Top Ten XC Boys Teams Returning: #1 Albuquerque Academy

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


Albuquerque Academy Chargers

4A Boys

2018 finish: 2nd (49 points)

State titles: 14 (98'-02',04'-06',08'-10',15'-17')

Top returning runners

Justin Hickey - State 2018: 6th         JR        PR: 15:49

Oliver Pilon - State 2018: 7th             SR       PR: 16:04

Julian Garcia - State 2018: 14th       SR        PR: 15:50

Jesse Sanchez - State 2018: 18th    JR        PR: 16:12

Brian Armijo - State 2018: 39th        JR        PR:  16:22

Albuquerque Academy Preview

The Chargers were seven points shy of a 4-peat that would have put them at a phenomenal 15 state championships in the past twenty years. Justin Hickey returns off a 6th place performance in 2018 as well coming off a stellar track season that saw personal bests in the 1600m (4:30) and 3200m (9:32). A season ago it was Los Alamos that was left hoisting the blue trophy but this rivalry will resume this season with Academy holding all the cards. competition will be tight but the red army returns to dominance in 2019 in hopes of bringing yet another state title home.

2018 Albuquerque Academy State Championship results

M 5000m6Justin Hickey1016:36.406
M 5000m7Oliver Pilon1116:41.807
M 5000m9Skyler Forman1216:45.109
M 5000m13Anish Kumar1217:08.8513
M 5000m14Julian Garcia1117:14.0014
M 5000m18Jesse Sanchez1017:21.0518
M 5000m39Brian Armijo1017:58.4034

2018 New Mexico State Cross Country Championships Results