A series counting down the top ten boys and girls cross country teams from around the state of New Mexico in 2019.
Hope Christian Huskies
2018 finish: 3rd 119 points
State titles: N/A
Top returning runners
Kaylee Huston -State 2018: 18th SO PR: 19:38
Elysia Hernandez - State 2018: 54th JR PR: 20:39
Simone Chock - State 2018: 36th SR PR: 20:41
Savi Rael - State 2018: 43rd SR PR: 20:41
Katy Poole - State 2018: 37th JR PR: 21:12
The good news is that the Panthers return a solid squad from their 3rd place team a year ago. However the bad news is 4A still remains to be dominated by Albuquerque Academy and Los Alamos trading places every year for State champion. The last time a non- Academy and Los Alamos team won state in the classification was Belen way back in 2007. That being said, should a team be able to end that streak from the red and green duo, the Huskies have a chance to be that team. They lose two seniors from last season but maintain a strong group of underclassmen including Kaylee Huston who finished 18th as a freshmen. The key for the Huskies will be to divide the Chargers and Hilltoppers ranks for a closer point tally this November. Hope Christian is our Dark Horse within girls 4A and should be just as competitive as last year.
2018 Hope Christian State Championship results