Top Ten XC Boys Teams Returning: #10 Hope Christian Huskies

A series taking a look at the top ten returning boys and girls cross country teams around the state of New Mexico for the 2019 season. 


Hope Christian Huskies

4A Boys

2018 finish: 5th 168 points

State titles: N/A

Top Returning runners

Eric Scharton - State 2018: 10th            JR          PR: 16:20

Trent Phillips - State 2018: 15th             SR         PR: 16:20

Evan Stewart - State 2018: 62nd            JR         PR: 17:57

Demetrio Perea - State 2017: 92nd       JR          PR: 18:04

Isaiah Lawrence - State 2018: 77th     JR           PR: 18:06

Hope Christian Preview

The Huskies Return all but one from their 2018 State Championship squad. Most of the returners just sophomores when they ran to a 5th place finish in 4A. Junior, Eric Scharton coming off a strong track season which included a podium finish in the 3200m and a 9:53.71 personal best in route to win Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational. Hope Christian should benefit from strong from plenty of quality 5A competition in the metro as well as powerhouse Albuquerque Academy in the mix every week. The key to the Huskies success will be determined by runners 3-5 closing the gap for potential top 3 team finish this November.


Hope Christian 2018 4A State Championship Results

M 5000m10Eric Scharton1016:53.1010
M 5000m15Trent Phillips1117:14.9015
M 5000m26Connor Mcpherson1217:42.5526
M 5000m62Evan Stewart1018:30.8552
M 5000m77Isaiah Lawrence1018:48.9065
M 5000m100Elliott Harner1019:25.6085
M 5000m110Metro Perea1020:03.1095