Sixth grade runners show early talent


Butterfield Elementary won the boys and girls divisions in the sixth grade Maricopa Unified School District cross country meet on Thursday.

Five teams competed. Santa Rosa Elementary did not attend. The meet was at Maricopa High School. The competitors ran 1.6 miles.

The Butterfield boys scored eight points and the girls scored nine. In cross country, the lowest score wins as the numbers of the order of finish of each runner are totaled.

By winning the boys race in 12:14, Taylor Stolle gave Butterfield one point. His teammates, Jovanni Fontes, Jacob Villegas and Marco Gonzalez, finished third, fourth and fifth to keep the scores low.

Angel Luna of Pima Butte Elementary finished second in 12:34 for the boys.

In the girls race, Shelbee Becroft won for Butterfield in 12:41. McKenna Hiam of Santa Cruz was second, Katleen Mangen of Butterfield was third, Jahniqiua Gilndore of Santa Cruz was fourth, and Taryn Meyers of Butterfield was fifth.

1-Butterfield 8
2-Pima Butte 25
3-Maricopa 50
4-Santa Cruz 54
5-Saddleback 64

1-Butterfield 9
2-Santa Cruz 15
3-Pima Butte 42
4-Maricopa 54
5-Saddleback 69