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Salpointe boys win championship and Kylie Wild brings home her second state title

Kylie Wild. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

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2021 CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

The Salpointe boys won the 2021 Division III team championship on Saturday at the cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix to give head coach Mike Urbanski his fifth combined state championship with two on the boy’s side and three from the girls.

COMBINED COACHING TITLES
5: Ron Grant: Catalina Foothills, Sunnyside
5: Jeff Lockwood: Sahuaro
5: Mike Urbanski; Salpointe
4: Roger Bristow: Rio Rico, Tombstone
4: Doug Keen: Catalina Foothills

Salpointe standout Kylie Wild picked up her second straight individual championship in D-III, Ironwood Ridge standout Logan Marek took runner-up in D-II and Catalina Foothills standout Taylor McCue took third in D-II action. Rio Rico junior Jorge Trujillo took second in D-III.

The Ironwood Ridge boys took second in D-II, the Catalina Foothills girls took third in D-II, the Salpointe girls took second in D-III and the Pusch Ridge girls took third in D-IV.

DIVISION I GIRLS

Highland 38
Desert Vista 45
Liberty 90

Rincon/UHS DNP

Lauren Ping 11 Desert Vista 17:39.4
Emma Baugh 11 Highland 19:05.2 2
Kayla Case 11 Highland 19:06.7

Abigail Kurgat 9 Rincon University 22:51.3 (75)

DIVISION I BOYS

Desert Vista 58
Highland 90
Mesa Mountain View 126

Tucson DNP

Noah Jodon 12 Desert Vista 16:09.4
Trevor Querciagrossa 12 Sunnyslope 16:10.8
Bennett Meyer-wills 12 Cibola 16:15.9

Joseph Moreno 12 Tucson 16:58.4 (22)

DIVISION II GIRLS

Casteel 70
Flagstaff 94
Desert Mountain 127
Catalina Foothills 152
Marana 213

Cienega 295 (10)
Ironwood Ridge 295 (11)
Nogales 409 (17)
Canyon Del Oro 462 (20)

Taylor McCue. (Andy Morales/AZPreps365)

Mia Hall 11 Flagstaff 18:06.2 1
Clara Jones 10 Campo Verde 18:59.5 2
Taylor McCue 11 Catalina Foothills 19:04.8

Beatrice Honebrink 12 Ironwood Ridge 20:09.2 (15)
Loni Jorgensen 10 Catalina Foothills 20:30.4 (17)
Libby Shields 12 Marana 20:32.3 (19)

DIVISION II BOYS

Flagstaff 85
Ironwood Ridge 90
Gilbert 102

Ironwood Ridge (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Catalina Foothills 235 (5)
Marana 247 (6)
Canyon Del Oro 253 (7)
Cienega 591 (23)

Logan Marek. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Terrence Keyes 12 Gilbert 15:43.9
Logan Marek 12 Ironwood Ridge 15:55.3
Noah Plaza 12 Williams Field 16:07.3

Brandon Martz 11 Catalina Foothills 16:22.8 (7)
Sammy Rosthenhausler 12 Pueblo 16:27.1 (10)
Nathan Richardson 11 Ironwood Ridge 16:33.1 (13)
Noah Brunet 10 Ironwood Ridge 16:43.2 (15)
Sean Jacobsen 12 Canyon Del Oro 16:45.5 (16)
Ethan Fritzinger 11 Canyon Del Oro 16:52.0 (17)

DIVISION III GIRLS

Coconino 72
Salpointe 74
Chinle 97

Sabino 363 (14)
Tanque Verde 470 (18)

Kylie Wild 11 Salpointe 18:41.0
Evelynne Carr 11 ALA Queen’s Creek 18:55.7
Wheaten Smith 11 Coconino 19:39.4

Alex Montano 10 Salpointe 20:46.0 10 (12)
Maria Fernanda Ruiz de Chavez 12 Salpointe 20:52.5 (13)

DIVISION III BOYS

Salpointe. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Salpointe 46
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Shadow Mountain 162

Sabino 250 (5)
Mica Mountain 319 (10)
Tanque Verde 368 (13)
Rio Rico 421 (16)

Cesar Diaz 11 Mingus Union 16:20.0
Jorge Trujillo 11 Rio Rico 16:25.2
Nate Pestka 12 Shadow Mountain 16:30.0

Michael Urbanski 11 Salpointe 16:39.9 (6)
Diego Delgado 12 Salpointe 16:48.1 7 (8)
Diego Veliz 11 Salpointe 16:58.0 (9)
Diego Logan-Behshad Salpointe 17:04.58.0 (11)
John Harris 12 Salpointe 17:18.0 (17)

DIVISION IV GIRLS

Northwest Christian 69
Glendale Prep 86
Pusch Ridge 126

Benson 210 (9)

Jessica Madrid 12 Round Valley 19:52.7
Taryn Janssen 9 Glendale Prep 20:21.1
Kimi Cahoon 10 Phoenix Country Day 20:33.2

Kyra Floyd 12 Pusch Ridge 21:30.0 (9)
Amity Hall 12 Benson 21:46.2 (14)

DIVISION IV BOYS

Northwest Christian 105
Northland Preparatory 122
Chandler Preparatory 129

Pusch Ridge 209 (9)
Baboquivari 365 (14)
Benson 377 (15)
Bisbee 447 (18)

Jon Barney 12 Veritas Prep 16:20.0
Shota Yabuuchi 12 Sedona Red Rock 16:31.8
Micah Slivers 12 Ganado 16:34.2

Myles Floyd 10 Pusch Ridge 17:13.8 (6)

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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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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