Coming in at #12 on our countdown for the top boys cross country teams entering this season are the Sandia Matadors.
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Coming in at #17 on our countdown for the top girls cross country teams entering this season are the Sandia Matadors.
Coming in at #21 on our countdown for the top girls cross country teams entering this season are the Piedra Vista Panthers.
Take a look at the top New Mexico cross country sophomore boys returning in 2020.
What should we expect from the New Mexico girls team champions from last year.
The presence of Jasmine Turtle-Morales was one solid reason to keep an eye on Eldorado.
Check out the New Mexico 5A Girls State Track and Field records.
New Mexico Boys 5A State Records
Akeisha Ayanniyi wins the long jump at 19-9.25!
Nia Johnson is part of a serious one-two punch in the throwing events for Albuquerque Academy.
Passion, knowledge, and scholarships make the NMTCCCA one of the best coach's associations in the country!
Recapping the 5A State Championships.
2019 New Mexico State Cross Country Championships series.
Check out the preview of the 2019 Rio Rancho Jamboree.
Preview of the Albuquerque Metro Cross Country Championships.
The Cleveland invitational kicked off the 2019 season with strong performances right out the gate.
Take a look at the #2 girls cross country team returning this fall.
Take a look at the #4 girls cross country team returning this fall.
Take a look at athletes that have achieved the 5A state qualifying standards.
Today we preview the 2019 Richard Harper Invitational.
Only one indoor meet this weekend in the state, so Tech races get all of the LOVE!
Two meets shaped the news in Southwest region cross country this past week.
The Albuquerque Academy and Rio Rancho girls mixed things up nicely at the Albuquerque Metro Championships, with AA taking top honors.
There have been big doings across the region the last couple of weeks. Get caught up here!
"Cross country race coming through. Clear the path or I'll pierce your eardrums with this here whistle!"
Check out the top 100 girls cross country times in Eldorado High School history according to the MileSplit database.
Taking the top 7 all-time 5K cross country performers in the MileSplit.com database for each team in the state, we attempt to rank the top girls XC all-time in New Mexico history.
Grant Gardner added a very good track season to his outstanding cross country season from the fall and leads a very talented Springville team into this fall's fray.
With New Mexico's first day of outdoor track and field action slated for Feb. 6, check out the top 10 athletes to keep an eye on for the upcoming spring season
Highland's girls took a big win, and an even bigger trophy, out of this weekend's Doug Conley meet. Photo by Irving Girabaldi.
Meet preview for the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Friday.
In Mountain Vista's system of interchangeable parts, it was Joshua Romine who came up big this week. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Jesse Madrid (2002) is part of a deep roster of returning runners for Hobbs who figure to give the rest of New Mexico fits this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Broomfield's girls used a powerful presence toward the front of the race to dominate Colorado's Front Range League meet last week. Contributed photo.
Can the tandem of Elizabeth Reyes and Cora Cannedy keep Taos in the Girls Championship Race title hunt? File photo by Alan Versaw.
The American Fork girls celebrate a regional title and take aim at state next week. Contributed photo.
Will Handley's second-place finish was a key piece in the stunning Timpanogos upset at Bob Firman on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Onate's Yemisi Oroyinyin was a double titlist in the Girls 6A Throwing events. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
La Cueva's Natasha Bernal (#1) swept the Distance events, capping off an undefeated senior year. Photo by Blake Wood.
Cleveland's Larimar Rodriguez is a big reason why the Storm are Class 6A favorites at this weekend's 4A-6A Track and Field State Championships. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
Eldorado's Lauren Martinez set a new Meet Record at the 2015 APS Metro Championships. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
Eldorado's Miles Brooks was victorious in the 800m at the Richard Harper Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
Santa Fe's Akeisha Ayanniyi (right) will be part of the quality fields at the Richard Harper Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
Eldorado's highflying Lauren Martinez has lofty goals as she leaves her mark in New Mexico Track and Field's Record Book. Photo courtesy of Sean Anthony.
Albuquerque Academy's Jordan Lesansee won the 3200m at the Rio Rancho Invitational. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
Atrisco Heritage Academy's Gilbert Ramirez set a new Boys Meet Record in the 800m at Saturday's Cleveland Invite. Photo by Blake Wood.
The 6A Girls Team battle could see familiar foes rearrange their seating come May. Cover Art by Sampson Sage.
The lead pack at the Rio Rancho Jamboree was comprised of much of New Mexico's top talent. Photo by Blake Wood.
La Cueva's Natasha Bernal and Mason Swanson led their Bear teammates to a Championship repeat. Photo by Holly Patterson.
The Rio Rancho Rams were hard pressed by the Hobbs Eagles during the 6A Boys Championship. Photo by Holly Patterson.
La Cueva's Natasha Bernal looks to finish the 2014 New Mexico Cross Country season with a couple State Titles. Photo by Blake Wood.
Look for Taos' Roy Madrid in the lead pack at the District 2-4A Meet. Photo by Blake Wood.
The potpourri of jerseys at the Los Alamos Invite is a reminder that the Cross Country season is coming to a close. Photo by Blake Wood.
Familiar San Juan County foes will square off Friday afternoon at the Kirtland Invitational. Photo by Sampson Sage.
It could very easily be that the Rio Rancho girls end up as the youngest team on the NXR-SW starting line, but it would be a mistake to underestimate them on account of that. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Eldorado's Melia Macias has been an integral member of the Eagles since switching from Soccer. Photo by Leir Martuccio.
Miyamura's Niles Thomas leads the Boys Championship race in its early stages. Photo by Blake Wood.
Los Alamos, Santa Teresa, and Roswell will all be running in the girls Championship race at Saturday's Rio Rancho Jamboree. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The picture is starting to look brighter once again for Heather Holt and her Fort Collins teammates. Photo by Ashley Green.
La Cueva's Natasha Bernal returned to the Albuquerque Academy XC Course and notched another impressive victory. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
Familiar Metro foes Albuquerque Academy, La Cueva, St. Pius X, and Sandia will face-off in Saturday's Metro Championships. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
It was difficult to miss the Albuquerque Academy presence at the front of their own invitational on Friday. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
The last couple weeks of meets have altered the outlook of our panel a little.
Estancia's Jakob Bernal (in the white) has been on a tear this early season. Photo by Alan Versaw.
With the crack of the starter's pistol, competitor's in the 2014 Albuquerque Academy Invite rush to establish position, including eventual winner, Niles Thomas (second from the left). Photo by Blake Wood.
Tyler Day and Marcus Wheeler (Corona del Sol) enjoy some shoulder-to-shoulder running at the front of Saturday's Ojo Rojo Invititation. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Most of New Mexico's top teams saw their first action at this weekend's UNM Lobo Inviational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Looping through the starting line, Miyamura's Nile Thomas and Albuquerque Academy's Jordan Lesansee lead the Varsity Boys Race early during the UNM Lobo Invitational. Photo courtesay of Alan Versaw.
One of the showdowns to look forward to on Saturday is a first match-up between an even-more-loaded-than-last-year Rio Rancho team and the defending state champions from La Cueva who return with most of last year's roster intact. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kenny Henry and Kathy Brion join an elite group of coaches across the nation as USTFCCCA Coaches of the Year.
La Cueva has a roster long on girls who quietly get things done. Noelle Hendrickson is one of the faces in that crowd. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If someone would like to supply a nice photo from this year, I will gladly add it to this article--thanks!
Shelby Jones of Clovis returns in 2015 as the top ranked athlete in the shot put and discus. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Avery Rasher got a lot of air between himself and the bar, and also helped Farmington get a lot of air between themselves and 4A second place. Photo by Blake Wood.
It's largely on account of throws that St. Michael's is in the 3A boys title hunt. Photo by Blake Wood.
Allison Mady launches one of the throws that took her to the Rio Rancho Invitational shot put title. Contributed photo.
Eldorado and Clovis look like the top two teams, but Cleveland is charging hard and closing on Clovis to start the season.
Luis Martinez closed out one of the finest New Mexico high school careers ever with a win on New Mexico soil. MileSplit New Mexico file photo.
Molly Klein snared most of the Rio Rancho headlines, but much of how Rio Rancho does next year will be determined by those around her, like freshman-to-be Sierra Delaware. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Luiz Martinez's third-place finish in 2012 was bettered only by Ben Johnson's second in 2006. Photo by Patty Morgan.
Carisma Lovato logged New Mexico's top girls finish with an 18:38. Photo by Alan Versaw.
They've won a few of these before, but they keep finding ways to do it bigger. Contributed photo.
New Mexico has a solid tradition of strong performances at Nike Southwest, though those performances have been heavily tilted toward the boys to date.
It took an entire team's worth of inspired performances to topple Eldorado, but Abigail Napier's run was critical to La Cueva's success nevertheless. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nearing the midway point of the 5A boys race, there was a surprising leader setting the pace. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mackenzie Everett bided her time early, then dominated late, leading La Cueva with a 19:16 finish. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Eldorado's Adam Monroe and Rio Rancho's Devin Paredes battled most of the way through the Metro Championships in October. How this pairing comes out on Saturday could have a signficant bearing on the overall team standings. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Colin Hemez led his Los Alamos team to a tellling sweep of their district contests. Photo by Blake Wood.
Amanda Mercer of Los Alamos put away the District 2 - 4A individual title. Photo by Blake Wood.
Monarch's girls made a serious run at Davis for the region's #1 girls slot in this week's poll. Photo by John Elvig.
The biggest meet in the region last week? Hands down, that would be the Rio Rancho Jamboree. Photo by Blake Wood.
Jereme Santistevan stayed just out of reach of the chase pack the entire race to win the Jamboree Championship title. Photo by Blake Wood.
Rounding the soccer fields, Kelli Reagan had already established the lead she would never relinquish. Photo by Blake Wood.
We expect to see a vastly different La Cueva team this weekend than last, where Tom Hiett and Nathan Buttry hid out in the C team race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A collection of my favorite images from the 2013 Albuquerque Metro Championships.
Lauren Gregory leads her #3 ranked Fort Collins teammates to a dominating win at Friday's Front Range Conference meet. Photo by Ken Regan.
If you are looking for the eventual winners of the Albuquerque Metro Championships, they are currently mired in the middle of the pack. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Eldorado seemed intent on proving a point, with Jessie Hix and the sisters Amberg going straight to the front of Saturday's girls varsity race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
There were some serious rumblings across the Southwest region last weekend. We'll try here to explain what all those rumblings were all about.
Albuquerque Academy's meandering on-campus course was the site of the top action in New Mexico this past weekend. Photo by Blake Wood.
Pine Creek's Sered sisters keep a steady pace at the Coronado Cougar Classic, while ThunderRidge keeps a presence only a few strides behind. Photo by Tim Hilt.
The Cleveland Invite is only in its second edition, but the competition was once again fast and furious. This year, the larger Albuquerque stalwarts converged on Coach Kenny Henry's flat and fast course to provide an early season showdown of Personal Best performances.
Every so often, the NM coaches get together (electronically speaking) and vote for the top five teams in New Mexico, dubbing the results "Super Cinco."
It's a familiar face, but an unfamiliar singlet, for Colorado fans of cross country. Lone Peak (UT) is riding high these days with the help of Clayson Shumway. Photo by Kyle Perry.
The Monarch girls got out strong at St. Vrain... and finished even stronger. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Eldorado's Crissey Amberg pulls away from Kelli Reagan of St. Pius X in the final stages of the girls race. Photo by Blake Wood.
Connor McMillan ran the second-fastest time ever at the American Fork Grass Relays and helped his team to a convincing victory on Saturday. Photo by Rochelle Pinnock.
If La Cueva is to chase down defending state champion Eldorado, Elizabeth Weeks will be a big part of that picture. Photo by Alan Versaw.
You may remember this group of girls that hammered from the front end of last year's NXR-SW championship race. Three of the four will be back this fall, but the selection of teams at the top may be different this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Lucy Biles and Sydney Badger battled at Great Southwest in June. They figure to meet again at NXR-SW in November. Photo by Alan Versaw.
There's good news for the future of New Mexico track and field in what follows. And there is bad news--or at least there is bad news for 1A schools hoping to close the gap on Fort Sumner.
Amanda Mercer posted the top returning 1600 time this spring for a (still) very deep Los Alamos team. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A little "HC" on a black singlet doesn't do much to identify Pat Wood as a Hope Christian harrier, but it will be more difficult for the Huskies to fly under the radar this fall given their 1600 performances from this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cassey and Crissey Amberg led Eldorado to a state title last fall, and the indications from this spring are that the team could be even stronger this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
By now, the attention of more than a few distance types has turned to cross country.
Rio Rancho's Nicole Pendley returns to defend her state javelin throw title. Photo by Blake Wood.
Lauren Martinez cleared 12-2 in the pole vault and smashed a meet record in the process. Photo by Blake Wood.
Kevin Wyss battles Brett Fenton to the finish of the 1600 at the Albuquerque Invitational on Saturday. Photo by Bill Wampler.
If you happen to live a little north of Albuquerque in the Cleveland High School attendance area, you have to be feeling good about your team's chances about now.
Highland's Anthony King went 12-0 to win the Milne Stadium version of the Buddy Robertson meet. Photo by Blake Wood.
5A girls track and field is shaping up to be fairly competitive this spring. That's good news if you happen the live in the greater Albuquerque area, because that's where the top contending teams seem to be coming from.
Brett Fenton and Taylor Potter figure to have a lot more impact in the outcome of next fall's state team title than they had this fall. Photos by Alan Versaw.
McKenz Leekya was New Mexico's top finisher in the open races at NXR-SW, with a solid time of 15:53. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Claire Green and Kaitlyn Benner bring a Colorado state title with them to Arizona, along with hopes of tackling a course more suited to their natural speed. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
The teams for the girls championship race have been announced!
It was still leadership by committee at three-quarters of a mile into the 5A girls race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rachel Fleddermann stakes out an early lead (one that she would not relinquish) in her district race last weekend. Photo by Tim Host.
Every state but New Mexico is now done and in the books, and nobody made a bigger statement this past weekend than the Rio Rico boys. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Mora's Alonzo Chavez and Pecos's Cassie Cde Baca captured the district meet titles at District 2 - 2A. Photos by Tim Host.
Things are building to fever pitch in New Mexico. Photo by Blake Wood.
The pieces are largely interchangeable on Monarch's varsity seven. On Saturday, it was Elissa Mann leading the pack. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Tori Parkinson was the top finisher on a Mountain Crest team that stunned the world of 4A cross county in Utah. Photo by Kyle Perry.
With the Utah season nearly done and the Colorado season heading into regionals, here is the current shape of the NXR-SW rankings:
Once again, we hit the road across the Great Southwest. Really big and meaningful meets were difficult to come by this weekend, but I'll tell you what we turned up:
The days leading up to the 2012 Albuquerque Metro cross country championships were characterized by a high degree of anticipation.
The race gets underway at Valencia. Photo by Carvella Lueras.
Mountain Vista has a roster full of ways to hurt you. Andrew Walton and Eric Steiner are two of those ways. Colorado Track XC file photos.
The St. Michael's boys enjoy a little camera time before their race on Friday evening. Photo by Margot Kelly.
The Los Alamos, New Mexico, boys stunned the field at the Desert Twilight Sweepstakes race on Friday evening. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Five meters or so into Saturday's Cleveland XC Invitational in New Mexico. Photo by Gary Herron/Rio Rancho Observer.
The Eldorado girls and Cleveland boys link arms in celeb ration of their team titles at Saturday's Cleveland Invitational. Photo by Askia McCulley.
There's always a rush of new information on opening weekend. This year's edition of opening weekend did not disappoint on that score.
Julie Gianinni of St. Piux X posted a margin of victory of nearly 18 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood.
Much to nobody's surprise, Erin Hooker and her Fort Collins teammates occupy the #1 preseason ranking in the NXR-SW region. Colorado Track XC file photo.
For all intents and purposes, the 2011 New Mexico girls high school cross country season began as it ended--with Los Alamos taking it all.
Malia Gonzales has already led Cleveland to one state title. She'll try to make it two in her senior season. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nicole Jenrette creates a lot of interesting possibilities for Los Lunas and the teams they will compete against at this weekend's state championships. Photo by Blake Wood.
Nicole Jenrette, shown here at the Marilyn Sepulveda Classic, has been impressive all season in the high jump, but this weekend she took it to a whole new level, clearing 5-8 for the win at the Harper Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
The Robertson Invitational at Milne Stadium. March 24, 2012. Remember the date. Remember the meet.
Cleveland may not have needed it, but they summoned the meteorological forces to their side nevertheless in claiming the titles at their inviational on Saturday.
Louisville (Monarch) fell to Fort Collins by one point at last year's NXN-SW regional. Both teams return this year to battle again. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Three of the top four girls finishers from last year's NXN-SW championship race are back, and they're each bringing top-tier teams with them to back them up. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jeff Abbey leads the Fort Collins finishers at the Front Range Conference meet just over a week ago. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Nevada's Nick Hartle made it to NXN last year and appears to be the Silver State's strongest hope for representation at the national championship again this year. Colorado Track XC file photo.
When you start looking at the top talent in Arizona, it's hard to miss Carter Macey and his Desert Vista teammates. And, although they took this past weekend off, they are taking the desert by storm. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Although it's way too early to make hard predictions about who will get bids to the NXN-SW championship races, it's not at all too soon to look and see what's happening in the various states that may have implications for who might make it to the big dance.
Palo Verde (Nevada) freshman Katie Gorczyca dominated the Nevada state meet in a way we haven't seen since the sisters Lawrence. Photo contributed by Phil Lawton.
It was a Who's Who of Colorado female high school cross country runners at the start of the Pat Patten Invite on Friday. Kelsey Lakowske, second from lett, sneaked away for the win. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Rio Rancho's Caleb Rubalcaba had the weekend off, but has been running the competition ragged in New Mexico this fall. Photo contributed by Sal Gonzales.
Clayton Young has stepped up in a big way for American Fork over the last three weeks. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Scott Fauble (Wheat Ridge), David Perry (Niwot), Connor Winter (Arapahoe), and Dusty Solis (Coronado) each rank among Colorado's top male runners. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.