11/3/2012 11:42:00 PM Div. 2, 3 STATE CROSS COUNTRY Top 10 finish at state for PHS boys runners; Fraher takes 30th
Courtesy/David Bell, Today’s News-Herald Prescott’s Claren Fraher (1161) makes her way between Tiffany Riley (1047), of Liberty, and Hannah Whetzel (889), of Catalina Foothills, at the finish of the AIA Div. II Cross Country State Final Meet, at Cave Creek Golf Course Saturday. Fraher was the first to cross for the Lady Badgers, finishing 30th in 21 minutes 14.812 seconds.
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A close pack of runners led to a top 10 finish at Saturday's State Meet for the Prescott High School boys' cross country team in Phoenix.
The Badgers' top five runners crossed the finish line within two minutes of each other, led by senior co-captain Vincent Arminio, who closed his high school cross country career with a 20th place finish and a time of 16:56.
Prescott, the 13-seed entering the meet at Cave Creek Golf Course, placed eighth overall. Cactus Shadows was the Div. 2 team state champion.
Simon Paige finished 33rd (17:18), and Hosava Kretzmann also cracked the Top 40 with a time of 17:25, good for 38th place overall.
On the girls' side, Prescott's Claren Fraher clocked in at 21:14 for 30th place out of 153 runners, to help the Lady Badgers to a 14th place finish as a team. Flagstaff was the Div. 2 girls' state champion.
In the Div. 3 State Meet on Saturday, Chino Valley's Kelsey Randal ran in 56th place with a time of 22:03 to pace the girls' team to a 15th place finish out of 18 teams in the Lady Cougars' first time competing at state in three years.