New Mexico XC District Previews: District 5 1A-6A

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Albuquerque Academy's Jordan Lesansee will be leading his Charger teammates in the District 5-5A Meet this weekend. Photo by Blake Wood.

It’s chopping block time for New Mexico Cross Country. After this weekend, the State Championship fields will be set. The below Districts have been compiled using Section IV of the NMAA Alignment and Classification Bylaws. While reading these, remember, Top 3 teams and Top 3 Individuals go!

6A

The Players: Albuquerque High, Atrisco Heritage, Rio Grande, Valley, West Mesa

The Host: One of the five schools

2013 State Result:

  • Albuquerque High—Girls 13th, Boys 13th; Highest Returning Finishers—60 Sarah Mellin, 23 Miguel Erives
  • Atrisco Heritage—Girls 14th, Boys 15th; Highest Returning Finisher—83 Zhane Gurule, 32 Gilbert Ramirez
  • Rio Grande—No Girls or Boys Team; Highest Returning Finisher—No girls, 103 Irvin Gonzales
  • Valley—No Girls or Boys Team; No Highest Returning Finisher
  • West Mesa—Girls 15th, No Boys Team; Highest Returning Finisher—111 Katherine Cordova, 112 Edwin Quijada

Most recent head-to-head results: Rio Grande—No Results Available

Second most recent head-to-head results: 2014 Metro Championships

Girls Result—11th Albuquerque, 13th Atrisco Heritage, No Score for Rio Grande, Valley or West Mesa

Boys Result—11th Atrisco Heritage, 14th Albuquerque, 15th West Mesa, No Score for Rio Grande or Valley

Analysis:

In five team Districts, there’s always the possibility of someone being left home and by virtue of having scoring teams as recently as Metro, there’s a high likelihood both Albuquerque and Atrisco Heritage will continue their season, as will the West Mesa boys. If either the Valley or West Mesa girls’ teams can find the additional runners they need to field a scoring team, they’ll have a good shot at being the third qualifier. Here are the Girls and Boys Virtual Meets.

5A

The Players: Albuquerque Academy, Grants, Moriarty, St. Pius X

The Host: Albuquerque Academy

2013 State Result:

  • Albuquerque Academy—Girls 2nd, Boys 2nd; Highest Returning Finishers—5 Cameren Kristensen, 12 Carlos CdeBaca
  • Grants—No Girls or Boys Team; Highest Returning Finisher—62 Destiny Chavez, 26 Mike Anzures
  • Moriarty—No Girls or Boys Team; Highest Returning Finisher—51 Olivia Riblett, 61 Nicholas Arellano
  • St. Pius X—Girls 3rd, Boys 6th; Highest Returning Finisher—10 Hannah Baca, 31 Felix Yepa

Most recent head-to-head results: Rio Rancho Jamboree

Girls Result—Championship 7th St. Pius X, 10th Albuquerque Academy, Varsity 18th Grants, No Score for Moriarty

Boys Result—Championship 3rd Albuquerque Academy, 15th St. Pius X, Varsity 4th Grants, No Score for Moriarty

Analysis:

Four team Districts are great because no one gets completely left home. When the gun fires at the Albuquerque Academy course, Academy and St. Pius will move on, as well as Grants, leaving Moriarty with the three individual spots. To put some very loose numbers to it, here are the Girls and Boys Virtual Meets.

4A

The Players: Bosque, Hope Christian, Sandia Prep, Santa Fe Indian, St. Michael’s

The Host: Bosque

2013 State Result:

  • Bosque— 2A Girls 3rd, No Boys Team; Highest Returning Finishers—58 Rayleigh Stansbury, 8 Jason Stewart
  • Hope Christian—No Girls Team, Boys 5th; Highest Returning Finisher—41 Kristen Lundberg, 17 Peter Simiski
  • Sandia Prep—Girls 2nd, No Boys Team; Highest Returning Finisher—10 Mari Yepa, 23 Victor Jury
  • Santa Fe Indian—Girls 6th, Boys 7th; Highest Returning Finisher—21 Jordan Aguilar, 10 Francis Calabaza
  • St. Michael’s—Girls 3rd, Boys 2nd; Highest Returning Finisher—13 Jordyn Romero, 11 Troy Pacheco

Most recent head-to-head results: Rio Rancho Jamboree

Girls Result—Championship 17th Santa Fe Indian, 19th Hope, 20th St. Michael’s, Varsity 26th Bosque, No Score for Sandia Prep

Boys Result—Championship 10th St. Michael’s, 16th Hope, 32nd Santa Fe Indian, Varsity 11th Sandia Prep, 23rd Bosque

Analysis:

The girls race looks pretty straight forward, SFIS, Hope and St. Michael’s.  But the boys race is going to be very interesting. SFIS placing 32nd in the Championship race doesn’t bode too well considering Sandia Prep placed 11th in the Varsity race. This is going to be tight. Good thing the races at Bosque will decide it.

Attempting some numbers, here are the Girls and Boys Virtual Meets.

3A

The Players: Cottonwood Classical Prep, Cuba, Estancia, Laguna-Acoma, NACA, Tucumcari

The Host: Laguna-Acoma

2013 State Result:

  • Cottonwood Classical—Girls 12th, Boys 14th; Highest Returning Finishers—25 Bethany Pena, 57 Rowan Garbett
  • Cuba—Girls 13th, Boys 11th; Highest Returning Finisher—20 Henrena Montoya, 108 Brian Linford
  • Estancia—Girls 10th, Boys 10th; Highest Returning Finisher—3 Aubri Wrye, 6 Jakob Bernal
  • Laguna-Acoma—Girls 6th, Boys 2nd; Highest Returning Finisher—9 Rosyln Coriz, 9 Austyn Salvador
  • NACA—No Girls Team, Boys 11th; Highest Returning Finisher—No girls, 13 Aaron Lee
  • Tucumcari—No Girls Team, Boys 13th; Highest Returning Finisher—15 Kaycee Lease, 53 Jesus Gamboa

Closest head-to-head results: Rio Rancho Jamboree (minus Tucumcari)

Girls Result—Varsity 8th Cottonwood Classical Prep, 10th Laguna-Acoma, No Score for Cuba, Estancia, NACA

Boys Result—Championship 8th Laguna-Acoma, Varsity 25th Estancia, 32nd Cottonwood Classical Prep, No Score for Cuba, NACA

Analysis:

Only two girls teams had scoring teams, which means if Estancia can fill out their roster they have a good shot. Especially with Aubri Wrye leading the way. In the boys race, three scoring teams, three State slots. Things look pretty cut and dry for Laguna-Acoma, Estancia and CCP, unless the NACA Eagles can man a scoring team.

The wildcard in this District is Tucumcari. There is only one set of results in the database for Tucumcari this year, and that’s from the ATC Everybody Invite where they only fielded four runners on both sides.

Here are the Girls and Boys Virtual Meets.

1A/2A

The Players: Cimarron, Des Moines, Maxwell, Mesa Vista, Mora, Penasco

The Host: One of the six schools

2013 State Result:

  • Cimarron (1A)—Girls 2nd, Boys 2nd; Highest Returning Finishers—1A 10 Selina Rael, 2 Jacob Subratie
  • Des Moines (1A)—No Girls or Boys Team, No Highest Returning Finisher
  • Maxwell (1A)—No Girls or Boys Team; Highest Returning Finisher—18 Thomas Mitchell
  • Mesa Vista (2A)—No Girls or Boys Team; No Highest Returning Finisher
  • Mora (2A)—Girls 9th, No Boys Team; Highest Returning Finisher—21 Natalia Marrujo, 34 Casimiro Fresquez
  • Penasco (2A)—2A Girls 14th, Boys 15th; Highest Returning Finisher—31 Charlyna Gonzales, 86 Max Lopez

Closest head-to-head results: Rio Rancho Jamboree (minus Des Moines)

Girls Result—Varsity 19th Cimarron, 23rd Mora, No Score for Maxwell, Mesa Vista, and Penasco

Boys Result—Championship 33rd Mesa Vista, Varsity 16th Cimarron, 33rd Mora, No Score Maxwell, and Penasco

Analysis:

The results are straight forward. Three 1A teams, three 2A teams, everyone races on November 8th. And again, the Girls and Boys Virtual Meets.

 

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