2013 USATF Cross Country Championships: Re-Cap

Front Row(L-R):C. Jostewa, N. Coleman, C. Lewis, C. Ben, G. Cly, J. Huma/ Second Row (L-R): P. Panana, M. Leekya, J. Secody, P. Charlie, B. Levi, M. Wahpepah-Harris, Coach J. Nells, Coach Whirlwind Soldier/ Back Row(L-R): J. Riley, K. Broaddrick

Front Row(L-R):C. Jostewa, N. Coleman, C. Lewis, C. Ben, G. Cly, J. Huma/ Second Row (L-R): P. Panana, M. Leekya, J. Secody, P. Charlie, B. Levi, M. Wahpepah-Harris, Coach J. Nells, Coach Whirlwind Soldier/ Back Row(L-R): J. Riley, K. Broaddrick

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS¬†to the 2013 Wings National Team for a job well-done during this weekend’s USATF Cross Country Championships in St. Louis Missouri. The all-Native men and women’s Junior teams stepped to the starting line in Forest Park on Saturday morning unfazed by the cool winds and wet turf and ran with determination. Whether the race required entrants to run two laps or six, the 2-kilometer course¬†proved challenging for runners of all levels. Click here for the official results page courtesy of USATF or look below for a highlight of Wings competitors and a few more pictures from race day.

Junior Women (6k):

Name High School/College Time Place Tribal Affiliation
Courtney B. Lewis River Valley HS- Mohave Valley, AZ 25:44.5 50th Forth Mojave Indian Tribe
Garilena M. Cly Fort Lewis College- Durango, CO 27:09.8 53rd Navajo
Jelani J. Huma Saguaro HS- Scottsdale, AZ 25:44.3 49th Hopi
Jayde A. Secody Page HS- Page, AZ 24:50.6 45th Navajo
Christen L. Ben Hopi HS- Second Mesa, AZ 24:53.1 46th Navajo
Nicolette A. Coleman Page HS- Page, AZ 26:11.3 52nd Navajo
Claryn F. Jostewa Hopi HS- Second Mesa, AZ 27:17.6 54th Hopi

Junior Men: 

***1st PLACE TEAM HONORS (NM runners-only scoring due to USATF rules)

Name High School/College Time Place Tribal Affiliation
Preston K. Charlie Rio Rancho HS- Rio Rancho, NM 26:58.2 53rd*** Pueblo of Laguna
Preston A. Panana V. Sue Clevland HS- Rio Rancho, NM 30:27.9 72nd*** Pueblo of Jemez
McKenz J. Leekya Zuni HS- Zuni, NM 28:15.7 66th*** Zuni Pueblo
Mackenzie L. Wahpepah-Harris Norman HS- Norman, OK 26:24.7 44th Kickapoo
Kyle N. Broaddrick Broken Arrow Senior High- Broken Arrow, OK 26:35.9 48th Cherokee
Brandon W. Levi Piedra Vista HS- Farmington, NM 28:35.4 67th*** Navajo
Jacob R. Riley Laguna-Acoma HS- Casa Blanca, NM 27:43.7 64th*** Pueblo of Laguna

 

Women's team-leader Jayde Secody grits down the finish chute with Christen Ben close behind.

Women’s team-leader Jayde Secody grits down the finish chute with Christen Ben close behind.

 

 

 

Kyle Broaddrick, Preston Panana, Preston Charlie, and Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris mix it up with the lead pack in the early stages of the Junior men's race.

Kyle Broaddrick, Preston Panana, Preston Charlie, and Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris mix it up with the lead pack in the early stages of the Junior men’s race.

Wings Program Director, Dustin Martin, and the rest of the Sports Warriors team line up for the 12k "Open" Championships [Front Row (L-R): Dustin Martin, Ian Ruybalid, Jonah Ruybalid/ Back Row(L-R): Leandrew Martine, Angelo Baca]

Wings Program Director, Dustin Martin, and the rest of the Sports Warriors team line up for the 12k “Open” Championships [Front Row (L-R): Dustin Martin, Ian Ruybalid, Jonah Ruybalid/ Back Row(L-R): Leandrew Martine, Angelo Baca]

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One comment on “2013 USATF Cross Country Championships: Re-Cap
  1. MDaney says:

    Great job WINGS runners!!! Thanks for representing Indian country at the nationals. May your future races be on the collegiate level when you graduate from high school. As Native runners, we are the most under populated ethnic group represented in collegiate athletics. May you be the generation that helps to change this.