High School Girl’s XC Poll: Week 10

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:

Regional Championships: 8 a.m. Oct. 28 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock.

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Saturday morning at the Chamizal National Memorial Park was filled with fast times and competitive running at districts.

Top 10

1, Franklin:  The Cougars defended its District 1-6A title, placing all five of its scoring runners in the top 15 for 48 points. Eva Jess broke the Chamizal National Memorial course record in 17:45.44 to win individual honors. Jordan Torres was 10th in 20:20.65. Franklin advances to the 1-6A Regionals in Lubbock on Monday.

2, Eastwood: The Troopers also defended its District 2-5A championship with 28 points, placing four runners in the top 10 including back-to-back district champion Lauren Walls-Portillo (19:51.24). Meadow Ortiz was second in 20:37.63, Desiree Carrillo was fifth in 20:47.12 and Trinity Martinez was seventh 20:55.64. They will compete at the Region 1-5A meet in Lubbock on Monday.

3, Jefferson: The Foxes jump up another spot winning back-to-back District 1-5A championships with 29 points. When at full strength, this team is dangerous. Crystal Peterson, last year’s District 1-5A champion, also repeated, winning in 19:44.97. Other top 5 finishers were Melody Tsutsumi (second, 20:01.32) and Monique Correa (fourth, 20:31.48). Jefferson advances to the Region 1-5A meet in Lubbock.         

4, Coronado: The T-Birds jump up three spots after its second-place finish at the District 1-6A Championship. Coronado scored 61 points with two runners – Kyra   Walker (fifth, 19:54.51) and Sophia Flores (sixth, 19:56.70) in the top 10. Coronado advances to the 1-6A Regionals in Lubbock on Monday.

5, Americas: The Trailblazers dropped two spots after its third-place finish at the District 1-6A Championship. Mariana Guzman was the district runner-up (19:18.82) and Daphne Duran was ninth in 20:14.91. They will race at the Region 1-6A meet in Lubbock.

6, Eastlake: The Falcons move up one after placing second at the District 2-5A championship with 74 points. Megan Kirtley was Eastlake’s top runner, clocking a            20:46.63. Eastlake will race at the Region 1-5A meet in Lubbock on Monday.

7, Montwood. The Rams move down one spot after just missing out on a trip to the Region 1-6A meet. However, two runners – Alexa Rangel (fourth, 19:45.52) and Karyme Garcia (eighth, 20:11.81) – will advance to regionals as individuals.

8, Burges: The Mustangs scored 45 points and finished second at the District 1-5A Championship and will head to Lubbock for regionals. The Mustangs showed some great pack running finishing 6-7-8 and 9. Annette Guzman finished in 20:53.87, Emilee Antimo in 21:03.30, Pam Ramirez in 21:04.37 and Evonna Walker in 21:09.75. They will race at the Region 1-5A championship.

9, Canutillo: The Eagles return to the Top 10 after its third-place finish at the District 2-5A race.  Chondra Espino was fifth in 20:52.89 and Natalie Rivera was tenth in 21:15.61. The team will travel to Lubbock to compete in the Region 1-5A race.

10, Tornillo. For the first time ever, the Coyotes are in the Top 10 after qualifying for the Region 1-3A championship in Lubbock. Tornillo placed three runners – Kylene   Elias (first, 12:16.78), Olivia Garcia (second, 12:45.50) and Wendy Garcia (fifth,  2:56.87) – in the top 5 at the District 1-3A championship where the team finished second.

Dropped out: Hanks.

On the brink: El Paso High, Del Valle.

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Chondra Espino finished fifth at the District 2-5A championship to help lead Canutillo to third place a trip to regionals.

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, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:29.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 8/28).

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

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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The District 1-6A will be represented in Lubbock by Franklin, Americas and Coronado.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 90 (9).

2, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 68 (5).

3, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 64 (1).

4, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 60 (1).

5, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 55 (1).

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 53.

7, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 50.

8, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 36.

9, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 35.

10, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 34 (2).

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 33.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 31 (1).

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 30.

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 28 (1).

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 26.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 26.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 24.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 22 (1).

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 22.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 20, (1).

Annette Guzman, Burges, 19.

Daphne Duran, Americas, 18.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 17.

Karina Gallegos, San Elizario, 16.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 15.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 15.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 14.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 14.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 13.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 13.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 13.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 13.

Anisa Sanchez, Del Valle, 12.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 10.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 8.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 8.

America Morales, San Elizario,  7.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Sofia Fodor, Coronado, 6.

Mariah Martinez, Loretto, 6.

Brisa  Aguilar, Clint, 6.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Luisa Ramirez, Coronado, 5.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 5.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 5.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 4.

Maya Ramirez, Americas, 4.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 4.

Janice Olivas, Clint, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 3.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 3.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 3.

Kassandra Jimenez, Young Women, 3.

Pam Ramirez, Burges, 3.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 3.

Emily  Guerrero, San Elizario, 3.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso, 2.

Joselyn Heaven Perez, Parkland, 2.

Madeline Estrada, Mt. View,  2.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

Julie Canales, Montwood, 1.

Sydney Puentes, Coronado, 1.

Vivian Zapata, Clint,  1.

Katelyn Robles, Del Valle, 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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