NEEDLES — Record-breaking Needles runner Carissa Collier finished 11th in the state in her first year of high school cross country competition in the NIAA 1A/2A division.

The state championship meet was held Nov. 9 at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, Nev.

Collier ran her event in 24:06. Needles’ Lynsey Federico finished 36th in 28 even; Raina Baney 39th in 30:04; Mildred Necochea 42nd in 32:14; Imperia Phillips 43rd in 32:45; Lauren Hartter 44th in 37:52; and Ashleigh Blackwell 45th in 38:28, according to Katie Keller, first-year coach at Needles High.

The NHS girls competed as one of six teams totaling 45 runners, finishing sixth.

Collin Leivas, competing individually for Needles, ran the event in 20:59, finishing 34th out of 49 runners. Six teams competed for the boys as well, Keller reported.

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