I've had a few e-mails from folks wondering what merges and power merges are about. Here's a quick discussion about all of that.
The wind kept the flags pretty well extended most of the day, but mostly stayed within the bounds of tolerable. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nick Hill wore the hint of a smile throughout the 4A boys race. Confidence will do that for you. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Valene Madalena of Jemez Valley took an early lead in the 1A girls race and never looked back. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It just might be that Luis Martinez saved his best for the last in-state high school cross country race of his career. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cassandra Peters led Shiprock to a team title, as the Chieftains edged Sandia Prep by four points. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It was still leadership by committee at three-quarters of a mile into the 5A girls race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
At about a quarter of the way through the race, Alonzo Chavez made his move to separate from the lead pack. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It's been this way at the front for Los Alamos all season long. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Muriel Waukazoo challenges Kendall Kelley for second in the early going, while eventual winner Cassie C de Baca keeps herself in contact. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kroy (York IL) get their 9th straight NXN berth, Carmel girls win 2nd straight at NXN MW! Ashley Erba, Alex Riba get individual wins! (Photo by Ken Moreland)
Jacob Subratie and Henry Sime had Cimarron well represented at the front of the 1A pack midway through the race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rachel Fleddermann stakes out an early lead (one that she would not relinquish) in her district race last weekend. Photo by Tim Host.