NHS cross country runners

Raina Bainey (l) and Carissa Collier are pictured after an early-season meet.

NEEDLES — The girls team qualified for state competition, runner Collin Leivas from Needles High School’s boys team qualified individually in the NIAA 2A South League cross country championships held Nov. 2 in Boulder City.

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association state championships are to be run in Reno, Nev., this coming weekend.

Coach Katy Keller reported that NHS’ girls placed third overall out of five teams in their qualifying run. A total of 23 girls ran. Freshman Carissa Collier took fourth overall with a time of 24:42.

NHS’ boys placed fourth overall out of 10 teams competing, missing the cut to qualify as a team by 10 thin points. A total of 48 boys ran. Collin Leivas placed 11th overall in his qualifying run with a time of 20:44.

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