A handful of Arizona teams journeyed to San Diego last week for the Mount Carmel/Movin'Shoes Invite and there were plenty of good finishes, particularly by individuals.
There were 16 races involving prep teams — four Division II girls (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior), four D-I girls (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior); four Division II boys (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) and four Division I boys (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior).
Ironwood Ridge's boys had the best finish among Arizona schools with a composite score netting it fourth place (91 teams scored). Chaparral's girls posted the best finish for an Arizona school with a composite score good for 14th (77 schools scored).
Ironwood Ridge's Jordan Hellebuyck logged the 25th best time overall at 16 minutes, 4 seconds over a 2.95-mile course. The top boys time was 15:07. Chaparral's Ali Kallner had the 15th best girls time overa 2.75-mile course of 16:20. The top girls time was 15:43.
Here are the Arizona runners who finished in the top 10 of their respective races: GIRLS: D-II FROSH — Emily Krall, Chaparral (1st); Karena Garcia, Flowing Wells (5th); D-II SOPHOMORE — None. D-II JUNIOR — Ali Kallner, Chaparral (1st); Kristin Powell, Ironwood Ridge (3rd); Rachel Thomas, Chaparral (6th); Jelani Huma, Saguaro (10th). D-II SENIOR — None. No top finishes among D-I Arizonans in the girls races. BOYS: D-II FROSH — Morgan Risch, Flowing Wells (4th); Alex Ramirez, Marana Mtn. View (8th). D-II SOPHOMORE — Tyler Beauchamp, Saguaro (1st); Brett Willman, Ironwood Ridge (5th); Richard DeLara, Greenway (10th). D-II JUNIOR — Josh Fleetwood, Marana Mtn. View (5th); Sawyer Sprung, Sabino (7th); David Fernandez, Ironwood Ridge (8th); Brandon McKay, Ironwood Ridge (9th). D-II SENIOR — Jordan Hellebuyck, Ironwood Ridge (7th); Brennan Barfuss, Higley (9th); Cal Skilsky, Ironwood Ridge (10th). D-I FROSH — Luke Mason, Brophy (3rd). D-I SOPHOMORE — Cade Burks, Perry (9th). D-I JUNIOR — None. D-I SENIOR — None.