Top Ten XC Boys Teams Returning: #9 Santa Fe Indian School

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


Santa Fe Indian School

3A Boys

2018 Finish: 2nd State runner-up 49 points

State titles: 4 (87',95',09',10')

Top returning runners

Christopher Humetewa - State 2018: 3rd     JR      PR: 16:10

Isaiah Velasquez - State 2018: 8th               JR      PR: 16:48

Marcus Concho - State 2018: 10th               JR      PR: 17:22

Lauren Chavez - State 2018: 23rd                 SR      PR: 17:43

DeBrylan Candelario - State 2018: 37th       JR      PR: 18:25

Santa Fe Indian School Preview

Santa Fe Indian School came up just short of their fifth state title in school history and 3rd in the past ten years. They return all but one from their scoring five including 3rd place finisher Christopher Humetewa who comes off a successful track season which included a state title in the 3200m in 9:54 as well as a runner-up performance in the 1600m with a 4:34. Their 1-5 split is one of the better in the state but will need to lower their team average if they want a chance at taking home the Blue trophy. Looking ahead for the next couple of years this Santa Fe Indian squad should remain in title contention having run four sophomores to a podium spot in 2018. Surpassing Zuni will be no easy feat, the 18-time State Champions are the gold standard of cross country in the land of enchantment.

2018 3A Santa Fe Indian School State Championship Results

M 5000m3Christopher Humetewa1016:42.452
M 5000m8Isaiah Velasquez1017:21.956
M 5000m10Marcus Concho1017:24.457
M 5000m23Lauren Chavez1117:54.2516
M 5000m25Jaden Aguino1217:56.1018
M 5000m37DeBrylan Candelario1018:25.9529
M 5000m53Bryce Ramone1218:54.4542

2018 New Mexico State Cross Country Championships Results