Last Week in New Mexico XC: Oct. 26 - Nov. 2


Miyamura's Niles Thomas separated himself early on his was to the District 1-5A individual title. Photo by Holly Patterson.

The biggest weekend of racing (in terms of the number of races) in New Mexico has come and gone, and now the board is set. We know who got in, but before we delve into the hypothetical realm of “What if?”, let’s look at how some of the pieces got to the board.

42 starting guns were fired in 21 District Meets. Of those 21 Meets, we’ll quickly glance at the 11 with submitted results. To keep it simple, we’ll head around the state numerically.

District 1-3A

At Lions Wilderness Park, Navajo Prep’s Sarah Chacon took the girl’s individual title with a 22:08. Who’s In?: Navajo Prep,  Rehoboth, Newcomb, 2 Crownpoint Eagles, and 1 Tohatchi Cougar.

In the Boys race, Anthony Francis led his Lynx teammates to a District Title with his 18:35 individual clocking. Who’s In?: Rehoboth, Navajo Prep,  Crownpoint, 1 Newcomb Skyhawk, and 2 Tohatchi Cougars.

Meet Results

District 1-4A

In Zuni, Lacey Howe broke the tape at 19:07 taking top honors and helping her team to the District Title. Who’s In?: Shiprock, Zuni, Kirtland Central, 2 Thoreau Hawks, 1 Wingate Bear.

Shiprock’s Shawvan Levi posted a 16:09 clocking for the individual title. Who’s In?: Zuni, Shiprock, Kirtland Central, three Thoreau Hawks.

Meet Results

Girls Highlights

Boys Highlights

District 1-5A

Gallup’s Wynona Martin led her Lady Bengal teammates to a commanding District victory with her 21:42 finish. Who’s In?: Gallup, Miyamura, Piedra Vista, 2 Aztec Tigers, 1 Farmington Scorpion.

On the boys side, Miyamura’s Niles Thomas ran away with the individual District crown with his 16:53. Who’s In?: Piedra Vista, Miyamura, Gallup, 2 Aztec Tigers, 1 Farmington Scorpion.

District 1-6A

Cibola Cougar Juanita Johnson placed first with her 19:04 finish taking top individual District honors. Who’s In?: Rio Rancho, Cibola, Volcano Vista, 3 Storms from Cleveland.

Rio Rancho’s Devin Paredes took the individual District title by stopping the clock at 16:21 helping his Ram teammates to the District team title as well. Who’s In?: Rio Rancho, Cibola, Volcano Vista, 3 Storms from Cleveland.

District 2-4A

The Taos Tigers ruled the day at Kit Carson Park. Both Roy Madrid and Cora Cannedy captured the individual District titles with 16:50 and 19:35 clockings, helping their teammates to District Team titles.

Who’s In? (Girls): Taos, Robertson, Pojoaque, 3 West Las Vegas Dons.

Who’s In? (Boys): Taos, Pojoaque, West Las Vegas, 3 Robertson Cardinals.

Meet Results

Girls Highlights

District 2-6A

It was a good day to be a Bear as La Cueva swept all four District Titles. Tom Hiett (16:41) and Natasha Bernal (19:06) led their Bear teammates to team titles with their individual crowns.

Who’s In? (Girls): La Cueva, Eldorado, Manzano, 1 Highland Hornet, and 2 Sandia Matadors.

Who’s In? (Boys): Exactly the same as above.

District 3-6A

Down in Las Cruces, Megan Aguilera-led Onate Lady Knights took the District Team titile with the help of her 19:26 first place finish. Who’s In?: Onate, Gadsden, Las Cruces, 2 Mayfield  Trojans, 1 Deming Wildcat.

Gadsden’s Juan Pantoja crossed the finish line first in 16:57 claiming the individual District title. Who’s In?: Onate, Mayfield, Deming, 2 Gadsden Panthers, 1 Las Cruces Bulldog.

Meet Results

Girls Highlights

District 3/4-4A

The East Mountain Timberwolves made themselves at home in Ruidoso, sweeping all four District Titles. Addison Rauch and Alex Heffelfinger claimed the individual District titles with 19:45 and 17:26 finishes, helping their teammates to team District titles.

Who’s In? (Girls): East Mountain, Silver, Ruidoso, 2 Socorro Warriors, 1 NMMI Colt.

Who’s In? (Boys): East Mountain, Ruidoso, Socorro, 2 NMMI Colts, 1 Silver Fighting Colt.

District 5-4A

Sandia Prep’s Kalei Yepa ran 20:19 to take top individual District honors. Who’s In?: St. Michael’s, Santa Fe Indian School, Sandia Prep, 3 Hope Christian Huskies.

Hope Huskie Peter Siminski won the individual District title with a 17:08 finish. Who’s In?: St. Michael’s, Hope Christian, Santa Fe Indian, 2 Sandia Prep Sundevils, 1 Bosque Bobcat.

District 5-5A

St. Pius X’s Jordyn Dilorenzo was the first across the finish line in 18:46 claiming the individual District title. Who’s In?: Albuquerque Academy, St. Pius X, Grants, 3 Moriarty Pintos.

Jordan Lesansee led his Albuquerque Academy Charger teammates to a perfect 15 point team score with his 16:15 individual District crown. Who’s In?: Albuquerque Academy, Grants, St. Pius X, 3 Moriarty Pintos.

District 5/6-3A

Estancia’s Aubri Wrye outdistanced the competition on her way to the individual District title with a 22:41. Who’s In?: Estancia, Cottonwood Classical Prep, Laguna-Acoma, 1 Cuba Ram, 2 Tucumcari Rattlers.

Jacob Sanchez ran 18:15 on his way to the individual District title helping his Hawk teammates defend home turf with the team District title. Who’s In?: Laguna-Acoma, Tucumcari, Estancia, 1 Cottonwood Classical Prep Coyote, 2 NACA Eagles.