Page boys searching for fifth straight state title


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Page Sand Devil Trent Holiday, middle, sprints downhill during last year’s Arizona Division III state boys’ cross-country meet at Cave Creek Golf Course in north Phoenix. Holiday, a sophomore, placed 11th overall.

Winner of the last four Arizona Division III state titles, the Page boys’ cross-country team is looking to add to its dynasty.

The Sand Devils return four runners who were part of last year’s state championship team, headed by seniors Bowen Martin and Morgan Fowler, who finished third and fourth, respectively.

Sophomore Trent Holiday garnered 11th place and senior Kaipo Uejo nabbed 48th place honors at the state meet last November in north Phoenix at the Cave Creek Golf Course.

“The boys are on a four-year streak for winning the state title so the team goal is to go for that fifth state title, which has never been done at Page High School,” first-year coach Tim Martin said in an email response.

Although he was installed as the new head coach, Martin said he’s very familiar with the program, having served as a volunteer coach for former head coach MacArthur Lane. He will be assisted by Anne Cambridge.

Martin said his girls’ team is looking to be one of the top 3 teams in Division III.

“To achieve these expectations the teams will have to discipline themselves by making a commitment to training hard, hitting the books hard and showing up every day to support their fellow Sand Devil teammates,” he said.

In addition to the four lettermen on the boys’ team, Martin is expecting big things from junior Skyler Sandoval. The Sand Devils will also look to freshmen Lance Harris and Colton Yazzie to complement the varsity team.

The girls’ program returns seniors Sophia Bryan, Kodi Tate, Nariah Begay and sophomores Nahanyia Fowler and Nadya Begay. Incoming freshmen to help the team are Jaddah Whitehair and Amaya Begay.

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Quentin Jodie

Quentin Jodie is the Sports Editor for the Navajo Times. He started working for the Navajo Times in February 2010 and was promoted to the Sports Editor position at the end of summer in 2012. Previously, he wrote for the Gallup Independent. Reach him at qjodie@navajotimes.com