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11:05 PM Thu, Nov. 15th

1st place for Chino girls cross country runners in Wickenburg

Chino Valley girls 1st, boys 2nd at Wickenburg meet

With 23 points, the Chino Valley girls' cross country team won a four-way meet on the 3.1-mile course Wednesday at Wickenburg Country Club.

Estrella Foothills was runner-up with 32 points, but Wickenburg and Parker didn't register team scores.

On the boys' side, the Cougars took second with 49 points behind first-place Estrella Foothills (31). Parker also scored 49 points, but finished third because Chino Valley won the tiebreaker with a faster sixth-place runner. Wickenburg did not tally a team score.

Individually for the Cougars' boys, McKenzie Nez won the race in 19:08. Uriel Saldana (seventh, 21:34) and Travis Rowitsch (ninth, 22:15) finished among the top 10.

For the Chino girls, Rosio Aguiar led her team with a fourth-place time of 27:44. McKeisha Nez (fifth, 28:02), Hannah Sanders (seventh, 28:36) and Cheyanne Penton (eighth, 28:47) also made the top 10.

Chino Valley will run in the Peaks Invitational in Flagstaff on Saturday.