High School Girl’s XC Poll: Week 6

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top girls 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 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 girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

This week’s schedule:

Desert Twilight: 9 p.m. Sept. 27 in Casa Verde, Ariz.  Eastwood, Hanks, Riverside, Bel Air, Bowie, Cathedral, Del Valle, San Elizario.

 Lubbock Invitational: 8:45 a.m. Sept. 28, Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. Socorro, Valle Verde, Parkland, Franklin, Austin, Jefferson, El Paso, Ft. Hancock, Burges, Americas, Eastlake, El Dorado, Pebble Hills, Montwood.

 Las Cruces Onate Invitational: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Onate High School. Coronado, Canutillo, Chapin, Loretto, Andress.

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

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The Cougars kept their undefeated season alive with a win at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park. The team will race at the Lubbock Invitational on the Region 1 course at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

Top 10

1, Franklin: The Cougars won the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park with 34 points. It’s scoring five finished 1-4-6-8 and 15. Top 10 runners were – Eva Jess (first, 17:51.64), Alyssa Laspada (fourth, 19:14.39), Jordan Torres (sixth, 19:22.69) and Jenna Saunders (eighth, 19:28.70). The Cougars will race at the Lubbock Invitational on the Region 1 course at Mae Simmons Park.

2, Eastwood: The Troopers finished in 13th out of 28 teams from all over the country in the “rated” race at the Woodbridge (Calif.) Classic.  It’s top runner was Lauren Portillo-Wall who was 39th in 18:17.9, a season best for her. The Troopers will race at the Desert Twilight on Friday night in Casa Verde, Ariz.

3, Americas: The Trailblazers placed second at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park with 61 points.  Americas had two runners – Mariana Guzman (second, 18:27.33) and Daphne Duran (fifth, 19:20.73) – in the top five. The Trailblazers will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

4, Coronado: The T-Birds move down a spot after its third-place finish at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park. Coronado had two runners in the top 10 – Kyra Walker (third, 19:10.54) and Sophia Flores (seventh, 19:26.24). Coronado will race at the Las Cruces Onate Invitational at Onate High School.

5, Socorro: The Bulldogs did not race on Saturday. Socorro is scheduled to compete at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

6, Montwood.  The Rams won the 2-mile Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School with 61 points. Montwood had three runners – Karyme Garcia (second, 11:42.63), Alexa Rangel (fourth, 11:43.49) and Julie Canales (10th, 11:45.44) – in the top 10. Montwood will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

7, Eastlake: The Falcons did not race on Saturday. The team will travel to Lubbock for the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

8, Jefferson: The Foxes did not race on Saturday. They will race the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

9, Burges: The Mustangs placed fourth at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park with 93 points and move up one in the poll. Burges’ top three finished 14th (Pam Ramirez, 19:50.33), 15th (Emillee  Antimo, 19:51.13) and 16th (Annette  Guzman, 19:55.44 14). The team will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

10, Bel Air: The Highlanders finished sixth at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park on Saturday. Abagail Murillo was ninth in 19:29.39. Bel Air will race the Desert Twilight on Friday night in Casa Verde, Ariz.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink:  Hanks, Tornillo, Parkland.

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Eastwood sophomore Lauren Portillo-Wall ran her season best 18:17.9 in the “rated” race at the Woodbridge (Calif.) Classic where she finished in the top 40.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

 1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 17:51.64 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

2, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18:17.09 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

3, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:27.33 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

4, Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 18:45.08 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

5, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 18:54.08 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

6, Sophie Watts, Eastwood, 18:55.06 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

7, Adaila Olmos, Eastwood, 18:59.09 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

8, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 19:05.00 (Denton Guyer, 9/14).

9, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 19:10.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:14.39 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

11, Daphne Duran, Americas, 19:20.73 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

12, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 19:22.00 (Denton Guyer, 9/14).

13, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 19:22.69 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

14, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 19:26.24 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

15, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:28.70 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

 16, Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 19:29.39 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

17, Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 19:37.63 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

18, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:38.39 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

19, Morayma, Montes, Austin, 19:41.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

20, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 19:43.00. (Denton Guyer, 9/14)

21, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:44.53 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

22, Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 19:45.05 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

23, Marcela Perches, Coronado 19:45.71 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

24, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:48.77 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

25, Pam Ramirez, Burges, 19:50.33 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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Bel Air’s Abagail Murillo ran a season best 19:29.39 as did Austin’s Elizabeth Hernandez (19:37.63) at Northeast Regional Park.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 50 (5).

2, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 44 (1).

3, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 38 (2).

4, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 34 (1).

5, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 31.

6, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 30.

7, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 29 (1).

8, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 28.

9, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 27.

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 25.

 

Sophia Flores, Coronado, 24.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 21.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 19. (1)

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 18.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 13.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 12.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Daphne Duran, Americas, 12.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 12.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 10.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 10 (1).

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 9.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 8.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 5.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 5.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 5.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 4.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 4.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 4.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 3.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 2.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 2.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

Julie Canales,  Montwood, 1.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake,  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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