Final Girls High School XC Poll

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.

For questions, videos and photos email vrmart66@gmail.com.

EastwoodGirs@District
The Eastwood girls qualified for the state championship for the first time in 30 years.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers placed 11th at the Class 5A UIIL State Championship. Freshman Lauren Walls had a top 25 finish placing 25th in 19:25.55. Other Trooper runners were Meadow Ortiz (38th, 19:52.02), Eileen McLain (48th, 20:10.28), Destiny Martinez (69th, 20:26.23),  Lauren Villareal (86th, 20:56.76) Adalia Olmos (104th, 22:22.12 and Andrea Miramontes (105th, 22:26.49). Eastwood was the only girl’s team to qualify for state.

2, Franklin: The Cougars 2018 team run ended with a ninth place finish at the Region 1-6A Championship. Sophomore Eva Jess advanced to the state meet where she finished 14th in 17:40.36.

3. Americas: The Trailblazers finished 11th at the Region 1-6A Championship with 308 points.

4. Jefferson: The Foxes finished the season fifth at the Region 1-5A meet. Freshman Crystal Peterson finished 43rd in 19:21.03 at the state meet.

5. Coronado: The T-Birds placed 12th at the Region 1-6A Championship with an average time of 19:51.43. Senior Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy was 11th at the state meet – finishing one spot out of an All State nod – in 17:35.41.

6. Eastlake: Eastlake was ninth at the Region 1-5A championship with 177 points. Two runners, Aeriel Garcia and Amaris Chavez advanced to the state meet where Garcia earned All State honors finishing seventh in 18:27.77. Chavez was 13th in 18:48.42.

7.  Socorro: The Bulldogs finished the season with a fourth place finish at the District 1-6A Championship.

8. Burges: The Mustangs finished 13that the Region 1-5A Championship.

9. Horizon: The Scorpions placed 16that the Region 1-5A championship.

10. San Elizario: The Eagles finished the season placing in 13thplace at the Region 1-4A meet.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: None.

EvaJess@State
Franklin sophomore Eva Jess was the top running in El Paso all season. She finished 14th at the UIL Class 6A State Cross Country Championship.

Top times (5K/3 mile)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 17:31.08 (Desert Twilight, 9/28).

2, Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, Coronado, 17:35.41 (Old Settler’s Park, 11/3).

3, Aeriel Garcia, Eastlake, 17:49.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

4, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 18:33.00 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

5, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 18:36.0 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

6, Amaris Chavez, Eastlake, 18:38.59 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

7, Eileen Mclain, Eastwood, 18:38.6 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

8, Lauren Walls, Eastwood, 18:38.80 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

9, Daphne Duran, Americas, 18:43.40 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

10, Skyler Goodman, Chapin, 18:48.55 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

11, Amalia Dorion, Franklin, 19:12.21 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

12, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 19:12.66 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

13, Lauren Villareal, Eastwood, 19:15.3 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/25).

14, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 19:18.55 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

15, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 19:28.27 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

16, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 19:26.58 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

17, Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 19:28.74 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

18, Karen Garcia, Jefferson 19:31.80 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

19, Morayma Montes, Austin, 19:33.63 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

20, Emily Hernandez, Eastlake, 19:34.68 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

21, Lauren Anderson, Americas, 19:35.23 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

22, Jenna Saunders, Franklin 19:36.70 (Mae Simmons, 10/22).

23, Lorien Clark, Franklin 19:38.52 11 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

24, Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 19:39.6 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

25, Priscilla Villalobos, Americas, 19:41.16 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

Jennelle@state
Coronado senior Jenelle Jaeger-Darakjy had a strong finish to the 2018 cross country season, finishing 11th at the Class 6A state meet in 17:35.41.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 95 (7).

2, Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, Coronado, 88 (2).

3, Aeriel Garcia, Eastlake, 80 (2).

4, Amalia Dorion, Franklin, 51.

4, Skyler Goodman, Chapin, 51.

6, Daphne Duran, Americas, 43.

7, Kenia Enriquez, Horizon, 40.

8, Lauren Walls, Eastwood, 39 (1).

9, Amaris Chavez, Eastlake, 36.

10, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 34 (1).

Angeline Lujan, Parkland, 32 (2).

Morayma Montes, Austin, 29.

Sophia Flores, Coronado, 28.

Marisol Hernandez, El Paso, 27.

America Morales, San Elizario, 25.

Priscilla Villalobos, Americas, 24.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 24 (1).

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 24 (1).

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 23.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 21.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 21.

Natalie Jimenez, Burges, 18.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 18.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 17.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 14.

Brisa Aguilar, Clint, 12.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 11.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 10.

Deserie Herrera, Eastlake, 10.

Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 10.

Mariana Guzman, Americas, 9.

Diane Mena, Montwood, 9.

Ivette Rojas, Jefferson, 9.

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 8.

Marcela Perches, Loretto, 6.

Jocelyn Castro, Fabens, 6.

Lilian Breceda, Coronado, 6.

Madeline Estrada, Mt. View, 6.

Natalia Perez, San Elizario, 6.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 6.

Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 6.

Emilia Fontes, Socorro, 5.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 5.

Katelyn Robles, Del Valle, 5.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 5.

Emily Guerrero, San Elizario, 5.

Rosalinda Reza, Mt. View, 4.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 4.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 4.

Lorien Clark, Franklin, 4.

Demi Garcia, Socorro, 3.

Lynette Rocha, Clint, 3.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 3.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 2.

Valerie Gonzalez, Pebble Hills, 2.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 2.

Jalyn Guardado, Coronado, 2.

Karen Garcia, Jefferson, 1.

Amaya Foran, Andress, 1.

Natalia Espinosa, Montwood, 1.

Paulina Friare, Hanks, 1.

Saxon Alvarez, Jefferson, 1.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 1.

Anise Robles, Del Valle, 1.

Karina Gallegos San Elizario, 1

Jaqueline Spencer, Hanks, 1.

 

Final High School Boys XC Poll

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.

For questions, videos and photos email vrmart66@gmail.com.

EastwoodStateChamps

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers won the Class 5A state championship, scoring 62 points, 25 points ahead of Austin Johnson. Eastwood placed four runners in the top 25 – Sergio Cuartas (11th, 15:29.82), Juan Olmos (12th, 15:33.69), Kayn Quinones (16th, 15:39.75) and Elias Perez (21st, 5:47.13.). Eddie Gallegos was 32nd in 16:00.52, Aaron Perez was 63rd in 16:27.85 and Nathan Hernandez was 64th in 16:27.91.

2. Americas: he Trailblazers placed 15that their first UIL Class 6A State Championship. Jacob Ye led Americas placing 27th in 15:47.33 followed by Tyler Rodriguez (33rd, 15:50.33), Jared Laverty (62nd, 16:04.26), Seth Andrade (83rd, 16:26.97), Gage Garcia (84th, 16:29.09), Alek Duran (86th, 16:30.82) and Carmelo Corral (109th, 17:30.40).

3. San Elizario: The Eagles earned a bronze medal at the Class 4A State Championship. Edwin Gomez was the state individual runner-up finishing in 15:07.63. Three runners finished in the top 25 – Irvin Vazquez (20th, 16:46.61), Martin Pargas (21st, 16:46.94) and Rene Arambula (23rd, 16:48.15). Other runners were Dilan Sanchez (36th, 17:13.70), Seth Rodriguez (87th, 18:07.41) and Jacob Ordonez (90th, 18:11.63).

4. Coronado: Two T-Birds competed in the Class 6A State Championship. Liam Walsh earned All State honors with a 10th place finish in 15:13.37 and Nick Gonzalez placed 21st in 15:29.16.

5. Burges: The Mustangs paced 15that the Class 5A State Championship. Top runners for Burges were Angel Ortiz (83rd, 16:45.09), Luis Cuevas (114th, 17:06.68),  Sam Zambrano (115th, 17:07.79),  Noah Yeager (122nd, 17:26.10), David Gonzalez (124th, 17:36.43),  Dylan Walker (134th, 17:57.62) and Luis Holguin (144th, 19:00.88).

 6. Franklin: Jacobo Wedemeyer represented the Cougar boys at the Class 6A State Championship, finishing 100thin 16:06.88.

7. Hanks: The Knights dynamic duo of juniors Michael Abeyta and Rodger Rivera earned All State honors in the Class 5A State championship. Abeyta was fifth in 15:15.72 and Rivera was eighth in 15:20.56.

8. Tornillo: Tornillo was seventh in the Class 3A State Championship. Tornillo had two top 15 runners – Eduardo Carrillo (14th, 16:52.47) and Ofir Ortega (15th, 16:53.77). Other runners were Bryan Garcia (55th, 17:59.62), Michael Maney (59th, 18:06.48), Bryan Guzman (64th, 18:15.48), Heriberto Amaya (69th, 18:19.27) and Tommy Montelongo (103rd, 19:41.14).

9. Chapin: Junior Angel Contreras had a top 25 finish at Class 5A State Championship placing 23rd in 15:48.70.

 10. Eastlake:  The Falcons had two representatives at the Class 5A State Championship. Israel David was 43rdin 16:09.56 and Carlos Armendariz was 56th in 16:23.06.

Dropped out: None.
On the verge: None.

Abeyta
Hanks junior Michael Abeyta earned All State honors after finishing 5th 15:15.72.

Top 25 Times (5K/3mile)

1, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 14:32.48 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

2, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 14:37.0 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

3, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 14:52.5 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15)

4, Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 14:55.2 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

5, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 14:59:46 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

6, Kayn Quinones, Eastwood, 15:03.3 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

7, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:07.63 (Old Settler’s Park , 11/3).

8, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 15:08.60 (Mae Simmons, 10/22).

9, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:13.4 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

10, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 15:12.10 (Mae Simmons, 10/22).

11, Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 15:22.9 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

12, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:24:52 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

13, Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 15:25:10 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

14, Jacobo Wedemeyer, Franklin, 15:26.10 (Mae Simmons, 10/22).

15, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:31.8 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

16, Jacob Ye, Americas, 15:39.67 (McNeil Invitational, 9/29).

17, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:42.20 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/22).

18, Sam Zambrano, Burges, 15:47.00 (Mae Simmons, 10/22).

19, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 15:47.21 (Tornillo Invitational, 9/8).

20, Brandon Seagraves, Cathedral, 15:47:50 (Desert Twilight, 9/28).

21, Alek Duran, Americas, 15:48:30 (McNeil Invitational, 9/29).

22, Angel Contreras, Chapin, 15:48.70 (Old Settler’s Park, 11/3).

23, Alan Alba, Coronado, 15:48.83 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

24, Carlos Armendariz, Eastlake, 15:51.12 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

25, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:56.30 (Tornillo Invitational, 9/8).

Edwin@District
San Elizario sophomore Edwin Gomez finished second at the UIL Class 4A State Championship.

Power rankings

(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Edwin Gomez, San Eli, 128 (7).

2, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 89 (3).

3, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 80 (1).

4, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 70 (1).

5, Nicholas Gonzalez, Coronado, 67 (2).

6, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 61 (1).

7, Chauncey Wilkes, Andress, 55 (2).

8, Brandon Seagraves, Cathedral, 52 (3).

9, Eduardo Carrillo, Tornillo, 46 (1).

10, Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 44 (1).

10, Israel David, Eastlake, 44.

Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 41.

Jacobo Wedemeyer, Franklin, 38.

Elias Perez, Eastwood, 38.

Jacob Ye, Americas, 33.

Kayn Quinones, Eastwood, 32.

Sam Zambrano, Burges, 32.

Seth Rodriguez, San Eli, 30.

Mario Luna, Socorro, 26.

Alan Alba, Coronado, 24.

Carlos Armendariz, Eastlake, 24.

Angel Contreras, Chapin, 23.

Alek Duran, Americas, 20.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 19.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 18.

Carmelo Corral, Americas, 17.

D’Angelo Flores, Jefferson, 17.

Rene Arambula, San Eli, 16.

Martin Pargas, San Eli, 15.

Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 15.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 15.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 15.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 14.

Irvin Vasquez, San Eli, 12.

Christian Parra, Socorro, 11.

Sebastian Mendoza, Socorro, 9.

Noah Yeager, Burges, 9.

Josep Ferret, El Paso, 9.

Dilan Sanchez, San Eli,7.

Jacob Ordonez, San Eli, 6.

Steve Stresow, Cathedral, 6.

Angel Ortiz, Burges, 6.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 6.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 6.

Lloyd Frilot, Andress, 6.

Heriberto Amaya, Tornillo, 6.

Gael Hernandez, Fabens, 5.

Matthew Lindsey, Montwood, 5.

Uciel Garcia, Jefferson 5.

Jordy Cortez, Jefferson, 4.

Zach Sanchez, Andress, 4.

Joshua Pineda, Pebble Hills, 4.

Adrian Morales, Irvin, 4.

Dylan Espinosa, Bowie, 4.

Evan Rubio, Ysleta, 3.

Hector Rivera, Bel Air, 3.

Luis Cuevas, Burges, 3.

Andres Marquez, Eastwood, 3.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 3.

Sebastian Mendoza, Socorro, 3.

Mario Garcia. Mt. View, 3.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 2.

Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 2.

Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 2.

Hector Sanchez, Americas, 1.

Abraham Navarez, Parkland, 1.

Matthew Avila, El Paso, 1.

Jorge Navor, Eastwood, 1.

Felipe Rocha, Clint, 1.