A series counting down the top ten returning boys and girls cross country teams from around the state of New Mexico in 2019.
La Cueva Bears
2018 finish: 11th 277 points
State titles: 5 (95',96',98'04'10')
Top returning runners
Stevie Salas - State 2018: 3rd JR PR: 15:42
Lawrence Fisher - State 2018: 80th SR PR: 17:23
Alex Brown - State 2018: 81st JR PR: 18:22
Nathan Scherbarth - State 2018: 94th JR PR: 17:30
Alexander Bernal - District 2-5a: 16th SR PR: 18:31
La Cueva Preview
The Bears are no strangers to success having won five state titles with four of those titles being in the same decade. This season they will need to fill the void with a couple fresh faces if they want a crack at a podium finish. Leading the way is the individual favorite, Stevie Salas that is arguably coming off the best track season of any other returning runner in the state. Salas took home the 5A 3200m crown with a 9:44 personal best along with a 3rd in the 1600m and 4th in the 800m all with personal bests. The 3rd place finisher at state a year ago will need to guide his teammates to lower times as a unit if the Bears would like to better their 11th place team finish from 2018. La Cueva is always a force in 5A and should return to form in 2019.
2018 La Cueva 5A State Championship Results