Top Ten XC Boys Teams Returning: #8 La Cueva Bears


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

5A Boys

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

M 5000m3Stevie Salas1016:12.353
M 5000m49Jacob Romero1217:54.9546
M 5000m80Lawrence Fisher1118:27.8073
M 5000m81Alex Brown1018:28.8574
M 5000m89Noah Rodney1218:36.5581
M 5000m94Nathan Scherbarth1018:48.5585
M 5000m100Joseph Redmond1218:58.3091

2018 New Mexico State Cross Country Championship Results