Top Ten XC Girls Teams Returning: #5 Rio Rancho Rams

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


Rio Rancho Rams

5A Girls

2018 Finish: 4th (134 points)

State titles: 2 (08',16')

Top returning runners

Faith Lovato - State 2018: 23rd            SR        PR: 19:29

Chloe Anderson - State 2018: 34th      JR        PR: 20:32

Gracey Lovato - State 2018: 39th         SO        PR: 20:51

Charisma Cutshall - State 2018: 45th  JR        PR: 19:29

Gladys Dominguez - Metro 2018: 26th SR        PR: 20:18

Rio Rancho Preview 

The lady Rams are a bit of a mystery going into 2019. We know that they have had success in recent years including a State title in 2016. A significant loss of talent by graduating Reina Paredes will affect Rio Rancho but the abundance of potential should fill in the gap. the #2 girl from 2018, Faith Lovato will be expected to take charge of a team that has the makings of a top-3 team in November. The real question mark is exactly who will be making up this varsity squad that ranges between performances and times that could put around nine or ten girls capable of scoring for the Rams. The only certainty is that whomever may be among this Rio Rancho team come State Championship time, they will be a force to be reckoned with.

2018 Rio Rancho State Championship results

F 5000m8Reina Paredes1219:28.208
F 5000m23Faith Lovato1120:44.6022
F 5000m34Chloe Anderson1021:14.2531
F 5000m39Gracey Lovato921:21.9535
F 5000m42Megan Barbier1221:27.1538
F 5000m45Charisma Cutshall1021:33.8041
F 5000m53Athena Paguio1021:57.1049

2018 New Mexico State Cross Country Championship Results