Top Ten XC Boys Teams Returning: #6 Piedra Vista Panthers

A series counting down the top ten boys and girls cross country teams returning around the state of New Mexico in 2019.


Piedra Vista Panthers

5A Boys

2018 Finish: 6th 147 points 

State titles: N/A

Top returning runners

Triston Charles - State 2018: 5th              SR        PR: 15:59

Ethan Lacey - State 2018: 22nd                  SR        PR: 16:51

Eugene Tapahonso - State 2018: 36th     JR        PR: 17:01

Makua Harvey - State 2018: 55th             JR        PR: 17:22

Owen Miller - District 2-5A: 24th              SO        PR: 18:09

Piedra Vista Preview

The 6th place Panthers from a season ago will be looking to make a huge leap this year after returning a solid group of runners. With the departure of the graduating class of 2019 impacting just about every other team within 5A boys but Piedra Vista. Led by senior, Triston Charles coming off a 5th place performance at state  continued to finish 4th at Nike Cross Southwest Region. This Panther squad has been together for some time now and has more experience than practically any other team in the state. Although no easy task to knock off the prestige of Rio Rancho or even Sue Cleveland, Less than 20 points determined teams placed 3rd through 6th within 5A. Expect a veteran bunch in Piedra Vista to contend for what could be their first State title in cross country. 

2018 Piedra Vista State Championship results

M 5000m5Triston Charles1116:25.555
M 5000m22Ethan Lacey1117:13.8020
M 5000m36Eugene Tapahonso1017:39.4033
M 5000m42Logan Van Otteson1217:44.7039
M 5000m55Makua Harvey1018:02.1050
M 5000m88Cody Spearman1118:33.9580
M 5000m96Adriel Eaton1218:50.1587

2018 New Mexico State Cross Country Championship Results