Originally Published: September 9, 2004 7 a.m.
The Prescott girls cross country team got a good early-season look at how it measures up with the state's competition at the Peaks Invitational in Flagstaff Saturday.
Individually, the competition got an even better look at Kaylee Collison.
The Lady Badger junior took second overall, flying through the 3.1-mile course in a time of 20:09.
Teammate Morgan Brice placed 53rd overall clocking in at 22:41 as the team took 14th as a whole out of the 30-team girls field.
"We did really well," PHS head coach Carolyn Peters said. "I'd say overall that both my varsity runners and my open runners improved their times from last year."
The Lady Badgers have a busy week ahead but will stay close to home throughout. They travel across town to tangle with Bradshaw Mountain on Wednesday, then host the Ray Wherley Invitational at ERAU on Saturday.
CV scales Peaks
The Chino Valley cross country team, too, competed at the Peaks Invitational in Flagstaff on Saturday.
For the girls, Melissa Watts placed 133rd with a time of 24:47 and Asha Rusling ran a 26:30 to place 174th.
On the boys side, John Killian placed 15th with a time of 17:13. Andrew La Motte-Mitchell placed 57th with a time of 18:42. Robert Downey improved immensely from last year, improving his time by more than two minutes. He ran a 19:26 to place 116th.
Michael Embry also ran a strong race to place 174th with a time of 20:54. Jordan Warren placed 222nd (23:33) and Garrett Wang placed 243rd (25:51). The boys placed 22nd out of 37 teams with 571 points.