2016 3A Region 5: The Long Red Line Rules

Top Moments of the Meet (1)

Elizabeth ladies take total command of the team title.

When your fifth scorer runner crosses the finish line in 16th place, it is hard to fathom anyone getting by. Elizabeth came in ranked second, but took a fairly decisive team title home. The long red line looked like Ashten Loeks in 2nd, Ella Benkendorf in 7th, Brenna Jones in 13th, Isabella Tebrugge in 15th and closed out with Alaina Jones in 16th. 53 points for Elizabeth. 79 points for D'Evelyn in second.

St. Mary's decided to write their own story, and their story did not agree with the virtual meet. They finished third on the strong performances of Isabella Morisette in 11th and Mariah Horvath in 12th.

Kent Denver was the final state qualifier. The Sun Devils ran on the strength of senior Sam Schaffer (photo, above, by Ben Hershelman) winning the individual title and then just holding off Skyview Academy and Conifer in 5th and 6th.