Prep Cross Country
Montoya wins Desert Twilight Sweepstakes
Cibola senior Bernie Montoya finished first overall in the Desert Twilight XC Festival Sweepstakes race Friday night in Mesa, giving the boys an overall 20th place finish. Both the Cibola boys and girls qualified for the Sweepstakes race, the festival’s top course.
“We knew we were pretty good, but it was an honor to be selected for both,” said Cibola head coach Kris Norton. “The kids did a great job.”
The girls finished 12th overall in the Sweepstakes race, led by senior Monica Huston who finished fourth with a time of 18:18.23.
“Monica is by far one of the fastest girls to come out of Yuma,” Norton said.
Huston currently has an full-ride scholarship offer to run for BYU but has not made a commitment.
Raiders medal in Mesa
Cibola’s Jesse Kaba won first place in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Coyote Classic Swim and Dive Meet at the Skyline Pool in Mesa on Saturday.
Kaba, who had a 100 breaststroke time of 1:08.55, also took 11th in the 50 freestyle. The girls 200 medley relay team of Kaba, Sarah Russell-Cheung, Anna Gould and Andrea Enriques finished in 12th place.
On the boys side, George Gould finished fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:07.65) and eighth in the 200 freestyle. Danny Russell-Cheung finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.23), Ryan Corbin finished sixth in the 100 backstroke (58.21) and ninth in 200 individual medley and Eli McBride finished 13th in diving.
The relay team of Russell-Cheung, Corbin, Gould and Freddy Martinez finished sixth in the 400 freestyle (3:31.81) and seventh in the 200 medley (1:48.47).