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STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Martinez fifth, Hermance sixth

Les Stukenberg/<br>The Daily Courier<br>Larry Hermance, left, and Juan Martinez paced the Cougar team Saturday at state. Hermance captured sixth place and, for a second straight year, Martinez took fifth place at the 3A final meet.

Les Stukenberg/<br>The Daily Courier<br>Larry Hermance, left, and Juan Martinez paced the Cougar team Saturday at state. Hermance captured sixth place and, for a second straight year, Martinez took fifth place at the 3A final meet.

Cross country runners throughout Arizona were vying for the ultimate prize at the state championship meet on Saturday at Cave Creek Golf Course.Of local note, Chino Valley High School's Juan Martinez and Larry Hermance finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 3A boys' field. It's the second consecutive year with a fifth place finish for Martinez.Tim Freriks of Cottonwood Mingus Union ran runner-up to the 4A-II boys champion, Brian Shrader of Flagstaff Sinagua.4A-I BoysState Champion: Alex Evans, Sabino (16:19.55)Team Champion: Catalina Foothils (59 points)Prescott team finish: 11thIndividuals: Hayden Palmer (37th place, 17:34, Kolby Chien (59th, 18:29), Nate Hald (64th, 18:32), Adam Schurr (75th, 18:52), Josh Sharp (79th, 19:02).4A-I GirlsState Champion: Christina Price, Sabino (19:16.20)Team Champion: O'Connor (66 points)Prescott team finish: 8thIndividuals: Emily Dunbar (28th place, 21:07), Alison Fraher (39th, 21:33), Erin Miller (45th, 21:43), Morgin Slade (58th, 22:19), Bryn Merrell (71st, 22:42).4A-II BoysState Champion: Brian Shrader, Sinagua (15:15.25)Runner-Up: Tim Freriks, Mingus Union (15:20.50)Team Champion: Rio Rico (46 points)Bradshaw Mountain Individuals: Jesus Escalera (16th place, 16:32), Andrew McKinzie (21st, 16:56).4A-II GirlsState Champion: Aeoleone Bristow, Rio Rico (19:07.05)Team Champion: Flagstaff (74 points)Bradshaw Mountain team finish: 7thIndividuals: Shelby Meinhardt (23rd place, 21:10), Courtney Roybal (36th, 21:58), Cierra Winters (41st, 22:21), Cristina Marin (46th, 22:32), Chani Remington (47th, 22:33).3A BoysState Champion: Ryan Yazzie, Tuba City (16:13.20)Team Champion: Tuba City (68 points)Chino Valley team finish: 8thIndividuals: Juan Martinez (5th place, 16:49), Larry Hermance (6th, 16:53), Davenn Mannix (57th, 18:59), Matthew Warren (72nd, 19:48), Trey Osborn (88th, 20:31)3A GirlsState Champion: Rolonda Jumbo, Chinle (18:14.30)Team Champion: Chinle (50 points)Chino Valley team finish: 13thIndividuals: Kaycee Corbell (39th place, 23:37), Jessica Fowkes (58th, 24:33), Dylanna Franz (60th, 24:46), Hannah Swope (82nd, 26:49), Emily Parsons (90th, 28:13).