Eldorado repeats as Volcano Vista runs to 2nd place
Eldorado eagles have been consistent all season long and finished the season with another 5A girls Championship to end 2019. The likely competition of Sue Cleveland was replaced with fending off Volcano Vista when Lila Nezar, Isabella Schrader and Aryanna Gomez remained in the top 5 through the first mile. Jasmine Turtle-Morales, Laurynn Sisneros and company proved their prestige by slowly picking off runners as the race progressed into the second mile. Individually, through all the battles between Turtle-Morales and Sue Cleveland's Leah Futey, Futey would be the new individual champion in 5A as Turtle-Morales finished runner-up while Albuquerque High's Emily Schoellkopf paced herself to 3rd place.
Cleveland remains at the top of 5A
Tight packing, lead by Lucas Futey and Lucas Loe lead to Cleveland winning its 5th state championship since 2011 and third straight. No team has been quite as dominant as the Storm have been since their early existence. multi-state champions in Luis Martinez(3) and Yonas Haile (2), consistent presence in championship competitions and trophies a plenty. Volcano Vista like their girls team finished in 2nd place while Piedra Vista takes home 3rd. Individually, a race that came down to the wire with Clovis' Jerrick Maldonado and Piedra Vista's Triston Charles with Maldonado winning by inches while Alamogordo's Celso Garcia finishing in 3rd.