High School Boy’s XC Poll: Week 8

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:

Dale Reinhardt Invitational (2-mile): 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Eastlake High School. Socorro. Eastwood, Hanks, Riverside, Valle Verde, Bel Air, YWLA, Parkland, Ysleta, Eastlake, El Dorado, Pebble Hills, Socorro, Fabens, Tornillo, Loretto, Cathedral, San Elizario, Del Valle, Mt. View, Horizon, Clint.

West El Paso Invitational:  8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Haskins Recreation Center. Franklin, Coronado, Canutillo, Austin, El Paso, Cathedral, LPI, Harmony.

 Las Cruces Centennial Hawks XC Challenge:  9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Centennial High School.  Jefferson, Irvin, Burges, Loretto, Andress, Valle Verde, San Elizario, Del Valle.

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Most El Paso schools are resting their runners in preparation of next Saturday’s district championships at Chamizal National Memorial.

Top 10

 1, Eastwood: The Troopers did not race on Saturday. They will rest on Saturday in preparation of the District 1-5A Championship Oct. 19.

2, Americas:  The Trailblazers finished third in the Elite Division of the Nike South Invitational in The Woodlands with 106 points. The team average was 16:26.1. Hector Sanchez (11th, 17:07.8) and Jacob Ye (12th, 16:09.3) finished within two seconds of each other to lead the team. The Trailblazers will rest this weekend.

3, Franklin:  The Cougars won the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial with 85 points. Seniors Fernie Morales (fourth, 16:12.48) and Daniel Kennedy (eighth, 16:50.21) finished in the top 10. Franklin will rest on Saturday.

4, Coronado: The T-Birds – who were without Alan Alba – finished second at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational scoring 109 points. Senior Nick Gonzalez was third in 16:09.93 and junior Corey DuBrule was ninth in 16:52.73. Coronado will compete in the West El Paso Invitational at Haskins Recreation Center.

5, San Elizario: The Eagles finished fourth at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational with 123 points. Junior Edwin Gomez was fifth in 16:24.76. The Eagles will rest this weekend.

6, Hanks: The Knights finished sixth at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational. Senior Michael Abeyta won the event in 15:30.93. Freshman Gael Alvarado was 10th in 17:04.68. Hanks is taking Saturday off.

7, Burges: The Mustangs jump back into the top 10 after its seventh-place finish at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational with 215 points.  It’s top five average was 18:01.23. Its top runner was junior David Gonzalez who finished 11th in 17:05.33. Burges will rest this week.

 8, Eastlake: The Falcons move up one after its placing eighth-place at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational Sophomore Israel David again led Eastlake, finishing sixth in 16:44.26. The top five average was 18:06.17. Eastlake will rest this Saturday.

9, Montwood: The Rams finished ninth at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational with a team average of 18:13.22. Junior Trent Nelson who was 13th in 17:12.32. The team will not race this weekend.

10, Tornillo: Tornillo rested and will do so again this week.

Dropped out: Chapin.
On the verge: Socorro.

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The Eastlake boys move up one spot in this week’s El Paso Running Top 10.

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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Socorro’s Christian Parra has been the Bulldogs most consistent runner this season. He owns one of El Paso’s top 25 times heading into next week’s District 1-6A championship.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 61 (2).

2, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 58 (5).

3, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 53 (2).

4, Hector Sanchez, Americas, 46 (1).

5, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 43.

6, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 42 (3).

7, Fernie Morales, Franklin, 38 (1).

7, Isreal David, Eastlake, 38.

9, Alan Alba, Coronado, 36.

10, Jacob Ye, Americas, 32.

Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 29.

Angel Contreras, Chapin, 28.

Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 25.

Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 24 (1).

Andrews Valdiviezo, Riverside, 24.

Rene Arambula, San Elizario, 23.

Melo Corral, Americas, 20.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 17.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 15.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 15.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 14.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 14.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 12.

Alex Sanchez, Horizon, 11.

Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 10 (1).

Matthew Avila, El Paso, 9.

Christian Parra, Socorro, 9.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 9.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 9.

Steve Porras, Franklin, 9.

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 7.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 6

Michael Bernal, Pebble Hills, 6.

Cristian Ibarra, Ysleta, 6.

Dylan Walker, Burges, 6.

Seth Andrade, Americas, 6.

Dylan Espinosa, Bowie, 5.

Evan Rubio, Ysleta, 5.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 5.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 4.

Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 4.

Joaquin Sanchez, Chapin, 3.

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 3.

Reginald Robinson, Jefferson, 3.

Isaac Becerill, Canutillo, 3.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 3.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 2.

Josep Ferret, El Paso, 2.

Michael Mier, Americas, 2.

Corey DuBrule, Coronado, 2.

Alan Ceballos, San Elizario, 1.

Joshua Gonazalez, Mt. View, 1.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 1.

Abraham Cruz, Eastwood, 1.

Jacob Ontiveros, El Paso High, 1.

High School Girl’s XC Poll: Week 8

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:

Dale Reinhardt Invitational (2-mile): 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Eastlake High School. Socorro. Eastwood, Hanks, Riverside, Valle Verde, Bel Air, YWLA, Parkland, Ysleta, Eastlake, El Dorado, Pebble Hills, Socorro, Fabens, Tornillo, Loretto, Cathedral, San Elizario, Del Valle, Mt. View, Horizon, Clint.

West El Paso Invitational:  8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Haskins Recreation Center. Franklin, Coronado, Canutillo, Austin, El Paso, Cathedral, LPI, Harmony.

 Las Cruces Centennial Hawks XC Challenge:  9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Centennial High School.  Jefferson, Irvin, Burges, Loretto, Andress, Valle Verde, San Elizario, Del Valle.

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The El Paso cross country season is heading into its final stretch with most of the teams resting their runners this week in preparation for districts next Saturday, Oct. 19 a the Chamizal National Memorial.

Top 10

1, Franklin:  The Cougars finished with three runners in the top 10 to win the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday with 50 points.  Junior Eva Jess remains unchallenged this fall, winning in 18:35.71, freshman Alyssa Laspada was seventh in 20:27.77 and sophomore Jordan Torres was tenth in 20:49.50. This was Franklin’s seventh meet championship. The varsity – except for Jess who is scheduled to race the West El Paso Invitational at the Haskins Recreation Center – will rest in preparation of the District 1-6A Championship Oct. 19.

2, Eastwood: The Troopers did not race on Saturday. They too will rest this week.

3, Americas: The Trailblazers placed ninth out of 18 teams in the Elite Division of Nike South Invitational in The Woodlands. Senior Mariana Guzman continues her strong season finishing third out of 120 runners in 18:51.3. Senior Daphne Duran was 21st in 19:39.5. The Trailblazers will race the 2-mile Dale Reinhardt Invitational at Eastlake High School on Saturday.

4, Jefferson: The Foxes jump up three spots after finally running at full strength to take second place at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial. Jefferson, which scored 74 points, had three runners in the top 13 including sophomore Crystal Peterson, last year’s District 1-5A champion, who finished third in 19:58.49, junior Melody Tsumi (fourth, 20:04.7) and sophomore Monique Correa (13th, eighth (20:55.90).

 5, Socorro: The Bulldogs remain at No. 5. Senior Janeth Chacon ran at the Flower Mound Invitational and finished the 19:39.61 – 23rd out of 92 runners. The team will run the 2-mile Dale Reinhardt Invitational at Eastlake High School.

6, Montwood. The Rams placed third at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial with 135 points. Montwood had two top five runners – junior Karyme Garcia (second, 19:34.58) and sophomore Alexa Rangel (fifth, 20:14.94).

7 (tie), Eastlake: The Falcons move up one after placing fourth at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational. Eastlake and Coronado tied with 137 points but Eastlake’s fifth runner, sophomore Giselle Rubio finished ahead of the Coronado winner to give Eastlake fourth.

 7 (tie), Coronado: The T-Birds drop three spots after its fifth-place finish at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational. Coronado had two top 10 runners – Sophia Flores (sixth, 20:23.68) and Kyra Walker (eighth, 20:38.57). Coronado will race at the West El Paso Invitational at Haskins Recreation Center on Saturday.

9, Burges: The Mustangs scored 152 points and finished sixth at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational to move up one spot. Its top runner was sophomore Annette Guzman who was ninth in 20:49.22. They will rest on Saturday.

10, Hanks: The Knights placed sixth at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational. Its top runner was freshman Mia Rivera who was 25th in 21:41.69.

Dropped out: Bel Air.

On the brink:  Tornillo.

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Jefferson sophomore Crystal Peterson, last year’s District 1-5A champion, finished third at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational in 19:58.49. last week.

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 Eastlake girls are ranked tied for seventh in the city heading into the championship season. District is set for Oct. 19 at the Chamizal National Memorial.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 70 (7).

2, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 61 (1).

3, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 48 (3).

4, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 46 (1).

5, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 45 (1).

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 44.

7, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 37.

8, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 36.

9, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 33.

10, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 29.

Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 27.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 21.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 21.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 19, (1).

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 17.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 16 (1).

Daphne Duran, Americas, 16.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 15.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 14.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 13.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 13.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 12.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 11.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 9.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 6.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 6.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 5.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 5.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 4.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 3.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 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.

Franklin sweeps at Chamizal; Jess, Abeyta win individual titles

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The cross country action was in South El Paso at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial where runners raced on the district course. Districts are on Oct. 19.

The Franklin Cougars won triple gold at Saturday’s Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial Park.

Both boys and girl’s teams won easily and junior Eva Jess won the girl’s individual title in 18:35.71 to run her win streak to seven consecutive meets.

Hanks senior Michael Abeyta won the individual gold for the boys, finishing in 15:30.93.

Franklin’s girls finished with three runners in the top 10 to win with 50 points. In addition to Jess, freshman Alyssa Laspada was seventh in 20:27.77 and sophomore Jordan Torres was tenth in 20:49.50.

Jefferson was second with 74 points and Montwood was third with 135.

“I didn’t expect our team to be this solid,” Jess said. “It’s crazy to be able to do this with four freshmen and now it looks like we have a shot to get to state. I know we’re going to have to definitely work but at least we have a shot, that’s incredible.”

For the past two years, Jess has been the lone representative from Franklin to reach the UIL State Cross Country Championship.

“I talk to them a lot about what it takes to prepare for the meets,” she said. “We talk about how important a good warm up is and good cool down is essential and we have to do it no matter what.”

Saturday’s race on the district course gave the runners an indication of what to expect on Oct. 19 as the teams attempt to qualify for the Region 1 championships in Lubbock.

“For the freshmen, it’s the first time they’ve ever run this course,” Jess said. “Its nice for the freshmen to know how this course runs, when to push on the hills so this is great experience for them before we run district in a few weeks.”

Montwood’s Karyme Garcia was second in 19:34.58, Jefferson’s Crystal Peterson was third (19:58.49), teammate Melody Tsutsumi was fourth (20:04.71), Alexa Rangel from Montwood was fifth (20:14.94), Coronado’s Sophia Flores was sixth in 20:23.68, Laspada was seventh, Coronado freshman Kyra Walker was eighth (20:38.57), Annette Guzman from Burges was ninth (20:49.22) and Torres was tenth.

“Throughout the year, we’ve worked really hard in practice but we have a lot of fun after,” Laspada said. “At races, we are focused and after the race, we’ll have fun.”

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Franklin freshman Alyssa Laspada finished seventh at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational on Saturday. She has helped the Cougars to an unbeaten season.

Laspada, whose father, Anthony Laspada, is Franklin’s head coach, said she expected good things to happen to this group of girls.

“My dad, our coach, works very hard to prepare us and for our team to be the best we can be,” she said. “He has had really big hopes and dreams for us all season. We are buying into what he is teaching us. We are putting in all of our effort, we really believe we can do it.”

Click here for complete girl’s results.

As peculiar as it might sound, Abeyta needed a little bit of self-motivation after finishing 19th at the Nike Desert Twilight Cross County Festival at Casa Grande, Ariz. last week.

After easily winning on Saturday, Abeyta feels a lot better about himself.

“Last week I did not have a good performance at all,” he said. “I have to say it was probably my worst performance in my history of racing. After that race, I had to reevaluate who I am and the runner I want to be. I had to remember what got me here in the first place. It was pretty tough for me this past week, there were moments when I questioned if I really wanted to keep running. I told myself, ‘No, I can’t quit now, I’ve come so far, why would I stop?’”

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Hanks senior Michael Abeyta won the individual gold for the boys, finishing in 15:30.93.

He found himself again, on a familiar course, feeling right at home crossing the finish line 35 seconds ahead of Santa Teresa’s Angel Anchondo (16:05.34). Coronado’s Nick Gonzalez was third (16:09.93), Franklin’s Fernie Morales was fourth in 16:12.48 and Edwin Gomez from San Elizario was fifth in 16:24.76.

“I had PR (personal record) for this course,” he said. “I feel good again, I just have to make sure I’m mentally and physically ready, I’m still not where I want to be but I’ll be ready.”

The Franklin boys took care of business scoring 85 points with two runners – Morales and Daniel Kennedy (eighth, 16:50.21) – in the top 10.

Coronado was second with 109 points and Santa Teresa was third with 113.

Rounding out the top 10 were Eastlake’s Israel David (sixth, 16:44.26), Chapin’s Angel Contreras (seventh, 16:49.68), Coronado’s Corey DuBrule (eighth, 16:52.73) and Hanks sophomore Gael Alvarado (tenth, 17:04.68).

Click here for complete boy’s results.

High School Boy’s Poll: Week 7

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:

Burges/ Jefferson Invitational:  8:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Chamizal National Memorial.  Jefferson, Chapin, Fabens, Irvin, El Paso, Tornillo, Bowie, LPI, Loretto, Andress, Cathedral, San Elizario, Ysleta, Riverside, Hanks, Eastwood, Parkland, Bel Air, Del Valle, Valle Verde, Americas, Socorro, Eastlake, Burges, Franklin, Coronado, Canutillo, Austin.

Nike South Invitational: 8 a.m. Oct. 5 in The Woodlands. Americas and Pebble Hills.

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Franklin has had a strong fall. The Cougars finished second in the 6A Division of the Lubbock Invitational with 32 points. Daniel Kennedy (in the middle) was second overall in 16:10.5.

Top 10

 1, Eastwood:  Eastwood placed seventh out of 28 teams in the Sweepstakes Division of the Desert Twilight Invitational at Casa Verde, Ariz. Elias Perez was seventh (15:08.69) and Juan Olmos was 15th (15:19.04) out of 220 runners. Eastwood will not race on Saturday.

2, Americas:  The Trailblazers Hector Sanchez won the 6A Division of the Lubbock Invitational in 15:41.3 to lead Americas to another team title. All five of Americas scoring runners finished in the top 10 including Jared Laverty (fifth, 16:19.5), Aaron Saenz (seventh, 16:20.9), Jacob Ye (ninth, 16:23.4) and Seth Andrade at tenth in 16:27.5. Americas will compete in the Elite Division of the Nike South Invitational in The Woodlands.

3, Franklin:  The Cougars finished second in the 6A Division of the Lubbock Invitational with 32 points. Franklin’s Daniel Kennedy was second in 16:10.5. Franklin will race in the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday.

4, Coronado: The T-Birds finished third at the Las Cruces Onate Rob Winter Invitational with 92 points. Senior Nick Gonzalez continues his undefeated season winning in 15:27.65. Teammate Alan Alba was sixth in 16:10.35. The T-Birds will race at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday.

5, San Elizario: The Eagles finshed 16th at the 28-team, 220-runner Sweepstakes Division of the Desert Twilight Invitational at Casa Verde, Ariz. Edwin Gomez was 8th overall in a season-best 15:08.93. The Eagles will race in the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday.

6, Hanks: The Knights finished 23rd out of 28 teams in the Sweepstakes Division of the Desert Twilight Invitational at Casa Verde, Ariz. It’s top runner was Michael Abeyta who finished 19th in 15:20.73, a season best for him. The team will compete at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial.

7, Chapin: The Huskies finished seventh at the Las Cruces Onate Invitational. Senior Angel Contreras was seventh in 16:12.30. The team average was 17:32.64. Senior Joaquin Ortega was 13th in 16:58.22. The team will race at the at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial.

8, Montwood: The Rams finished sixth in the 6A Division of the Lubbock Invitational with 180 points. Its top finisher was junior Trent Nelson who was 28th in 17:36.7. The team’s average team was 17:53.0.  The Rams will race at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial.

9, Eastlake: The Falcons move up one after its placing second in the 5A Division of the Lubbock Invitational. Sophomore Israel David ran a season best 15:43.1 to lead the team to 135 points. The team’s average time was 17:27.0. Eastlake will race at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial.

10, Tornillo: Tornillo dropped one after its third-place finish in the Class 3A Division of the Lubbock Invitational. Senior Ofir Ortega won the race in 16:04.5. Freshman Angel Torres was 15th in 18:03.0 and junior Michael Maney was 16th in 18:05.4. The team’s average time was 18:00.1. They will not run this weekend.

Dropped out: None.
On the verge: Socorro, Burges.

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Eastlake sophomore Israel David ran a season best 15:43.1 – the city’s 18th fastest time this year – in the Class 5A Division of the Lubbock Invitational.

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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Tornillo senior Ofir Ortega won the Class 3A Division of the Lubbock Invitational in 16:04.5.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 55 (2).

2, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 53 (2).

3, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 50 (5).

4, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 43.

5, Hector Sanchez, Americas, 36 (1).

5, Alan Alba, Coronado, 36.

7, Isreal David, Eastlake, 33.

8, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 32 (2).

9, Fernie Morales, Franklin, 31 (1).

10, Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 26.

Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 25.

Angel Contreras, Chapin, 24.

Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 24 (1).

Andrews Valdiviezo, Riverside, 24.

Rene Arambula, San Elizario, 23.

Jacob Ye, Americas, 23.

Melo Corral, Americas, 20.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 17.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 15.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 14.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 14.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 14.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 12.

Alex Sanchez, Horizon, 11.

Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 10 (1).

Matthew Avila, El Paso, 9.

Christian Parra, Socorro, 9.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 9.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 9.

Steve Porras, Franklin, 9.

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 7.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 6

Michael Bernal, Pebble Hills, 6.

Cristian Ibarra, Ysleta, 6.

Dylan Walker, Burges, 6.

Seth Andrade, Americas, 6.

Dylan Espinosa, Bowie, 5.

Evan Rubio, Ysleta, 5.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 5.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 4.

Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 4.

Joaquin Sanchez, Chapin, 3.

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 3.

Reginald Robinson, Jefferson, 3.

Isaac Becerill, Canutillo, 3.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 3.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 2.

Josep Ferret, El Paso, 2.

Michael Mier, Americas, 2.

Alan Ceballos, San Elizario, 1.

Joshua Gonazalez, Mt. View, 1.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 1.

Abraham Cruz, Eastwood, 1.

Jacob Ontiveros, El Paso High, 1.

 

High School Girl’s Poll: Week 7

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:

Burges/ Jefferson Invitational:  8:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Chamizal National Memorial. Jefferson, Chapin, Fabens, Irvin, El Paso, Tornillo, Bowie, LPI, Loretto, Andress, Cathedral, San Elizario, Ysleta, Riverside, Hanks, Eastwood, Parkland, Bel Air, Del Valle, Valle Verde, Americas, Socorro, Eastlake, Burges, Franklin, Coronado, Canutillo, Austin.

Nike South Invitational: 8 a.m. Oct. 5 in The Woodlands. Americas and Pebble Hills.

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

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Coronado won its first meet of the year last Saturday scoring 27 points at the Las Cruces Onate Rob Winter Invitational. Coronado had three runners in the top 4 – Kyra Walker (second, 19:21.48), Sophia Flores (third, 19:59.43) and Marcela Perches (fourth, 20:25.85).

Top 10

1, Franklin: The Cougars won the Class 6A division of the Lubbock Invitational on the Region 1 course at Mae Simmons Park. Franklin scored 42 points with Eva Jess (17:58.4), Alyssa Laspada (20:03.8) and Jenna Saunders (20:16.1) finishing 1, 4 and 8. The Cougars will race at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday.

2, Eastwood: The Troopers finished 21st out of 23 teams in the Sweepstakes (premiere) Race at the Desert Twilight on Friday night in Casa Verde, Ariz. Sophomore Lauren Walls-Portillo was the top runner finishing in 79th place in 19:20.79. The Troopers will rest on Saturday.

3, Americas: The Trailblazers placed second at the Class 6A division of the Lubbock Invitational with 79 points. Two runners – Mariana Guzman (second, 18:55.3) and Daphne Duran (seventh, 20:13.3) finished in the top 10. The Trailblazers will race at the Nike South Invitational in The Woodlands on Saturday.

4, Coronado: The T-Birds easily won the Las Cruces Onate Rob Winter Invitational at Onate High School. Coronado scored 27 points with three runners in the top 4 – Kyra Walker (second, 19:21.48), Sophia Flores (third, 19:59.43) and Marcela Perches (fourth, 20:25.85). Coronado will race at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday.

5, Socorro: The Bulldogs ran well at the Class 6A division of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday finishing third with 86 points, seven points behind Americas. Socorro’s sisters – Jazmin and Janeth Chacon -finished fifth and sixth in 20:05.1 and 20:12.5. Socorro will not race on Saturday because of the SATs.

6, Montwood.  The Rams placed fourth at the Class 6A division of the Lubbock Invitational with 101 points. Montwood junior Karyme Garcia was third in 19:29.6 and sophomore Alexa Rangel was 10th in 20:30.8. Montwood will race at the Burges/Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial.

7, Jefferson: The Foxes move up one spot after its fourth-place finish at the Class 5A division of the Lubbock Invitational. Thomas Jefferson’s 109 points were the best among 5A El Paso schools. Junior Melody Tsumi was fifth (19:49.7) and sophomore Monique Correa was eighth (20:28.4.) for Jefferson.

 8, Eastlake: The Falcons move down one after its fifth-place finish at the Class 5A division of the Lubbock Invitational. It’s top runner was junior Megan Kirley who finished 23rd in 21:13.7. The team will race the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday.

9, Hanks: The Knights return to the top 10 after its 8th place finish in the Small School Division of the Desert Twilight on Friday night in Casa Verde, Ariz. Sophomore Mia Rivera was 19th overall in 20:22.94 and freshman Madeline Rocha was 47th in 21:17.48. Hanks ran against 54 teams and 410 runners. Hanks will race at the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday.

10, Burges: The Mustangs drop one spot after placing sixth at the Class 5A division of the Lubbock Invitational. It’s top runner was sophomore Annette Guzman who was 15th in 20:41.0. The team will race the Burges/ Jefferson Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial on Saturday.

Dropped out: Bel Air.

On the brink:  Tornillo.

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Burges sophomore Annette Guzman finished 15th in 20:41.0 at the Class 5A Division of the Lubbock Invitational last Saturday.

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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Socorro senior Jazmin Chacon is one of El Paso’s top runners. Her season personal best was a 19:22.00 at the Texas MileSplit Invitational at Denton Guyer on Sept. 14.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 60 (6).

2, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 52 (1).

3, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 48 (3).

4, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 42 (1).

5, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 38 (1).

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 37.

7, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 33.

8, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 32.

8, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 32.

10, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 28.

Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 27.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 21.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 21.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 19, (1).

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 17.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 16 (1).

Daphne Duran, Americas, 16.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 15.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 13.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 13.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 12.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 11.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 9.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 6.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 5.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 5.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 5.

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.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 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.

High School Boy’s Poll: Week 6

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:

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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All the teams are out of town this weekend. El Paso runners will be in three states – Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.

Top 10

 1, Eastwood:  Eastwood placed sixth out of 32 teams in the Sweepstakes Division of the 39th Woodbridge (Calif.) Cross Country Classic presented by ASICS.  Elias Perez finished ninth out of 241 runners in 14:25.9. Two other runners – Sergio Leon-Cuartes (48th, 14:51.4) and Juan Olmos (49th, 14:51.9) – had top 50 finishes. The Troopers will race the Desert Twilight in Casa Verde, Ariz. Friday.

2, Americas:  The Trailblazers placed all five of its scoring runners in the top 10 to easily win the Parkland/Riverside Invitational at the Northeast Regional Park. Jacob Ye led the way with a second-place finish in 15:22.23. Americas runners finished 7-10 – Aaron Saenz seventh in 15:36.45, Hector Sanchez, eighth in 15:36.89, Jared Laverty, ninth in 15:38.00 and Gage Garcia, tenth in 15:44.35. Americas will compete in the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

3, Franklin:  The Cougars move back up to the third after its 53-point performance at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park. Franklin and Coronado actually tied but Franklin’s fifth runner – Rai Lopez, finished in 16:41.82, ahead of Coronado’s fifth runner. Franklin had two runners – Fernie Morales (third, 15:23.42) and Daniel Kennedy (fifth, 15:35.20) – in the top 10. Franklin will race in the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

4, Coronado: The T-Birds drop one after finishing third at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park. Nick Gonzalez won his fourth individual championship of the season, racing to a 15:19.21 while Alan Alba was sixth in 15:35.77. The T-Birds will race at the Las Cruces Onate Invitational on Saturday.

5, San Elizario: The Eagles seem to be hitting their mid-season stride, winning the Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School. San Elizario scored 46 points with four runners in the top 10. Leading the way was Edwin Gomez who won the event in 16:11.24. Rene Arambula was fourth (16:24.05), Dilan Sanchez was fifth (16:24.67) and Irvin Vazquez was ninth in 16:26.20. The Eagles will race the Desert Twilight in Casa Verde, Ariz. Friday.

6, Hanks: Again, the Knights did not run its top two runners and finished with 108 points (tied for second) at the Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School. Four the second straight week, sophomore Gael Alvarado paced the Knights with a sixth-place finish in 16:25.29. Senior Omar Munoz was 11th in 17:16.87. The team will compete at the Desert Twilight in Casa Verde, Ariz. Friday.

7, Chapin: The Huskies continue to improve, placing fourth at the Parkland/Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park. Senior Angel Contreras was fourth in 15:29.51. The team will race at the Las Cruces Onate Invitational on Saturday.

8, Montwood: The Rams finished fifth at the Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School with 128 points. Trenton Nelson continues to lead Montwood (12th in 17:18.80). The Rams are scheduled to compete in the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

9, Tornillo: Tornillo is struggling just a bit on the back end of the team. Senior Ofir Ortega continues to be the only consistent runner, finishing third at the Tornillo/San Eli Invitational in 16:50.61. Its closest runner finished in 22nd place. The Coyotes will compete in the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

10, Eastlake: The Falcons did not race last weekend. The team will race in the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

Dropped out: None.
On the verge: Socorro, Burges.

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Chapin senior Angel Contreras ran a season best 15:29.51 at last Saturday’s Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park.

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

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

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

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

8, Michael Abeyta Hanks, 15:25.84 (Southlake Carroll, 9/7).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 24, Isreal David, Eastlake, 16:04.45 (Canutillo Invitational 8/31).

25, Jose Nila, Austin, 16:06.27 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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Franklin’s Daniel Kennedy out-kicked Coronado senior Alan Alba for a fifth-place finish at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional. Kennedy’s time was 15:35.20 and Alba’s was 15:35.77.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 43 (1).

2, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 42 (2).

3, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 40 (4).

4, Fernie Morales, Franklin, 31 (1).

4, Alan Alba, Coronado, 31.

6, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 30 (2).

7, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 29.

8, Hector Sanchez, Americas, 26.

9, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 25.

10, Isreal David, Eastlake, 24.

Rene Arambula, San Elizario, 23.

Jacob Ye, Americas, 21.

Melo Corral, Americas, 20.

Angel Contreras, Chapin, 20.

Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 18 (1).

Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 17.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 15.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 14.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 14.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 14.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 13.

Alex Sanchez, Horizon, 11.

Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 10 (1).

Matthew Avila, El Paso, 9.

Christian Parra, Socorro, 9.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 9.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 9.

Steve Porras, Franklin, 9.

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 7.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 6

Michael Bernal, Pebble Hills, 6.

Cristian Ibarra, Ysleta, 6.

Dylan Walker, Burges, 6.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 6.

Seth Andrade, Americas, 5.

Dylan Espinosa, Bowie, 5.

Evan Rubio, Ysleta, 5.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 5.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 4.

Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 4.

Joaquin Sanchez, Chapin, 3.

Isaac Becerill, Canutillo, 3.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 3.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 2.

Michael Mier, Americas, 2.

Alan Ceballos, San Elizario, 1.

Joshua Gonazalez, Mt. View, 1.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 1.

Abraham Cruz, Eastwood, 1.

Jacob Ontiveros, El Paso High, 1.

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.