Miners expect experience to pay off

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Members of the 2014 Miners Cross Country team are, from left: front, Marco Salas, Diana Medina; second, Eneida Quintero, Patrick Lopez, Ashidet Ochoa, Jessica Lopez, Tylo Montes, Carlos Salas, Ysenia Arcienga, Rebeka Messing; third, Andrea Castaneda, Juan Ortega, Michael Sanchez, James Duarte; back, Andres Rodriguez and Jared Gonzales. Not pictured is Colton Stratton.
Maria Lopez | Submitted

San Manuel Miner

Cross Country head coach Maria Lopez is entering her third season leading the Miners’ program with what could be her most experienced team so far. Twelve runners return from last year’s team.

“This year’s team is senior top heavy,” Lopez told The Miner. “Most of our runners have running experience and hope to run well during competition.”

Three freshmen debut on the this year’s team and will be expected to get up to speed, no pun intended, with the other varsity runners.

Top returning runners include senior James Duarte and juniors Patrick Lopez and Andrea Castaneda. Freshman Ashidet Ochoa and senior Andres Rodriguez are expected to be among the top newcomers on the team.

The 2014 Miners Cross Country roster includes: James Duarte, Jared Gonzales (Captain), Andres Rodriguez, Marco Salas, Colton Stratton (Captain), Patrick Lopez (Captain), Juan Ortega, Carlos Salas, Michael Sanchez, Tylo Montes, Jessica Lopez, Diana Medina, Andrea Castaneda (Captain), Eneida Quintero, Ysenia Arcienega, Rebekah Messing, and Ashidet Ochoa.

The schedule is as follows:

9/3 @ Benson

9/5 @ Globe Invitational

9/10 San Manuel Invitational

9/12 @ Desert Solstice Marana

9/20 @ Old Pueblo Classic Tucson

10/1 @ Wilcox Invitational

10/8 @ Safford Invitational

10/11 @ Rattler Invitational Marana

10/15 San Manuel Multi XC

11/1 @ Sectionals Marana

Andy Luberda (738 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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