High School Boys Cross Country Poll: Week 9

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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Region 1 Championship: Monday, Oct. 24 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. 4A Girls, 8 a.m.; 4A Boys, 8:30 a.m.; 6A Girls, 9:30 a.m.; 6A Boys, 10:10 a.m.

Region 1 Championship: Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. 3A Girls, 8 a.m.; 3A Boys, 8:30 a.m.; 5A Girls, 9:30 a.m.; 5A Boys, 10:10 a.m.

San Elizario won its ninth straight district championship.

Top 10

1. Franklin: The Cougars won its first ever District 1-6A Championship scoring 27 points at the Horizon Golf Course. Franklin placed all five scoring runners in the top eight. Senior Diego Flores was third in 16:09.25 followed by junior Matthew Engle (fourth, 16:22.82), senior Denovan Estrada (fifth, 16:30.64), junior Juan Leal (seventh, 16:55.61) and junior Sebastian Gonzalez (eighth, 16:56.36). The team will race at the Region 1-6A Championship Monday in Lubbock.

2. Eastwood: The Troopers finished second at the District 1-6A Championship, scoring 58 points. The team had three runners in the top 10 – senior Anthony Casillas (sixth, 16:48.92), junior Alex Flores (ninth, 17:01.53) and senior Matthew Marshall (tenth, 17:03.57). Eastwood will race at the Region 1-6A Championship Monday in Lubbock.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds finished third at the District 1-6A Championship with 62 points and will advance to regionals. Senior Luis Pastor was second overall in 16:03.92. Junior Carlos Mendez was 13th in 17:09.66 and senior Sam Breceda was 14th  in 17:11.96.  Coronado will race at the Region 1-6A Championship Monday in Lubbock.

4. San Elizario: The Eagles move up one after winning the District 2-4A title at the Horizon Golf Course with 15 points. San Elizario took seven of the top 8 spots lead by senior Chris Moreno who won the event in 17:20.92. Junior Julian Guerra was second in 17:34.21 followed by junior Angel Maese (fourth, 17:44.02), junior Gustavo Salazar (fifth, 18:18.71), senior Emilio Solano (sixth, 18:43.92), senior Matthew Maese (seventh, 18:49.81) and Luis Marquez (eighth, 19:01.29). San Elizario will race at the Region 1-4A Championship Monday in Lubbock.

5. El Paso High: The Tigers move up one after winning the District 1-5A Championship at Mary Keisling Park with 21 points. El Paso had four runners in the top 10 including the top two who set personal best times.  Sophomore Miles Westbrook won the event in 16:21.57 and junior Leo Valenzuela was second in 16:32.94. Junior Aydan Lugo was fifth in 17:20.61 and sophomore Lorenzo Shields was seventh in 17:26.48. El Paso will compete at the Region 1-5A Championship Tuesday in Lubbock.

6. Pebble Hills: Pebble Hills drops two spots after finishing fourth at the District 1-6A Championship. Senior Omer Ibrahim won the individual title in 15:53.81 and will advance to regionals.

7. Tornillo: Tornillo finished second at the District 4-3A Championship. Senior Angel Torres won the individual title in 16:50 and junior Daniel Romero was second in 17:21. The Coyotes will race at the Region 1-3A Championship Monday in Lubbock.

8. Americas: The Trailblazers finished fifth in the District 1-6A Championship at Horizon Golf Course. Its top runner was senior Jacob Martinez who finished 21st in 17:40.40.

9. Bel Air:  The Highlanders move up one after winning the District 2-5A Championship at Horizon Golf Course with 52 points. Bel Air had three runners in the top seven including junior Leonardo Resendez (fourth, 18:24.96), junior Hernnan Duarte (sixth, 18:50.23) and senior William Potter (seventh, 19:01.40). Bel Air will compete at the Region 1-5A Championship Tuesday in Lubbock.

10. Canutillo: The Eagles finished second at the District 1-5A Championship at Mary Keisling Park with 60 points.  Canutillo had two runners – senior Esteban Aguilera (sixth, 17:21.25) and junior Omar Rivera (eighth, 17:36.08) – in the top 10. The Eagles will race at the Region 1-5A Championship Tuesday in Lubbock

Dropped out: Chapin.

On the brink: Riverside.

Parkland senior Michael Castorena has been one of the city’s top runners this season.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 15:09.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

2, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 15:22.10 (Old Settlers Park, 9/24).

3, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 15:23.7 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

4, Diego Flores, Franklin, 15:26.04 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

5, Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 15:29.44 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

6, Leo Espino, Eastwood, 15:30.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

7, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 15:32.31 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

8, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:33.4 (Nike South, 10/1).

9, Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 15:37.8 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

10, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 15:39.55 (Tornillo, 9/9).

11, Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 15:40.7 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

12, Danny Torres, Eastwood, 15:45.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

13, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.25 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

14, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 15:46.7 (May Simmons Park, 9/17).

15, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 15:52.10 (Old Settlers Park, 9/24).

16, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 16:10.41 (Mary Keisling Park, 9/17).    

17, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:12.82 (Tornillo, 9/9).

18, Sulliman Rodriguez, Eastwood, 16:14.9(Woodbridge, 9/16).

19, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 16:21.57 (Mary Keisling Park, 10/14).

20, Juan Leal, Franklin, 16:22.38 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

21, Braulio Torres, Chapin, 16:23.31 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

22, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 16:28.95 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

23, Adrian Chavez, Eastwood, 16:32.8(Woodbridge, 9/16).

24, Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 16:32.94 (Mary Keisling Park, 10/14).

25, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 16:33.63 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

Bel Air junior Leonardo Resendez has helped the Highlanders late-season surge.

Power Rankings

1, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 70 (1).

2, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 68 (4).

3, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 54 (4).

4, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 53 (3).

5, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 47 (2).

6, Michael Castorena, Parkland, 46 (2).

7, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 39 (1).

7, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 39.

9, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 38.

10, Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 37.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 34 (2).

Diego Flores, Franklin, 33.

Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 33.

Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 32.

Braulio Torres, Chapin, 32.

Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 25.

Matthew Guerra, Burges, 25.

Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 24.

Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 24.

Efren Moncada, Parkland, 23.

Preston Eastman, Coronado, 22.

Ulysses O’Rourke, El Paso, 26.

Ayden Lugo, El Paso, 25.

Leonardo Resendez, Bel Air, 20.

Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 17 (1).

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 17.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 16.

Jesus Herrera, Harmony Science, 15 (1).

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 14.

Esteban Aguilera, Canutillo, 13.

Seth Truax, Chapin, 12.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 12.

Juan Leal, Franklin, 11.

Lorenzo Shields, El Paso, 11.

William Potter, Bel Air, 11.

Oscar Guzman, Franklin, 10.

Leo Espino, Eastwood, 9.

Max Sandhu, Coronado, 9.

Carlos Mendez, Coronado, 9.

Ethan Fontaine, Franklin, 9.

Nathaniel Delgado-Rodriguez, Austin, 9.

Kevin Perez, Riverside, 8.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 8.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 7.

Sebastian Gonzalez, Franklin, 7.

Pablo Fuentes, Riverside, 7.

Diego Romero, Americas, 6.

Cesar Ruiz, Del Valle, 6.

Angel Navarrete, Riverside, 6.

Gustavo Salazar, San Elizario, 6.

Andrew Hernandez, El Paso, 5.

Aidan Danny Torres, Eastwood, 5.

Julian Miramontes, Eastwood, 5.

Sean Sanchez, Chapin, 5.

Hernnan Duarte, Bel Air, 5.

Emilio Solano, San Elizario, 5.

Pedro Jimenez, Austin, 5.

Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 4.

Sam Flores, Coronado, 4.

Joaquin Moya, El Paso, 4.

Eirik Arredondo, Austin, 4.

Matthew Maese, San Elizario, 4.

Adam Ramirez, Montwood, 3.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 3.

Omar Rivera, Canutillo, 3.

Angel Gomez, Hanks, 3

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson 3.

Jeremiah Loustaunau, Austin, 3.

Luis Marquez, San Elizario, 3.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 2.

Aidan Hernandez, Eastlake, 2.

Lorenzo Shields, Coronado, 2.

Gabriel Uranga, Franklin, 2.

Damian Espinoza, Del Valle, 2.

Dauntae Herrera, Chapin, 2.

Adam Valdiviezo, Riverside, 2.

Rafael Gomez, Fabens, 2.

Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 1.

Sulliman Rodriguez, Eastwood, 1.

Isaac Ortega, Jefferson, 1.

Renee Galaviz, Socorro, 1.

Owen Rubio, Ysleta, 1.

Cesar Duran, Bowie, 1.

Marin Maldanado, Valle Verde Early College, 1.

High School Boys Cross Country 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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Desert Twilight Invitational: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Coyote Run Golf Course, Mesa, Arizona. Franklin, Del Valle, Socorro, Tornillo, San Eli, Eastwood.

Coronado Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1. at Don Haskins Park. Coronado, Irvin, Andress, Chapin, Socorro, El Dorado, Anthony, Ysleta boys, Cathedral, Loretto, Bowie.

Clint/Fabens Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at Fabens High School. Clint, Fabens, Radford, Montwood, Ysleta girls, YWLA, Ft. Hancock, Riverside, Hanks, Chapin, El Paso High.

Nike South: 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at The Woodlands. Del Valle, Pebble Hills, Montwood, Americas, Eastlake.

Mayfield Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1. Austin, Jefferson, Burges.

San Elizario runners Chris Moreno and Julian Guerra set season best times at Old Settler’s Park.

Top 10

1. Franklin: The Cougars won the Class 6A District Preview at Horizon Golf Course with 29 points, placing six runners in the top 10. Matthew Engle paced Franklin, finishing second in 16:27.96 followed by Denovan Estrada (third, 16:37.82), Sebastian Gonzalez (seventh, 17:16.63), Ethan Fontaine (eighth, 17:17.04), Diego Flores (ninth, 17:17.10) and Oscar Guzman (tenth, 17:22.66). The team will travel to Mesa, Arizona to compete in the Desert Twilight Invitational.

2. Eastwood: The Troopers did not race this weekend. The team will compete at the Desert Twilight Invitational in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds finished second at the Class 6A District Preview at Horizon Golf Course five points behind Franklin. Coronado had three runners in the top 10 including Luis Pastor who won his fourth race of the season. He finished in 16:03.09. Edgar Valles was fourth in 16:50.92 and Carlos Mendez was sixth in 17:08.56. The team will race at its own invitational on Saturday at Don Haskins Park.

4. Pebble Hills: The Spartans did not run its varsity on Saturday. The team will race at Nike South in The Woodlands on Saturday morning.

5. San Elizario: The Eagles raced two of its boys in the Silver Division of the McNeil Invitational in Round Rock. Chris Moreno won the event in a season best 15:22.10. Julian Guerra also had a season best, finishing tenth in 15:52.10. The race was at the state course at Old Settlers Park. The team will compete at the Desert Twilight Invitational in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night.

6. El Paso High: The Tigers easily won the Class 5A District Preview at Horizon Golf Course with 21 points. El Paso High had all five scoring runners finish in the top 7. Miles Westbrook won the 2.7 mile race in 15:14.29 followed by Leo Valenzuela (second, 15:22.91), Ulysses O’Rourke (fifth, 15:58.53), Aydan Lugo (sixth, 16:00.09) and Lorenzo Shields (seventh, 16:43.35).

7. Tornillo: Tornillo won the Riverside/Clint ISD Course Preview at Horizon Golf Course with 79 points. Angel Torres picked up the individual title in 16:25.30 and Daniel Romero was second in 17:14.55.

8. Americas: The Trailblazers finished third in Class 6A District Preview at Horizon Golf Course. Its top runner was Diego Romero who finished fifth in 17:04.65. The team is scheduled to race at Nike South in The Woodlands on Saturday morning.

9. Chapin: The Huskies finished second at the Class 5A District Preview at Horizon Golf Course. Two runners finished in the top 8 – Braulio Torres was fourth in 15:54.72 and Sean Sanchez was eighth in 16:51.50.

10. Bel Air:  The Highlanders were second at the Riverside/Clint ISD Course Preview at Horizon Golf Course. William Potter was ninth in 18:24.71 and Leonardo Resendez was tenth in 18:44.33.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Hanks, Parkland, Montwood.

The season is heading into its final stretch. Championship season begins Oct. 14.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 15:09.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

2, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 15:22.10 (Old Settlers Park, 9/24).

3, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 15:23.7 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

4, Diego Flores, Franklin, 15:26.04 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

5, Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 15:29.44 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

6, Leo Espino, Eastwood, 15:30.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

7, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 15:32.31 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

8, Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 15:37.8 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

9, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 15:39.55 (Tornillo, 9/9).

10, Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 15:40.7 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

11, Danny Torres, Eastwood, 15:45.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

12, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.25 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

13, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 15:46.7 (May Simmons Park, 9/17).

14, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 15:52.10 (Old Settlers Park, 9/24).

15, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:56.70 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

16, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 16:10.41 (Mary Keisling Park, 9/17).    

17, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:12.82 (Tornillo, 9/9).

18, Sulliman Rodriguez, Eastwood, 16:14.9(Woodbridge, 9/16).

19, Juan Leal, Franklin, 16:22.38 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

20, Braulio Torres, Chapin, 16:23.31 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

21, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 16:28.95 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

22, Adrian Chavez, Eastwood, 16:32.8(Woodbridge, 9/16).

23, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 16:33.63 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

24, Preston Eastman, Coronado, 16:35.47(Mary Keisling Park, 9/17).      

25, Seth Truax, Chapin, 16:39.13 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

Efren Moncada has been a steady force all season for Parkland.

Power Rankings

1, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 61 (1).

2, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 59 (4).

3, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 44 (3).

4, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 43 (2).

5, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 39 (1).

6, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 37 (1).

7, Michael Castorena, Parkland, 36 (1).

8, Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 32.

9, Diego Flores, Franklin, 25.

10, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 24.

10, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 24 (1).

Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 22.

Preston Eastman, Coronado, 22.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 30.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 28.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 26.

Ulysses O’Rourke, El Paso, 26.

Braulio Torres, Chapin, 25.

Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 19.

Ayden Lugo, El Paso, 19.

Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 17 (1).

Matthew Guerra, Burges, 17.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 17.

Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 16.

Efren Moncada, Parkland, 14.

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 13.

Leonardo Resendez, Bel Air, 13.

Seth Truax, Chapin, 12.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 11.

Oscar Guzman, Franklin, 10.

Leo Espino, Eastwood, 9.

Max Sandhu, Coronado, 9.

Carlos Mendez, Coronado, 9.

Ethan Fontaine, Franklin, 9.

Esteban Aguilera, Canutillo, 8.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 8.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 7.

Juan Leal, Franklin, 7.

Lorenzo Shields, El Paso, 7.

Diego Romero, Americas, 6.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 5.

Andrew Hernandez, El Paso, 5.

Aidan Danny Torres, Eastwood, 5.

Jesus Herrera, Harmony Science, 5.

Julian Miramontes, Eastwood, 5.

Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 4.

Sam Flores, Coronado, 4.

Joaquin Moya, El Paso, 4.

Sebastian Gonzalez, Franklin, 4.

Adam Ramirez, Montwood, 3.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 3.

William Potter, Bel Air, 3.

Sean Sanchez, Chapin, 3.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 2.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson 2.

Aidan Hernandez, Eastlake, 2.

Lorenzo Shields, Coronado, 2.

Gabriel Uranga, Franklin, 2.

Dauntae Herrera, Chapin, 2.

Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 1.

Sulliman Rodriguez, Eastwood, 1.

Isaac Ortega, Jefferson, 1.

Renee Galaviz, Socorro, 1.

High School Boys Cross Country 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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Clint ISD Course Preview: 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23 at Horizon Golf Course. Riverside, Bel Air, Ysleta, Del Valle, YWLA, Parkland, Hanks, San Elizario, Clint, Horizon, Mt. View, Anthony, Valle Verde, Fabens, Loretto, Radford, Canutillo, Tornillo.

EPISD/SISD Preview: 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at Horizon Golf Course. Coronado, Irvin, Austin, Franklin, Burges, El Paso, Chapin, Bowie, Andress, Jefferson, Pebble Hills, Eastlake, Montwood, Socorro, Americas, El Dorado.

Coronado juniors Edgar Valles and Preston Eastman finished one-two at the El Paso High Invitational.

Top 10

1. Franklin: The Cougars varsity did not race last week but its open team placed four runners in the top 9 to win the Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park. Senior Oscar Guzman was second in 16:56.85, sophomore Ethan Fontaine was fifth in 17:16.48, senior Austen Percifull was eighth in 17:50.00 and junior Gabriel Uranga was ninth in 17:50.72. The team will race at the EPISD/SISD Preview Saturday at Horizon Golf Course.

2. Eastwood: The Troopers finished 24th in the Sweepstakes Division of the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic in Irvine, Calif. Its top runner was Anthony Casillas who had a personal record of 15:09.9, the new top time in the city. The Sweepstakes Division is considered to the second toughest race in the country, behind NXN.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds finished second at the El Paso High Invitational at Mary Frances Keisling Park without its top runner Luis Pastor. Coronado had four runners in the top 8 including individual winner junior Edgar Valles (16:10.41). Junior Preston Eastman was second in 16:35.47, sophomore Max Sandhu was sixth in 17:23.85 and senior Sam Breceda was eighth in 17:54.35. The team will race at the EPISD/SISD Preview Saturday at Horizon Golf Course.

4. Pebble Hills: The Spartans finished fourth in the Class 6A division of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park. Senior Omer Ibrahim was sixth in 16:40.4 and senior Noah Castorena was 16th in 17:38.0. Pebble Hills will race at the EPISD/SISD Preview Saturday at Horizon Golf Course.

5. San Elizario: They did not race last week. They will race Friday morning at the Clint Course Preview at Horizon Golf Course.

6. El Paso High: The Tigers won their own invitational at Mary Frances Keisling Park with 28 points. El Paso had five runners in the top nine including sophomore Miles Westbrook (third, 17:08.75), junior Leo Valenzuela (fourth, 17:13.81), sophomore Ulysses O’Rourke (fifth, 17:22.87), junior Aydan Lugo (seventh,  17:32.34) and sophomore Lorenzo Shields (ninth, 18:03.08). The team will race at the EPISD/SISD Preview Saturday at Horizon Golf Course.

7. Tornillo: Tornillo finished second in the Class 3A division of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park. Junior Daniel Romero was second in 16:18.6 and senior Angel Torres was fourth in 17:05.2. They will race Friday morning at the Clint Course Preview at Horizon Golf Course.

8. Americas: The Trailblazers move up one after finishing sixth in the Class 6A division of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park. Its top runner was sophomore Diego Romero who was 19th in 17:44.8. The team will race at the EPISD/SISD Preview Saturday at Horizon Golf Course.

9. Chapin: The Huskies move down one after placing seventh in the Class 5A division of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park. Its top runner was junior Seth Truax who was 14th in 17:26.7. Chapin will race at the EPISD/SISD Preview Saturday at Horizon Golf Course.

10. Bel Air:  The Highlanders did not run a full team at the Cathedral Invitational, but junior Leonardo Resendez was fourth in 17:15.74. They will race Friday morning at the Clint Course Preview at Horizon Golf Course.

 Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Hanks, Parkland, Montwood.

Eastwood’s Anthony Casillas.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 15:09.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

2, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 15:23.7 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

3, Diego Flores, Franklin, 15:26.04 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

4, Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 15:29.44 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

5, Leo Espino, Eastwood, 15:30.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

6, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 15:32.31 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

7, Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 15:37.8 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

8, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 15:39.55 (Tornillo, 9/9).

9, Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 15:40.7 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

10, Danny Torres, Eastwood, 15:45.9 (Woodbridge, 9/16).

11, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.25 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

12, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 15:46.7 (May Simmons Park, 9/17).

13, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:56.70 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

14, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 16:10.41 (Mary Keisling Park, 9/17).    

15, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:12.82 (Tornillo, 9/9).

16, Sulliman Rodriguez, Eastwood, 16:14.9(Woodbridge, 9/16).

17, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:19.62 (Del Valle, 8/27).

18, Juan Leal, Franklin, 16:22.38 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

19, Braulio Torres, Chapin, 16:23.31 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

20, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 16:28.95 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

21, Adrian Chavez, Eastwood, 16:32.8(Woodbridge, 9/16).

22, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 16:33.63 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

23, Preston Eastman, Coronado, 16:35.47(Mary Keisling Park, 9/17).      

24, Seth Truax, Chapin, 16:39.13 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

25, Sebastian Gonzalez, Franklin, 16:40.10 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

Parkland’s Michael Castorena won the Cathedral Invitational.

Power Rankings

1, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 52 (1).

2, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 49 (4).

3, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 44 (3).

4, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 33 (1).

5, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 32 (1).

6, Michael Castorena, Parkland, 28 (1).

7, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 27.

8, Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 26.

9, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 24.

9, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 24 (1).

Diego Flores, Franklin, 23.

Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 22.

Preston Eastman, Coronado, 22.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 30.

Ulysses O’Rourke, El Paso, 20.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 19.

Braulio Torres, Chapin, 18.

Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 17 (1).

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 17.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 17.

Ayden Lugo, El Paso, 14.

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 13.

Seth Truax, Chapin, 12.

Leonardo Resendez, Bel Air, 12.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 11.

Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 11.

Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 11.

Leo Espino, Eastwood, 9.

Matthew, Guerra, Burges, 9.

Max Sandhu, Coronado, 9.

Oscar Guzman, Franklin, 9.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 8.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 7.

Juan Leal, Franklin, 7.

Efren Moncada, Parkland, 7.

Ethan Fontaine, Franklin, 6.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 5.

Andrew Hernandez, El Paso, 5.

Esteban Aguilera, Canutillo, 5.

Aidan Danny Torres, Eastwood, 5.

Julian Miramontes, Eastwood, 5.

Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 4.

Sam Flores, Coronado, 4.

Joaquin Moya, El Paso, 4.

Carlos Mendez, Coronado, 4.

Lorenzo Shields, El Paso, 3.

Adam Ramirez, Montwood, 3.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 3.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 2.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson 2.

Aidan Hernandez, Eastlake, 2.

Lorenzo Shields, Coronado, 2.

Gabriel Uranga, Franklin, 2.

Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 1.

William Potter, Bel Air, 1.

Sulliman Rodriguez, Eastwood, 1.

Renee Galaviz, Socorro, 1.

Jesus Herrera, Harmony Science, 1.

High School Boys Cross Country Poll: Week 5

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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic: 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. Eastwood.

El Paso High Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Mary Frances Keisling Park. El Paso, Coronado, Socorro, Del Valle, VVECH, Riverside,

Loretto/Cathedral Open: 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Veterans Park.  Irvin, Franklin, Andress, Radford, El Dorado, San Eli, Ysleta, Bel Air, YWLA, Anthony, Eastwood, Santa Teresa, Gadsden, Chaparral, Bowie.

Lubbock Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Mae Simmons Park. Jefferson, Burges, Austin, Chapin, Pebble Hills, Montwood, Americas, El Dorado, Hanks, Ft Hancock, Tornillo.

Most teams will be racing on the regional course in Lubbock on Saturday.

Top 10

1. Franklin: The Cougars did not race last week and will have its open team run at the Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday.

2. Eastwood: The Troopers varsity did not race last week the Tornillo Invitational. However, Aidan Danny Torres was sixth in 16:58.94 and Sulliman Rodriguez was tenth in 17:11.85. Eastwood’s open team was second with 69 points. The team will race at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic in Irvine, Calif., Friday night.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds won the Ysleta Invitational at Shawver Park with 21 points. Coronado had four runners in the top eight including individual champion senior Luis Pastor (16:06.92). Junior Edgar Valles was third in 16:55.29, junior Preston Eastman was fourth in 17:02.71, sophomore Max Sandhu was seventh in 17:29.59 and Carlos Mendez was eighth in 17:31.06. The team will race at the El Paso High Invitational at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

4. Pebble Hills: The Spartans did not run a full team at the Ysleta Invitational at Shawver Park.  Senior Omer Ibrahim was second in 16:43.68. Pebble Hills will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

5. San Elizario: The Eagles finished third at the Tornillo Invitational with 88 points. San Elizario had two top 10 runners – senior Chris Moreno (third, 16:35.59) and junior Julian Guerra (fourth, time not recorded). San Eli’s fourth runner junior Angel Maese was injured and jogged the final mile. The team will race at the Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday.

6. El Paso High: The Tigers won the Tornillo Invitational with 65 points. El Paso placed two runners – sophomores Miles Westbrook (fifth, 16:42.38) and Ulysses O’Rourke (tenth, 17:10.09) – in the top 10. The team will race at its own invitational at El Paso at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

7. Tornillo: Tornillo finished fifth at its own meet despite its top two runners taking first and second place. Junior Daniel Romero (first, 15:39.55) and senior Angel Torres (second, 16:12.82) each set season-best marks. The Coyotes were missing one of its top 5 runners. The team will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

8. Chapin: The Huskies did not run a complete varsity team Tornillo Friday night. Chapin had two runners in the top 5 – sophomore Braulio Torres was sixth in 16:53.43. Chapin will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

9. Americas: The Trailblazers finished fourth at the Tornillo Invitational. Its top runner was senior Jacob Martinez (17th, 17:26.84). Americas will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

10. Bel Air:  The Highlanders make its season debut in the top 10 after its third-place finish at the Ysleta Invitational. Bel Air has gradually improved as the season has progressed. Its top runner Saturday was Leonardo Resendez who finished tenth in 17:45.13.

Dropped out: Cathedral.

On the brink: Parkland, Montwood.

Tornillo senior Angel Torres ran a season best 16:12.82 last week.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Diego Flores, Franklin, 15:26.04 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

2, Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 15:29.44 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

3, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 15:32.31 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

4, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 15:39.55 (Tornillo, 9/9).

5, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.25 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

6, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:56.70 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

7, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:12.82 (Tornillo, 9/9).

8, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:19.62 (Del Valle, 8/27).

9, Juan Leal, Franklin, 16:22.38 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

10, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 16:22.89 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

11, Braulio Torres, Chapin, 16:23.31 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

12, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 16:24.18 (Del Valle, 8/27).

13, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 16:28.95 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

14, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 16:33.63 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

15, Seth Truax, Chapin, 16:39.13 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

16, Sebastian Gonzalez, Franklin, 16:40.10 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

17, Frank Lozano, Franklin, 16:41.37 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

18, Miles Westbrook, El Paso High, 16:42.38 (Tornillo, 9/9.

19, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 16:45.80 (Clint, 8/13).

20, Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 16:50.51 (Del Valle, 8/27).

21, Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 16:51.73 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

22, Esteban Aguilera, Canutillo, 16:52.80 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

23, Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 16:52.88 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

24, Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 16:55.24 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

25, Austen Percifull, Franklin, 16:56.07 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

Immanuel’s Israel Quintana (bib number 1852), has been running well all season.

Power Rankings

1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 49 (4).

2, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 44 (3).

3, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 43 (1).

4, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 25 (1).

5, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 24.

6, Diego Flores, Franklin, 23.

7, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 22.

7, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 22.

9, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 21.

9, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 21.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 19 (1).

Braulio Torres, Chapin, 18.

Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 18.

Michael Castorena, Parkland, 18.

Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 17 (1).

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 17.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 17.

Ulysses O’Rourke, El Paso, 14.

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 13.

Preston Eastman, Coronado, 13.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 12.

Seth Truax, Chapin, 12.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 11.

Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 11.

Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 11.

Ayden Lugo, El Paso, 10.

Leo Espino, Eastwood, 9.

Matthew, Guerra, Burges, 9.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 8.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 7.

Juan Leal, Franklin, 7.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 5.

Andrew Hernandez, El Paso, 5.

Esteban Aguilera, Canutillo, 5.

Leonardo Resendez, Bel Air, 5.

Aidan Danny Torres, Eastwood, 5.

Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 4.

Sam Flores, Coronado, 4.

Joaquin Moya, El Paso, 4.

Max Sandhu, Coronado, 4.

Carlos Mendez, Coronado, 4.

Lorenzo Shields, El Paso, 3.

Adam Ramirez, Montwood, 3.

Efren Moncada, Parkland, 3.

Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 3.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 2.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson 2.

Aidan Hernandez, Eastlake, 2.

Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 1.

William Potter, Bel Air, 1.

Sulliman Rodriguez, Eastwood, 1.

High School Boy’s Poll: Week 4

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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Tornillo Invitational: 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 at Tornillo High School. Tornillo, Franklin, Burges, El Paso, Chapin, Eastlake, Americas, San Eli, Tornillo, Ft. Hancock, Eastwood, Chaparral, Santa Teresa.

Ysleta Invitational:  8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at Shawver Park. Coronado, Austin, Jefferson, Pebble Hills, Eastlake, Socorro, Ysleta, Bel Air, Radford, YWLA, Anthony, Hanks, VVECH, Del Valle, Riverside, Cathedral, Santa Teresa, Bowie.

Franklin is ranked No. 6 in the Class 6A by the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas.

Top 10

1. Franklin: The Cougars move up to the top spot placing four runners in the top eight to win the Trooper Twilight Invitational at the Eastside Sports Complex. Senior Diego Flores was third in 16:24.05, junior Matthew Engle was fourth, (16:33.91), senior Denovan Estrada was seventh (16:41.21) and junior Juan Leal was eighth (16:47.00). The team is ranked No. 6 in Class 6A by the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas. The team will not race this weekend.

2. Eastwood: The Troopers finished second at its own invitational. Junior Alexander Flores was the low-point man finishing sixth in 16:40.30. Junior Leo Espino was 11th in 16:55.90. Eastwood’s team average was 17:00.74. Eastwood is ranked No. 8 in Class 6A by the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas. The team will not race this weekend.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds finished third at the Trooper Twilight Invitational. Senior Luis Pastor won the individual title in 15:56.36. Junior Edgar Valles was 12th in 16:57.51. The team’s average was 17:02.61. Coronado will race at the Ysleta Invitational Saturday at Shawver Park.

4. Pebble Hills: The Spartans won its own invitational at Blackie Chesher Park with 25 points. Senior Omer Ibrahim won the event in 15:56.70. Three other runners finished in the top 10 – senior Noah Castorena (third, 16:28.950, sophomore Ameen Ibrahim (fourth, 16:33.63) and junior Robert Dickerson (tenth, 17:18.06). The team average was 16:44.23. The Spartans will race at the Ysleta Invitational Saturday at Shawver Park.

5. San Elizario: The Eagles finished fourth at the Trooper Twilight with a team average of 17:53.85. San Elizario had two top 10 runners – senior Chris Moreno (fifth, 16:34.80) and junior Julian Guerra (tenth, 16:54.40). San Elizario is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A by the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas. The team will race at Tornillo Invitational on Friday night.

6. El Paso High: The Tigers were fourth at the Trooper Twilight with an average score of 18:10.04. Its top runner was sophomore Miles Westbrook (18th, 17:20.37). El Paso will race at Tornillo Invitational on Friday night.

7. Tornillo: Tornillo moves up one after its sixth-place finish at the Trooper Twilight. The Coyotes had two runners in the top 9 – junior Daniel Romero (second, 16:20.50) and senior Angel Torres (ninth, 16:51.54). Tornillo cracked the Class 3A Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas poll, ranked No. 6. The team will race at its own invitational Friday night.

8. Chapin: The Huskies move up one after finishing second at the Pebble Hills Invitational at Blackie Chesher Park. Chapin had two runners in the top 5 – sophomore Braulio Torres was second in 16:23.31 and junior Seth Truax was fifth in 16:39.13. Chapin will race Friday night at Tornillo.

9. Americas: The Trailblazers move up one after finishing third at the Pebble Hills Invitational. Its top runner was sophomore Diego Romero (13th, 17:28.57). Americas will race at the Tornillo Invitational on Friday night.

 10. Cathedral:  The Irish drop three spots after not fielding a full team at the Trooper Twilight.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Parkland, Bel Air.

Eastwood’s Matthew Marshall and Anthony Casillas have two of the city’s fastest 25 times.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Diego Flores, Franklin, 15:26.04 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

2, Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 15:29.44 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

3, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 15:32.31 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

4, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.25 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

5, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:56.70 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

6, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:19.62 (Del Valle, 8/27).

7, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 16:19.98 (Del Valle, 8/27).

8, Juan Leal, Franklin, 16:22.38 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

9, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 16:22.89 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

10, Braulio Torres, Chapin, 16:23.31 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

11, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 16:24.18 (Del Valle, 8/27).

12, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 16:28.95 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

13, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 16:33.63 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

14, Seth Truax, Chapin, 16:39.13 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

15, Sebastian Gonzalez, Franklin, 16:40.10 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

16, Frank Lozano, Franklin, 16:41.37 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

17, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:44.41 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

18, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 16:45.80 (Clint, 8/13).

19, Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 16:50.51 (Del Valle, 8/27).

20, Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 16:51.73 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

21, Esteban Aguilera, Canutillo, 16:52.80 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

22, Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 16:52.88 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

23, Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 16:55.24 (Blackie Chesher, 9/2).

24, Austen Percifull, Franklin, 16:56.07 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

25, Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 16:56.74 (Del Valle, 8/27).

Mt. View’s Edward Robledo-Gonzales ran a season best 16:55.24 at Blackie Chesher Park last week.

Power Rankings

1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 39 (3).

2, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 36 (3).

3, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 33.

4, Diego Flores, Franklin, 23.

5, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 22.

6, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 21.

7, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 18 (1).

8, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 17 (1).

8, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 17.

8, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 17.

8, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 17.

Edgar Valles, Coronado, 14.

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 13.

Michael Castorena, Parkland, 13.

Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 12.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 12.

Ulysses O’Rourke, El Paso, 12.

Braulio Torres, Chapin, 12.

Seth Truax, Chapin, 12.

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 12.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 11.

Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 11.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 10 (1).

Ayden Lugo, El Paso, 10.

Leo Espino, Eastwood, 9.

Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 8.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 8.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 7.

Juan Leal, Franklin, 7.

Preston Eastman, Coronado, 6.

Matthew, Guerra, Burges, 5.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 5.

Andrew Hernandez, El Paso, 5.

Esteban Aguilera, Canutillo, 5.

Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 4.

Sam Flores, Coronado, 4.

Leonardo Resendez, Bel Air, 4.

Joaquin Moya, El Paso, 4.

Lorenzo Shields, El Paso, 3.

Adam Ramirez, Montwood, 3.

Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 3.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 2.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson 2.

Aidan Hernandez, Eastlake, 2.

Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 1.

Carlos Mendez, Coronado, 1.

William Potter, Bel Air, 1.

Efren Moncada, Parkland, 1.

High School Boy’s XC Poll: Week 3

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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Pebble Hills Invitational: 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2 at Blackie Chesher Park. Eastlake, Austin, Chapin, Pebble Hills, Montwood, Americas, Ysleta, YWLA, Bowie.

Trooper Twilight Invitational: 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 at Eastside Sports Complex. Franklin, Coronado, Irvin, Burges, Jefferson, El Paso, Eastwood, Socorro, El Dorado, San Eli, Bel Air, Hanks, Riverside, Anthony, Ft Hancock, Cathedral, Loretto.

The Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle High School proved to be a challenging course.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers won the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle with 29 points. The Troopers had four in the top seven. Alex Flores was third in 16:24.18, Matthew Marshall was fifth in 16:50.51, Anthony Casillas was sixth in 16:56.74 and Leo Espino was seventh in 16:57.45. The team will race at its own invitational on Friday night at the Eastside Sports Complex.

2. Franklin: The Cougars were fourth at the Southlake Carroll Invitational. Franklin had three runners in the top 20 – senior Diego Flores (14th, 15:26.04), senior Denovan Estrada (17th, 15:29.44) and junior Matthew Engle (20th, 15:32.31). There were 40 teams and 339 runners in the Elite Division. Franklin will race at the Trooper Twilight Invitational on Friday night.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds finished second at the Cleveland Invitational in Albuquerque with 58 points, eight behind Volcano Vista and three points ahead of Rio Rancho. Senior Luis Pastor was second in 15:51.5. Three other T-Birds had top 20 finishes – junior Edgar Valles (sixth, 16:45.7), Preston Eastman (13th, 17:05.5) and Carlos Mendez (18th, 17:22.5). The team will race at the Troopers Twilight on Friday night.

4. Pebble Hills: The Spartans finished a distance second at the Rudy Alvarez scoring 91 points. Pebble Hills had two runners in the top 20 – senior Noah Castorena (13th, 17:31.43) and senior Omer Ibrahim (20th, 17:53.58) who is still nursing a minor injury. The Spartans will race at its own invitational Friday morning at Blackie Chesher Park.

5. San Elizario: The Eagles were third at Del Valle. Senior Chris Moreno won his third consecutive individual crown in 16:19.62. San Elizario’s No. 2 man, junior Julian Guerra, did not race.  Matthew Maese was 18th in 17:49.61. The team will race at the Trooper Twilight Friday night.

6. El Paso High: The Tigers hold steady at six after seven of its runners finished in the top 8 including the top four to win the Gadsden Invitational with 16 points. Sophomore Miles Westbrook won the event in 17:19.59. Junior Leo Valenzuela was second in 17:30.65, junior Aydan Lugo was third in 17:54.45, sophomore Ulysses O’Rourke was fourth in 17:57.31, sophomore Andrew Hernandez was sixth in 18:51.30, junior Joaquin Moya was seventh in 19:00.20 and sophomore Lorenzo Shields was eighth in 19:01.72. El Paso will race at the Trooper Twilight Invitational on Friday night.

7. Cathedral:  The Irish did not race a full team at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle. Its top runner was Jacob Noble who was 26th in 18:12.41. Cathedral will race at the Trooper Twilight Invitational on Friday night.

8. Tornillo: Tornillo did not run a full team at Del Valle on Saturday. Junior Daniel Romero was second in 16:19.98 and senior Angel Torres was 19th in 17:51.35. The team will race at the Trooper Twilight  Invitational Friday night.

9. Chapin: The Huskies return to the top 10 after finishing fourth at Del Valle.  Junior Seth Truax was 11th in 17:30.52 and sophomore Braulio Torres was 12th in 17:30.66. Chapin will race Friday morning at Blackie Chesher Park.

10. Americas: The Trailblazers are hanging around and holding out hope for improvement as the season continues. Junior Jacob Corral was the top runner (30th, 18:22.25) at Del Valle.  Americas will race at the Pebble Hills Invitational on Friday morning.

Dropped out: Hanks.

On the brink: Parkland, Bel Air.

Hanks senior Alejandro Tarin has the eighth fastest time posting a 16:22.89 at Mary Keisling Park.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Diego Flores, Franklin, 15:26.04 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

2, Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 15:29.44 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

3, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 15:32.31 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

4, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.25 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

5, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:19.62 (Del Valle, 8/27).

6, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 16:19.98 (Del Valle, 8/27).

7, Juan Leal, Franklin, 16:22.38 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

8, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 16:22.89 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

9, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 16:24.18 (Del Valle, 8/27).

10, Sebastian Gonzalez, Franklin, 16:40.10 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

11, Frank Lozano, Franklin, 16:41.37 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

12, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 16:42.44 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

13, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 16:44.13 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

14, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:44.41 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

15, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 16:45.80 (Clint, 8/13).

16, Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 16:50.51 (Del Valle, 8/27).

17, Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 16:51.73 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

18, Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 16:52.88 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

19, Austen Percifull, Franklin, 16:56.07 (Southlake Carroll, 8/27).

20, Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 16:56.74 (Del Valle, 8/27).

21, Leo Espino, Eastwood, 16:57.45 (Del Valle, 8/27).

22, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 16:57.66 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

23, Michael Castorena, Parkland, 16:58.51 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

24, Seth Truax, Chapin, 17:03.07 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

25, Adan Castillo, Franklin, 17:05.14 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

Cathedral’s Bernard Martinez (left) and Jacob Noble (right) are the top two returning runners for the Irish.

Power Rankings

1, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 30 (3).

2, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 29 (2).

3, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 24.

4, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 21.

5, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 18 (1).

6, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 17.

7, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 16.

8, Diego Flores, Franklin, 15.

9, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 14.

10, Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 13.

10, Michael Castorena, Parkland, 13.

Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 12.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 12.

Ulysses O’Rourke, El Paso, 12.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 11.

Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 10 (1).

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 10.

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 10.

Ayden Lugo, El Paso, 10.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 9.

Leo Espino, Eastwood, 9.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 8.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 7.

Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 7.

Seth Truax, Chapin, 6.

Preston Eastman, Coronado, 6.

Matthew, Guerra, Burges, 5.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 5.

Andrew Hernandez, El Paso, 5.

Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 4.

Sam Flores, Coronado, 4.

Leonardo Resendez, Bel Air, 4.

Joaquin Moya, El Paso, 4.

Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 4.

Juan Leal, Franklin, 4.

Braulio Torres, Chapin, 3.

Lorenzo Shields, El Paso, 3.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 2.

Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 2.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson 2.

Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 1.

Carlos Mendez, Coronado, 1.

William Potter, Bel Air, 1.

Efren Moncada, Parkland, 1.

High School Boy’s XC Poll: Week 2

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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

The course last week at the Franklin Invitational was muddy and wet.

This week’s schedule

Rudy Alvarez Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at Del Valle High School. Burges, Jefferson, Andress, Chapin, Del Valle, Pebble Hills, Montwood, Eastlake, Socorro, Americas, San Eli, Ysleta, Bel Air, Hanks, Parkland, VVECH, Eastwood, Ft Hancock, Loretto, Cathedral, Tornillo, Riverside, Canutillo.

Gadsden Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at Chaparral High School. Irvin, Austin, Bowie, El Paso.

Southlake Carroll Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at Southlake Carroll High School. Franklin.

Albuquerque Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 in Albuquerque. Coronado.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers won the Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School with 25 points. Eastwood placed all five scoring runners in the top 10 lead by junior Alexander Flores (second, 16:31.36). Senior Matthew Marshall was fourth in 17:02.39 followed by senior Anthony Casillas (fifth, 17:24.80), junior Leo Espino (sixth,17:32.41) and senior Joaquin Chavez (ninth, 17:49.43). Eastwood’s 1 through 5 split was 1 minute and 18 seconds, something they must work on during the season. The team will race at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

2. Franklin: The Cougars won their invitational at Mary Frances Keisling Park with 31 points. Franklin had four runners in the top 10 including junior Matthew Engle (second, 16:04.89), senior Diego Flores (third, 16:20.54), junior Juan Leal (seventh, 16:51.01) and senior Denovan Estrada (eighth, 16:56.69). Franklin’s 1-5 split was 53 seconds. The team will travel to Southlake Carroll.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds finished second at the Franklin Invitational with 66 points. Senior Luis Pastor won his second straight individual title in 15:46.25. Junior Edgar Valles was ninth in 16:57.66. The team will race at Albuquerque Invitational on Saturday.

4. Pebble Hills: The Spartans were again without Texas Mile Split preseason first team All State runner senior Omer Ibrahim who is nursing a minor injury. The team finished fourth at the 14-team, 100-runner Franklin Invitational. Sophomore Ameen Ibrahim was the top finisher, placing 21st in 17:43.10. The Spartans will race at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

5. San Elizario: The Eagles were second at the Canutillo Invitational with 44 points. Senior Chris Moreno won his second consecutive individual crown in 16:31.09. Junior Julian Guerra was third in 17:01.21 and junior Angel Maese was eighth in 17:44.44. The team will race at Del Valle on Saturday.

6. El Paso High: The Tigers move up two spots after its third-place finish at the Franklin Invitational. Sophomore Miles Westbrook was the low-point runner, finishing 13th in 17:12.87. Junior Leo Valenzuela (19th, 17:30.72) and sophomore Ulysses O’Rourke (20th, 17:40.42) had top 20 finishes. El Paso will race at the Gadsden Invitational on Saturday.

7. Cathedral:  The Irish did not race on Saturday. The team is scheduled to race at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

8. Tornillo: The Class 3A Coyotesjump in the top 10 for the first time this season after its impressive fifth place finish at the tough Franklin Invitational. For the past two years Tornillo’s 1-2 punch of junior Daniel Romero, (fifth, 16:39.06) and senior Angel Torres (sixth, 16:44.41) have been state contenders as individuals. Now it appears the team might have runners in the 3 to 5 slots to make another run at a state team medal. Only time will tell. The team will race at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

9. Americas: The Trailblazers drop three spots after finishing sixth at the Franklin Invitational. Its top runner was junior Jacob Corral who was 28th in 18:29.62. Americas will race at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

10. Hanks: The Knights drop one after its 7th place finish at the Franklin Invitational. Senior Alejandro Tarin was fourth in 16:22.89. Hanks will race at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle on Saturday.

Dropped out:  Eastlake.

On the brink: Chapin, Bel Air.

Franklin’s Matthew Engle

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.25 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

2, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 16:04.89 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

3, Diego Flores, Franklin, 16:20.54 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

4, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 16:22.89 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

5, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:29.97 (Clint, 8/13).

6, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 16:31.36 (Canutillo, 8/20).

7, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 16:36.91 (Clint, 8/13).

8, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 16:42.44 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

9, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 16:44.13 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

10, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:44.41 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

11, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 16:45.80 (Clint, 8/13).

12, Juan Leal, Franklin, 16:51.01 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

13, Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 16:51.73 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

14, Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 16:52.88 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

15, Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 16:56.69 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

16, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 16:57.66 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

17, Michael Castorena, Parkland, 16:58.51 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

18, Sebastian Gonzalez, Franklin, 16:58.76 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

19, Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 17:02.39 (Canutillo, 8/20).

20, Seth Truax, Chapin, 17:03.07 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

21, Adan Castillo, Franklin, 17:05.14 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

22, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 17:12.87 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

23, Matthew, Guerra, Burges, 17:12.41 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

24, Frank Lozano, Franklin, 17:15.36 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

25, Preston Eastman, Coronado,  17:20.71 (Mary Keisling Park, 8/20).

Tornillo’s Daniel Romero

Power Rankings

1, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 20 (2).

1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 20 (2).

3, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 16.

4, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 15.

5, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 14.

6, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 10 (1).

6, Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 10.

6, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 10.

6, Michael Castorena, Parkland, 10.

10, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 9.

6, Alexander Flores, Eastwood, 9.

10, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 9.

10, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 9.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 8.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 8.

Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 8.

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 7.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 7.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 6.

Seth Truax, Chapin, 6.

Preston Eastman, Coronado, 6.

Leo Espino, Eastwood, 5.

Matthew, Guerra, Burges, 5.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 5.

Ulysses O’Rourke, El Paso, 5.

Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 4.

Sam Flores, Coronado, 4.

Leonardo Resendez, Bel Air, 4.

Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 4.

Juan Leal, Franklin, 4.

Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 3.

Braulio Torres, Chapin, 3.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 3.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 2.

Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 2.

Ayden Lugo, El Paso, 2.

Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 1.

Carlos Mendez, Coronado, 1.

William Potter, Bel Air, 1.

High School Boy’s XC Poll: Week 1

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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Franklin Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, Mary Frances Keisling Park. Franklin, Coronado, Irvin, El Paso, Chapin, Pebble Hills, Eastlake, Americas, Hanks, Ft Hancock, Tornillo, VVECH, Ysleta, Del Valle,

Canutillo Invitational: 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, Canutillo Middle School. Eastwood, Canutillo, Austin, Burges, Jefferson, Andress, Bowie, Radford, Montwood, Socorro, Hanks, YWLA, Anthony, Cathedral, Loretto, Santa Teresa, Gadsden, Chaparral, San Eli, Bel Air.

The San Elizario Eagles are ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 4A.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers will start its season Saturday at the Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School. The Troopers are ranked No. 5 in Class 6A by the Texas Cross Country Coaches Association.

2. Franklin: The Cougars will begin the 2022 campaign Saturday at its own Invitational at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds placed four runners in the top 10 and won the Irvin Invitational at Skyline Park with 27 points. Senior Luis Pastor won the 2.7-mile race in 13:18.52 followed by junior Edgar Valles (fourth, 15:35.63),          junior Preston Eastman (fifth, 15:36.97), senior Sam Flores (seventh, 15:42.57) and junior Carlos Mendez (tenth, 15:54.01). The team will race at the Franklin Invitational Saturday at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

4. Pebble Hills:  Senior Omer Ibrahim did not race the Eastlake Invitational on Friday, but the Spartans still managed to win the event, placing all five scoring runners in the top 10. Ibrahim’s brother, sophomore Ameen Ibrahim, won his first individual title, racing to a 16:42.44. Senior Noah Castorena was second in 16:44.13 followed by sophomore Zach Rivas (seventh, 17:22.00), junior Robert Dickerson (ninth, 17:25.15) and Micah Lay (tenth, 17:31.18). The Spartans will race at the Franklin Invitational Saturday at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

5. San Elizario: The Eagles won the Clint Invitational placing three runners in the top 10. Senior Chris Moreno won the individual crown in 16:29.97 followed by junior Julian Guerra (third, 16:45.80) and junior Angel Maese (ninth, 18:12.10). The Eagles are ranked No. 2 in Class 4A by the Texas Cross Country Coaches Association. San Elizario will race at the Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School on Saturday.

6. Americas: The Trailblazers finished second at the Eastlake Invitational on Friday without placing a runner in the top 10. Its top two runners were junior Christian Hurtado who was 12th in 17:44.47 and Jacob Corral was 14th in 17:47.45. Americas will race at the Franklin Invitational Saturday at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

7. Cathedral:  The Irish did not run a full team at the Eastlake Invitational. However, seniors Jacob Noble was third in 16:51.73 and Elijah Noble was fourth in 16:52.88. Cathedral will race at the Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School on Saturday.

8. El Paso High: The Tigers finished six points behind Coronado at the Irvin Invitational with four runners in the top 10. Sophomore Miles Westbrook        was third in 15:21.48, sophomore Ulysses O’Rourke was sixth in 15:40.54, junior Leo    Valenzuela was eighth in 15:44.32 and junior Ayden Lugo was ninth in 15:46.44. The course measured the 2.7-miles. El Paso will be tested at the Franklin Invitational Saturday at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

9. Hanks: The Knights move up a spot after its second-place finish at Clint. Hanks had two runners finish in the top 11 – senior Alejandro Tarin was fourth in 16:50.00 and senior Angel Gomez was 11th in 18:54.65. Hanks will race at the loaded Franklin Invitational at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

10. Eastlake: The Falcon make its season debut in the top 10 after finishing third at its own Invitational. Its top runner was junior Diego Mota who finished 11th in 17:39.34. Eastlake will race at the Franklin Invitational at Mary Frances Keisling Park.

Dropped out:  Chapin.

On the brink: Tornillo.

Pebble Hills sophomore Ameen Ibrahim won the Eastlake Invitational last week in 16:42.44

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:29.97 (Clint, 8/13).

2, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 16:36.91 (Clint, 8/13).

3, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 16:42.44 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

4, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 16:44.13 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

5, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 16:45.80 (Clint, 8/13).

6, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 16:50.00 (Clint, 8/13).

7, Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 16:51.73 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

8, Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 16:52.88 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

9, Seth Truax, Chapin, 17:03.07 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

10, Matthew, Guerra, Burges, 17:12.41 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

11, Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 17:22.00 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

12, Braulio Torres, Chapin, 17:23.46 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

13, Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 17:25.15 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

14, Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 17:30.22 (Clint, 8/13).

15, Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 17:31.18 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

16, Diego Mota, Eastlake, 17:39.34 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

17, Christian Hurtado, Americas, 17:44.47 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

18, Cesar Ruiz, Del Valle, 17:45.32 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

19, Jacob Corral, Americas, 17:47.45 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

20, Jorge Soto, Pebble Hills, 17:49.42 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

21, Martin Sanchez, Montwood, 17:56.54 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

22, Jacob Martinez, Americas, 17:56.85 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

23, Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 17:57.20 (Blackie Chesher, 8/12).

24, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 18:00.98 (Clint, 8/13).

25, Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 18:08.79 (Clint, 8/13).

Parkland’s Michael Castorena is one the top returning runners. He finished second at the Irvin Invitational.

Power Rankings

1, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 10 (1).

1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 10 (1).

1, Ameen Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 10 (1).

4, Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 9.

4, Michael Castorena, Parkland, 9.

4, Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 9.

7, Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 8.

7, Miles Westbrook, El Paso, 8.

7, Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 8.

10, Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 7.

10, Edgar Valles, Coronado, 7.

10, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 7.

Seth Truax, Chapin, 6.

Preston Eastman, Coronado, 6.

Israel Quintana, Immanuel, 6.

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 5.

Matthew, Guerra, Burges, 5.

Ulysses O’Rourke, El Paso, 5.

Zachary Rivas, Pebble Hills, 4.

Sam Flores, Coronado, 4.

Edward Robledo-Gonzales, Mt. View, 4.

Braulio Torres, Chapin, 3.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso, 3.

Leonardo Resendez, Bel Air, 3.

Robert Dickerson, Pebble Hills, 2.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 2.

Ayden Lugo, El Paso, 2.

Micha Lay, Pebble Hills, 1.

Carlos Mendez, Coronado, 1.

William Potter, Bel Air, 1.

High School Boys XC Preseason Poll 2022

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 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 race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

Eastwood will rely on seniors Joaquin Chavez and Anthony Casillas this season.

This week’s schedule

Eastlake Invitational: 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12 at Blackie Chesher Park. Burges, Jefferson, Chapin, Pebble Hills, Montwood, Eastlake, Americas, Hanks, Del Valle and Cathedral,

Irvin Invitational: 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12 at Skyline Park. Irvin, Coronado, Austin, El Paso, Andress, Bowie, Radford, El Dorado, Ysleta, Loretto.

Clint Invitational:  8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Clint High School. Clint, San Eli, Anthony, Eastwood, Ft Hancock, Bel Air, Riverside, Tornillo, Pebble Hills.

Pebble Hills senior Omer Ibrahim returns after finishing eighth in 15:17.3 at the UIL Class 6A Championship.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers won its fifth consecutive state medal winning bronze in Class 6A in 2021. The team lost five of its top five runners including Andres Gurrola and Isaac Mendoza who had top 20 finishes at state.  Eastwood will rely on seniors Joaquin Chavez and Anthony Casillas, its No. 6 and No. 7 runners from last year.  The Troopers might not have a front runner this season, but they will have a lot of depth which could lead to a sixth straight trip to state. They will start the season at the Clint Invitational on Saturday.

2. Franklin: After gaining valuable experience at the Region 1, Class 6A Championship last year, the Cougars will be a force to be reckoned with in 2022. The team returns six runners from that team – seniors Diego Flores, Austen Percifull, Denovan Estrada and Ria Lopez, and juniors Matthew Engle and Juan Leal. Joining the varsity this year are juniors Juan Leal and Adan Castillo. Franklin will start its season next week at its own invitational at Mary Frances Keisling Park..

3. Coronado: The T-Birds are primed to have a special year with senior Luis Pastor, who earned All-State honors last year in the Class 6A State Championship, finishing 10th in 15:19.9. The team will return four of its top seven runners including Pastor, seniors Sam Flores and Sam Breceda and junior Carlos Mendez. Two other juniors, Edgar Valles and Cathedral transfer Preston Arnett, are battling it out for the No. 2 runner for the T-Birds. Watch out for Coronado as they attempt to qualify to regionals. Coronado starts the season Friday at the Irvin Invitational at Skyline Park.

4. Pebble Hills:  Omer Ibrahim returns for his senior year after finishing eighth in 15:17.3 at the UIL Class 6A Championship.  Four of its top five will return including Ibrahim, senior Noah Castorena, sophomore Ameen Ibrahim and junior Robert Dickerson. Watch for sophomores Zach Rivas and Pablo Corral to provide depth. The team will race at the Eastlake Invitational on Friday.

5. San Elizario: The Eagles defended its Class 4A UIL state championship – its sixth championship in eight years in 2021.  Senior Chris Moreno was state runner-up finishing in 15:45.8. Also returning are juniors Julián Guerra and Ángel Maese. As in every season, San Elizario will start of slow and build up for championship season. They will race at the Clint Invitational.

6. Americas: The Trailblazers finished sixth at the Region 1-6A Meet. Gone are Americas top two runners Jared Laverty and Carmelo Corral who made it to state in 2021. Americas looks to rebuild with only two of its top seven returning – seniors Stefan Alvarez and Rene Renteria. Junior Christian Hurtado will make a solid third runner. Americas will count on a pair of sophomores and a freshman to fill out its top seven.

7. Cathedral:  The Irish finished with a bronze medal at the TAPPS State Championship in 2021. Seniors Elijah Noble (eighth at state in 17:08.50) Jacob Noble (12th at stat in 17:22.3) will be the front runners for the Irish. The rebuilding begins Friday at the Eastlake Invitational.

8. El Paso High: The Tigers had a solid summer of training.The team was on the brink of cracking the top 10 every week in 2021 This year, they begin the season as one of the top programs in the city. The team is led by juniors Leo Valenzuela and Ayden Lugo. Expect big things from sophomores Ulysses O’Rourke and Miles Westbrook. El Paso High looks to return to the Region 1-5A Championship. The team will race at the Irvin Invitational on Friday.

9. Chapin: The Huskies return four of its top five runners from a team that advanced to the Region 1-5A championship. Junior Seth Truax leads the charge along with sophomore Braulio Torres and junior Dauntae Herrera. Senior Adriel Lira will also be counted on heavily. Chapin will be tested early at the Eastlake Invitational on Friday.

10. Hanks: The Knights have three runners returning from its regional qualifying team including senior Alejandro Tarin. Tarin advanced to state and finished 27th in 16:05.6.  Seniors Angel Gomez and Andres Garcia also return. The Knights will need to find suitable fourth and fifth runners to qualify for regionals again this season. Hanks start the start Friday at the Eastlake Invitational.

Dropped out:  None.

On the brink: None.

Boy’s Track and Field Top 10 Times and Distances: Final

There were 4 city best times and marks set at the State Championships.

Coronado junior Luis Pastor set two new school records at the UIL Class 6A State Championship – 9:03.83 in 3,200 meters and 4:11.34 in the 1,600.

Coronado junior Luis Pastor set two new school records at the UIL Class 6A State Championship. The first in the 3,200 meters (9:03.83) where he finished fourth, and in the 1,600 meters with a blazing4:11.34 to finish fifth. Pastor’s 1,600 time is second all-time in El Paso right behind Bel Air’s Sergio Oaxaca. Oaxaca ran a 4:08.9 in 1980. Coronado’s school records were held by Alan Culpepper.

Pebble Hills junior Omer Ibrahim set a personal best 1:51.8 in the 800 meters to earn silver at the UIL Class 6A State Championship.

Eastlake senior Logan Villalva hit a personal best discus throw of162 feet, 10 inches to finish fifth in the Class 6A State Championship.

Here the top 10 track and field male athletes in each track and field event to end the year:

Tornillo junior Angel Torres won the schools first gold medal in school history winning the UIL Class 3A State Championship in the 1,600 in 4:16.84, a personal best time.

Field Events

Shot put: 1, Caleb Emery, Eastlake, 55-feet, 10 inches; 2, Gabriel Olivas, Pebble Hills, 54-2.5; 3, Jacob Morales, Burges, 46-5; 3, Paul Arvizu, Montwood, 46-5; 5, Xavier Johnson, Hanks, 46-3; 6, Joshua Gonzalez, Burges, 46-2; 7, Ricardo Nierra, Montwood, 45-4.5; 8, Kole Pellerito, Pebble Hills, 44-10; 9, Logan Villalva, Eastlake, 44-7.5; 10, Alex Padilla, Montwood, 44-5.

Discus: 1, Logan Villalva, Eastlake, 162 feet, 10 inches; 2, Andrew Duarte, Andress, 166-7; 3, Kole Pellerito, Pebble Hills, 158-0; 4, Elijah Munoz, Andress, 150-8; 5, Robert Powell, Franklin, 147-11; 6, John Knutson, Irvin, 145-0; 7, Aaron Salcido, Canutillo, 145-0; 8, Xavier Johnson, Hanks, 144-10; 9, Bradley Phillips, Montwood, 141-1; 10, Jeremy Duran, Del Valle, 140-10.

High jump: 1, Ricardo Leyva, Horizon, 6 feet, 7 inches; 2, Johnathan Leggett, Bel Air, 6-4; 3, Jason Valdez, Eastwood, 6-1; 3, Dezmond Gonzalez, El Dorado, 6-1; 5, Damien Plasencio, Bel Air, 6-0; 5, William McLilly, Montwood, 6-0; 5, Nick Garcia, Franklin, 6-0; 8, Adrian Parra, Horizon, 5-10.5; 9, Daniel Webb, Irvin, 5-10; 9, Demarion Crest Daniels, Parkland, 5-10; 9, Fabian Talavera, Americas, 5-10; 9, Adrian Juarez, Americas, 5-10; 9, Jeremiah Cooper, Andress, 5-10; 9, Gabriel Arreola, El Paso, 5-10.

Pole vault: 1, Mont Packer, Franklin, 14-feet, 0 inches; 2, Mark Romero, Del Valle, 13-9; 3, Owen Levesque, Coronado, 13-0; 4, Connor Bryant, Montwood, 12-7; 5, Andres Cardoza, San Elizario, 12-1; 6, Joaquin Hickey, Franklin, 12-0; 6, Cypress Lopez, Canutillo, 12-0; 6, Jesus Guerrero, Mt. View, 12-0; 6, Jayden Bustillos, Riverside, 12-0; 10, Diego Constantino, Bel Air, 11-9.

Long jump: 1, Dezmond Gonzalez, El Dorado, 22 feet, 9.25; 2, Demarion Crest Daniels, Parkland, 22-7; 3, Angel Munoz, Riverside, 22-4; 4, Uriah Olivas, Franklin 22-2.5; 5, Jose Guardado, Riverside, Riverside, 21-9.5; 6, Josh Edwards, Eastlake, 21-8.25; 7, Max Mancilla, Eastwood, 21-7.5; 8, Oscar Martinez, Bel Air, 21-5.75; 9, Donovan Melendez, Andress, 21-1.75; 10, Josiah Johnson, Immanuel Christian, 21-1.

Triple jump: 1, Angel Munoz, Riverside, 45-feet, 10.25 inches; 2, David Ramirez, El Paso, 43-10.5; 3, Demarion Crest Daniels, Parkland, 43-8.5; 4, Malachi Proctor, Burges, 43-8.75; 5, Donovan Melendez, Andress, 43-1.75; 6, George Garcia, Eastwood, 42-8; 7, Ramon Laguana, Eastwood, 42-5.5; 8, Cameron Harrelson, Montwood, 42-5; 9, Alex Villegas, El Dorado, 42-0.5; 10, Misael Alarcon, San Elizario, 42-0.

Pebble Hills junior Omer Ibrahim won the Class 6A UIL State Championship in the 800, racing to a personal best 1:51.8. It is the school’s first state medal ever.

Running Events

100 meters: 1, Jeremiah Cooper, Andress, 10.65; 2, Jordan Morales, Franklin, 10.76; 3, Mathew Polk, Chapin, 10.87; 3, Charlie Bass, Andress, 10.87; 5, Lincoln Jurado, Parkland, 10.92; 6, Beau Sparks, Franklin, 11.07; 7, James Hadnot, Pebble Hills, 11.09; 8, Noah Vick, Franklin, 11.10; 9, Jalile Bost, Pebble Hills, 11.11; 10, Malachi Do, Andress, 11.12.

200 meters: 1, Mathew Polk, Chapin, 21.31; 2, Charlie Bass, Andress, 21.54; 3, Demarion Crest Daniels, Parkland, 22.38; 4, Lincoln Jurado, Parkland, 22.48; 5, Fabian Talavera, Americas, 22.63; 6, Andrew Felix, Del Valle, 22.68; 7, Jeron Harden, El Dorado, 22.75; 8, Javier Martinez, Eastlake, 22.80; 9, Edwin Harden, El Dorado, 22.87; 10, Yamil Oaxaca, Montwood, 22.88.

400 meters: 1, George Garcia, Eastwood, 48.90; 2, Isaiah Harthorne, Canutillo, 50.15; 3, Rai Lopez, Franklin, 50.17; 4, Josiah Johnson, Immanuel Christian, 50.33; 5, Michael Anderson, Canutillo, 50.39; 6, Reyxevier Monsivais, Montwood, 50.87; 7, Sebastian Aguayo, Coronado, 50.97; 8, Albert Sanchez, Hanks, 51.02; 8; 9, Uzziel Vasquez, Bel Air, 51.13; 10, Isaac Romero, Franklin, 51.33.

800 meters: 1,Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 1:51.8; 2, Jared Laverty, Amercias, 1:52.24;3, Rai Lopez, Franklin, 1:56.15; 4, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 1:56.29; 5, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 1:56.31; 6, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 1:56.76; 7, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 1:57.77; 8, Seth Truax, Chapin, 1:57.81; 9, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 1:57.92; 10, Israel David, Eastlake, 1:58.02.

1,600 meters: 1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 4:11.34; 2, Israel David, Eastlake, 4:16.03; 3, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 4:16.17; 4, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 4:16.84; 5, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 4:18.3; 6, Jared Laverty, Americas, 4:19.00; 7, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 4:22.67; 8, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 4:23.37; 9, Diego Flores, Franklin, 4:24.6; 10, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 4:24.43.

3,200 meters: 1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 9:03.83; 2, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 9:15.13; 3, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 9:21.88; 4, Matthew Engle, Franklin, 9:24.18; 5, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 9:31.57; 6, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 9:32.10; 7, Israel David, Eastlake, 9:33.32; 8, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 9:33.74; 9, Denovan Estrada, Franklin, 9:41.28; 10, Diego Flores, Franklin, 9:43.90.

110-meter hurdles: 1, Michael Kiesel, Parkland, 14.74; 2, Isaiah Martinez, Parkland, 14.78; 3, Damian Solis, Canutillo, 14.99; 4, Josiah Johnson, Immanuel Christian, 15.19;5, Jason Valdez, Eastwood, 15.37; 6, Josh Edwards, Eastlake, 15.50;7, Kyler Lewis, Chapin, 15.52; 8, Diego Sanchez, Eastwood, 15.74; 9, Jayden Terrell Scott, Pebble Hills, 15.79; 10, Noah Vick, Franklin, 15.86.

300-meter hurdles: 1, Angel Munoz, Riverside, 38.72; 2, Josiah Johnson, Immanuel Christian, 39.21; 3, Isaiah Martinez, Parkland, 39.49; 4, Damian Solis, Canutillo, 39.61; 5, Jason Valdez, Eastwood, 40.22; 6, Isai Aguilar, Socorro, 40.28; 7, Michael Kiesel, Parkland, 40.81;

8, Kyler Lewis, Chapin, 40.98; 9, Mark Romero, Del Valle, 41.20; 10, Maury Carreto, Franklin, 41.37.

400-meter relay: 1, Andress (Charlie Bass, Jeremiah Cooper, Malachi Do, Elijah Munoz), 41.70; 2, Franklin (Beau Sparks, Julian Mars, Noah Vick, Jordan Morales), 41.96; 3, Parkland (Kaleb Martinez, Demarion Crest daniels, Joseph Gomez Whitten, Lincoln Jurado), 42.10; 4, Chapin (Dylan Sims, Jacob Staggs, Yoshua Yhisreal, Mathew Polk), 42.47; 5, Eastwood (George Garcia, Joe Meza, Jay Acuna, Andrew Martinez), 42.59; 6, Riverside (Tristan Lopez, Angel Munoz, Francisco Luna, Jose Guardado), 43.09; 7, Horizon (Ernie Garcia, Ezequiel Bonilla, Aaron Sigala, Adrian Parra), 43.15; 8, Pebble Hills (Amari Deion Welch, Jalile Bost, Noah Sanchez, Craig Collins), 43.16; 9, Del Valle (Andrew Felix, Raymon Riddick, Jorge Hernandez Facio, Joshua Keough), 43.19; 10, Montwood (Victor Arellano, Seth Salas, Ceasar Alvarado, Christian Saenz), 43.29.

800-meter relay: 1, Andress (Charlie Bass, Jeremiah Cooper, Malachi Do, Elijah Munoz), 1:27.15; 2, Franklin (Beau Sparks, Julian Mars, Noah Vick, Jordan Morales), 1:28.68; 3, Montwood (Victor Arellano, Yamil Oaxaca, Seth Salas, Christian Saenz), 1:29.53; 4, Parkland (Kaleb Martinez, Demarion Crest daniels, Isaiah Beasley, Lincoln Jurado), 1:29.61; 5, El Dorado (Dezmond Gonzalez, Edwin Harden, Alan Martinez, Devin Rubio), 1:30.28; 6, Chapin (Justin Yhisreal, Julian Bailey, Jacob Staggs, Mathew Polk), 1:30.65; 7, Bel Air (Uzziel Vasquez, Christian Baxter, Max Rodriguez, Josh Salazar), 1:31.20; 8, Pebble Hills (Charles Wellenreuther, Isaiah Bryant, Amari Deion Welch, Jalile Bost), 1:31.21; 9, Eastwood (George Garcia, Alexis Amaya, Andrew Martinez, Max Mancilla), 1:31.22; 10, Del Valle (Jorge Hernandez Facio, Mark Romero, Raymon Riddick, Joshua Keough), 1:31.43.

1,600-meter relay: 1, Franklin (Ethan Perea, Isaac Romero, Jordan Morales, Rai Lopez), 3:23.33; 2, Canutillo (Isaiah Harthorne, Michael Anderson, Damian Solis, Omar Rivera), 3:25.09; 3, Montwood (Ceasar Alvarado, Rayxevier Monsivais, Yamil Oaxaca, Victor Arellano), 3:25.28; 4, Eastwood, 3:26.01; 5, Bel Air (Josh Salazar, Dylan Garcia, Noah Moreno, Uzziel Vasquez), 3:27.09; 6, Coronado (Pablo Pedraza, Sam Breceda, Jason Nevarez, Sebastian Aguayo), 3:28.91; 7, Eastlake, 3:29.01; 8, Andress (Giovon Hermosillo, Donovan Melendez, Shawn Owens, Elijah Munoz), 3:29.02; 9, Americas (Jared Laverty, Evan Avitia, Jadyn Butters, Aaron Saenz), 3:29.21; 10, Pebble Hills, 3:29.52;