Top Ten XC Girls Teams Returning: #2 Sue Cleveland Storm

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


Sue Cleveland Storm 

5A Girls

2018 finish: 2nd  (65 points)

State titles: 3 (11',15',17')

Top returning runners:

Leah Futey - State 2018: 2nd                     FR        PR: 17:48

Mari Gonzales - State 2018: 7th               SR        PR: 18:32

Isa Gonzales - State 2018: 9th                 JR        PR: 18:48

Shelby Viseur- State 2018: 29th              FR        PR:  20:28

Amelia Tomingas - State 2018: 30th       JR        PR: 19:59

Cleveland Preview

It should be to no surprise that the Storm would take our #2 spot for the girls team as well. Both the boys and girls have been so competitive in their first ten years of existence that it feels as if this is a program that has been around for decades. Leah Futey just state runner-up and freshmen leads yet another savvy Storm squad primed for success. Cleveland who has a plethora of capable runners on the roster any given year returns all but one on a team that scored 65 points. 2018 State champion Eldorado  graduated three from that team and unlike the Storm, don't have the arsenal that reloads instead of rebuilds. All signs point toward Sue Cleveland taking back the 5A crown in 2019.

2018 Sue Cleveland State Championship results

F 5000m2Leah Futey818:47.502
F 5000m7Mari Gonzales1119:26.557
F 5000m9Isa Gonzales1019:34.109
F 5000m21Xochilt Ramos-gonzales1220:31.4021
F 5000m29Shelby Viseur921:00.3026
F 5000m30Amelia Tomingas1021:01.7027
F 5000m72Hannah Kiess1022:35.0566

2018 New Mexico State Cross Country Championships Results