3-mile course in the Senior Race, the Cougars' Zach Ballard ran 17:17 followed by Channing Nez (18:14), Jeremy Swope (18:44) and Ryan Adams (19:14). On the girls' side, Kelsey Randal crossed the line in 19:49.
The Junior Race featured Tim Rudiger (17:25), Stanley Swiacki (18:42) and Micaela Chavez (24:27).
The Sophomore Race featured McKenzie Nez (17:37), Travis Rowitsch (17:51), Daniel Shepherd (19:05), Scott Blakley (19:13) and Cheyanne Penton (20:05).
The Freshman Race included Christina Ballard (29:26), David Lemcke (18:23), McKeisha Nez (20:40), Zoe Dunn (23:15) and Natalie Malloy (23:56).
According to head coach Marc Metz, the Cougars were able to make the trip due to fundraising efforts at the Springfest 5K this past May and the Territorial Days 10K in September.
Chino will take part in Wednesday's Yavapai County championships along with a number of other local teams at Pioneer Park.