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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2007 12:20 pm | Updated: 7:27 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Shortly before the races were set to begin at the State Cross Country Meet Saturday morning in Phoenix, Mountain Ridge Head Coach Don Tate was cautiously optimistic about his team's chances. "Hopefully, we'll have some good news to report in a couple of hours," Tate said. As it turns out, he was right. The Mountain Lion women's team finished second overall to Xavier College Prep, but the stars of the show were no surprise at all. Nadia and Nastia Bishton finished first and second, respectively, more than 30 seconds ahead of the next closest runner. After the race, as many other girls were collapsing from exhaustion around them, the Bishton sisters seemed barely even winded. "We wanted to go out there and finish one and two, and we did that," Nadia said. "I couldn't be happier about the way it went." Nadia said she felt like they were working together to put distance between them and the other runners. "I could feel her on my heels the whole race, and that just motivated me to push a little harder," Nadia said. Nastia said she felt the same way. "Every time I would start to gain on her, I could see her sort of hunch her shoulders and pick up the pace," Nastia said. "She was not going to let me catch her, but that ended up benefiting us both." Nadia finished with a time of 17:28.25, with Nastia on her heels with a time of 17:30.40. With the win, Nadia repeated as individual state champion. "It feels great to be able to do it again, but it was more important to us to finish in the top two spots," Nadia said. As for their times, which were much faster than anticipated, the sisters had a difference of opinion. Nadia said it was no surprise at all, while Nastia was a little more reserved. "I was hoping for us to get below 18 minutes, but I thought our times would be just under," Nastia said. "So yeah, it was a bit of a shock." Nastia said the course, at the Cave Creek Municipal Golf Course at 19th Avenue and Greenway, definitely played in their favor. "I love this course," Nastia said. "There are a lot of hills, but they are sort of rolling hills, you know? They are easy to deal with, and the conditions were very good." Nadia said her and her sister's plans for the future are pretty straight forward. "We're going to keep running," Nadia said. Listed below are the state results from the 5A Div-I girls race as well as the races involving other Northwest Valley athletes. Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix 5A Div-I Girls Team Results 1. Xavier 69 2. Mountain Ridge 89 3. Mesa Mountain View 94 4. Mountain Pointe 141 5. Desert Vista 194 6. Corona del Sol 206 7. Salpointe Catholic 213 8. Basha 221 9. Buena 245 10. Red Mountain 295 Individual Results 1. Nadia Bishton, Mountain Ridge, 17:28.25 2. Nastia Bishton, Mountain Ridge, 17:30.40 3. Jessica Tonn, Xavier, 18:03.75 4. Kristina Vanderhout, Xavier, 18:30.00 5. Aubri Carman, Mountain Pointe, 18:42.95 Mountain Ridge team results 1. Nadia Bishton, 17:28.25 2. Nastia Bishton, 17:30.40 22. Katelin Radosevich, 20:17.45 29. Natalie Robinson, 20:30 32. Franki Catania, 20:38.05 39. Nathalie Nguyen, 20:54.05 44. Marina Trent, 21:01 Boys Team Results 1. Alhambra 64 2. Desert Vista 122 3. Mesa Mountain View 167 4. Mesquite 171 5. Salpointe Catholic 183 6. Highland 196 7. Buena 205 8. Red Mountain 229 9. Mountain Pointe 229 10. Corona del Sol 287 15. Mountain Ridge 369 Individual Results 1. Matt Boughton, Desert Vista, 16:05.20 2. Humberton Gonzales, Cesar Chavez, 16:13.80 3. Derek Breinholt, Highland, 16:20.95 4. D.J. Johnson, Mesa Mountain View, 16:28.65 5. Jackson Messer, Salpointe Catholic, 16:29.90 Mountain Ridge team results 43. Cameron Sullivan, 17:24.50 74. David Wagner, 17:57.70 81. Peter Geroulis, 18:07.85 83. Kyle Marshall, 18:08.90 88. Jnah Majure, 18:14.90 100. Giacomo Cappalletti, 18:21.25 151. Brad Wood, 19:40.10 5A Div-II Boys Team Results 1. Marana Mountain View, 70 2. Horizon, 70 3. Ironwood Ridge, 103 4. Sunnyside, 108 5. Camelback, 220 6. Rincon, 259 7. Central, 260 8. Pinnacle, 271 9 Centennial, 275 10. South Mountain, 330 14. Sunrise Mountain, 388 18. Deer Valley, 431 19. Ironwood, 483 Individual Results 1. Jim Walmsley, Horizon, 15:37.45 2. Marcus Whitt, Marana Mountain View, 16:05.95 3. Ben Jankunas, Horizon, 16:25.40 4. Alberto Tellez, Camelback, 16:35.95 5. Fabian Romero, Sunnyside, 16:37.85 Centennial Team Results 30. Jared Penner, 17:53.55 47. Vincent Feifarek, 18:22.70 49. Philip Davia, 18:24.50 59. Marcus Penner, 18:38.70 90. Skyler Nelson, 19:16.00 98. Mark Slusar, 19:20.45 101. Andres Aguirre, 19:22.95 Sunrise Mountain Team Results 63. Brandon Kocmoud, 18:41.90 67. Jeffrey Lime, 18:46.45 79. Paul Chagolla, 19:02.30 87. Ernest Cano, 19:12.80 92. Jean Vargo, 19:17.25 127. Matthew Vossler, 19:59.65 148. Mychal McCormick, 20:36.05 Deer Valley Team Results 9. John Espinoza, 17:00.60 78. Andrew Austin, 19:02.05 86. Jose Chavez, 19:11.85 117. Kyle Kaiser, 19:49.70 141. Zach Strong, 20:22.90 Ironwood Team Results 75. Desert Muserelli, 19:01.00 82. Kevin Kobashigawa, 19:04.65 97. Nathan Coury, 19:19.95 111. Robert Wieser, 19:39.40 118. Austin Childs, 19:51.75 119. Dante Zuniga, 19:53.80 128. Taylor Denvich, 19:59.95 4A Div-I Boys Team Results 1. Sabino, 56 2. Catalina Foothills, 73 3. Shadow Mountain, 113 4. Nogales, 115 5. Prescott, 148 6. Flowing Wells, 171 7. Cactus Shadows, 189 8. Canyon del Oro, 202 9. Thunderbird, 213 10. Sandra Day O'Connor, 257 13. Cactus, 321 Individual Results 1. Ben Schild, Prescott, 16:25.05 2. Aaron Puerta, Nogales, 16:27.70 3. Cody Smith, Shadow Mountain, 16:30.30 4. Steven Gregg, Sabino, 16:41.55 5. Edgar Sotomayor, Nogales, 16:42.95 Cactus Team Results 19. Brandon Taylor, 17:29.70 62. Justin Jones, 18:39.30 67. Dylan Newport, 18:49.65 76. Brett Murdock, 19:15.70 97. Garrett Deffner, 20:38.35 112. Joe Musso, 22:34.20 114. Jeff Otto, 23:25.45 Girls Team Results 1. Sandra Day O'Connor, 47 2. Cactus Shadows, 74 3. Nogales, 86 4. Saguaro, 115 5. Catalina Foothills, 152 6. McClintock, 155 7. Sabino, 159 8. Chaparral, 219 9. Apollo, 259 10. Millennium, 260 11. Cactus, 266 Individual Results 1. Lindsay Prescott, Sandra Day O'Connor, 18:34.15 2. Lisette Michaels, Cactus, 19:40.45 3. Zahira Jimenez, Nogales, 19:48.10 4. Natalie Omudson, Cactus Shadows, 19:51.90 5. Loren Wynn, Saguaro, 20:12.50 Cactus Team Results 2. Lisette Michaels, 19:40.45 25. Megan Young, 21:40.35 59. Chelsea Merrell, 23:11.85 78. Sandi Zarate, 24:28.00 102. Raquel Gimmie, 27:45.90 107. Kim Willcox, 30:31.80 108. Jill Yazzie, 31:28.55

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