New Mexico Girls Cross Country Countdown: #5 Alamogordo

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.

#5 Alamogordo Tigers

Junior Ellary Battle is coming off a 4th place finish from this spring hoping to help Alamogordo stay on the podium this fall. Battle along with returning teammates Janae Shaklee (13th) while graduations depart the remaining Tigers from their 3rd place team. They will rely on Eva Gerou and Saung Soe (50th 2019) who have been in the program for some time and sophomore Italia Lugo as they try to find replacements for their most reliable runners the past few seasons. Alamogordo barely got the better of Albuquerque High to obtain a trophy but this season the task at beating them or other schools in 5A is diminishing. They still remain a strong team but the difference between coming in 3rd or 7th is separated by only 9 points. This is a close one but Alamogordo remains in the mix for another chance at their first state title in program history.

5A Girls

2020 State Finish: 3rd

State Titles: 0

Individual State Champions: Lisa Valle (1983)

2021 Alamogordo Rankings

New Mexico Ranking5th
5A Ranking2nd
District 3-5A Ranking1st

Top Returning Runners

NameGradePersonal Best (5K)Best State Finish

Ellary Battle


Janae Shaklee


Eva Gerou


Saung Soe

Jr21:1650th (2019)

Italia Lugo