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Cross Country: John Gleeson Lancer Invitational & Benson Invitational Results

Former Salpointe Cross Country coach John Gleeson with his 1964 squad. Current head coach Mike Urbanski is to the right in the front row. (Salpointe Photo)

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Known mainly as a baseball coach, John Gleeson also coached cross country at Salpointe and, according to his former runner and current Lancer head coach Mike Urbanski, he did far more than just coach a sport. The life lessons he left behind when he passed away last October at the age of 87 will live on, much longer than the two local high school baseball fields that bear his name in honor…..

LINK: JOHN GLEESON RESULTS

Coach Gleeson at Salpointe (Salpointe Photo/1964)

The Salpointe girls won. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The Salpointe boys were victorious. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Benson Invitational: Saturday, Oct. 17

GIRLS TOP INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Amity Hall, Benson 21:50.41
Bailey Hall, Benson 22:46.96
Valeria Zavalza, Poston Butte 23:00.58
Reagan McGuire, Tombstone 23:18.67
Siarra Wilson, Benson 23:52.91
Brenda Torres, St. Augustine 24:52.92
Larenia Murray, Poston Butte 25:26.40
Elena Escanuela, Poston Butte 25:42.49
Jane Crockett, Poston Butte 26:05.95
Ella Allred, Benson 26:28.80

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS
Benson 24
Poston Butte 31

BOYS TOP INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Sean Laura, Benson 19:13.08
Kris Carrillo, Poston Butte 19:25.64
Ramon Loya, Bisbee 19:33.50
Zach Laura, Benson 19:44.56
William Watkins, Poston Butte 19:46.90
Caden Marchesseault, St. Augustine 19:53.07
Carlos Burton, St. Augustine 19:53.83
Noah Watkins, Poston Butte 20:18.99
Anthony Jett, Poston Butte 20:32.72
Joseph Akers, Benson 20:41.49

BOYS TEAM RESULTS
Poston Butte 41
St. Augustine 57
Benson 63
Bisbee 85
Tombstone 101

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and was given the Amphi Distinguished Service Award. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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