High School Boy’s XC Poll: Week 10

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top boy’s 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.

This week’s schedule:

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

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San Elizario

Top 10

1, Eastwood: The Troopers won their ninth straight district title, scoring 37 points in the District 2-5A championship. Eastwood placed four runners in the top 10 – Juan Olmos (third, 15:47.42), Elias Perez (fifth, 15:57.63), Nathan Hernandez (sixth, 16:06.77) and Victor Parra (tenth, 17:14.74). They will race in the Region 1-5 regional at 11 a.m. Monday in Lubbock.

2, Americas:  Americas senior Hector Sanchez finished third in 16:08.19 at the District 1-6A Championship to lead five Trailblazers – Jared Laverty (fifth, 16:16.32), Aaron Saenz (seventh, 16:28.59), Melo Corral (eighth, 16:28.96), Seth Andrade (ninth, 16:29.69) and Jacob Ye (tenth, 16:36.44) – in the top 10 to win the team title with 32 points. It is the second consecutive district title for Americas. They will race in the Region 1-6A regional at noon Monday in Lubbock.

3, Coronado: The T-Birds move up one after finishing second at District 1-6A Championship with 56 points. Senior Nick Gonzalez defended his individual title winning in 15:45.31. Teammate Alan Alba was fourth in 16:15.58. They will run at the Region 1-6A regional at noon Monday.

4, Franklin:  The Cougars finished third at the District 1-6A Championship with 60 points and move down one.  Senior Fernie Morales was second in 15:49.52 and senior Daniel Kennedy was fourth in 16:26.42. They will compete at the Region 1-6A regional at noon Monday.

5, San Elizario: All seven of San Elizario’s runners finished in the top 10 as the Eagles won another District 1-4A championship. Edwin Gomez was first in 15:59.12, Rene Arambula was second, 16:38.57, Dilan Sanchez, third (16:49.49), Irvin Vazquez, fourth (16:50.98), Alan Ceballos (sixth, 17:17.18), SethRodriguez was eighth in 17:48.15 and Anthony Gonzalez was 10th in 17:57.58. The Eagles will race for the Region 1-4A championship at 10 a.m. Monday in Lubbock.

6, Hanks: The Knights finished second at the District 2-5A championship with 44 points as three runners finished in the top seven. Michael Abeyta won his fourth district crown in 15:22.16 followed by senior Rodger Rivera (fourth, 15:49.19) and sophomore Gael Alvarado (seventh, 16:50.00). They will race in the Region 1-5 regional at 11 a.m. Monday in Lubbock.

7, Burges: David Gonzalez was second (16:46.00) in the District 1-5A championship to lead the Mustangs to a team title with 45 points. Dylan Walker was fifth in 17:14.36 and Noah Yeager was ninth in 17:22.83 for the Mustangs. They will race in the Region 1-5 regional at 11 a.m. Monday in Lubbock.

8, Tornillo: Tornillo won the District 1-3A championship with 37 points. Ofir Ortega was second in 16:18.65 followed by Bryan Garcia (third, 17:17.83), Angel Torres (eighth, 17:39.96) and Bryan Guzman (10th, 17:58.15). The Coyotes will race in the Region 1-3A championship at 9 a.m. Monday in Lubbock.

9, Chapin:  The Huskies jump back in the top 10 after its second-place finish in the District 1-5A championship. Chapin had two runners in the top five – district champion Angel Contreras (16:14.02) and Joaquin Ortega (fourth, 17:07.09). They will race in the Class 5A regional at 11 a.m. Monday in Lubbock.

10, El Paso High: The Tigers were third at the District 1-5A Championship with 72 points and will advance to the regional meet for the first time in 14 years. The Tigers had three runners in the top 10 – Jacob Ontiveros (sixth, 17:14.66), Josep Ferret (seventh, 17:15.17) and Matthew Avila (eighth, 17:16.29).

Dropped out: Eastlake, Montwood.
On the verge: El Paso High, Horizon.

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Senior Angel Contreras won the District 1-5A Championship and helped the Huskies back into the Top 10. Chapin finished second as a team.

Top times (3-mile or 5K)

1, Elias Perez, Eastwood 14:25.90 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 14:51.40 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

3, Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 14:51.90 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

4, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:08.93 (Desert Twilight, 9/27).

5, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 15:19.21 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

6, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 15:20.73 (Desert Twilight, 9/27).

7, Jacob Ye, Americas, 15:22.23 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

8, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:22.40 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

9, Fernie Morales, Franklin, 15:23.42 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

10, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:27.4 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

 11, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 15:29.04 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

12, Angel Contreras, Chapin, 15:29.51 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

13, Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 15:35.20 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

14, Alan Alba, Coronado 15:35.77 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

15, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:36.45 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

16, Hector Sanchez, Americas, 15:36.89 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

17, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:38.00 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

 18, Isreal David, Eastlake, 15:43.10 (Mae Simmons Park, 9/28).

19, Gage Garcia, Americas, 15:44.35 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

20, Seth Andrade, Americas, 15:48.70 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

21, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 15:50.00 (Guyer Invitational, 9/14).

22, Melo Corral, Americas, 15:53.93 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

23, Christian Parra, Socorro, 15:55.00 (Guyer Invitational, 9/14).

24, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 15:55.60 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

25, Stephen Pitchkolan Coronado, 15:56.74 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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The El Paso High Tigers will compete at the Region 1-5A championship for the first time in 14 years.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 77 (6).

2, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 71 (3).

3, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 69 (2).

4, Hector Sanchez, Americas, 54 (1).

5, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 52 (4).

6, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 49.

7, Fernie Morales, Franklin, 47 (1).

7, Isreal David, Eastlake, 47.

9, Alan Alba, Coronado, 43.

10, Angel Contreras, Chapin, 38 (1).

 

Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 34.

Jacob Ye, Americas, 33.

Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 33.

Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 32 (1).

Rene Arambula, San Elizario, 32.

Andrews Valdiviezo, Riverside, 24.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 23.

Melo Corral, Americas, 23.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 21.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 19.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 18.

Christian Parra, Socorro, 17.

Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 17 (1).

Matthew Avila, El Paso, 16.

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 16 (1).

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 15 (1).

Gage Garcia, Americas, 15.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 14.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 14.

Evan Rubio, Ysleta, 12.

Alex Sanchez, Horizon, 11.

Michael Mier, Americas, 11.

Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 11.

Dylan Walker, Burges, 11.

Alan Ceballos, San Elizario, 10.

Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 10.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 9.

Steve Porras, Franklin, 9.

Corey DuBrule, Coronado, 9.

Sebastan Mimbela, LPI, 8.

Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 8.

Seth Andrade, Americas, 8.

Jarrett Ketchmark, Andress, 8.

Jacob Ontiveros, El Paso High, 8.

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 7.

Joshua Gonazalez, Mt. View, 7.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 6

Michael Bernal, Pebble Hills, 6.

Cristian Ibarra, Ysleta, 6.

Angel Morales, San Elizario, 6.

Josh Espino, Coronado, 6.

Josep Ferret, El Paso, 6.

Dylan Espinosa, Bowie, 6.

Lance Hubert, Canutillo, 5

Jose Nilo, Austin, 4.

Dominic Lara, Coronado, 4.

Gael Hernandez, Fabens, 4.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 4.

Reginald Robinson, Jefferson, 3.

Matthew Avila, El Paso, 3.

Isaac Becerill, Canutillo, 3.

Abdiel Vieyra, Del Valle, 3.

Denovan Estrada, Canutillo, 3.

Seth Rodriguez, San Elizario, 3.

Angel Torres, Tornillo 3.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 2.

Anthony Soto, Fabens, 2.

Noah Yeager, Burges,  2.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 1.

Abraham Cruz, Eastwood, 1.

Nick Barajas, Americas, 1.

Anthony Gonzalez, San Elizario, 1.

Armando Flores, Canutillo, 1.

Bryan Guzman, Tornillo, 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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