New Mexico Boys Cross Country Countdown: #15 Ruidoso


The New Mexico Cross Country Countdown breaks down the top 25 New Mexico boys and girls teams returning this fall. These rankings will include projected top runners and weighing how each team may do in their respective districts and state competitions. Changes to class alignments and adaptions to the state championship format have been taken into consideration. These rankings are based on past two seasons of performances and do not include teams that did not compete last year due to a lack of athletes and team information. All top returning runners are only projections and may include athletes no longer on the team due to transfer or out-of-state relocation.

#15 Ruidoso Warriors

Ruidoso will be out to prove they are still a top-five team this fall after departing their top scorer Edgar Rodriguez who was 28th this past state meet. They will rely on a trio of seniors including Ryan Segura who finished 30th along with Jaden Avalos (32nd) and Ian Simpson (44th). Ezra Rabourn will round out the list of returning state runners as he was 70th this past spring. The Warriors will be taking on challenges from teams that got the better of them like Shiprock and still hoping to hold off teams they narrowly surpassed like Miyamura and Espanola Valley. Despite down a few runners from being a true podium contending squad they do return three seniors which will benefit teams that rarely got to see action and runners that just were unable to compete in  2020's shortened season. Ruidoso might be taking a step back due to the volume of competition among 4A and the return of full-fledged rosters but the same could be said about other contenders going into the year. 

4A Boys

2020 State Finish: 5th

State Titles: 0

Individual State Champions: 0

2021 Ruidoso Rankings

New Mexico Ranking15th
4A Ranking6th
District 3-4A Ranking1st

Top Returning Runners

NameGradePersonal Best (5K)Best State Finish

Ryan Segura


Jaden Avalos


Ian Simpson


Ezra Rabourn