MEET PREVIEW:2022 Rio Rancho Jamboree

2021 Rio Rancho Jamboree Championship Girls Race (Photo by Adam Maxwell)

Rio Rancho Jamboree

Rio Rancho HS XC Course Rio Rancho, NM
Sep 17, 2022

 Jamboree returns with new energy and the same old flare

With the 2022 New Mexico cross-country season in full swing, we find ourselves once again back at the coveted Rio Rancho Jamboree this weekend.  A meet that brings in a plethora of teams around New Mexico and borderline Arizona to compete on one of the most unique courses around. Although the course is no longer the site of state championships, it still boasts a great obstacle leading up to trophy season in late October/early November. Right off the bat, we will take notice that ABQ Academy has opted to attend the Zuni meet this week, while Los Alamos appears to be off after traveling to the Joe Vigil Invite last weekend in Alamosa, Colorado. That's two powerhouses no longer in the mix so who might that fare for the remaining schools in attendance?

Championship Boys Race

This will be the build-up to the pre-state meet next month as we get to see the top 5A schools battle it out with Rio Rancho on their home course, defending champs Volcano Vista and rising Eldorado find themselves likely on the podium this weekend. Timing mishaps from last week's Lobo Invitational have left us in a bit of disarray as to who has emerged onto the scene but we do know the main stars like Steven West, Rendon Kuykendall, Thomas CroshawNick Moore, and Cody Sullivan are all capable of having a big race on Saturday.  Rio Rancho will look strong on a course they are most familiar with but just how well that familiarity plays a role against some of the best schools in the state early on in September will be the true test of Ram's depth.

Championship Girls Race

To reiterate this year's edition of the girls' championship race will look completely different from years past as the Hilltoppers of Los Alamos will not be toward the front of the pack or in the pack at all as they and rival Academy are elsewhere this weekends. What better opportunity for Rio Rancho to show their strength midseason as they look to defend home turf against other perennial 5A powerhouses Eldorado and Volcano Vista? Opportunity rises for Eldorado as well as they may get their chance to distinguish themselves from the competition. As for the Hawks, they will certainly be in the mix throughout the entirety of the race as they continue on their title defense campaign. Of Course, we are looking forward to the individual race above all as Leah Futey put on an absolute show last weekend at the Lobo Invitational to win in a personal best time. Daniela Figueroa, Ariana Thiel-Hadjilambrinos, and Carysa Marquez are among the contenders that will be seeking to get a huge win at Jamboree to boast moral going into the latter half of the season. 


Friday 3:00-5:00 pm: Course Preview & Packet Pick-up (in front of track Field House)

Saturday 7:00 am: Packet Pick-up (in front of Football Field House)

8:00 am: *C-Team, Girls & Boys Combined [unlimited entries]

9:00 am: Championship Division Boys [7 entries per team]

9:30 am: Varsity Division Boys [7 entries per team]

10:00 am: Championship Division Girls [7 entries per team]

10:30 am: Varsity Division Girls [7 entries per team]

11:00 am: *Boys JV All Divisions [7 entries per team, see note below]

11:30 am: *Girls JV All Divisions [7 entries per team, see note below]

12:10 pm: Middle School Boys [unlimited entries] (3k course)

12:40 pm: Middle School Girls [unlimited entries] (3k course)

Sandia's Steven West remains undefeated this season

Venue Records: Rio Rancho HS XC Course

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Academy for Tech and the Classic
  • Alamo Navajo High School
  • Atrisco Heritage Academy
  • Bernalillo High School
  • Bloomfield High School
  • Bosque School
  • Capital High School
  • Cibola High School
  • Cimarron High School
  • Cottonwood Classical Prep
  • Cuba High School
  • Del Norte High School
  • East Mountain High School
  • Espanola Valley High School
  • Estancia High School
  • Farmington High School
  • Gallup High School
  • Ganado High School
  • Ganado Middle School
  • Grants High School
  • Highland High School
  • Hope Christian High School
  • Hot Springs High School
  • Jemez Valley High School
  • La Cueva High School
  • Laguna-Acoma High School
  • Legacy Academy
  • Los Alamos Middle School
  • Manzano High School
  • Maxwell High School
  • McCurdy High School
  • Mesa Vista High School
  • Miyamura High School
  • Mora High School
  • Native American Community Academ
  • Navajo Pine High School
  • Oak Grove Classical Academy
  • Pecos High School
  • Penasco High School
  • Pine Hill High School
  • Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Quemado High School
  • Raton High School
  • Raton Middle School
  • Rio Grande High School
  • Rio Rancho High School
  • Robertson High School
  • Sandia High School
  • Sandia Prep High School
  • Santa Fe Indian School
  • Santa Fe Prep
  • Santa Rosa High School
  • St. Michael Indian Middle School
  • St. Michael Indian School
  • St. Michael's High School
  • Sue Cleveland High School
  • Taos High School
  • To'Hajiilee High School
  • Valley High School
  • Volcano Vista High School
  • West Las Vegas High School
  • West Mesa High School
  • Window Rock High School