High School Boys XC Poll: Week 3

Boys Starting Line - Canutillo 2018

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country runners.

The system is as follows: In a race of less than 150 runners, first place gets 10 points, second gets 9 points all the way down to and 10th place which gets 1 point. For meets with between 150 to 300 runners, double points will be rewarded meaning 20 points for first, 19 for second all the way down to 1 point for 20th. For every additional 150 runners, another 10 runners will be included in the points.

For those who like raw times, we also list the Top 25 boys and girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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Boys

1. Eastwood: The Troopers began the season with a dominating 24-point performance at the Canutuillo Invitational. Eastwood’s 1-5 split was 9 seconds as all five runners finished in the top 10. Junior Elias Perez was the top runner for Eastwood finishing third in 16:10.08. Next up is the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday. 

2. Americas:  The Trailblazers finished second at the Canutillo Invitational with 75 points. Americas was led by a pair of freshmen – Carmelo Corral (11th, 16:30.49) and Jared Laverty (12th, 16:33.33). Americas will travel North to Albuquerque for the Lobo Invitational.

3. San Elizario: The Eagles move up one spot after winning the Fabens Invitational at La Isla Church. San Elizario scored 40 points. Edwin Gomez won the race in 16:27.45. Other top 10 finishers were Seth Rodriguez (fourth, 17:19.64) and Martin Pargas (fifth, 17:29.33). San Elizario will race at the Dale Reinhardt Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex Saturday morning.

4. Coronado: The T-Birds raced without its top runner Liam Walsh, who was taking a college-entrance exam. The team placed 7that the Canutillo Invitational. Nick Gonzalez was fifth for the second week in a row in 16:14.31. The T-Birds will race at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

 5. Burges: The Mustangs placed second at the Fabens Invitational at La Isla Church, scoring 47 points, seven points behind San Elizario. Noah Yeager was second in 17:03.92, David Gonzalez was third in 17:10.92 and Sam Zambrano was ninth in 17:46.80. Burges will run at the Gadsden Invitational at Chaparral High School Saturday.

 6. Franklin: The Cougars finished third at Canutillo with 140 points. Its top runner was Jacobo Wedemeyer who was eighth in 16:19.22. Franklin will also race at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

7. Tornillo: The Class 3A Coyotes are not expected to run a full team until the Lubbock Invitational on Sept. 22.

 8. Cathedral: Senior Brandon Seagreaves won the Canutillo Invitational in a time of 16:03.85. However, his team struggled, as its number two runner finished 32. The Irish hope to regroup at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

 9. Hanks: Hanks did not run a full varsity squad at Canutillo Saturday. However, junior Roger Rivera was scond in 16:06.67. The city’s top runner, junior Michael Abeyta, expects to make his season debut at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

10. Socorro: The Bulldogs will make its first meet Saturday at the Dale Reinhardt Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex.

Dropped out: None.
On the verge: Chapin, Eastlake, El Paso High.

Melo and Jared2
A pair of freshmen – Carmelo Corral and Jared Laverty, led Americas to a second place finish at the Canutillo Invitational last week. The Trailblazers will race at the Lobo Invitational on Saturday.

Top 25 Times

1, Roger Rivera, Hanks, 15:09:58 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

2, Brandon Seagraves, Cathedral, 15:22:57 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

3, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:39:86 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

4, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:50:12 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

5, Alek Duran, Americas, 16:01:90 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

6, Gage Garcia, Americas, 16:02:88 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

7, Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 16:03:93 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

8, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 16:10.08 (Canutillo Invite, 8/25).

9, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 16:13.02 (Canutillo Invite, 8/25).

10, Hector Rivera, Bel Air, 16:14:27 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

11, Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 16:16.95(Canutillo Invite, 8/25).

12, Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 16:18.38 (Canutillo Invite, 8/25).

13, Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 16:28:67 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

14, Angel Contreras, Chapin, 16:29.91 (Canutillo Invite 8/25).

15, Hector Sanchez, Americas, 16:30:16 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

16, Fernando Anzures, Cathedral, 16:30:61 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

17, Carlos Armendariz, Eastlake, 16:31:41 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

18, Jared Laverty, Americas, 16:33.33 (Canutillo Invite, 8/25).

19, Stephen Stresow, Cathedral, 16:35:06 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

20, Zach Sanchez, Andress, 16:38.25 (Canutillo Invite, 8/25).

21, Chauncey Wilkes, Andress, 16:38.32 (Canutillo Invite, 8/25).

22, Seth Andrade, Americas, 16:38:73 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

23, Andres Marquez, Eastwood, 16:38:86 (Race to Midnight, SAC. 8/17).

24, Jacob Ye, Americas, 16:40:65 (Race to Midnight, SAC. 8/17).

25, Nick Barajas, Americas, 16:44:11 (Race to Midnight, SAC. 8/17).

Boys Pack - Canutillo 2018
This week, the majority of schools will race at the Rudolfo “Rudy” Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle High School.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Roger Rivera, Hanks, 19 (1).

1, Brandon Seagraves, Cathedral, 19 (1).

3, Nicholas Gonzalez, Coronado, 12.

4, Jacobo Wedemeyer, Franklin, 11.

5, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 10 (1).

5, Seth Rodriguez, San Eli, 10.

5, Edwin Gomez, San Eli, 10 (1).

8, Noah Yeager, Burges, 9.

8, David Gonzalez, Burges, 9.

8, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 9.

 

Carmelo Corral, Americas, 8.

Elias Perez, Eastwood, 8.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 7.

Angel Contreras, Chapin, 8.

Israel David, Eastlake, 7.

Alek Duran, Americas, 6.

Martin Pargas, San Eli, 6.

Josep Ferret, El Paso, 5.

D’Angelo Flores, Jefferson, 5.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 5.

Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 5.

Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 4.

Sam Zambrano, Burges, 4.

Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 4.

Alan Alba, Coronado, 4.

Joshua Pineda, Pebble Hills, 4.

Evan Rubio, Ysleta, 3.

Hector Rivera, Bel Air, 3.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 2.

Kayn Quinones, Eastwood, 2.

Hector Sanchez, Americas, 1.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 1.

Author: Victor R. Martinez

My love of running began with my son Deric. His passion and talent for distance running opened my eyes to a sport I never imaged I would embrace with such enthusiasm. As a journalist at the El Paso Times, I was the lead writer for cross country and track for several years and I was able to tell the stories of these amazing unsung athletes. Never a runner myself, I decided to change that when I turned 50 in 2016 when I trained for my first 5K. I've been running ever since and I love every minute of it - well - sort of.

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