Boys and Girls Cross Country Cross Country, Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country · Espinoza, Stutesman earn state medalist honors, lead Skyhawks to top 15 team finishes

The Deer Valley Skyhawks completed their 2018 campaign with two top 15 team finishes at the Division 2 State Cross Country Championships on November 10th at Cave Creek Golf Course. The boys started the day, lead by sophomore Randy Espinoza, who finished 6th place in a time of 16:17 over the 5000 meter course. This was Randy’s second top 21 finish, improving from 12th as a freshman. He was followed by Jake Bruch (So. – 39th place), Matthew Kuczora (So. – 93rd place), Xavier Rodriguez (Jr. – 115th place), Johnathan Christopher (Sr. – 216th place), and Luke Heard (Fr. – 219th place). The boys finished in 14th place with 423 points.

Emily Stutesman completed her third top 6th place finish, running to a 3rd place finish for the Skyhawks in the girls race. Emily ran 18:37 on the day, and was interviewed by, detailing her journey over the past four years. As team, the girls finished 13th place, helped along by strong performances from Kjersti Jenks (Sr. – 44th place), Morgan McKinney (Fr. – 128th place), Megan Kuczora (So. – 133rd place), Camilla Alcantar (So. – 164th place), and Jasmine Larson (Jr. – 169th place).