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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.
New Mexico's Kashon Harrison barely outdueled Colorado's Cole Sprout in the cool of the Arizona night at Desert Twilight.
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Broomfield's girls claimed the Colorado 5A title and Colorado power merge. Davis, American Fork, and Desert Vista loom next ahead of the Eagles. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Daniel Marquez and his Gila Ridge teammates came back from Desert Twilight with a win at the Ken Denson Invitational this past weekend. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
The Desert Vista girls stuck together nicely early at Desert Twilight and ended up as decisive team champions. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Check out the top 500 freshmen girls cross country times in the state of New Mexico as of September 21st in the MileSplit database.
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.
Reina Paredes led Rio Rancho's girls to a second-place finish at the St. Vrain Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Aric Kedge is a mainstay in a deep Albuquerque Academy roster that figures to be about due for a breakout year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
La Cueva's Natasha Bernal (#1) swept the Distance events, capping off an undefeated senior year. Photo by Blake Wood.
The Volcano Vista Relay teams were nearly unstoppable in Boys 6A at the 4A-6A Track and Field State Championships. 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.
La Cueva's Natasha Bernal rolled to another fast time at the Clovis Wildcat Relays. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
Rio Rancho's strong relay teams are one of the reasons why the Ram have positioned themselves as front runners at Mid-season. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
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 Team battle could potentially see a familiar trio and a new winner. Cover Art by Sampson Sage.
Belen's Aaron Valenzuela was New Mexico's highest placing finisher in the Seeded Races at the Footlocker West Regional. Photo by Holly Patterson.
Hawks Running (Volcano Vista) will be running in the Boys Open 2-White Race at the NXN-SW Regional. Photo by Holly Patterson.
La Cueva's Natasha Bernal and Mason Swanson led their Bear teammates to a Championship repeat. Photo by Holly Patterson.
Cora Cannedy and her Taos teammates set of very high standard for small school girls cross country at the New Mexico state meet on Saturday. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
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.
Volcano Vista's Sierra Quinones has been an integral part of the Hawk pack since seeing the light and switching to Cross Country. Photo by Volcano Vista Athletics.
The District 1-5A girls team battle will be tight as Aztec, Gallup, Miyamura, and Piedra Vista all have aspirations of competing next weekend. Photo by Sampson Sage.
Volcano Vista's Rebecca Castillo has been a staple for the Hawks since 2011. Photo by Cami Moses.
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.
Miyamura's Niles Thomas leads the Boys Championship race in its early stages. Photo by Blake Wood.
The picture is starting to look brighter once again for Heather Holt and her Fort Collins teammates. Photo by Ashley Green.
Familiar Metro foes Albuquerque Academy, La Cueva, St. Pius X, and Sandia will face-off in Saturday's Metro Championships. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
While Desert Vista was dominating down in Arizona, Monarch and Cherry Creek were renewing their vows of rivalry in Colorado. Photo by Ashley Green.
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.
Friday brings another chapter to the storied history of the Albuquerque Academy Invite. 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.
Holly Bent led a storm of Monarch Coyotes to the Liberty Bell finish line on Friday. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
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.
Matthew Sepulveda figures as one of the leaders-by-committee of what could be a very good Hobbs team this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Mike Budick leaves high school as one of the top prep throwers New Mexico has ever seen. Photo by Blake Wood.
If you liked the Matt Jackson/Nathan Munoz hurdle show this year, you can come back for more next year. Photo by Will Stanopiewicz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cleveland's Jared Mayoral brings the top time into Saturday's Metro Championships, but that may only serve to make him more of a marked man. Photo by Alan Versaw.
For most of the teams at Saturday's University of New Mexico Lobo Invitational, this will be the start of another season of cross country. And there's always a little buzz that goes with the opening of a new season.
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.
Rebecca Castillo pursues Valley's Toni-Marie Gonzalez around a turn about a mile in at last year's state meet. Photo by Alan Versaw.
With Jenna Thurman graduated, there may not be anybody left who can go to the wire with Jessie Hix. Photo by Blake Wood.
If you're at Albuquerque Academy on Friday, you can join the crowd at the railing watching Parker Hibbett high jump. Photo by Bill Wampler.
Kevin Wyss battles Brett Fenton to the finish of the 1600 at the Albuquerque Invitational on Saturday. Photo by Bill Wampler.
It's still a week before Marilyn Sepulveda, but 5A boys is taking some serious shape.
It just might be that Luis Martinez saved his best for the last in-state high school cross country race of his career. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It was still leadership by committee at three-quarters of a mile into the 5A girls race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The race gets underway at Valencia. Photo by Carvella Lueras.
The Los Alamos, New Mexico, boys stunned the field at the Desert Twilight Sweepstakes race on Friday evening. Photo by Margot Kelly.
All of New Mexico is familiar with the talent of Luis Martinez, but it's the contributions of lesser-known guys like Aaron Flores that make the Storm such a dominant team. Photo by Alan Versaw
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.