Doug Conley Invite highlights week
It remains one of the biggest cross country invitationals in the state every year, and the Doug Conley Invitational turns 40 years old this year having barely missed a beat in these four decades.
This year’s edition is Saturday morning at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Tempe, a 3.1-mile trek around the golf course.
Here’s the schedule: 7:10 a.m.: Non-varsity girls; 7:15 a.m.: Dave Shapiro race; 7:35 a.m.: Non-Varsity boys; 7:40 a.m.: Jim Wehrman race; 8:10 a.m.: Varsity open girls; 8:35: Varsity open boys; 9:10 a.m.: Varsity Girls Invitational teams; 9:40 a.m.: Varsity Boys Invitational teams; 10:30: Awards.
Here are the teams participating: Boys: Boulder Creek, Brophy, Buena, Cactus Shadows, Chinle, Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Greenway, Hamilton, Highland, Hopi, Page, Perry, Red Mountain, Rincon, Rio Rico, Salpointe Catholic, Tuba City and Winslow. Open race: Agua Fria, Apollo, Basha, Coconino, Deer Valley, Flowing Wells, Holbrook, Marcos de Niza, Mountain Pointe, Nogales, Notre Dame, Sabino, Sahuaro, Valley Vista, Vista Grande, Wickenburg and Willow Canyon.
Girls: Basha, Boulder Creek, Cactus Shadows, Chandler, Chinle, Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Highland, Hopi, Mesquite, Page, Pinnacle, Red Mountain, Sahuaro, Tempe, Vista Grande and Xavier. Open race: Agua Fria, Apollo, Buena, Coconino, Deer Valley, Flowing Wells, Greenway, Hamilton, Holbrook, Marcos de Niza, Mountain Pointe, Nogales, Notre Dame, Perry, Rincon, Rio Rico, Sabino, Sahuarita, Sahuaro, Valley Vista and Wickenburg.
Highland is the defending team champion on the boys side, while Xavier won the girls team title in 2011. Both schools should be in the mix again this year.
Jonathan Yazzie (Chinle) was the boys invitational individual medalist last year and Rolanda Jumbo (Chinle) was the varsity invitational girls individual honor.