High School Boys XC Poll: Week 9

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

What’s next?

UIL Cross Country State Championship (all times MDT): At Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Monday, Nov. 23, Class 3A girls, 10:45 a.m.; Class 3A boys, 11:30 a.m.; Class 5A girls, 1:30 p.m.; Class 5A boys, 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, Class 4A boys, 11:30 a.m.; Class 6A girls, 1:30 p.m.; Class 6A boys, 2:15 p.m.

With one race to go, El Paso runners, coaches and administrators should be commended for keeping the athletes safe this season. Congratulations to all!

Top 10

1. Eastwood: Eastwood finished three points away from its third straight Region 1 championship. The Troopers  had three runners in the top 10 – seniors Sergio Leon Cuartas (fourth, 16:03.80), Aaron Perez (seventh, 16:03.80) and Nathan Hernandez (ninth, 16:17.50) – for a total of 64 points in the Region 1-6A championship. Southlake Carroll won the Region of Doom with a low score of 61 points. Eastwood will make its seventh consecutive trip to state. The team’s average regional time was 16:27.80.

2. Americas:  The Trailblazers finished a heartbreaking fourth place at the Region 1-6A championship. Americas scored 109 points, eight behind Coppell for the last spot to state. Jared Laverty was the low-point man for Americas finishing 14th in 16:24.70 followed by Michael Mier (16th, 16:29.90). Both qualified to state. The team’s average was 16:49.49.

3. San Elizario: The Eagles won another Region 1-4A championship – the team’s sixth in the past seven years. The team also earned it seventh straight trip to state. San Elizario had two runners in the top 10 including Region champion Edwin Gomez (15:56.50). Dilan Sanchez was sixth in 17:00.60. The team’s average time was 17:08.20.

4. Tornillo: Tornillo moved up one after escaping Region 1 with a third-place finish and a trip to the UIL State Cross Championship. The Coyotes placed two runners in the top 10 – freshman Daniel Romero (fourth, 17:35.90) and sophomore Angel Torres (seventh, 17:42.70). Its team average was 18:35.50. Tornillo will making its 11th state appearance in the past 12 years.

5. Riverside: The Rangers moved up three spots after finishing seventh at the Region 1-4A championship, scoring 183 points.  Junior Andrew Valdiviezo was fourth in 16:47.00 and advances to his first state championship. The team’s average was 18:14.40.

6. Burges: The Mustangs were the top El Paso 5A team at regionals finishing in seventh with 223 points. Its top runner was David Gonzalez who finished in 17:55.70, good for 29th. The team average was 18:39.60.

7. Franklin: The Cougars ended their season at district.

8. Cathedral: Cathedral ended its season two weeks ago, one point away from reaching the podium at the TAPPS Class 6A Cross Country Championship.

9. Hanks: The Knights finished 11th in the Region 1-5A championship with 265 points. Sophomore Alejandro Tarin was 16th in 17:23.30 and advanced to state. The team average was 18:54.50.

10. Bel Air: The Highlanders finished the season 14th in Region 1-5A scoring 336 points. Senior Bryan Gunter ended his cross country career in 57th place in 18:38.70. Bel Air’s team average was 19:36.30.

Dropped out: El Paso.

On the brink: None.

Coronado’s Luis Pastor ended his season o the Region 1-6A championship. The sophomore has the city’s 11th fastest 3 mile time this season and is the top 10 in Power Points.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:15.03 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15:15.53 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

3, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:20.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

4, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:36.48 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

5, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:38.58 (Del Valle, 9/19).

6, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:39.22 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

7, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 15:40.33 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

8, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 15:40.73 (Del Valle, 9/19).

9, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:41.15 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

10, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:41.7 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

11, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.24 (Clint, 10/24).

12, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 15:55.35 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

13, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:56.91 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

14, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:57.58 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

15, Jose Nilo, Austin, 16:01.71 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

16, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 16:02.61 (Vista Hills CC, 10/30).

17, Nick Parra, Eastwood, 16:03.00 (Del Valle, 10/24).

18, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:03.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

19, Michael Mier, Americas, 16:03.8 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

20, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 16:06.00 (Del Valle, 10/24).

21, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:10.07 (Desert Twilight, 10/2)

22, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 16:22.99 (Del Valle, 9/19).

23, Josep Ferret, El Paso, 16:25.96 (Skyline Park, 10/10).

24, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:28.74 (Veterans Park, 10/3)

25, Sam Breceda, Coronado, 16:30.82 (Clint, 10/24).

Eastwood and San Elizario will represent El Paso in Class 6A and Class 4A at the UIL State Championship.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Isreal David, Eastlake, 65 (6).

2, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 60 (2).

3, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 57 (4).

4, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 55 (5).

5, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 50 (2).

6, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 49 (3).

7, Jared Laverty, Americas, 48 (1).

8, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 47.

9, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 46 (2).

10, Dylan Walker, Burges, 41.

10, Michael Mier, Americas, 41.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 40 (2).

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 40.

Josep Ferret, El Paso High, 39. 

Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 38.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 36 (1).

Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 33.

Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 33.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 33.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 32.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 32.

Jarrett Ketchmark, Andress, 32.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 31.

Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 30.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 29 (2).

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 29.

David Ramirez, El Paso High, 29.

Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 26.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 25 (1).

Ivan Hernandez, Horizon, 24.

David Herrera Burges, 24.

Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 22.

Nick Parra, Eastwood, 21 (1).

David Gonzalez, Burges, 21.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 20.

Danovan Estrada, Canutillo, 20.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 20.

Devon Paez, Eastwood, 19.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 17.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 16.

Julian Maldonado, Burges, 15.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 14.  

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 13.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 13. 

Alan Ceballos, San Elizario, 13.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 13.

Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 13.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 12.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 12.

Michael Antuna, Hanks, 12.

William Moreno, Bel Air, 12.

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 11.

Rai Lopez, Franklin, 11.

Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 11. 

Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 11.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 11.

 Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 10.

Luis Holguin, Burges, 10.

Aaron Gomez, Burges, 10.

Octavio Trujillo, Franklin, 9.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso High, 9.

Andres Buckley, Franklin, 8.     

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 8.

Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 7.

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 7.

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 6.

Matthew Maese, San Elizario, 6.

Diego Garnica, Pebble Hills, 6.

Isai Barajas, Ysleta, 6.

Jesse Morales, Americas, 5.

Carlos Medez, Coronado, 5.

Jesse Rodriguez, El Paso High, 5.

Jacob Beckett, Eastwood, 5.

Jayden Bustillos, Riverside, 5.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 5.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 4.

Bryan Guzman, Tornillo, 4.

Cesar Sandoval, Chapin, 4.

Andres Garcia, Hanks, 4.

Sam Florez, Coronado, 4.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 4.

Angel Recio Martinez, Eastlake, 4.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 4.

Bryan Gunter, Bel Air, 4.

Larry Green, Irvin, 4.

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Preston Arnett, Cathedral, 3.

Anthony Soto, Fabens, 3.

Joaquin Martinez, Eastwood, 3.

Andre De Santos, El Paso High, 3.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Roberto Rivas, Franklin, 2.

Mario Elias, Eastlake, 2. 

Yahir Barrios, Horizon, 2.

Omar Rivera, Canutillo, 2.

Moises Vera, Austin, 2.

Gianni Ortega, Eastlake, 2.

Paul Ayala, Riverside, 2.

Erfren Moncada, Parkland, 2.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 2.         

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Mathew Estrada, Socorro, 1.

Isaac Ortega, Jefferson, 1.

Christopher Torres, El Paso High, 1.

Stefan Alvarez, Americas, 1.

Juan Linares, Horizon, 1.

Joaquin Rascon, Del Valle, 1.

Noah Gutierrez, Horizon, 1.

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 8

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls 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 Cross Country Championship: At Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. Monday, Nov. 9, Class 3A, 10:30 a.m. (MDT), Class 5A 1:30 p.m. (MDT). Tuesday, Nov. 10, Class 4A 10:30 a.m. (MDT), Class 6A, 1:30 p.m. (MDT).

El Paso’s runners kept their focus during the season as they had to face the uncertain that the coronavirus brought.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The two-time defending Class 5A state champions returned to 6A and won its tenth straight district championship. The Troopers had runners finish in the 2-3-4-8 and 10 spot – seniors Sergio Leon Cuartas (second, 15:32.3) and Aaron Perez (third, 15:41.7, his season personal best), junior Isaac Mendoza. (fourth, 15:43.7), senior Victor Parra (eighth, 16:21.9) and junior Andres Gurrola (tenth, 16:27.3). Eastwood’s average time was 15:57.38 with a 55 second 1-5 split. Eastwood will run in the Class 6A regional race at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

2. Americas:  The Trailblazers finished second in District 1-6A scoring 48 points. Its top 10 runners were senior Michael Mier (fifth, 16:03.8, a season personal best), Carmelo Corral (sixth, 16:06.0) and Jared Laverty (seventh, 16:15.8), both juniors. The teams average time was 16:33.42. Americas will race in the Class 6A regional division at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

3. San Elizario: The Eagles won its seventh straight District 1-4A championship with 19 points and moved up one spot. Senior Edwin Gomez earned his fourth district gold. The team placed all five scorers in the top 6 including Gomez (15:51.11), Dilan Sanchez (third, 16:07.38), Alan Ceballos (fourth, 17:17.54), Irvin Vazquez (fifth, 17:24.53) and Matthew Maese (sixth, 17:27.58). The team average was 16:49.63. San Elizario will compete in the Class 4A race at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

4. Burges: The Mustangs move up one spot after claiming its fourth consecutive District 1-5A championship, placing six runners in the 10 for 28 points. Seniors Dylan Walker (second, 17:02.1) and David Gonzalez (fifth, 17:22.7), and juniors David Herrera (sixth, 17:29.3), Aaron Gomez (seventh, 17:32.1) and Julian Maldonado (eighth, 17:43.9) scored for the Mustangs. Senior Luis Holguin was tenth (18:07.4). The team average was 17:26.02 with a 1-5 split of 41 seconds.  Burges will compete in the Class 5A race Monday at 1:30 p.m.

5. Tornillo: After three weeks off dealing with COVID-19 issues, Tornillo missed out on the District 4-3A championship by three points. The Coyotes placed three runners in the top 10 – freshman Daniel Romero (second, 17:19.75), sophomore Angel Torres (third, 17:28.88) and senior Bryan Garcia (fifth, 17:45.78). The team will run in the Class 3A at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

6. Franklin: The young Cougars, moved up two spots after its impressive third-place finish in District 1-6A, scoring 97 points. Freshman Matthew Engle was first for the Cougars, placing 15th in 17:08.0. The teams average time was 17:40.68.

7. Cathedral: Cathedral finished one point away from reaching the podium at the TAPPS Class 6A Cross Country Championship, scoring 102 points, behind San Antonio’s Central Catholic High School for the bronze medal. Cathedral had four runners in the top 20 – Luis Gomez (14th, 17:24.9), Bernard Martinez (15th, 17:25.9), Elijah Noble (16th, 17.:30) and Dylan John Lorilla (20th, 17:32.1).

8. Riverside: The Rangers jump into the top 10 after its second-place finish at the District 1-4A Championship. Riverside qualified for regionals for the first time since 2005 behind a solid effort from junior Andrew Valdiviezo who finished second in 16:02.61 (a season personal best). Two other Rangers finished in the top 10 – Jayden Bustillos (eighth, 17:29.64 7) and Paul Ayala (ninth, 17:48.84). The Rangers had a team average of 17:41.89. The team will race in Class 4A division at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

9. Hanks: The Knights won its first District 2-5A title since 1995, scoring 48 points. In the process, the team also continued its streak of seven straight individual district champions as junior Gael Alvarado won the race in 16:49.0. Hanks had three runners in the top 10 – Alvarado, sophomore Alejandro Tarin (second, 17:06.0) and senior Michael Antuna (ninth, 18:01.1). The Knights team average was 18:01.04. Hanks will compete in the Class 5A race Monday at 1:30 p.m.

10. El Paso: El Paso High was second in District 1-5A with 58 points.The Tigers had two in the top 10 – Josep Ferret (fourth, 17:15.7) and David Ramirez (ninth, 17:52.8). Its time average was 18:48.96. The team advances to the Region 1-5A XC Championship on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Dropped out: Coronado.

On the brink: None.

Americas senior Michael Mier ran a season-best 16:03.8 as he finished 5th at the District 1-6A championship to lead the Trailblazers to another regional.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:15.03 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15:15.53 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

3, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:20.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

4, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:36.48 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

5, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:38.58 (Del Valle, 9/19).

6, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:39.22 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

7, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 15:40.33 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

8, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 15:40.73 (Del Valle, 9/19).

9, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:41.15 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

10, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:41.7 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

11, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.24 (Clint, 10/24).

12, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 15:55.35 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

13, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:56.91 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

14, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:57.58 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

15, Jose Nilo, Austin, 16:01.71 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

16, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 16:02.61 (Vista Hills CC, 10/30).

17, Nick Parra, Eastwood, 16:03.00 (Del Valle, 10/24).

18, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:03.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

19, Michael Mier, Americas, 16:03.8 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

20, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 16:06.00 (Del Valle, 10/24).

21, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:10.07 (Desert Twilight, 10/2)

22, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 16:22.99 (Del Valle, 9/19).

23, Josep Ferret, El Paso, 16:25.96 (Skyline Park, 10/10).

24, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:28.74 (Veterans Park, 10/3)

25, Sam Breceda, Coronado, 16:30.82 (Clint, 10/24).

Burges senior Dylan Walker finished second in the District 1-5A championship in 17:02.1. Walker sits in the top 10 in the El Paso Running power rankings.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Isreal David, Eastlake, 60 (6)

2, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 55 (5).

3, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 53 (2).

4, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 49 (3).

5, Jared Laverty, Americas, 48 (1).

6, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 47 (3).

7, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 46 (2).

8, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 43 (2).

9, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 42.

10, Dylan Walker, Burges, 41.

10, Michael Mier, Americas, 41.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 40 (2).

Josep Ferret, El Paso High, 39. 

Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 38.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 36 (1).

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 36.

Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 33.

Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 33.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 32.

Jarrett Ketchmark, Andress, 32.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 31.

Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 30.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 30.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 29 (2).

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 29.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 29.

David Ramirez, El Paso High, 29.

Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 26.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 25 (1).

Ivan Hernandez, Horizon, 24.

David Herrera Burges, 24.

Nick Parra, Eastwood, 21 (1).

David Gonzalez, Burges, 21.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 20.

Danovan Estrada, Canutillo, 20.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 20.

Devon Paez, Eastwood, 19.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 17.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 16.

Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 15.

Julian Maldonado, Burges, 15.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 14.  

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 13.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 13. 

Alan Ceballos, San Elizario, 13.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 13.

Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 13.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 12.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 12.

Michael Antuna, Hanks, 12.

William Moreno, Bel Air, 12.

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 11.

Rai Lopez, Franklin, 11.

Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 11. 

Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 11.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 11.

 Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 10.

Luis Holguin, Burges, 10.

Aaron Gomez, Burges, 10.

Octavio Trujillo, Franklin, 9.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso High, 9.

Andres Buckley, Franklin, 8.     

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 8.

Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 7.

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 7.

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 6.

Matthew Maese, San Elizario, 6.

Diego Garnica, Pebble Hills, 6.

Isai Barajas, Ysleta, 6.

Jesse Morales, Americas, 5.

Carlos Medez, Coronado, 5.

Jesse Rodriguez, El Paso High, 5.

Jacob Beckett, Eastwood, 5.

Jayden Bustillos, Riverside, 5.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 5.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 4.

Bryan Guzman, Tornillo, 4.

Cesar Sandoval, Chapin, 4.

Andres Garcia, Hanks, 4.

Sam Florez, Coronado, 4.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 4.

Angel Recio Martinez, Eastlake, 4.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 4.

Bryan Gunter, Bel Air, 4.

Larry Green, Irvin, 4.

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Preston Arnett, Cathedral, 3.

Anthony Soto, Fabens, 3.

Joaquin Martinez, Eastwood, 3.

Andre De Santos, El Paso High, 3.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Roberto Rivas, Franklin, 2.

Mario Elias, Eastlake, 2. 

Yahir Barrios, Horizon, 2.

Omar Rivera, Canutillo, 2.

Moises Vera, Austin, 2.

Gianni Ortega, Eastlake, 2.

Paul Ayala, Riverside, 2.

Erfren Moncada, Parkland, 2.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 2.         

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Mathew Estrada, Socorro, 1.

Isaac Ortega, Jefferson, 1.

Christopher Torres, El Paso High, 1.

Stefan Alvarez, Americas, 1.

Juan Linares, Horizon, 1.

Joaquin Rascon, Del Valle, 1.

Noah Gutierrez, Horizon, 1.

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 7

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

District 1-4A Championship: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Vista Hills Country Club. San Elizario, Fabens, Clint, Mt. View, Riverside. The girls will race first followed by the boys.

District 1-6A, 1-5A, 2-5A Championships: Saturday, Oct. 31 at Vista Hills Country Club.9 to 10:15 a.m. 2-5A girls, followed immediately by boys; 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. 1-5A girls, immediately followed by boys; 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 1-6A girls, immediately followed by boys.

District 3-4A Championship: Noon Saturday, Oct. 31 at Presidio High School. Tornillo, Presidio, Alpine, Kermit and Anthony. Girls followed by boys.

The Championship Season begins this weekend. Who will survive and advance to regionals?

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The two-time defending Class 5A state champions, will be seeking its tenth straight district championship. The Troopers, which moved back to 6A this year, are led by senior Sergio Leon Cuartas who is supported by a more than capable group of runners including junior Nathan Hernandez,  Isaac Mendoza, Aaron Perez, Victor Anchondo and Victor Parra – all who own top 13 times in the city.

2. Americas:  The Trailblazers, who won the District 1-6A championship the past two years, will provide the Trooper its biggest challenge. A pair of juniors – Carmelo Corral and Jared Laverty – set the pace for Americas. The two have combined for three individual championships and have turned in two of the city’s fastest top 10 times – 15:15.03 for Corral and 15:41.15 for Laverty. Two other runners are on the top 25 list of fastest times including Aaron Saenz (15:56.91) and Michael Mier (16:04.08).

3. Coronado: Because only two teams qualify for regionals, it will be difficult for Coronado to advance this season. Last week, the T-birds almost had a perfect score at the Clint Invitational, scoring 16 points. Sophomore Luis Pastor won the event in 15:46.24, followed by Sam Breceda, (16:30.82), Corey Dubrule (16:33.99),  Stephen Pitchkolan (16:54.74), Carlos Medez (17:22.59) and Sam Florez (17:25.27). With only one senior, the future is bright for Coronado.

4. San Elizario: The Eagles are going for its fifth straight District 1-4A championship. At the Pre-District Invitational two weeks ago, all seven runners finished in the top 10 led by winner Edwin Gomez (16:00.6) followed by Dilan Sánchez (16:43.0). Other runners include Christopher Moreno (fourth, 17:14.2.5), Alan Ceballos (fifth, 17:24.5), Irvin Vazquez (sixth, 17:52.1), Angel Maese (eighth, 18:15.0) and .Matthew Maese (tenth, 18:17.7).

5. Tornillo: The Coyotes have not raced in two weeks. They will compete for a District 4-3A championship on Saturday at Presidio.

6. Franklin: Franklin will make a run for it at Saturday’s District 1-6A Championship. With only one senior, watch for the Cougars to be a force in 2021.

7. Burges: The Mustangs won the District 1-5A division of the Pre-District Invitational with 31 points two weeks ago. The Mustangs placed five runners in the top 10 including runner-up Dylan Walker (16:38.5), David Gonzalez (fourth, 17:08.7), David Herrera (seventh, 17:28.9), Julian Maldonado (eighth, 17:32.8) and Aaron Gomez (tenth, 17:51.9). Burges is going after its fourth consecutive district championship.    

8. Cathedral: The Fighting Irish did not race.

9. Hanks: Hanks won first-place in the District 2-5A division of the Pre-District Invitational two weeks ago. Alejandro Tarin was first (17:02.1) and Gael Alvarado was second (17:08.4). The Knights and had two more runners – Michael Antuna (fifth, 18:31.2) and Andres Garcia (eighth, 18:41.3) – in the top 10.

10. El Paso: El Paso finished second in the District 1-5A race of the Pre-District Invitational two weeks ago. Josep Ferret was third for El Paso High finishing the Vista Hills Country Club course in 17:02.3. Teammate David Ramirez was sixth in 17:25.1.

Dropped out: Eastlake.

On the brink: Riverside, Pebble Hills.

Pebble Hills sophomore Omer Ibrahim (in blue) will be in the thick of things at the District 1-6A Championship.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:15.03 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15:15.53 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

3, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:31.2 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

4, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:36.48 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

5, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:38.58 (Del Valle, 9/19).

6, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:39.22 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

7, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 15:40.33 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

8, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 15:40.73 (Del Valle, 9/19).

9, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:41.15 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

10, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 15:46.24 (Clint, 10/24).

11, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:46.55 (Del Valle, 9/19).

12, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 15:55.35 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

13, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:56.91 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

14, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:57.58 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

15, Jose Nilo, Austin, 16:01.71 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

16, Nick Parra, Eastwood, 16:03.00 (Del Valle, 10/24).

17, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:03.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

18, Michael Mier, Americas, 16:04.08 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

19, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 16:06.00 (Del Valle, 10/24).

20, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:10.07 (Desert Twilight, 10/2)

21, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 16:22.99 (Del Valle, 9/19).

22, Josep Ferret, El Paso, 16:25.96 (Skyline Park, 10/10).

23, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:28.74 (Veterans Park, 10/3)

24, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 16:30.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

25, Sam Breceda, Coronado, 16:30.82 (Clint, 10/24).  

                                             

Eastwood and San Elizario are heavy favorites in the District 1-6A race and the District 1-4A championship. Both teams have been working towards return trips to the state championship.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Isreal David, Eastlake, 50 (5)

2, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 45 (4).

3, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 47 (3).

4, Jared Laverty, Americas, 44 (1).

4, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 44 (2).

6, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 41 (2).

7, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 40 (2).

8, Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 38.

9, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 37 (2).

10, Michael Mier, Americas, 35.

Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 34.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 34 (2).

Dylan Walker, Burges, 32.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 32.

Josep Ferret, El Paso High, 32. 

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 31.

Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 30.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 30.

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 28.

Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 27.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 27 (1).

Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 26.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 25 (1).

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 24.

Jarrett Ketchmark, Andress, 24.  

David Ramirez, El Paso High, 22.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 21.

Nick Parra, Eastwood, 21 (1).

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 20.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 20.

Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 19.

Devon Paez, Eastwood, 19.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 19 (1).

David Herrera Burges, 19.

Ivan Hernandez, Horizon, 18.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 16.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 15.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 14.  

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 13.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 13. 

Danovan Estrada, Canutillo, 13.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 13.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 12.

Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 12.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 12.

Julian Maldonado, Burges, 12.

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 11.

Rai Lopez, Franklin, 11.

Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 11. 

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 11.

 Victor Parra, Eastwood, 10.

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 10.

Michael Antuna, Hanks, 10.

Octavio Trujillo, Franklin, 9.

Luis Holguin, Burges, 9.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso High, 9.

Andres Buckley, Franklin, 8.     

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 8.

Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 7.

Matthew Marshall, Eastwood, 7.

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 6.

Alan Ceballos, San Elizario, 6.

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 6.

Aaron Gomez, Burges, 6.

Diego Garnica, Pebble Hills, 6.

Isai Barajas, Ysleta, 6.

Jesse Morales, Americas, 5.

Carlos Medez, Coronado, 5.

Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 5.

David Ramirez, El Paso High, 5.

Jesse Rodriguez, El Paso High, 5.

Jacob Beckett, Eastwood, 5.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 5.

William Moreno, Bel Air, 4.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 4.

Bryan Guzman, Tornillo, 4.

Cesar Sandoval, Chapin, 4.

Andres Garcia, Hanks, 4.

Sam Florez, Coronado, 4.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 4.

Angel Recio Martinez, Eastlake, 4.

Kenneth Gomez, Parkland, 4.

Larry Green, Irvin, 4.

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Preston Arnett, Cathedral, 3.

Anthony Soto, Fabens, 3.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 3.

Joaquin Martinez, Eastwood, 3.

Andre De Santos, El Paso High, 3.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Roberto Rivas, Franklin, 2.

Mario Elias, Eastlake, 2. 

Yahir Barrios, Horizon, 2.

Omar Rivera, Canutillo, 2.

Moises Vera, Austin, 2.

Gianni Ortega, Eastlake, 2.

Erfren Moncada, Parkland, 2.

Jayden Bustillos, Riverside, 2.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 2.         

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Mathew Estrada, Socorro, 1.

Isaac Ortega, Jefferson, 1.

Christopher Torres, El Paso High, 1.

Stefan Alvarez, Americas, 1.

Juan Linares, Horizon, 1.

Matthew Maese, San Elizario, 1.

Joaquin Rascon, Del Valle, 1.

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 6

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Montwood Invitational – CANCELLED.

Bowie Invitational: Oct. 24, 8 a.m., Veterans Park. Bowie, Irvin, Burges, Austin, Hanks, Canutillo, Anthony, Chapin.

Del Valle Invitational: Oct. 24, 8 a.m., Del Valle High School.  Del Valle, Valle Verde, YWLA, Americas, Jefferson, Eastwood, Horizon, Parkland.

Clint ISD Invitational: Oct. 24, 8 a.m., Clint High School. Clint, Eastlake, Mt. View, Riverside, Ysleta.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers did not race a full team at the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club. Eastwood did have two runners in the top five – Aaron Perez (third, 16:07.8) Nathan Hernandez (fifth, 16:24.7). The team is scheduled to race at the Del Valle Invitational on Saturday.

2. Americas:  The Trailblazers had four runners finish in the top 7 to win the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club. Jared Laverty was fourth in 16:10.4 followed by Michael Mier (sixth, 16:27.9), Aaron Saenz (seventh, 17:30.1) and Stefan Alvarez (tenth, 17:42.6).  Americas will rest in preparation of next Friday’s District 1-6A Championship at Vista Hills Country Club.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds did not race last week nor will the race on Saturday as the Montwood Invitational is cancelled.

4. San Elizario: The Eagles won the District 1-4A division of the Pre-District Invitational, scoring 18 points.  All seven runners finished in the top 10 led by winner Edwin Gomez (16:00.6) followed by Dilan Sánchez (16:43.0). Other runners include Christopher Moreno (fourth, 17:14.2.5), Alan Ceballos (fifth, 17:24.5), Irvin Vazquez (sixth, 17:52.1), Angel Maese (eighth, 18:15.0) and .Matthew Maese (tenth, 18:17.7). The team is resting this weekend.

5. Tornillo: The Coyotes took a week off and will not race again until the District 1-3A Championship on Thursday in Presidio.

6. Franklin: Franklin was second in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational with 59 points. Octavio Trujillo was the top runner for the Cougars, finishing eighth in 17:32.0.  Franklin is resting this weekend.

7. Burges: The Mustangs won the District 1-5A division of the Pre-District Invitational with 31 points. The Mustangs placed five runners in the top 10 including runner-up Dylan Walker (16:38.5), David Gonzalez (fourth, 17:08.7), David Herrera (seventh, 17:28.9), Julian Maldonado (eighth, 17:32.8) and Aaron Gomez (tenth, 17:51.9). Burges will rest this weekend.    

8. Cathedral: The Fighting Irish did not race.

9. Hanks: Hanks moves up one after its first-place finish in the District 2-5A division of the Pre-District Invitational. The Knights had a 1-2 finish with Alejandro Tarin (17:02.1) and Gael Alvarado (17:08.4) and had two more runners – Michael Antuna (fifth, 18:31.2) and Andres Garcia (eighth, 18:41.3) – in the top 10.

10. El Paso: The Tigers make its 2020 debut after finishing second in the District 2-5A race of the Pre-District Invitational. Josep Ferret was third for El Paso High finishing the Vista Hills Country Club course in 17:02.3. Teammate David Ramirez was sixth in 17:25.1.

Dropped out: Eastlake.

On the brink: Riverside, Pebble Hills.

Hank’s Michael Antuna was fifth (18:31.2) in the District 2-5A race at the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club. His teammates Alejandro Tarin (17:02.1) and Gael Alvarado (17:08.4) – finished first and second.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:15.03 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15:15.53 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

3, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:31.2 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

4, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:36.48 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

5, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:38.58 (Del Valle, 9/19).

6, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:39.22 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

7, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 15:40.33 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

8, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 15:40.73 (Del Valle, 9/19).

9, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:41.15 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

10, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:46.55 (Del Valle, 9/19).

11, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 15:55.35 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

12, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:56.91 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

13, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:57.58 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

14, Jose Nilo, Austin, 16:01.71 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

15, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:03.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

16, Michael Mier, Americas, 16:04.08 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

17, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:10.07 (Desert Twilight, 10/2)

18, Nick Parra, Eastwood, 16:15.42 (Del Valle, 9/19).

19, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 16:16.6 (SAC, 10/9).

20, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 16:17.57 (Del Valle, 9/19).

21, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 16:22.99 (Del Valle, 9/19).

22, Josep Ferret, El Paso, 16:25.96 (Skyline Park, 10/10).

23, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:28.74 (Veterans Park, 10/3)

24, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 16:30.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

25, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 16:32.73 (Vista Hills, CC, 10/10).

Franklin’s Octavio Trujillo finished eighth in 17:32.0 in the Class 6A race of the Pre-District Invitational last Saturday.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, David, Eastlake, 50 (5).

2, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 45 (4).

3, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 44 (2).

3, Jared Laverty, Americas, 44 (1).

5, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 41 (2).

6, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 40 (2).

7, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 37 (2).

7, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 37 (2).

9, Michael Mier, Americas, 35.

10, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 34.

10, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 34 (2).

Dylan Walker, Burges, 32.

Josep Ferret, El Paso High, 32. 

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 31.

Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 30.

Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 30.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 30.

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 28.

Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 27.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 27 (1).

Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 26.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 25 (1).

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 24.

Jarrett Ketchmark, Andress, 24.  

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 23.

David Ramirez, El Paso High, 22.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 21.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 20.

Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 19.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 19 (1).

David Herrera Burges, 19.

Ivan Hernandez, Horizon, 18.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 16.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 15.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 14.  

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 13.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 13. 

Danovan Estrada, Canutillo, 13.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 13.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 13.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 12.

Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 12.

Julian Maldonado, Burges, 12.

Nick Parra, Eastwood, 11.

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 11.

Rai Lopez, Franklin, 11.

Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 11.  

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 10.

Devon Paez, Eastwood, 10.

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 10.

Michael Antuna, Hanks, 10.

Octavio Trujillo, Franklin, 9.

Luis Holguin, Burges, 9.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso High, 9.

Andres Buckley, Franklin, 8.     

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 8.

Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 7.

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 6.

Alan Ceballos, San Elizario, 6.

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 6.

Aaron Gomez, Burges, 6

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 6.

Jesse Morales, Americas, 5.

Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 5.

Isai Barajas, Ysleta, 5.

David Ramirez, El Paso High, 5.

Jesse Rodriguez, El Paso High, 5.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 5.

William Moreno, Bel Air, 4.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 4.

Bryan Guzman, Tornillo, 4.

Cesar Sandoval, Chapin, 4.

Andres Garcia, Hanks, 4.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 4.

Larry Green, Irvin, 4.

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 3.

Preston Arnett, Cathedral, 3.

Anthony Soto, Fabens, 3.

Angel Maese, San Elizario, 3.

Andre De Santos, El Paso High, 3.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Roberto Rivas, Franklin, 2.

Mario Elias, Eastlake, 2. 

Yahir Barrios, Horizon, 2.

Omar Rivera, Canutillo, 2.

Moises Vera, Austin, 2.

Jayden Bustillos, Riverside, 2.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 2.         

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Mathew Estrada, Socorro, 1.

Angel Recio Martinez, Eastlake, 1.

Isaac Ortega, Jefferson, 1.

Christopher Torres, El Paso High, 1.

Stefan Alvarez, Americas, 1.

Juan Linares, Horizon, 1.

Matthew Maese, San Elizario, 1.

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 5

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule

Pre-district Invitational: Oct. 17 at Vista Hills Country Club. Schedule is as follows: 8 a.m. 1-5A girls, followed by boys; 9:30 a.m. 2-5A girls, followed by boys; 11 a.m. 1-4A girls, followed by boys; 12:30 p.m. 1-6A girls, followed by boys.

All eyes will be at the Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday for the Pre-District Invitational. Most of the teams will race the district course.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers won the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club, one place short of a perfect score. Eastwood took seven of the top 10 spots including invitational winner senior Sergio Leon Cuartas (15:42.04), Isaac Mendoza (second, 15:53.15), Nathan Hernandez (fourth, 16:16.85), Victor Anchondo (fifth, 16:17.94), Victor Parra (sixth, 16:20.38), Andres Gurrola (seventh 16:26.93) and Devon Paez (ninth, 16:34.51). Eastwood’s 1-5 split was 38 seconds and its top five average was 16:06. Eastwood will not run a full team at the Pre-district Invitational.

2. Americas:  Americas boys won its own invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex with 30 points. The team was led by junior Carmelo Corral who was second in 16:13.7. Other top 10 finishers for the Trailblazers were Michael Mier (fourth, 16:17.9), Jared Laverty (fifth, 16:30.1) and Aaron Saenz (seventh, 17:14.3).The team will compete at in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational Saturday at Vista Hills Country Club.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds finished second at the Americas Invitational Friday at the Socorro Activities Center with 42 points. Coronado sophomore Luis Pastor was one of four T-Birds to finish in the top 10. He was third in 16:16.6, Corey Dubrule was sixth in 17:06.6, Sam Breceda was ninth in 17:46.6 and Stephen Pitchkolan was tenth.

4. San Elizario: The Eagles finished second at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club. San Elizario, who was without Edwin Gomez, second with 76 points. Senior Dilan Sanchez was third in 16:1138). San Elizario’s team average was 17:11. The team will race in the Class 4A division of the Pre-District Invitational Saturday at Vista Hills Country Club.

5. Tornillo: The Coyotes move up one spot after its third-place finish at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club with 82 points. Tornillo had runners finish in 10+13+16+21+22. Angel Torres was tenth in 16:37.60. The team average was 17.80 and its 1-5 split was 1:25. Tornillo is taking the weekend off.

6. Franklin: Franklin moves down a spot after its fourth-place finish the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club, one point higher than Tornillo. The Cougars runners were 12+14+15+19+23. Its top runner was senior Andres Buckley who was 12th in 16:47.31. Franklin will compete in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational Saturday at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday.

7. Burges: The Mustangs won Clint ISD Invitational at Horizon High School with 24 points. The Mustangs placed six runners in the top 10 headed by Dylan Walker (second, 17:12.02) followed by David Gonzalez (fourth, 18:07.74), David Herrera (fifth, 18:08.27), Aaron Gomez, (sixth, 18:12.24), Luis Holguin (seventh, 18:13.55) and Julian Maldonado (tenth, 18:42.05). Burges will race in the Class 5A race of the Pre-District Invitational Saturday at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday.    

8. Cathedral: The Fighting Irish won its own invitational with 20 points.Cathedral had seven runners in the top 10 led by Luis Gomez (second, 17:25.1), Bernard Martinez (third, 17:27.9), Elija Noble (fourth, 17:28.5), Jacob Noble (fifth, 17:37.9), Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral (sixth, 18:11.5), Preston Arnett (eighth, 19:05.6) and Marcos Garcia (ninth, 19:05.9). Cathedral take th weekend off.

9. Eastlake: The Falcons finished third with 63 points at the Americas Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex.  Junior Israel David won the event in 15:48.8. Eastlake will race in the Class 6A race of the Pre-District Invitational Saturday at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday.

10. Hanks: Hanks finished fifth with 133 points at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club. Sophomore Alejandro Tarin was eighth in 16:32.73. The team will race in the Class 5A race of the Pre-District Invitational Saturday at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Riverside, El Paso, Pebble Hills, Bel Air.

Coronado sophomore Luis Pastor ran a personal best 16:16.6 last Friday at the SAC, good enough for 19th in the city.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:15.03 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15:15.53 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

3, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:36.48 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

4, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:38.58 (Del Valle, 9/19).

5, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:39.22 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

6, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 15:40.33 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

7, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:40.62 (La Isla Park, 9/19).

8, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 15:40.73 (Del Valle, 9/19).

9, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:41.15 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

10, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:46.55 (Del Valle, 9/19).

11, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 15:55.35 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

12, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:56.91 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

13, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:57.58 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

14, Jose Nilo, Austin, 16:01.71 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

15, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:03.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

16, Michael Mier, Americas, 16:04.08 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

17, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:10.07 (Desert Twilight, 10/2)

18, Nick Parra, Eastwood, 16:15.42 (Del Valle, 9/19).

19, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 16:16.6 (SAC, 10/9).

20, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 16:17.57 (Del Valle, 9/19).

21, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 16:22.99 (Del Valle, 9/19).

22, Josep Ferret, El Paso, 16:25.96 (Skyline Park, 10/10).

23, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:28.74 (Veterans Park, 10/3)

24, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 16:30.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

25, Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 16:32.73 (Vista Hills, CC, 10/10).

San Elizario senior Dilan Sanchez owns the city’s sixth fastest time, a 15:40.33 at Desert Twilight.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 41 (2).

2, David, Eastlake, 40 (4).

3, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 37 (2).

3, Jared Laverty, Americas, 37 (1).

5, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 36 (2).

6, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 35 (3).

7, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 34 (2).

8, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 31 (2).

9, Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 30.

9, Michael Mier, Americas, 30.

9, Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 30.

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 28.

Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 27.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 27.

Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 27 (1).

Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 26.

Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 25.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 24.

Josep Ferret, El Paso High, 24. 

Jose Nilo, Austin, 23 (1).

Dylan Walker, Burges, 23

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 23.

David Ramirez, El Paso High, 22

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 20.

Ivan Hernandez, Horizon, 18.

Jarrett Ketchmark, Andress, 18.  

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 17.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 17

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 16.

David Herrera Burges, 15.

Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 15.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 14.  

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 13.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 13.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 13.  

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 13.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 12.

Nick Parra, Eastwood, 11.

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 11.

Rai Lopez, Franklin, 11.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 10 (1).

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 10.

Devon Paez, Eastwood, 10.

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 10.

Octavio Trujillo, Franklin, 9.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 9.

Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 9.

Luis Holguin, Burges, 9.

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso High, 9.

Julian Maldonado, Burges, 9.

Andres Buckley, Franklin, 8.     

David Gonzalez, Burges, 8.

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 8.

Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 7.

Danovan Estrada, Canutillo, 5.

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 6.

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 6.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 6.

Jesse Morales, Americas, 5.

Aaron Gomez, Burges, 5.

Jesse Rodriguez, El Paso High, 5.

William Moreno, Bel Air, 4.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 4.

Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 4.  

Michael Antuna, Hanks, 4.

Bryan Guzman, Tornillo, 4.

Cesar Sandoval, Chapin, 4.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 4.

Larry Green, Irvin, 4.

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 3. 

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 3.

Preston Arnett, Cathedral, 3.

Anthony Soto, Fabens, 3.

Andre De Santos, El Paso High, 3.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Roberto Rivas, Franklin, 2.

Mario Elias, Eastlake, 2. 

Yahir Barrios, Horizon, 2. 

Moises Vera, Austin, 2.

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 2.         

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Mathew Estrada, Socorro, 1.

Angel Recio Martinez, Eastlake, 1.

Isaac Ortega, Jefferson, 1.

Andres Garcia, Hanks, 1.

Christopher Torres, El Paso High, 1.

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 4

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule:

Americas Invitational: 8 a.m., Oct. 9 at the Socorro Activities Center. Americas, Socorro, Eastlake, Ysleta, Del Valle, YWLA, Coronado.

Cathedral/Harmony Invitational: 8 a.m. Oct. 10 at Veterans Park. Harmony, Cathedral, Chapin, Parkland, Anthony, Bowie, Jefferson.

Horizon Invitational: 8 a.m., Oct. 10 at Horizon High School. Horizon, El Dorado, Clint, Riverside, Fabens, Burges, Canutillo.

Austin/El Paso Invitational: 8 a.m. Oct. 10 at Skyline Park. Austin, El Dorado, Irvin, Andress, Valle Verde, Loretto, El Paso High.

Parra Law XC Classic: 8 a.m. Oct. 10 at Vista Hills Country Club. Eastwood, Bel Air, Hanks, San Eli, Franklin, Pebble Hills, Mt. View, Tornillo.

The Haskins Recreation Center, the site of the Franklin Invitational, proved to rugged and challenging. On Saturday, several of the city’s best teams will compete at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers won the Sweepstakes Division of the 13th annual Desert Twilight XC Festival in San Tan Valley, Ariz. with 53 points. Eastwood had five runners in the top 14 lead by Sergio Leon Cuartas who was third in 15:15.53. Eastwood had runners take the 11-14 spots including Aaron Perez (11th, 15:51.02), Isaac Mendoza (12th, 15:52.26), Victor Anchondo (13th, 15:55.35) and Victor Parra (14th, 15:57.58). They had a 15:46 team average with only a 42 second split. Eastwood is ranked No. 1 in Class 6A by TxMileSplit. The team will race the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

2. Americas:  Americas junior Jared Laverty won his first varsity meet, leading the Trailblazers to a team championship in 16:02.13. Americas runners took the first four spots and five of the top 8 including Michael Mier (second, 16:06.82), Aaron Saenz (third, 16:08.66), Carmelo Corral (fourth, 16:25.95) and Jesse Morales (eighth, 17:26.45). Americas is ranked No. 5 in Class 6A by TxMileSplit. The Trailblazers scored 18 points. The team will compete at its own invitational on Friday at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds won the Canutillo/Anthony Invitational at Canutillo Middle School with 31 points. Coronado took the first three spots and four out of the top 10. Luis Pastor picked up his second varsity win (16:47.00) followed by Corey Dubrule (17:06.18) and Sam Breceda (17:07.90). Stephen Pitchkolan was tenth in 17:49.00. The T-Birds will race the Americas Invitational Friday at the Socorro Activities Center.

4. San Elizario: The Eagles finished fourth in the 16-team field in the Sweepstakes Division of the Desert Twilight XC Festival in San Tan Valley, Ariz. with 162 points. San Elizario had two runners in the top six – Edwin Gomez, (5th, 15:36.48) and Dilan Sanchez (6th, 15:40.33). They finished with a 16:20 team average. The Eagles are ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by TxMileSplit. The team will compete at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

5. Franklin: Franklin finished second at its own meet with 37 points. The Cougars had five runners in the top 10 including Rai Lopez (fifth, 16:43.41), Matthew Engle (sixth, 16:54.70), Andres Buckley (seventh, 17:14.12), Diego Flores (ninth, 17:36.02) and Octavio Trujillo (tenth, 17:41.92).). Franklin will race at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

6. Tornillo: The Coyotes won the Cathedral/Loretto Invitational at Veterans Park with 21 points. Tornillo had four runners in the top 7 – Angel Torres (second, 16:28.74), Bryan Garcia (third, 16:45.10), Daniel Romero (fifth, 17:04.62) and Bryan Guzman (seventh, 17:19.62).Tornillo, which is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A by TxMileSplit, will run at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

7. Burges: The Mustangs finished second at the Canutillo/Anthony Invitational at Canutillo Middle School with 51 points. Burges had two runner – Dylan Walker (seventh, 17:26.78), teammate Julian Maldonado (eighth, 17:43.56) – in the top 10. The team is ranked No. 19 by TxMileSplit in Class 5A.  

8. Cathedral: The Fighting Irish did not race last week. Cathedral will race its own meet at Veterans Park on Saturday. 

9. Eastlake: The Falcons did not compete last week. The team is expected to race at the Americas Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex on Friday.

10. Hanks: Hanks won the team title at the Eastlake Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex with 31 points. Gael Alvarado won the event in 15:43.4 as the Knights placed four runners in the top 10 – Alvarado, Alejandro Tarin (second, 15:45.2), Michael Antuna (seventh, 16:29.2) and Andres Garcia (tenth, 17:42.3).46.21). Hanks will race at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Riverside, El Paso, Pebble Hills, Bel Air.

Eastwood senior Sergio Leon Cuartas was third in the Sweepstakes race at the 13th annual Desert Twilight XC Festival in San Tan Valley, Ariz. His time of 15:15.53 is second best in the city by .50 seconds.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:15.03 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15:15.53 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

3, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:36.48 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

4, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:38.58 (Del Valle, 9/19).

5, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:39.22 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

6, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 15:40.33 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

7, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:40.62 (La Isla Park, 9/19).

8, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 15:40.73 (Del Valle, 9/19).

9, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:41.15 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

10, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:46.55 (Del Valle, 9/19).

11, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 15:55.35 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

12, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:56.91 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

13, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:57.58 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

14, Jose Nilo, Austin, 16:01.71 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

15, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:03.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

16, Michael Mier, Americas, 16:04.08 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

17, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 16:10.07 (Desert Twilight, 10/2)

18, Nick Parra, Eastwood, 16:15.42 (Del Valle, 9/19).

19, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 16:17.57 (Del Valle, 9/19).

20, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 16:22.99 (Del Valle, 9/19).

21, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 16:28.74 (Veterans Park, 10/3)

22, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 16:30.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

23, Gage Garcia, Americas, 16:33.48 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

24, David Herrera, Burges, 16:36.13 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

25, Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 16:36.48 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

Americas junior Jared Laverty put the finishing touches on his first varsity win, leading the Trailblazers to a team championship in 16:02.13.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 32 (2).

2, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 31 (2).

2, Jared Laverty, Americas, 31 (1).

4, Israel David, Eastlake, 30 (3).

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

6, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 27.

6, Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 27.

6, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 27 (1).

9, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 26 (1).

10, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 25 (2).

10, Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 25.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 24 (1).

Michael Mier, Americas, 23.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 23.

Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 21.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 21.

Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 17.

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 17.

Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 17.

Josep Ferret, El Paso High, 15. 

Ivan Hernandez, Horizon, 15.

Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 15.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 14.

David Ramirez, El Paso High, 14.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 14.  

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 14.

Dylan Walker, Burges, 14.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 13.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 13.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 13.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 12.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 12.

Nick Parra, Eastwood, 11.

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 11.

Jarrett Ketchmark, Andress, 11.  

Rai Lopez, Franklin, 11.

Gael Alvarado, Hanks, 10 (1).  

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 10.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 10.

David Herrera Burges, 9.

Octavio Trujillo, Franklin, 9.

Andres Buckley, Franklin, 8.     

Devon Paez, Eastwood, 8.

Julian Maldonado, Burges, 8.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 7.    

Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 7.

Danovan Estrada, Canutillo, 5.

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Daniel Romero, Tornillo, 6.

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 6.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 6.

Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 5.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 5.

Luis Holguin, Burges, 5.

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 5.

Jesse Morales, Americas, 5.

William Moreno, Bel Air, 4.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 4.

Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 4.  

Michael Antuna, Hanks, 4.

Bryan Guzman, Tornillo, 4.

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 3. 

Leo Valenzuela, El Paso High, 3.

Anthony Casillas, Eastwood, 3.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 2.

Roberto Rivas, Franklin, 2.

Mario Elias, Eastlake, 2. 

Yahir Barrios, Horizon, 2. 

Noah Castorena, Pebble Hills, 2.         

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Mathew Estrada, Socorro, 1.

Anthony Soto, Fabens, 1.

Angel Recio Martinez, Eastlake, 1.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 1.

Andres Garcia, Hanks, 1.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 1.

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 3

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls 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: 9:25 p.m. Oct. 2 in Queen Creek, Ariz. Eastwood, Bel Air, San Elizario.

Eastlake Invitational: 8 a.m., Oct. 3 at the Socorro Student Activities Complex. Eastlake, Socorro, Horizon, Hanks, El Paso, Austin.

Franklin Invitational: 8 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Haskins Recreation Center. Franklin, Mt. View, Valle Verde, Montwood, El Dorado, Americas, Jefferson, Pebble Hills.

Cathedral/Loretto Invitational: 8 a.m. Oct. 3 at Veterans Park. Cathedral, Fabens, Andress, Bowie, YWLA, Ysleta, Tornillo, Eastwood.

Canutillo/Anthony Invitational: 8 a.m. Oct. 3 at Canutillo Middle School. Canutillo, Anthony, Riverside, Burges, Clint, Parkland, Del Valle, Coronado.

Franklin won its first team championship of the season last week at Mt. View High School. The Cougars will race at its own invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center on Saturday.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers rested its top five runners and still won the Tornillo/San Elizario Invitational at Tornillo High School with 28 points. Eastwood placed its five scoring runners in the top 10 led by Victor Anchondo (third, 16:48.55), Nick Parra (fourth, 16:49.19), Devon Paez (fifth, 16:52.33), Andres Gurrola (sixth, 16:57.09) and Joaquin Chavez (17:51.07). The team will race in the Sweepstakes Division of the 13th annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet in Queen Creek, Ariz. on Friday night.

2. Americas: The Trailblazers won the Dale Reinhardt Invitational at SISD’s Student Activities Complex with 23 points.  Americas placed runners in the first four spots led by Carmelo Corral who picked up his second straight meet victory in 17:13.37. Jared Laverty was second in 17:44.75, Michael Mier was third in 17:50.77 and Aaron Saenz was fourth (18:18.00). The team will compete in the Franklin Invitational at the Haskins Recreation Center.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds who placed three runners in the 2-3-5-6 spots to win the team championship at their own invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center with 29 points.  Luis Pastor was second in 16:41.71 followed by teammates Corey Dubrule (third, 16:52.53), Sam Breceda (fifth, 17:04.59) and Stephen Pitchkolan (sixth, 17:31.10). Coronado will race at Canutillo/Anthony Invitational at Canutillo Middle School on Saturday.

4. San Elizario: Senior Edwin Gomez won his first race of the season at Tornillo High School completing the desert course in 16:26.23 to lead the Eagles to a second-place finish behind Eastwood at Tornillo/San Elizario Invitational. Two of Gomez’s teammates – senior Dilan Sanchez (second, 16:42.51) and sophomore Chris Moreno (seventh, 17:24.61) – finished in the top 10. San Elizario will travel to Queen Creek, Ariz. to race at the 13th annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet on Friday night.

5. Franklin: After a slow start to the season, the Cougars took care of business at the Clint ISD Invitational at Mt. View High School winning the event with 25 points. The Cougars place five in the top 10 led by Octavio Trujillo (20:15.62) and Diego Flores (20:29.03) who finished third and fourth. Three other Franklin runners finished 6-8 – Rai Lopez (21:18.53), Matthew Engle (21:40.94) and Austen Percifull (21:46.42). Franklin will race at its own invitational at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday.

6. Tornillo: The Coyotes, placed two runners – sophomore Angel Torres (eighth, 17:27.96) and junior Bryan Garcia (ninth, 17:30.50) – in the top 10 to finish third with 69 points at the Tornillo/San Elizario Invitational. Tornillo will run at the Cathedral/Loretto Invitational at Veterans Park

7. Burges: The Mustangs won the Parkland/Hanks Invitational at Northeast Regional Park scoring 32 points. David Herrera was third in 16:36.13 to pace Burges who had four runners in the top 10 – Dylan Walker (eighth, 16:53.31), Julian Maldonado (ninth, 16:56.77) and David Gonzalez (tenth, 17:15.18). The Mustangs stop will be Canutillo/Anthony Invitational at Canutillo Middle School on Saturday.

8. Cathedral: The Fighting Irish ran to a second-place finish at the Dale Reinhardt Invitational at the SAC. Cathedral scored 39 points with four runners in the top 10 – Luis Gomez (fifth,  18:21.49) Elijah  Noble (sixth, 19:29.13), Bernard Martinez (seventh, 19:53.52) and Jacob  Noble (ninth, 20:09.25).  Cathedral will race its own meet at Veterans Park on Saturday. 

9. Eastlake: Junior Isreal David ran his win streak to three taking the gold at the Coronado Invitational at the Haskins Recreation Center (15:40.96) and leading his team to the runner-up position behind Coronado. Mario Elias was ninth in 18:11.52 and Angel Recio Martinez was tenth in 18:19.48. The Falcons will compete at their own invitational Saturday at Socorro Student Activities Complex.

10. Hanks: The Knights finished second at the Parkland/Hanks Invitational at Northeast Regional Park, scoring 40 points, eight behind Burges. Top runners for the Knights were Andrew Alvarado (fourth, 16:36.48) and Alejandro Tarin (sixth, 16:46.21). Hanks will race at the Eastlake Invitational Saturday at Socorro Student Activities Complex.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Riverside, El Paso, Pebble Hills, Bel Air.

Austin senior Jose Nilo owns the city’s 10th fastest time this season, turning in a 16:01.71 at Veterans Park on Sept. 19.

Top times (5K/3Miile)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:15.03 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15:29.43 (Del Valle, 9/19).

3, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:38.58 (Del Valle, 9/19).

4, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:40.62 (La Isla Park, 9/19).

5, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 15:40.73 (Del Valle, 9/19).

6, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:41.04 (Del Valle, 9/19).

7, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:41.15 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

8, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:46.55 (Del Valle, 9/19).

9, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:56.91 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

10, Jose Nilo, Austin, 16:01.71 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

11, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:03.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

12, Michael Mier, Americas, 16:04.08 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

13, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 16:10.22 (Del Valle, 9/19).

14, Nick Parra, Eastwood, 16:15.42 (Del Valle, 9/19).

15, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 16:16.49 (Del Valle, 9/19).

16, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 16:17.57 (Del Valle, 9/19).

17, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 16:22.04 (Del Valle, 9/19).

18, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 16:22.99 (Del Valle, 9/19).

19, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 16:30.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

20, Gage Garcia, Americas, 16:33.48 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

21, David Herrera, Burges, 16:36.13 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

22, Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 16:36.48 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

23, Denovan Estrada, Canutillo, 16:38.88 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

24, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 16:41.71 (Haskins Rec. Center, 9/26).

25, Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 16:45.92 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/26).

Bryan Garcia has led a strong Tornillo team this season. The Coyotes are the top ranked Class 3A team in the state.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Israel David, Eastlake, 30 (3).

2, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 25 (2).

2, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 25 (2).

4, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 21 (1).

4, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 21 (1).

4, Jared Laverty, Americas, 21.

4, Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 21.

8, Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 19.

8, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 19 (1).

8, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 19 (1).

Angel Torres, Tornillo, 18

Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 17.

Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 17.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 16 (1).

Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 16.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15.

Michael Mier, Americas, 14.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 13.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 13.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 13.

Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 13.

Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 12.

Nick Parra, Eastwood, 11.

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 11.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 11. 

Dylan Walker, Burges, 10.

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 10.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 10.

Ivan Hernandez, Horizon, 10.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 10.            

David Herrera Burges, 9.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 9.  

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 8.

Octavio Trujillo, Franklin, 8.

Devon Paez, Eastwood, 8.

Jose Nilo , Austin, 7.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 7.    

Josep Ferret, El Paso, 7. 

David Ramirez, El Paso, 7.

Andrew Alvarado, Hanks, 7.

Denovan Estrada, Canutillo, 7.

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 6.

Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 5.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 5.

Luis Holguin, Burges, 5.

Rai Lopez, Franklin, 5.

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 5.

Alejandro Tarin, Hanks, 5.

Julian Maldonado, Burges, 5

William Moreno, Bel Air, 4.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 4.

Andres Buckley, Franklin, 4.     

Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 4.   

Jarrett Ketchmark, Andress, 4.

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 3.

Austen Percifull, Franklin, 3.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 3. 

Jesse Morales, Americas, 2.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 2.

Roberto Rivas, Franklin, 2.

Mario Elias, Eastlake, 2.             

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Joaquin Chavez, Eastwood, 1

Mathew Estrada, Socorro, 1.

Angel Recio Martinez, Eastlake, 1.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 1.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 1.

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 2

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule:

Dale Reinhardt Invitational: 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25 at Socorro’s Activities Complex. Socorro, Montwood, Americas, Cathedral, Austin, Irvin.

Coronado Invitational: 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Don Haskins Recreation Center. Coronado, Eastlake, El Paso, Bowie, Anthony, Andress.

Clint ISD Invitational: 8 a.m., Sept. 26 at Mt. View High School. Clint, Mt. View, Pebble Hills, Valle Verde, El Dorado, Horizon, Franklin.

Tornillo/San Elizario Invitational: 8 a.m., Sept.  26 at Tornillo High School. Tornillo, San Eli, Del Valle, Eastwood, Ysleta, Bel Air.

Hanks Invitational: 8 a.m. Sept. 26 at NE Regional Park. Hanks, Parkland, Riverside, YWLA, Chapin, Burges, Jefferson, Canutillo.

In the first two weeks of the 2020 season, Eastwood has been as dominate as ever winning both local invitationals with ease.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers came two points short of a perfect score to win the Del Valle Invitational. Eastwood had four runners in the top 5 and eight in the top 10 for a season low 17 points. Eastwood swept the top three spots with first-place finisher senior Sergio Leon Cuartas, (15:29.43), runner up senior Nathan Hernandez (15:38.58) and third place runner junior Isaac Mendoza, (15:40.73). Senior Aaron Perez was fifth in 15:46.55, senior Victor Parra was sixth in 16:10.22, junior Devon Paez was ninth in 16:17.57 and junior Victor Anchondo was 10th in 16:22.04. The Troopers 1-5 split was 40 seconds. The team will race at the Tornillo/San Elizario Invitational at Tornillo High School on Saturday.

2. Americas: The Trailblazers swept the top three spots at the Irvin Invitational at Veterans Park to score 18 points and the first-place trophy. Junior Carmelo Corral was first in 15:15.03 followed by juniors Jared Laverty (15:41.15) and Aaron Saenz (15:56.91). Corral won his first varsity race and set the season’s city best time. In all, six Americas runners placed in the top 10 including seniors Michael Mier (fifth, 16:04.08) and Gage Garcia (seventh, 16:33.48) and junior Jesse Morales (ninth, 17:12.49). The team will compete in the Dale Reinhardt Invitational at SISD’s Student Activities Complex.

3. Coronado: The T-Birds came out strong to start the 2020 with an impressive 32-point performance to win the El Dorado Invitational at SISD’s Student Activities Complex. Coronado placed four runners in the top 5 including race winner sophomore Luis Pastor (17:20.20), senior Corey Dubrule (third, 18:02.50), sophomore Sam Breceda (fourth, 18:22.80) and junior Stephen Pitchkolan (fifth, 18:36.00). Coronado will race at its own invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center on Saturday.

4. San Elizario: The Eagles move up one spot after its second-place finish at the Del Valle Invitational with 51 points. Seniors Edwin Gomez finished fourth in 15:41.0 and Dilan Sanchez was eighth in 16:16.49. Sophomore Chris Moreno was 12th in 16:56.60. The team will race at the Tornillo/San Elizario Invitational at Tornillo High School on Saturday.

5. Franklin: Last week the Cougars tight pack was in the high 20s. At the El Dorado Invitational at the SAC, the pack moved up to the single digits. Franklin placed four runners in the 6-9 spots and finished second to Coronado with 41 points. The team also moved up four spots in the poll. Freshman Matthew Engle was sixth in 18:41.90, senior Andres Buckley was seventh in 18:51.10, sophomore Diego Flores was eighth in 18:59.50 and sophomore Roberto Rivas was ninth in 19:09.40. Franklin will race the Clint ISD Invitational at Mt. View High School on Saturday.

6. Tornillo: The Coyotes move up one spot after winning La Isla Invitational in Fabens with 50 points. Tornillo, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A in the state, had two runners in the top 5 – Bryan Garcia (second, 16:48.31) and Angel Torres (fifth, 17:18.97). The team will race in its own invitational on Saturday.

7. Burges: The Mustangs made its 2020 debut with a second-place finish at La Isla Invitational in Fabens, two points behind Tornillo. Burges had four runners – seniors Dylan Walker (fourth, 17:11.88) and Luis Holguin (sixth, 17:20.81) and juniors Julian Maldonado (eighth, 17:28.69) and David Herrera (tenth, 17:29.34) – in the top 10. The team will compete at the Hanks Invitational at the Northeast Regional Park.

8. Cathedral: The Fighting Irish drop three spots after placing third at the Fabens Invitational at La Isla Church. Cathedral had two in the top 10 – senior Luis Gomez (third, 17:07.09) and sophomore Elijah Noble (ninth, 17:29.00). The team is racing the Dale Reinhardt Invitational on Friday at the SAC.

9. Eastlake: The Falcons suffered the biggest drop of the week, down five spots after finishing fourth at the La Isla Invitational in Fabens.  Junior Israel David won his second straight race finishing in 15:40.62. David’s scoring teammates finished tight in 15-16-18 and 20. Eastlake will race at the Coronado Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center on Saturday.

10. Hanks: Life without two Division 1 athletes Michael Abeyta (Oregon) and Rodger Rivera (Texas) will take a little getting used to for the Knights who make their 2020 debut in the Top 10. Hanks will count heavily on junior Gael Alvarado and sophomore Alejandro Tarin. Hanks finished a respectable third with 98 points at the always difficult Del Valle Invitational. Tarin was 14th in 17:13.65 and Alvarado finished 15th in 17:14.53. Hanks will race at its own invitational at the always fast Northeast Regional Park.

 Dropped out: Socorro, Riverside.

On the brink: Riverside, Pebble Hills, Bel Air.

Americas junior Carmelo Corral won his first varsity race and set the season’s city best time at Veterans Park. Corral ran a 15:15.03.

Top times (5K/3Miile)

1, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:15.03 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

2, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15:29.43 (Del Valle, 9/19).

3, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:38.58 (Del Valle, 9/19).

4, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:40.62 (La Isla Park, 9/19).

5, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 15:40.73 (Del Valle, 9/19).

6, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:41.04 (Del Valle, 9/19).

7, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:41.15 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

8, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:46.55 (Del Valle, 9/19).

9, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 15:56.91 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

10, Aziel Heredia, Austin, 16:01.71 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

11, Michael Mier, Americas, 16:04.08 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

12, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 16:10.22 (Del Valle, 9/19).

13, Nick Parra, Eastwood, 16:15.42 (Del Valle, 9/19).

14, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:16.25 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

15, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 16:16.49 (Del Valle, 9/19).

16, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 16:17.57 (Del Valle, 9/19).

17, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 16:22.04 (Del Valle, 9/19).

18, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 16:22.99 (Del Valle, 9/19).

19, Gage Garcia, Americas, 16:33.48 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

20, Denovan Estrada, Canutillo, 16:38.88 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

21, Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 16:48.31 (La Isla, 9/19).

22, Chris Moreno, San Elizario 16:56.60 (Del Valle, 9/19).

23, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 16:56.63 (Del Valle, 9/19).

24, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 17:01.88 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

25, Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 17:04.09 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

The third week of the 2020 season begins on Friday at SISD’s Student Activities Complex with the Dale Reinhardt Invitational. Week two saw vast improvements in individual times.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Israel  David,  Eastlake, 20 (2).

2, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 17.

2, Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 17.

2, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 17.

5, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 16 (1).

6, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15 (1).

6, Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 15.

6, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 15.

6, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 15 (1).

10, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 13.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 12.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 11.

Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 11.

Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 10 (1).

Luis Pastor, Coronado, 10 (1).

Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 10.

Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 8.

Aaron Saenz, Americas, 8.

Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 8.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 8.

Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 7.

Aziel Heredia, Austin, 7.

Dylan Walker, Burges, 7.

Sam Breceda, Coronado, 7.               

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Michael Mier, Americas, 6.

Stephen Pitchkolan, Coronado, 6.                 

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 5.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 5.

Victor Parra, Eastwood, 5.

Luis Holguin, Burges, 5.

Matthew Engle, Franklin, 5.           

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 4.

William Moreno, Bel Air, 4.

Nick Parra, Eastwood, 4.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 4.

David Ramirez, El Paso, 4.

Andres Buckley, Franklin,  4.          

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 3.

Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 3.

Denovan Estrada, Canutillo, 3.

Julian Maldonado, Burges, 3.

Diego Flores, Franklin, 3.            

Devon Paez, Eastwood, 2.

Jesse Morales, Americas, 2.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 2.

Roberto Rivas, Franklin. 2             

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 2.

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 1.

Ivan Hernandez, Horizon, 1.

David Herrera Burges, 1.

High School Boys Cross Country Poll: Week 1

Every Thursday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country male 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 151 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 5K/3-mile boys and girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

This week’s schedule:

El Dorado Invitational: 8 a.m., Sept. 19 at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex. El Dorado, Montwood, Socorro, Pebble Hills, Coronado, Franklin, Mt. View, Anthony.

Fabens Invitational: 8 a.m., Sept. 19 at La Isla Church in Fabens. Fabens, Eastlake, El Paso, Tornillo, Burges, Clint, Valle Verde, Cathedral, Loretto.

Irvin Invitational: 8:30 a.m., Sept. 19at Veterans Park. Irvin, Americas, Bowie, Austin, Chapin, Canutillo, Parkland.

Del Valle Invitational 8a.m., Sept 19 at Del Valle High School. Del Valle, Hanks, Eastwood, Riverside, YWLA, Ysleta, Bel Air, San Eli.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The two-time defending Class 5A UIL state champion returned to the 6A ranks on Saturday with a convincing 24-point performance at the Pebble Hills Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex. Six of Eastwood’s runners finished in the top 11 including four in the top five – Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, (2nd, 16:45.41), Nathan Hernandez, (3rd, 16:46.09), Aaron Perez, (4th, 16:48.18) and Sergio Leon Cuartas (5th, 16:50.21). Victor Anchondo, was 10th in 17:26.34 and Victor Parra was 11th in 17:31.00. The team will race at Del Valle on Saturday.

2. Americas: The Trailblazers came into Saturday’s Pebble Hills Invitational with high expectations after a preseason No. 4 state ranking. Americas is coming off its second consecutive Class 6A UIL state appearance with a bulk of its team returning. On Saturday, Americas had two runners – juniors Carmelo Corral, (6th, 16:53.24) and Jared Laverty (8th, 16:59.52) – finish in the top 10. The team scored 74 points, good for second place. The team will race at the Irvin Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday.

3. Coronado: Like most of the top teams, the T-Birds lost its 1-2 punch in Nick Gonzalez and Alan Alba. The team will look to senior Corey Dubrule and junior Stephan Pitchkolan to lead the team. They will make their season debut at the El Dorado Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex.

4. Eastlake: The Falcons have the city’s top runner in junior Israel David who is no longer in the shadows of Hanks grad Michael Abeyta or Coronado’s Nick Gonzalez. David became the first Eastlake runner to win an individual title in an El Paso race, earning the gold at the Pebble Hills Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Center in 16:17.18. The team earned a third-place spot with 108 points. They will race at the Isla Invitational in Fabens.

5. San Elizario: The Eagles, the No. 1 ranked Class 4A team in Texas, struggled just a bit at Saturday’s Pebble Hills Invitational finishing a distant fourth with 114 points. Senior Edwin Gomez was the top runner finishing 7th in 16:58.69 and senior Dilan Sanchez was 12th in 17:31.96. San Elizario hopes to improve when they race at Del Valle on Saturday.

6. Cathedral: The Fighting Irish appear to be back as a major player in the city. The team scored an impressive 32 points to earn the title at the Andress Invitational at Skyline Park. Cathedral had  six runners in the top 10 including  Luis Gomez (4th, 17:04.09), Elijah Noble (fifth, 17:35.18), Jacob Noble (6th, 17:35.58), Dylan Lorilla, (8th, 18:00.60),  Marcos Garcia (9th, 18:09.39) and Bernard Martinez (10th, 18:16.94). They will compete in the La Isla Invitational in Fabens on Saturday.

7. Tornillo: The Coyotes, ranked No. 1 in the Class 3A in the state, had two runners finish in the top three at the Andress Invitational at Skyline Park. Angel Torres was second in 17:01.88 and Bryan Garcia was third in 17:03.25). The team will compete in the La Isla Invitational in Fabens on Saturday.

8. Socorro: The Bulldogswon the Riverside Invitational with 44 points at Blackie Chesher Park. Socorro placed three runners in the top 10 including Jorge Garcia, (2nd, 17:38.90), David Ortega (5th, 18:37.13) and Juan Uribe (8th, 19:00.41). Socorro will race at the El Dorado Invitational at the SAC on Saturday.

9. Franklin: The Cougars pack was tight atSaturday’s Pebble Hills Invitational with its top five finishing within 10 spots of each other. The team just needs to move up in placement in order to be successful.

10. Riverside: The Rangers has shown vast improvement and finished two points behind Socorro at the Blackie Chesher Park. Two Riverside runners finished in the top 10 – Andrew Valdiviezo who won the meet in 17:15.36 and Eric Lopez who placed 10th in 19:13.92. Riverside will race at Del Valle on Saturday

 Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Bel Air, Del Valle.

Top times (5K/3Miile)

1, Israel  David,  Eastlake, 16:17.18 (SAC, 9/12).

2, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 16:36.25 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

3, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 16:45.41 (SAC, 9/12).

4, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 16:46.09 (SAC, 9/12).

5, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 16:48.18 (SAC, 9/12).

6, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 16:50.21 (SAC, 9/12).

7, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 16:53.24 (SAC, 9/12).

8, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 16:58.69 (SAC, 9/12).

9, Jared Laverty, Americas, 16:59.52 (SAC, 9/12).

10, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 17:01.88 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

11, Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 17:03.25 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

12, Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 17:04.09 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

13, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 17:15.36 (Blackie Chesher, 9/12).

14, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 17:25.47 (SAC, 9/12).

15, Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 17:26.34 (SAC, 9/12).

16, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 17:31.00 (SAC, 9/12).

17, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 17:31.96 (SAC, 9/12).

18, Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 17:35.18 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

19, Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 17:35.58 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

20, Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 17:38.90 (Blackie Chesher, 9/12).

21, Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 17:49.53 (Blackie Chesher, 9/12).

22, Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 17:51.77 (Blackie Chesher, 9/12).

23, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 17:53.15 (SAC, 9/12).

24, Nicholas Parra, Eastwood, 17:54.21 (SAC, 9/12).

25, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 18:18.28 (SAC, 9/12).

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Israel  David,  Eastlake, 10 (1).

1, Andrew Valdiviezo, Riverside, 10 (1).

1, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 10 (1).

4, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 9.

4, Jorge Garcia, Socorro, 9.

4, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 9.

7, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 8.

7, Miguel Avila, Del Valle, 8.

7, Bryan Garcia, Tornillo, 8.

10, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 7.

10, Kenneth Lamar Golston, Parkland, 7.

10, Luis Gomez, Cathedral, 7.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 6.

David Ortega, Socorro, 6.

Elijah Noble, Cathedral, 6.

Carmelo Corral, Americas, 5.

Venancio Claderon, El Dorado, 5.

Jacob Noble, Cathedral, 5.

Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 4.

Aden Hodgson, El Dorado, 4.

William Moreno, Bel Air, 4.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 3.

Juan Uribe, Socorro, 3.

Dylan Lorilla, Cathedral, 3.

Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 2.

Francisco Reyes, Jefferson, 2.

Marcos Garcia, Cathedral, 2.

Victor Anchondo, Eastwood, 1.

Eric Lopez, Riverside, 1.

Bernard Martinez, Cathedral, 1.

Boys Track and Field Top 10 Times and Distances, Week 5

Five city-best times and marks were accomplished last weekend at the Fred Loya, Burges and El Dorado invitationals.

Hanks senior Michael Abeyta earned a personal best 1:52.64 in the 800-meter run at the Fred Loya Invitational at Eastwood.

Franklin senior Leon Smith Jr. tossed the shot put for a personal – and city – best 47-feet, 11-inches at the at the Fred Loya Invitational at Eastwood.

Parkland senior Aaron Dreher reached a personal best and tied two others (Evan Chisolm, Americas and Dayton Jamierson, Pebble Hills) with a city-best 6-feet, 2-inches in the high jump at the Fred Loya Invitational at Eastwood.

Del Valle senior Austin Lara improved on his own pole vault mark with a personal best 13-7 at the Fred Loya Invitational at Eastwood.

The Pebble Hills 400-meter relay team of James Hadnot, Isaiah Davis, Sebastian Ochoa, Jamari Williams took over top honors in the city with a time of 42.52 at the El Dorado Invitational.

For complete results of the Fred Loya Invitational, click here

For complete results of the Burges Invitational, click here

For complete results of the El Dorado Invitational, click here

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

 Riverside Invitational (Boys/Girls): March 13-14. YWLA, Bel Air, Ysleta, Eastwood, Hanks, Riverside, Parkland, Del Valle, Coronado, Austin, Horizon, El Paso, Canutillo, Harmony, Bowie Montwood.

Cotton Relays (Boys/Girls): March 13-14 at Fabens High School. Fabens, Mt. View, Clint, Tornillo, San Elizario, Cathedral, Austin.

Andress Invitational (Boys/Girls): March 13-14. Andress, Chapin, Jefferson, Burges, Loretto, Anthony, Bowie, Irvin, El Dorado.

Southlake Carrol Invitational: March 13-14. Socorro, Americas.

Here the top 10 track and field male athletes in each track and field event after the first week of the season:

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Field Events

 Shot put: 1, Leon Smith Jr, Franklin, 47-feet, 11-inches; 2, Juan Alvarado, Socorro, 47-8; 3, Efren Ruvalcaba, Eastwood, 46-7; 4, ZaVeion Anderson, Eastwood, 45-5; 5, Cyrus Zachary Pomele, Pebble Hills, 44-7; 6, Esteban Pena, Mt. View, 44-5; 7, Andrew Bristol, Franklin, 43-11; 7, Noe Moreno, Canutillo, 43-11; 9, Brandon Mojica, Burges, 43-5; 10, Cooper Parkinson, Franklin, 43-00.

Discus: 1, Juan Alvardo, Socorro, 144-10; 2, Leonardo Chavez, Irvin, 144-9; 3, Andrew Bristol, Franklin, 141-10; 4, ZaVeion Anderson, Eastwood, 138-7; 5, Julian De Lucio Dorsett, Franklin, 138-5; 6, Esteban Pena, Mt. View, 137-9; 7, Elijah Munoz, Andress, 135-2; 8, Tony Holguin, San Elizario, 133-1; 9, Ethan Chestnut, Franklin, 132-10; 10, Cyrus Zachary Pomele, Pebble Hills, 130-8.

High jump: 1, Aaron Dreher, Parkland, 6-2; 1, Evan Chisolm, Americas, 6-2; 1, Dayton Jamierson, Pebble Hills, 6-2; 4, Dominic Porras, Horizon, 6-1; 5, Dominic Britton, Chapin, 6-0; 5, JJ Etta, Franklin, 6-0; 5, Ivann Alvarez, Americas, 6-0; 5, Dezmond Gonzalez, El Dorado, 6-0; 9, Nazareth Quinones, San Elizario, 5-10; 9, Charles Scott, Horizon, 5-10; 9, Micah Galaviz, Canutillo, 5-10; 9, Adrian Parra, Horizon, 5-10; 9, Angel Jurado, Franklin, 5-10.

Pole vault: 1, Austin Lara, Del Valle, 13-7; 2, Evan Perez, Hanks, 12-6; 2, Daniel Larios, Coronado, 12-6; 2, Justine Adebayo, Riverside, 12-6; 2, Alejandro Gandara, Del Valle, 12-6; 6, David Rodriguez, San Elizario, 11-6; 6, Luis Holguin, Burges, 11-6; 6, Jakob Castillo, Del Valle, 11-6; 9, Jovanni Fernandez, San Elizario, 11-0; 9, Rene Calo, Eastwood, 11-0.

Long jump: 1, Donta Hayes, Parkland, 22-7.5; 2, Duane Nelson, El Dorado, 22-5.5; 3, Caleb Stewart, Americas, 22-3; 4, Daniel Rivera, Horizon, 21-6.5; 5, Charles Scott, Horizon, 21-3.5; 6, Zacarias Velasquez, Franklin, 21-2.5; 7, Elijah Davis, Pebble Hills, 21-2; 8, Ethan Bustillos, Franklin, 20-11; 9, Andrew Martinez, Parkland, 20-10; 10, Samuel Gutierrez, Andress, 20-10; 10, Jy’monii Kennedy, Pebble Hills, 20-10.

Triple jump: 1, Donta Hayes, Parkland, 45-3; 2, Gabriel Stonewall, Franklin, 44-7; 3, Daniel Rivera, Horizon, 43-5; 4, Hatim Adams, Franklin, 42-6; 5, Miguel Vazquez, Austin, 41-2.5; 6, Michael Peterson, Chapin, 40-11.5; 7, Damian Solis, Canutillo, 40-8.5; 8, Dayton Jamierson, Pebble Hills, 40-5.25; 9, Michael Haack, Franklin, 40-4; 9, Misael Alarcon, San Elizario, 40-4.

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Running Events

 100 meters: 1, Isaiah Davis, Pebble Hills, 10.84; 2, Jamari Williams, Pebble Hills, 11.09; 3, Aaron Jackman, Austin, 11.21; 4, Chris Ramos, Montwood, 11.22; 5, Derrik Workmen, Burges, 11.23; 6, Aaron Dumas, Americas, 11.25; 7, Marcus Ransom, Eastwood, 11.30; 7, Cameron Jackson, Eastlake, 11.30; 9, Mike Williams, Coronado, 11.35; 10, Darryn Clark, Franklin, 11.39; 10, Alfredo De La Torre, Americas, 11.39.

200 meters: 1, Omajuwa Etiwe, Franklin, 21.56; 2, Isaiah Davis, Pebble Hills, 21.90; 3, Jamari Williams, Pebble Hills, 22.13; 4, Angel Jurado, Franklin, 22.42; 5, Sir Drennan, Americas, 22.50; 6, Ryan Acosta, Americas, 22.64; 7, Hatim Adams, Franklin, 22.80; 8, Malachi Do, Andress, 22.86; 9, Samuel Gutierez, Hanks, 22.94; 10, Irvin Lopez, Del Valle, 23.01; 10, Christian Rosales, Burges, 23.01.

400 meters: 1, Omajuwa Etiwe, Franklin, 47.74; 2, Bryan Lopez-Villarreal, Franklin, 49.83; 3, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 50.36; 4, Hatim Adams, Franklin, 50.48; 5, Kenneth Golston Jr., Parkland, 51.09; 6, Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 51.16; 7, Tomas Gutierrez, Franklin, 51.17; 7, Jacob Ye, Americas, 51.17; 9, Michael Haack, Franklin, 51.21; 10, Jamari Williams, Pebble Hills, 51.25.

800 meters: 1, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 1:52.64; 2, Fernie Morales, Franklin, 1:54.38; 3, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 1:54.91; 4, Jacob Ye, Americas, 1:54.94; 5, Alan Alba, Coronado, 1:55.95; 6, Kenneth Golston, Parkland, 1:56.47; 7, Noah Yeager, Burges, 1:56.82; 8, Jared Laverty, Americas, 1:58.09; 9, Angel Contreras, Chapin, 1:58.29; 10, Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 1:59.02.

1,600 meters: 1, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 4:19.68; 2, Jacob Ye, Americas, 4:20.80; 3, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 4:20.89; 4, Fernie Morales, Franklin, 4:22.16; 5, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 4:22.63; 6, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 4:25.54; 7, Alan Alba, Coronado, 4:26.50; 8, Hector Sanchez, Americas, 4:28.18; 9, Jared Laverty, Americas, 4:29.17; 10, Israel David, Eastlake, 4:29.79.

3,200 meters: 1, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 9:24.21; 2, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 9:24.42; 3, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 9:24.64; 4, Fernie Morales, Franklin, 9:26.71; 5, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 9:32.14; 6, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 9:34.43; 7, Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 9:41.39; 8, Hector Sanchez, Americas, 9:44.08; 9, Israel David, Eastlake, 9:44.12; 10, Carmelo Corral, 9:48.02.

110-meter hurdles: 1, Dominic Britton, Chapin, 14.77; 2, Caleb Stewart, Americas, 15.12; 3, Donta Hayes, Parkland, 15.24; 4, Jonathan Plascencia, Jefferson, 15.36; 5, Chris Martinez, Franklin, 15.45; 6, Stephen Carreto, Franklin, 15.51; 7, Dayton Jamierson, Pebble Hills, 15.54; 8, Isaiah Martinez, Parkland, 15.67; 9, Jesus Rocha, Clint, 15:76; 10, Joshua Love, Montwood, 15.83; 10, Jacariaous Lewis, Parkland, 15.83.

300-meter hurdles: 1, Dereck Parris-Constance, Franklin, 39.82; 2, Stephen Carreto, Franklin, 40.09; 3, Dominic Britton, Chapin, 40.11; 4, Jonathan Plascencia, Jefferson, 40.20; 5, Micah Galaviz, Canutillo, 40.29; 6, Jesus Rocha, Clint, 40.57; 7, Caleb Stewart, Americas, 40.61; 8, Isaiah Martinez, Parkland, 41.01; 9, Enrique Perez, Hanks, 41.23; 10, Izak Jiminez, Montwood, 41.57.

400-meter relay: 1, Pebble Hills (James Hadnot, Isaiah Davis, Sebastian Ochoa, Jamari Williams), 42.52; 2, Americas, 43.04; 3, Franklin (Zacarias Velasquez, Isreal Hudson, Ethan Bustillos, Angel Juardo), 43.28; 4, El Dorado (Karmelus Card, Duane Nelson, Miguel Nunez, Alfredo Gomez), 43.55; 5, Burges, (Alec Marenco, Derrik Workmen, Christopher Wilson, Christian Rosales), 43.65; 6, Montwood, 43.86; 7, Eastwood (Marcus Ransom, Chris Willmon, Ethan Davila, Rafael Tortolo), 44.21; 8, Chapin, 44.26; 9, Ysleta (Joshua Lopez, Javier DeLaRosa, Victor Chuca, Lucas Flores), 44.36; 10, Hanks, 44.55.

800-meter relay: 1, Franklin, 1:28.42; 2, Pebble Hills (James Hadnot, Sebastian Ochoa, Jamari Williams, Isaiah Davis), 1:28.43; 3, Americas (Aaron Dumas, Sir Drennan, Ryan Acosta, Alfredo De La Torre), 1:30.14; 4, Burges (Alec Marenco, Barry Cummings, Christopher Wilson, Derrik Workmen), 1:31.29; 5, El Dorado (Karmelus Card, Duane Nelson, Miguel Nunez, Emil Smith), 1:31.27; 6, Andress (Malachi Do, Elijah Munoz, Malcolm Hoist, Charlie Bass), 1:31.52; 7, Eastlake (Daine Kirtley, Lorenz Smith, Cameron Jackson, Adam Herrera), 1:31.77; 8, Austin (Kevin Usera, Isiah Witterstauter, Miguel Vasquez, Aaron Jackman), 1:32.11; 9, Del Valle (Andrew Felix, Jesse Wallace, Raymon Riddick, Irvin Lopez), 1:32.34; 10, Montwood (Ian Cano, Max Ayala, Angel Robles, Frank Hernandez), 1:33.14.

1,600-meter relay: 1, Franklin, 3:22.68; 2, Eastlake (Daine Kirtley, Lorenz Smith, Adam Herrera, Angel Hernandez), 3:25.29; 3, Montwood (Yamil Oaxaca, Frank Hernandez, Kenneth Dominguez, Max Ayala), 3:25.30; 4, Burges (Barry Cummings, Noah Yeager, Luis Holguin, Christian Rosales), 3:26.45; 5, Hanks, 3:27.32; 6, Pebble Hills, 3:27.35; 7, Eastwood (Justin Gutierrez, Andrew Martinez, Ethan Davila, Marcus Ransom,), 3:28.05; 8, Americas, 3:28.79; 9, Coronado (Alan Alba, Aaron Espinoza, Nick Gonzalez, Corey Dubrule), 3:29.14; 10, Parkland (Alexiz Aguilar, Kenneth Golston Jr. Isaiah Martinez, Lincoln Jurado), 3:29.61.