High School Girls XC Poll: Week 9

 Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country female 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.

Franklin finished third in Region 1-6A scoring 71 points and advanced to its second consecutive state championship.

Top 10

1. Franklin: Franklin finished third in Region 1-6A scoring 71 points and advanced to its second consecutive state championship. The Cougars had two runners – seniors Eva Jess (fourth, 18:39.00) and Ally Little (fifth, 18:48.70) – in the top 10 and another in the top 20 – junior Jenna Saunders (16th, 19:53.50). The team’s average was 19:36.90.

2. Montwood: The Rams finished seventh in Region 1-6A with 192. Sophomore Kassandra Jimenez finished 19th in 19:58.60 and advanced to the state championship. Montwood’s average time was 20:48.20.  

3. Eastwood: The Troopers finished its team season with a third-place finish at the District 6A championship. However, juniors Lauren Portillo-Walls and Adalia Olmos advanced to the Class 6A race at the Region 1 Cross Country Championship where Portillo-Walls placed sixth in 19:00.10 and qualified for state.

4. Jefferson: The Foxes move up one spot after finishing in sixth place at the Region 1-5A championship. Junior Monique Correa finished 27th in 21:32.40, earning a trip to state. Jefferson’s team average was 22:41.90.

5. Bel Air: The Highlanders moved down a spot after finishing 11th in the Region 1-5A championship. Junior Abigail Murillo crossed the finish first for Bel Air in 34th place (21:57.30). The team’s average time was 23:21.60.

6. El Paso High: El Paso was 12th at the Region 1-5A championship. Its top runner was sophomore Shayla Cohen Jones who placed 41st in 22:32.70. The team average was 24:21.00.

7. CoronadoThe T-Birds finished its season in fourth place at the District 1-6A championship.  Sophomore Krya Walker advanced to the Class 6A regional where she finished 71st in 21:27.20.

8. CanutilloThe Eagles qualified to Regionals as a team but only sent three runners. Its top runner at the Region 1-5A Championship was senior Chondra Espino who was 86th in 24:22.20.

9. Tornillo. Tornillo ended the team portion of the season with a 9th place finish in the Region 1-3A division. Sophomore Kylene Elias did advance to state after finishing fourth on the two-mile course in 13:01.40.

10. Hanks. Hanks finished its season third in District 2-5A.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: None.

Coronado sophomore Kyra Walker ended her season with the city’s 15th fastest 3-mile time, racing to a 20:06.1 at Vista Hills County Club.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Lauren Portillo-Walls, Eastwood, 18:04.35 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:11.3 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 18:39.33 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

4, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:03.19 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

5, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:12.42 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

6, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 19:33.8 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

7, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:43.31 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

8, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:47.7 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/31).

9, Michele Paillard, Franklin, 19:48.5 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/31).

9, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 19:48.5 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

11, Sofia Camacho, Franklin 19:55.96 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

12, Jordan Torres, Franklin 19:56.30 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

13, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 19:57.4 (Vista Hills CC 10/31).

14, Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 19:58.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

15, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 20:06.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

16, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 20:07.0 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

17, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 20:15.2 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

18, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 20:19.07 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

19, Pamela Ramirez, Burges, 20:22.4 (Vista Hills CC 10/31).

20, Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 20:23.25 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

21, Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 20:24.6. (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

22, Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 20:25.4 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

23, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 20:26.27 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

24, Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 20:29.2 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

25, Selma Licon, Eastwood 20:35.22 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

Montwood junior Alexa Rangel recording a top 10 city best 19:48.5 at the Vista Hills Country Club on Oct. 31.

Power rankings (number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 76 (6).

2, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 70 (7).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 66.

4, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 51 (4).

5, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 49 (2).

6, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 47 (4).

7, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 44 (2).

7, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 44 (2).

9, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 42.

10, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 40.

10, Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 40.

Alexa Lawrence, Coronado, 39.

Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 37.

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 37.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 35.

Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 33.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 33.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 32.

Michele Paillard, Franklin, 31.

Janice Olivas, Clint, 28.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 27.

Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 25.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 24.

Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 24 (1).

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso High, 24.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 23 (1).

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso High, 23 (1).

Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 23.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 23.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 22.

Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 22 (1).

Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 21.

Banah Abdeljaber, Coronado, 21.

Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 21.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 20 (1).

Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 20.

Isabella Medina, Americas, 19.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 19.

Hannah Tellez, Eastwood, 19.

Morayma Montes, Austin, 17.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 17.

Andrea Castillo, El Paso, 16.

Sonya Lee, Coronado, 16.

Disany Sandoval, Del Valle, 15.

Valeria Loo-King, Del Valle, 14.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 14.

Madelaine Estrada, Mt. View, 14.

Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 14.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 13.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 13.

Carolina Pitchkolan, Coronado, 12.

Gracyn Hunt, Coronado, 12.

Alexis Vasquez, Eastwood, 12.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 10.

Daniela Peinado, Coronado, 10.

Ximena Jimenez, San Elizario, 10.

Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 9.

Mia Vargas, Americas, 9.

Maria Hobbs, Loretto, 9.

Pamela Ramirez, Burges, 9.

Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 9.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 8.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 8.

Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 8.

Irma Munoz, Jefferson, 8.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 8.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 8.

Aylin Tepezano, Clint, 7.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 7.

Jaquelin Gonzalez, Horizon, 7.

Madison Spencer, Hanks, 7.

Amber Martin, Eastwood, 6

Giselle Rubio, Eastlake, 6.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 6.

Monica Hagerich, Eastwood, 6.

Luisa Ramirez, Coronado, 6.

Jaslyne Ramirez, Del Valle, 6.

Jaylee Levario, Bel Air, 6.

Natalie Franco, Pebble Hills, 5.

Selma Licon, Eastwood, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 5.

Vivian Shaheen, El Paso High, 5.

Mariah Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Marcela Hernandez, Riverside, 5.

Itzel Garcia, Americas, 4.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 4.

Briana Canales, Eastlake, 4.

Eva Asfahani, Coronado, 4.

Paola Bolanos Hernandez, Parkland, 4.

Emma White, El Paso High, 4. 

Anel Aranda, Riverside, 4.

Osmary Vazquez, San Elizario, 4.

 Sarah Villaronga, Franklin, 3.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 3.

Claudia Vargas, Parkland, 3.     

Brianna Ibarra, Tornillo, 3.

Jasmine Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Jade Baca, Hanks, 2.

Amanda Sotelo, Franklin, 2.

Amanda Torres, Loretto, 2.

Sarah Gil, Eastwood, 2.

Athena Escobar, Fabens, 2.

Bianca Quintero, Chapin, 2.

Yanitza Olivares, Socorro, 1.

Genisis Guereca, Bel Air, 1.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 1.

Yulianna Anahi Martinez, Parkland, 1.

Christina Duncan, Coronado, 1.

Andrea Baeza, Loretto, 1.

Elliane Marshall, Eastwood, 1.

Camila Luna, Riverside, 1.

Iris Baca, Horizon, 1.

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 8

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country female 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 a.m. (MDT), Class 5A 1 p.m. (MDT). Tuesday, Nov. 10, Class 4A 10 a.m. (MDT), Class 6A, 1 p.m. (MDT).

The season ended for many teams last weekend. For the rest, its off to the Region 1 Cross Country Championship Monday and Tuesday in Lubbock.

Top 10

1. Franklin: Franklin won its third consecutive District 1-6A team championship, scoring 28 points. Eva Jess also won her fourth individual title, finishing in 18:11.3 – a personal best this season. The Cougars had four runners finish in the top 10 including seniors Jess and  Ally Little (third, 19:03.5), sophomore Michelle Paillard (sixth, 19:48.5, a season personal best) and junior Jenna Saunders (eighth, 20:00.1). Its average time was 19:26.26. They will race in the Class 6A division at the Region 1 Cross Country Championship at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

2. Montwood: The Rams were second in District 1-6A, placing three runners – sophomore Kassandra Jimenez (fourth, 19:33.8), senior Karyme Garcia (fifth, 19:47.7) and junior Alexa Rangel (seventh, 19:48.5) – in the top 10. All three had season personal best times. Montwood scored 41 points and had a time average time of 19:59.18. The team will compete in the Class 6A race at the Region 1 Cross Country Championship at 1 p.m. Tuesday.  

3. Eastwood: The Troopers finished third at the District 6A championship with 51 points. The Troopers had two runners – juniors Lauren Portillo-Walls (second, 18:42.7) and Adalia Olmos (tenth, 20:07.0, a season personal best) – finish in the top 10 and advanced to the Class 6A race at the Region 1 Cross Country Championship at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The team average was 20:03.92.

4. Bel Air: The Highlanders move up five spots after winning the District 2-5A championship with 40 points. It is believed to be Bel Air’s first district championship since 1982. The Highlanders placed four runners – juniors Abigail Murillo (third, 20:43.9) and Jaylee Levario (fifth, 21:04.7) and seniors Sara Armendariz (sixth, 21:14.2) and Rosemary Torres (seventh, 21:17.9) –  in the top 10. The team will race at Monday’s Class 5A division of the Region 1 Meet at 1 p.m. The team’s average time was 21:26.14.

5. Jefferson: The Foxes won their third straight District 1-5A crown with 34 points. Jefferson junior Crystal Peterson also won her third district championship, racing out to season personal best 19:57.4 to lead the Silver Foxes. Senior Melody Tsutsumi was fourth in 21:01.0 and junior Monique Correra was fifth in 21:18.8. The team will race at Monday’s Class 5A division of the Region 1 Meet at 1 p.m. Jefferson’s team average was 21:31.72.

6. El Paso High: El Paso was second (48) in the District 1-5A championship and advanced to the Monday’s Region 1, Class 5A championship. The Tigers had three runners – sophomore Shayla Cohen Jones (sixth, 21:28.7), senior Alissa Kennedy (seventh, 21:42.3) and sophomore Jezarae Valenzuela (ninth, 22.20.7) – in the top 10. The team average was 22:11.94.

7. CoronadoThe T-Birds finished with 134 points in the District 1-6A race and placed fourth. Sophomore Krya Walker had a season best 20:06.1 and finished ninth, good enough for a berth to the Class 6A regional.  Coronado’s team average was 22:45.84.

8. CanutilloThe Eagles drop two spots after finishing second at the District 2-5A championship with 75 points. Canutillo’s top three runners were senior Chondra Espino (second, 20:42.1), sophomore Natalie Rivera (eighth, 21:37.7) and junior Ivy Lara (ninth, 21:40.0). The Eagles – whose average time was 22:52.46 – will race at Monday’s Class 5A division of the Region 1 Championship.

9. Tornillo. Tornillo sophomore Kylene Elias defended her District 3-4A individual crown racing the 2-mile course in 14:04.94 Saturday afternoon in Presidio as the Coyotes finished second with 50 points. Also finishing in the top 10 for Tornillo were freshman Nataly Escajeda (fourth, 15:34.72) and junior Olivia Garcia (eighth, 15:48.02). The team will race in the Class 3A regional at 10 a.m. Monday.

10. Hanks. Hanks was third in District 2-5A with 81 points.  Hanks runners – sophomore junior Mila Rivera (tenth, 21:41.5) will advance to regionals in Class 5A. The team’s average time was 22:28.88.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: None.

Eastwood senior Victoria Ovalles turned in a season personal best 20:24.6 at the District 1-6A championship at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday. Ovalles’ time is the 21st fastest in the city.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Lauren Portillo-Walls, Eastwood, 18:04.35 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:11.3 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 18:39.33 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

4, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:03.19 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

5, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:12.42 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

6, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 19:33.8 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

7, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:43.31 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

8, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:47.7 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/31).

9, Michele Paillard, Franklin, 19:48.5 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/31).

9, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 19:48.5 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

11, Sofia Camacho, Franklin 19:55.96 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

12, Jordan Torres, Franklin 19:56.30 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

13, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 19:57.4 (Vista Hills CC 10/31).

14, Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 19:58.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

15, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 20:06.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

16, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 20:07.0 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

17, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 20:15.2 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

18, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 20:19.07 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

19, Pamela Ramirez, Burges, 20:22.4 (Vista Hills CC 10/31).

20, Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 20:23.25 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

21, Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 20:24.6. (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

22, Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 20:25.4 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

23, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 20:26.27 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

24, Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 20:29.2 (Vista Hills CC, 10/31).

25, Selma Licon, Eastwood 20:35.22 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

Montwood capped an impressive regular season with a second-place finish in the District 1-6A Championship. The team consists of Kassandra Jimenez, Karyme Garcia, Alexa Rangel, Jazmine Miranda, Natalie Espinosa, Brianna Favela and Julie Canales.

Power rankings (number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 70 (7).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 69 (6).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 60.

4, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 51 (4).

4, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 49 (2).

6, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 44 (2).

7, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 42.

8, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 40 (4).

8, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 40.

8, Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 40.

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 39 (2).

Alexa Lawrence, Coronado, 39.

Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 37.

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 37.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 35.

Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 33.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 33.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 32.

Michele Paillard, Franklin, 31.

Janice Olivas, Clint, 28.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 27.

Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 25.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 24.

Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 24 (1).

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso High, 24.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 23 (1).

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso High, 23 (1).

Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 23.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 23.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 22.

Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 22 (1).

Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 21.

Banah Abdeljaber, Coronado, 21.

Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 21.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 20 (1).

Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 20.

Isabella Medina, Americas, 19.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 19.

Hannah Tellez, Eastwood, 19.

Morayma Montes, Austin, 17.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 17.

Andrea Castillo, El Paso, 16.

Sonya Lee, Coronado, 16.

Disany Sandoval, Del Valle, 15.

Valeria Loo-King, Del Valle, 14.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 14.

Madelaine Estrada, Mt. View, 14.

Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 14.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 13.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 13.

Carolina Pitchkolan, Coronado, 12.

Gracyn Hunt, Coronado, 12.

Alexis Vasquez, Eastwood, 12.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 10.

Daniela Peinado, Coronado, 10.

Ximena Jimenez, San Elizario, 10.

Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 9.

Mia Vargas, Americas, 9.

Maria Hobbs, Loretto, 9.

Pamela Ramirez, Burges, 9.

Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 9.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 8.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 8.

Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 8.

Irma Munoz, Jefferson, 8.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 8.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 8.

Aylin Tepezano, Clint, 7.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 7.

Jaquelin Gonzalez, Horizon, 7.

Madison Spencer, Hanks, 7.

Amber Martin, Eastwood, 6

Giselle Rubio, Eastlake, 6.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 6.

Monica Hagerich, Eastwood, 6.

Luisa Ramirez, Coronado, 6.

Jaslyne Ramirez, Del Valle, 6.

Jaylee Levario, Bel Air, 6.

Natalie Franco, Pebble Hills, 5.

Selma Licon, Eastwood, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 5.

Vivian Shaheen, El Paso High, 5.

Mariah Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Marcela Hernandez, Riverside, 5.

Itzel Garcia, Americas, 4.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 4.

Briana Canales, Eastlake, 4.

Eva Asfahani, Coronado, 4.

Paola Bolanos Hernandez, Parkland, 4.

Emma White, El Paso High, 4. 

Anel Aranda, Riverside, 4.

Osmary Vazquez, San Elizario, 4.

 Sarah Villaronga, Franklin, 3.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 3.

Claudia Vargas, Parkland, 3.     

Brianna Ibarra, Tornillo, 3.

Jasmine Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Jade Baca, Hanks, 2.

Amanda Sotelo, Franklin, 2.

Amanda Torres, Loretto, 2.

Sarah Gil, Eastwood, 2.

Athena Escobar, Fabens, 2.

Bianca Quintero, Chapin, 2.

Yanitza Olivares, Socorro, 1.

Genisis Guereca, Bel Air, 1.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 1.

Yulianna Anahi Martinez, Parkland, 1.

Christina Duncan, Coronado, 1.

Andrea Baeza, Loretto, 1.

Elliane Marshall, Eastwood, 1.

Camila Luna, Riverside, 1.

Iris Baca, Horizon, 1.

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 7

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country female 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.

Franklin is going for its third consecutive District 1-6A championship on Saturday.

Top 10

1. Franklin: The Cougars are seeking back-to-back-back district titles and judging from the team’s dominate season – a team championship seems likely. Senior Eva Jess hopes her last cross country district race ends like her first one – with a District 1-6A individual championship. Newcomer Ally Little – running in her first season – has been quite the surprise. The senior, who has played soccer the previous three years, has proved Franklin with a solid 1-2 punch. Seven Franklin athletes – Jess, Little, sophomore Alyssa Laspada, junior Jenna Saunders, Michele Paillard, junior Jordan Torres and Sofia Camacho – have city-best top 10 times.

2. Montwood: The Rams are hoping to advance to Regionals with a solid five runners. Two weeks ago, its top four runners Kassandra Jimenez (19:56.6), Jazmine Miranda (19:58.1), Alexa Rangel (20:04.7) and Natalie Espinosa (20:37.1) – had season best times at Vista Hills Country Club, the district course. It’s going to be tight one for that last spot to regionals.

3. Eastwood: But you can never count the Troopers out, especially with junior Lauren Portillo-Walls, who turned in a city-best 18:04.35 at Vista Hills on Oct. 10. Eastwood has five runners cracking the Top 25 times list including Portillo-Walls, Victoria Ovalles, Salma Licon, Adalia Olmos and Amber Martin. Eastwood’s 2-7 gap is only 20 seconds.  The individually title will come down to Franklin’s Jess and Portillo-Walls which could be the race of the meet.

4. Jefferson: The Foxes won the District 1-5A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club two weeks ago. Jefferson is the odds-on favorite to repeat at district champions with defending individual Crystal Peterson who has already turned in 20:07.0 on the course. Peterson, Monique Correa (20:15.2), Melody Tsutsumi (21:03.5) and Jelia Lugo (21:51.5) have four of the district’s top 10 times on this course.

5. CoronadoThe T-Birds scored a perfect 15 at the Clint Invitational. Kyra Walker on the two-mile event in 13:46.18. Other Coronado runners to finish in the top 10 were Alexa Lawrence, Coronado, Banah Abdeljaber, Sonya Lee, Carolina Pitchkolan, Daniela Peinado, Gracyn Hunt, Luisa Ramirez and Eva Asfahani. In a strong District 1-6A Walker looks for a top 10 finish and a trip to regionals.

6. CanutilloThe Eagles handily won the District 2-5A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club two weeks ago so there is no reason why they can’t do it again. Chondra Espino has Canutillo’s best time on the course (21:02.9). Ivy Lara (21:36.0), Natalie Rivera (21:46.9) and Vanessa Preciado (21:47.9) also ran well at Vista Hills and should be favorite.

7. El Paso High: The Tigers placed second at the District 1-5A race of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club two weeks ago. If they can repeat that feat, they will advance to regionals. At the race two weeks ago, Shayla Cohen Jones was fifth, 21:14.7), Alissa Kennedy was sixth (21:20.8), Jezarae Valenzuela was seventh (21:32.6) and Vivian Shaheen was tenth (22:54.2).

8. Tornillo. The Coyotes have not competed in two weeks so they should be well rested for their District 3-4A championship Saturday in Presidio.

9. Bel Air: The Highlanders should be well rested for Saturday’s District 2-5A Championship. With Canutillo, the clear favorite, Bel Air and Hanks will fight it out of last spot to regionals. It’s team has a solid 1-2 punch with Abigail Murillo owning the fourth fastest time in the district on this course (21:10.09) and Sara Armendariz the sixth best (21:28.27).

10. Hanks. Hanks counters with Mia Rivera (fifth on the course, 21:23.8) and Natalie Rivera (eighth, 21:46.9). The fight for final spot to regionals is going to be intense.

Dropped out: Eastlake.

On the brink: Burges, Pebble Hills.

Canutillo senior Chondra Espino is one of the top runners in District 2-5A. Her time of 20:36.59 is the city’s 22nd best.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Lauren Portillo-Walls, Eastwood, 18:04.35 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:16.91 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 18:39.33 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

4, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:03.19 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

5, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:12.42 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

6, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:43.31 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

7, Michele Paillard, Franklin, 19:50.57 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/10).

8, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:53.12 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/10).

9, Sofia Camacho, Franklin 19:55.96 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

10, Jordan Torres, Franklin 19:56.30 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

11, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 19:56.6 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

12, Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 19:58.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

13, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 20:04.7 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

14, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 20:07.00 (Vista Hills CC 10/17).

15, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 20:15.2 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

16, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 20:19.07 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

17, Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 20:23.25 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

18, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 20:26.27 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

19, Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 20:31.75 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

20, Selma Licon, Eastwood 20:35.22 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

21, Mia Rivera, Hanks, 20:36.30 (Del Valle, 9/19).

22, Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 20:36.59 (Veterans Park, 9/26). 

23, Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 20:37.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

24, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 20:39.25 (Del Valle, 9/19).

25, Amber Martin, Eastwood, 20:40.65 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

Tornillo sophomore Kylene Elias looks to defend her District 4-3A on Saturday.

Power rankings (number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 70 (7).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 59 (5).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 52.

4, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 49 (4).

5, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 42 (2).

6, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 41.

7, Alexa Lawrence, Coronado, 39.

8, Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 36.

9, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 34 (1).

9, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 34.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 32.

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 31.

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 30 (2).

Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 30 (3).

Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 30.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 27.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 26.

Michele Paillard, Franklin, 26.

Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 25.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 24.

Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 24 (1).

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 22.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso High, 21 (1).

Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 21.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 21.

Banah Abdeljaber, Coronado, 21.

Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 20.

Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 20.

Isabella Medina, Americas, 19.

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso High, 19.

Janice Olivas, Clint, 19.

Hannah Tellez, Eastwood, 19.

Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 18.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 18.

Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 17 (1).

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 17.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 16 (1).

Andrea Castillo, El Paso, 16.

Sonya Lee, Coronado, 16.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 15.

Disany Sandoval, Del Valle, 15.

Morayma Montes, Austin, 14.

Valeria Loo-King, Del Valle, 14.

Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 14.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 14.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 13.

Carolina Pitchkolan, Coronado, 12.

Gracyn Hunt, Coronado, 12.

Alexis Vasquez, Eastwood, 12.

Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 10.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View. 10.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 10.

Daniela Peinado, Coronado, 10.

Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 9.

Mia Vargas, Americas, 9.

Maria Hobbs, Loretto, 9.

Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 9.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 8.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 8.

Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 8.

Irma Munoz, Jefferson, 8.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 7.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 7.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 7.

Jaquelin Gonzalez, Horizon, 7.

Aylin Tepezano, Clint, 7.

Madison Spencer, Hanks, 7.

Amber Martin, Eastwood, 6

Giselle Rubio, Eastlake, 6.

Madelaine Estrada, Mt. View, 6.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 6.

Monica Hagerich, Eastwood, 6.

Luisa Ramirez, Coronado, 6.

Jaslyne Ramirez, Del Valle, 6.

Natalie Franco, Pebble Hills, 5.

Selma Licon, Eastwood, 5.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 5.

Ximena Jimenez, San Elizario, 5.

Vivian Shaheen, El Paso High, 5.

Mariah Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Itzel Garcia, Americas, 4.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 4.

Briana Canales, Eastlake, 4.

Eva Asfahani, Coronado, 4.

Paola Bolanos Hernandez, Parkland, 4.

Emma White, El Paso High, 4.  

Sarah Villaronga, Franklin, 3.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 3.

Claudia Vargas, Parkland, 3.     

Brianna Ibarra, Tornillo, 3.

Osmary Vazquez, San Elizario, 3.

Jasmine Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Jade Baca, Hanks, 2.

Amanda Sotelo, Franklin, 2.

Amanda Torres, Loretto, 2.

Marcela Hernandez, Riverside, 2.

Sarah Gil, Eastwood, 2.

Bianca Quintero, Chapin, 2.

Yanitza Olivares, Socorro, 1.

Genisis Guereca, Bel Air, 1.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 1.

Yulianna Anahi Martinez, Parkland, 1.

Christina Duncan, Coronado, 1.

Andrea Baeza, Loretto, 1.

Elliane Marshall, Eastwood, 1.

Camila Luna, Riverside, 1.

Iris Baca, Horizon, 1.

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 6

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country female 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: Oct. 24, 8 a.m., Blackie Chesher Park. 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, Tornillo, Mt. View, Riverside, San Eli, Fabens, Ysleta.

Top 10

1. Franklin: The Cougars easily won the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club with 23 points. Senior Eva Jess won the event in 18:26.7 to lead six Franklin runners who finished in the top 10. Ally Little was second (19:07.5), Alyssa Laspada was fifth (20:00.0), Jenna Saunders, seventh (20:31.4), Michele Paillard, eighth (20:31.8) and Jordan Torres, tenth (21:05.4). The team will rest this weekend.

2. Montwood: The Rams had one of its best races for the season, finishing second in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club with 42 points. Its top four runners Kassandra Jimenez (third, 19:56.6), Jazmine Miranda (fourth, 19:58.1), Alexa Rangel (sixth, 20:04.7) and Natalie Espinosa (ninth, 20:37.1) – had season best times. The Montwood Invitational is cancelled.

3. Eastwood: Eastwood ran its JV team and the 6th and 7th varsity runners to finish third in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational. The team is schedule to race at the Del Valle Invitational on Saturday.

4. Jefferson: The Foxes won the District 1-5A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club placing runners in three of the top four spots and four in the top 8. 1, Crystal Peterson (first, 20:07.0) and Monique Correa (second, 20:15.2) and season-best times. Melody Tsutsumi was fourth (21:03.5) and Jelia Lugo was eighth in 21:51.5. The team is schedule to race at the Del Valle Invitational on Saturday.

5. CoronadoThe T-Birds did race last weekend. The Montwood Invitational has been cancelled.

6. CanutilloThe Eagles won the District 2-5A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club with 50 points, placing four runners in the top 7. Chondra Espino led Canutillo with a second-place finish in 21:02.9. Ivy Lara was fifth (21:36.0), Natalie Rivera was sixth (21:46.9) and Vanessa Preciado was seventh (21:47.9). The team will race at the Bowie Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday.

7. El Paso High: The Tigers placed second at the District 1-5A race of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club with 39 points. El Paso High’s Shayla Cohen Jones was fifth, 21:14.7), Alissa Kennedy was sixth (21:20.8), Jezarae Valenzuela was seventh (21:32.6) and Vivian Shaheen was tenth (22:54.2).

8. Tornillo. The Coyotes did not race.

9. Bel Air: The Highlanders did not race on Saturday. The Highlanders were scheduled to race at the Montwood Invitational which is cancelled.

10. Eastlake. The Falcons finished fourth in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday. Its top runner was Megan Kirtley who was 15th in  21:29.9.   

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Hanks, Pebble Hills, Burges.

Hanks junior Mia Rivera has come into her own this season. Her 20:36.30 is the city’s 21st fastest time.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Lauren Portillo-Walls, Eastwood, 18:04.35 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:16.91 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 18:39.33 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

4, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:03.19 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

5, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:12.42 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

6, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:43.31 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

7, Michele Paillard, Franklin, 19:50.57 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/10).

8, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:53.12 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/10).

9, Sofia Camacho, Franklin 19:55.96 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

10, Jordan Torres, Franklin 19:56.30 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

11, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 19:56.6 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

12, Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 19:58.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

13, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 20:04.7 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

14, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 20:07.00 (Vista Hills CC 10/17).

15, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 20:15.2 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

16, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 20:19.07 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

17, Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 20:23.25 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

18, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 20:26.27 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

19, Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 20:31.75 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

20, Selma Licon, Eastwood 20:35.22 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

21, Mia Rivera, Hanks, 20:36.30 (Del Valle, 9/19).

22, Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 20:36.59 (Veterans Park, 9/26). 

23, Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 20:37.1 (Vista Hills CC, 10/17).

24, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 20:39.25 (Del Valle, 9/19).

25, Amber Martin, Eastwood, 20:40.65 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

Bel Air’s Abigail Murillo has been a steady force for the Highlanders this season. She hopes for a top finish at next week’s District 2-5A race and a trip to regionals.

Power rankings (number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 60 (6).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 59 (5).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 52.

4, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 42 (2).

5, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 41.

6, Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 36.

7, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 34 (1).

7, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 34.

9, Mia Rivera, Hanks, 32.

10, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 31.

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 30 (2).

Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 30 (3).

Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 30.

Kyra Walker, Coronado, 29 (2).

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 27.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 26.

Michele Paillard, Franklin, 26.

Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 25.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 24.

Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 24 (1).

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 22.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso High, 21 (1).

Alexa Lawrence, Coronado, 21.

Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 21.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 21.

Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 20.

Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 20.

Isabella Medina, Americas, 19.

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso High, 19.

Janice Olivas, Clint, 19.

Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 18.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 18.

Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 17 (1).

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 17.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 16 (1).

Andrea Castillo, El Paso, 16.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 15.

Morayma Montes, Austin, 14.

Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 14.

Hannah Tellez, Eastwood, 13.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 13.

Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 10.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View. 10.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 10.

Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 9.

Mia Vargas, Americas, 9.

Maria Hobbs, Loretto, 9.

Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 9.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 8.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 8.

Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 8.

Disany Sandoval, Del Valle, 8.

Irma Munoz, Jefferson, 8.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 7.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 7.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 7.

Jaquelin Gonzalez, Horizon, 7.

Aylin Tepezano, Clint, 7.

Madison Spencer, Hanks, 7.

Amber Martin, Eastwood, 6

Giselle Rubio, Eastlake, 6.

Madelaine Estrada, Mt. View, 6.

Valeria Loo-King, Del Valle, 6.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 6.

Natalie Franco, Pebble Hills, 5.

Banah Abdeljaber, Coronado, 5.

Selma Licon, Eastwood, 5.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 5.

Ximena Jimenez, San Elizario, 5.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 5.

Vivian Shaheen, El Paso High, 5.

Mariah Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Itzel Garcia, Americas, 4.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 4.

Paola Bolanos Hernandez, Parkland, 4.

Emma White, El Paso High, 4.   

Sarah Villaronga, Franklin, 3.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 3.

Claudia Vargas, Parkland, 3.     

Brianna Ibarra, Tornillo, 3.

Jaslyne Ramirez, Del Valle, 3.

Osmary Vazquez, San Elizario, 3.

Eva Asfahani, Coronado, 2.

Jasmine Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Alexis Vasquez, Eastwood, 2.

Jade Baca, Hanks, 2.

Monica Hagerich, Eastwood, 2.

Amanda Sotelo, Franklin, 2.

Amanda Torres, Loretto, 2.

Sonya Lee, Coronado, 2.

Marcela Hernandez, Riverside, 2.

Bianca Quintero, Chapin, 2.

Yanitza Olivares, Socorro, 1.

Genisis Guereca, Bel Air, 1.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 1.

Yulianna Anahi Martinez, Parkland, 1.

Christina Duncan, Coronado, 1.

Andrea Baeza, Loretto, 1.

Camila Luna, Riverside, 1.

Iris Baca, Horizon, 1.

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 5

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country female 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 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.

The Troopers moved into the second spot after its second place finish at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

Top 10

1. Franklin: The Cougars won the team championship at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club with 21 points. Franklin placed six runners in the top 8 including Eva Jess (second, 18:20.41),  Ally Little (third, 18:44.19), Alyssa Laspada (fourth, 19:03.19), Michele Paillard (fifth, 19:50.57), Sofia Camacho (seventh, 19:55.96) and Jenna Saunders (eighth, 19:56.83). The team’s 1-5 split was only 1:35. Franklin will return to Vista Hills Country Club to race in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational on Saturday. That race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.

2. Eastwood: Eastwood placed second at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club and moved ahead of Montwood. The Troopers scored 59 points despite only having one runner – junior Lauren Walls-Portillo – finish in the top 10. Walls-Portillo set a personal and city best 18:04.35. Eastwood – which five scoring runners finished 1+13+14+15+16 – had a 20:12 team average. The Troopers will also return to Vista Hills Country Club to race in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational on Saturday. That race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.

3. Montwood: The Rams dropped one spot after its third place at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club. Montwood scored 64 points, five points higher than Eastwood. Montwood had three in the top 10 – Karyme Garcia (sixth, 19:53.12), Alexa Rangel (ninth, 20:08.85) and Jazmine Miranda (tenth, 20:09.54). The Rams – which had an impressive 1:50 1-5 split will race in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday. That race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.

4. Jefferson: The Foxes won the Cathedral/Harmony Invitational team title at Veterans Park with 20 points. Jefferson placed runners in the second through sixth spots – Monique Correa (second, 21:01.5), Crystal Peterson (third, 21:35.7), Melody Tsutsumi (fourth, 21:55.5),  Jelia Lugo (fifth, 23:30.6) and Irma Munoz (sixth, Jefferson, 23:55.3). The team is scheduled to race in the Class 5A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday. That race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m.

5. CoronadoThe T-Birds did not run a full team at the Americas Invitational at the Socorro Student Activities Complex  but still managed to have three top 10 runners – sophomore Kyra Walker who won the event in 21:56, Alexa Lawrence (sixth, 22:59.0) and Sonya Lee (ninth, 23:11.6). The team is scheduled to race in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday. That race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.

6. CanutilloThe Eagles won the Clint ISD Invitational at Horizon High School with 27 points. The Eagles had four runners – Chondra Espino (third, 21:52.54), Natalie Rivera (fourth, 22:13.12), Ivy Lara (fifth, 22:19.36) and Vanessa Preciado (eighth, 22:38.12) – in the top 8. Canutillo is scheduled to race in the Class 5A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club at 8 a.m. Saturday.

7. El Paso High: The Tigers won the Austin/ElPaso Invitational at Skyline Park scoring 21 points. El Paso had five runners in the top 8 including the top three runners. Jezarae Valenzuela won her first meet of the season with a 21:18.49. Alissa Kennedy was second (21:19.65) and Andrea Castillo was third (21:26.02). Emma White was seventh (23:22.83) and Vivian Shaheen was eighth in 23:23.65. El Paso will race in the Class 5A division of the Pre-District Invitational.

8. Tornillo. The Coyotes finished fourth at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club finishing 12+23+24+28+37 for 124 points. Sophomore Kylene Elias was the top runner finishing in 20:32.17. Tornillo will rest this weekend.

9. Bel Air: The Highlanders move up one after its fifth place at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club. Bel Air runners placed 20+21+27+29+33 for 130 points. Bel Air is scheduled to participate in the Class 5A division of the Pre-District Invitational.

10. Eastlake. The Falcons are back in the top 10 after its team championship at the America’s Invitational run at the Socorro Student Activities Complex. The team scored 58 points. Megan Kirtley was second in 22:11.0 and Giselle Rubio crossed the finish line in 22:59.2, good for the seventh spot, to led Eastlake. The team will race in the Class 6A division of the Pre-District Invitational at Vista Hills Country Club on Saturday. That race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.

Dropped out: Hanks.

On the brink: Pebble Hills, Burges.

Montwood senior Karyme Garcia ran the season’s eighth fastest time on Saturday, completing the 3.1-mile course at Vista Hills in 19:53.12.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Lauren Portillo-Walls, Eastwood, 18:04.35 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:16.91 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 18:39.33 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

4, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:03.19 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

5, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:12.42 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

6, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:43.31 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

7, Michele Paillard, Franklin, 19:50.57 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/10).

8, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:53.12 (Vista Hills C.C., 10/10).

9, Sofia Camacho, Franklin 19:55.96 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

10, Jordan Torres, Franklin 19:56.30 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

11, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 20:08.85 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

12, Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 20:09.54 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

13, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 20:19.07 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

14, Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 20:23.25 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

15, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 20:26.27 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

16, Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 20:31.75 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

17, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 20:33.90 (SAC, 9/19).

18, Selma Licon, Eastwood 20:35.22 (Vista Hills CC, 10/10).

19, Mia Rivera, Hanks, 20:36.30 (Del Valle, 9/19).

20, Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 20:36.59 (Veterans Park, 9/26). 

21, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 20:39.25 (Del Valle, 9/19).

22, Amber Martin, Eastwood, 20:40.65 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

23, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 20:42.30 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

24, Isabella Medina, Americas 20:43.50 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

25, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 20:45.57 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

This courses have been dusty and hilly this season. This week, the runners will face the grass knolls of Vista Hills Country Club.

Power rankings

(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 50 (5).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 49 (4).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 43.

4, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 35.

5, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 33 (2).

6, Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 31.

7, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 30 (2).

7, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 30 (3).

9, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 29 (2).

10, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 27.

10, Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 27.

Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 25.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 25.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 25.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 24.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 23.

Michele Paillard, Franklin, 23.

Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 22.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 22.

Alexa Lawrence, Coronado, 21.

Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 21.

Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 20.

Isabella Medina, Americas, 19.

Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 18.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 18.

Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 17 (1).

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 17.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 17.

Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 17.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso High, 17 (1).

Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 17 (1).

.Annette Guzman, Burges, 16.

Andrea Castillo, El Paso, 16.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 15.

Morayma Montes, Austin, 14.

Hannah Tellez, Eastwood, 13.

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso High, 13.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 12.

Janice Olivas, Clint, 11.

Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 10.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 10.  

Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 9.

Mia Vargas, Americas, 9.

Maria Hobbs, Loretto, 9.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 8.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 8.

Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 8.

Irma Munoz, Jefferson, 8.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 7.

Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 7.  

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 7.

Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 7.

Jaquelin Gonzalez, Horizon, 7.

Amber Martin, Eastwood, 6

Giselle Rubio, Eastlake, 6.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 6.

Madison Spencer, Hanks, 6.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 6.

Disany Sandoval, Del Valle, 5.

Natalie Franco, Pebble Hills, 5.

Banah Abdeljaber, Coronado, 5.

Selma Licon, Eastwood, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 5.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 5.

Mariah Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Itzel Garcia, Americas, 4.

Valeria Loo-King, Del Valle, 4.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 4.

Paola Bolanos Hernandez, Parkland, 4.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 4.

Vivian Shaheen, El Paso High, 4.

Emma White, El Paso High, 4.   

Aylin Tepezano, Clint, 3

Sarah Villaronga, Franklin, 3.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 3.

Claudia Vargas, Parkland, 3.     

Brianna Ibarra, Tornillo, 3.

Jaslyne Ramirez, Del Valle, 3.

Eva Asfahani, Coronado, 2.

Jasmine Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Alexis Vasquez, Eastwood, 2.

Jade Baca, Hanks, 2.

Monica Hagerich, Eastwood, 2.

Amanda Sotelo, Franklin, 2.

Amanda Torres, Loretto, 2.

Sonya Lee, Coronado, 2.

Bianca Quintero, Chapin, 2.

Yanitza Olivares, Socorro, 1.

Genisis Guereca, Bel Air, 1.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 1.

Yulianna Anahi Martinez, Parkland, 1.

Christina Duncan, Coronado, 1.

Andrea Baeza, Loretto, 1.

Iris Baca, Horizon, 1.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View. 1.

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 4

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country female 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 Country Club. Eastwood, Montwood, Bel Air, Hanks, San Eli, Franklin, Pebble Hills, Mt.View, Tornillo.

The base of the Franklin Mountains served as the most rugged part of the course at the Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center last week.

Top 10

1. Franklin: Franklin took the first seven spots in route to a perfect score (15 points) at its own invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center. Franklin was again led by Eva Jess (first, 18:16.91), Ally Little was second in 18:39.33, Alyssa Laspada third in 19:14.63, Jenna Saunders was fourth in 19:43.31; Jordan Torres (fifth, 19:56.30), Michele Paillard (sixth,  20:04.58) and Sofia Camacho (seventh, 20:27.05). Amanda Sotelo was ninth for Franklin (21:06.85). Franklin, which is ranked No. 5 in Class 6A by MileSplitTx,  will race at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

2. Montwood: The Rams rested last week. The team will resume action at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

3. Eastwood: Eastwood placed fourth in the high school Championship Race at the 13th annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet on Friday night with 132 points. Amber Martin lead the Troopers, placing 13th in 20:40.65. Junior Lauren Walls-Portillo was 10th in the girl’s high school Sweepstakes Division finishing in 18:14.62. The team will race at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

4. Jefferson: The Foxes were second at the Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center, scoring 62 points. Crystal Peterson was eighth in 20:45.57 and Monique Correa was 10th in 21:09.61. The team is scheduled to race the Cathedral/Harmony Invitational at Veterans Park.

5. CoronadoThe T-Birds won the Canutillo/Anthony Invitational at Canutillo Middle Sc hool scoring 45 points. Kyra Walker was second (21:12.59) and Alexa Lawrence was third (21:26.33) to pace Coronado. The team will race at the Americas Invitational at the Socorro Student Activities Complex on Friday.

6. CanutilloThe Eagles did not run a full team at its own invitational at Canutillo Middle School but they did have three runners in the top 10 – Ivy Lara, (21:59.18), Natalie Rivera, (22:02.78) and Vanessa Preciado (22:03.36). The Eagles will run at the Horizon Invitational at Horizon High School.

7. El Paso High: The Tigers move up three spots after winning the 2.9-mile Eastlake Invitational at the Socorro Student Activities Complex with 20 points. El Paso High placed four girls in the top 10 – Alissa Kennedy (third, 19:55.4), Jezarae Valenzuela (fourth, 19:59.9), Shayla Cohen Jones (fifth, 20:02.8) and Vivian Shaheen (tenth, 22:15.1). The team will race at the Austin/El Paso Invitational at Skyline Park.

8. Tornillo. The Coyotes continue to improve with each week, winning the Loretto Invitational at Veterans Park. Kylene Elias won in 20:19.07 to lead the Coyotes to a team championship with 32 points. Including Elias, Tornillo had four runners in the top 10 – Nat Escajeda (seventh, 21:46.43), Olivia Garcia (eighth, 21:51.64) and Brianna Ibarra (tenth, 22:16.78). The team will race at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

9. Hanks: The Knights drop two spots after its second-place finish at the Eastlake Invitational at the Socorro Student Activities Complex. Hanks scored 37 points and had three runners in the top 10 including runner-up Mia Rivera (19:40:00.0), Madison Spencer (seventh, 20:47.0) and Jade Baca (ninth, 21:19.3). The team will be challenged at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

10. Bel Air. The Highlanders drop a spot after challenging themselves at the 13th annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet. The team was 12th in the high school Championship Race with 132 points. Abigail Murillo finished Abagail Murillo 23rd in 21:00.46. The team race at the Parra Law XC Classic at Vista Hills Country Club.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Eastlake, Loretto, Pebble Hills.

Franklin senior Ally Little, running in her first cross country season, was second at the Franklin Invitational finishing in 18:39.33, her personal best and good enough for third fastest in the city.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Lauren Portillo-Walls, Eastwood, 18:14.62 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

2, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:16.91 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 18:39.33 (Haskins Center, 10/3).

4, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:12.42 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

5, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:14.63 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

6, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:43.31 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

7, Jordan Torres, Franklin 19:56.30 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

8, Michele Paillard, Franklin, 20:04.58 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

9, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 20:19.07 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

10, Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 20:23.25 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

11, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 20:26.27 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

12, Sofia Camacho, Franklin 20:27.05 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

13, Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 20:31.75 (Veterans Park, 10/3).

14, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 20:33.90. (SAC, 9/19).

15, Mia Rivera, Hanks, 20:36.30 (Del Valle, 9/19).

16, Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 20:36.59 (Veterans Park, 9/26). 

17, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 20:39.25 (Del Valle, 9/19).

18, Amber Martin, Eastwood, 20:40.65 (Desert Twilight, 10/2).

19, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 20:42.30 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

20, Isabella Medina, Americas 20:43.50 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

21, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 20:45.57 (Haskins Rec. Center, 10/3).

22, Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 20:50.88 (Del Valle, 9/19).

23, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 20:52.12 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

24, Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 20:56.46 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

25, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 20:57.00 (SAC, 9/19).

Jefferson harriers Crystal Peterson – who was eighth in 20:45.57 at Franklin – and Monique Correa (tenth in 21:09.61) are two of the city’s strongest runners.

Power rankings

(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 40 (4).

1, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 40 (4).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 35.

4, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 30 (3).

5, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 28.

6, Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 25.

6, Mia Rivera, Hanks, 25.

8, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 24.

9, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 23 (1).

10, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 22.

10, Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 22.

Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 20.

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 20 (1).

Kyra Walker, Coronado, 19 (1).

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 18.

Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 18.

Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 17 (1).

Michele Paillard, Franklin, 17.

Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 16 (1).

Alexa Lawrence, Coronado, 16.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 16.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 16.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 16.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 15.

Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 14.

Morayma Montes, Austin, 14.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 13.

Hannah Tellez, Eastwood, 13.

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso, 13.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 13.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 12.

Isabella Medina, Americas, 11.

Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 11.

Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 10.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 9.

Carolina Zarrabal, Pebble Hills, 9.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 9.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 8.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 8.  

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 8.

Andrea Castillo, El Paso, 8.

Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 8.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin 7.

Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 7.  

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 7.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 7.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso High, 7.

Amber Martin, Eastwood, 6

Janice Olivas, Clint, 6.

Madison Spencer, Hanks, 6.

Disany Sandoval, Del Valle, 5.

Natalie Franco, Pebble Hills, 5.

Banah Abdeljaber, Coronado, 5.

Selma Licon, Eastwood, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 5.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 5.

Itzel Garcia, Americas, 4.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 4.

Valeria Loo-King, Del Valle, 4.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 4.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 4.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 4.

Aylin Tepezano, Clint, 3

Irma Munoz, Jefferson, 3.

Maria Hobbs, Loretto, 3.

Mia Vargas, Americas, 3.

Sarah Villaronga, Franklin, 3.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 3.

Jaquelin Gonzalez, Horizon, 3.

Brianna Ibarra, Tornillo, 3.

Jaslyne Ramirez, Del Valle, 2.

Giselle Rubio, Eastlake, 2.

Eva Asfahani, Coronado, 2.

Jasmine Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Alexis Vasquez, Eastwood, 2.

Jade Baca, Hanks, 2.

Monica Hagerich, Eastwood, 2.

Amanda Sotelo, Franklin, 2.

Yanitza Olivares, Socorro, 1.

Genisis Guereca, Bel Air, 1.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 1.

Christina Duncan, Coronado, 1.

Vivian Shaheen, El Paso High, 1.    

Iris Baca, Horizon, 1.

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 3

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country female 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 weeks’ schedule:

Desert Twilight: 8:45 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. Loretto, 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.

Four local cross country invitationals are in store for this weekend including the Eastlake Invitational at the Socorro Student Activities Complex, the Franklin Invitational at the Haskins Recreation Center, the Cathedral/Loretto Invitational at Veterans Park and the Canutillo/Anthony Invitational at Canutillo Middle School.

Top 10

1. Franklin: As strange as it might sound, the most difficult part of the regular season for the Cougars just might be trying to stay motivated. Week in and week out, Franklin finds itself running unchallenged. For example, at the Clint ISD Invitational at Mt. View High School, the Cougars scored a perfect 15, not only taking the top five spots – but placing seven of its runners in the top 10. Eva Jess won her third straight meet  (21:50.18) followed by teammates Ally Little (second, 22:09.02), Sofia Camacho (third, 24:02.02), Jenna Saunders (fourth, 24:23.74), Michele Paillard (fifth, 24:28.43),  Alyssa Laspada (sixth, 25:02.65) and Sarah Villaronga (eighth, 25:33.84). Franklin will race at its own invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center on Saturday.

2. Montwood: The Rams won the Dale Reinhardt Invitational at SISD’s Student Activities Complex with 16 points. The Rams Jazmine Miranda won her first championship in 21:57.64 to lead five Montwood runners in the top six. Kassandra Jimenez was second in 22:10.52 followed by Alexa Rangel (22:29.60) Natalie Espinosa (23:02.45) in fourth and Karyme Garcia (24:29.39) in sixth. The Rams will race at the Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center on Saturday.

3. Eastwood: The Troopers rested its top five runners but still managed to win the Tornillo/San Elizario Invitational at Tornillo High School with 29 points. Eastwood had five runners in the top 10 including Trinity Martinez (third, 21:50.77), Desiree Carrillo (fourth, 22:07.98),  Amaryllis Rubalcaba (sixth, 22:29.71), Hannah Tellez (seventh, 22:39.00), Alexis Vasquez (ninth, 22:51.27) and Jasmine Martinez (tenth, Eastwood, 23:04.55). The team will race at the 13th annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet on Friday night.

4. Jefferson: The Foxes remain at No. 4 despite finishing second at the Parkland/Hanks Invitational at the Northeast Regional Park. Jefferson finished 8 points behind upstart Canutillo. Jefferson’s top three runners were Monique Correa (third, 20:42.30), Jelia Lugo (sixth, 21:21.75) and Crystal Peterson (seventh, 21:35.22). The team was without Melody Tsutsumi. The Foxes are scheduled to race at the Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center on Saturday.

5. Coronado: The T-Birds won its own invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center with 29 points. Top runners were Kyra Walker, who earned her second career varsity championship (20:52.12) Alexa Lawrence (third, 21:32.18), Banah Abdeljaber (sixth, 21:44.99), Eva Asfahani (ninth, 22:11.31) and Christina Duncan (tenth, 22:12.39). The T-Birds will race at the Canutillo/Anthony Invitational at Canutillo Middle School on Saturday.

6. Canutillo. The Eagles make its top 10 debut after their surprising first-place finish at the Parkland/Hanks Invitational at Northeast Regional Park. The team scored 41 points and had three runners in the top 10 including runner-up Chondra Espino (20:36.59), Natalie Rivera (fifth, 21:21.31) and Ivy Lara (tenth, 21:48.57). It was Espino’s first race of the season. The team will race at its own invitational Canutillo Middle School on Saturday.

7. Hanks: The Knights move up two spots after finishing third at their own invitational at Northeast Regional Park with 55 points. Hanks had two runners – Mia Rivera (fourth, 20:57.46) and Madison Spencer (ninth, 21:46.97) – in the top 10. They will race at the Eastlake Invitational at the Socorro Student Activities Complex.

8. Tornillo. Look at them Coyotes! Just a few years ago the girls took a backseat to the boy’s team, but those days are gone. Tornillo is led by the mega-talented sophomore Kylene Elias who is supported by an ever-evolving group of young runners. On Saturday, Elias won her second consecutive race at the San Elizario/Tornillo Invitational at Tornillo High School, racing to a 21:12.56. Olivia Garcia was fifth in 22:17.07. The team will race at the Cathedral/Loretto Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday.

9. Bel Air. The Highlanders move down three spots after finishing third at Tornillo High. Abigail Murillo finished second behind Elias in 21:47.57 and Sara Armendariz was eighth (22:44.36). The team plans on racing at the 13th annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet on Friday night.

10. El Paso High: The Tigers make its top 10 debut after a second-place finish at the Coronado Invitational. El Paso had  four runners placing 4-8 – Shayla Cohen Jones (21:34.19), Alissa Kennedy (21:42.13), Andrea Castillo (21:48.74) and Jezarae Valenzuela (22:00.39) and ended up with 35 points, six shy of Coronado. The team will compete at the Eastlake Invitational at the Socorro Student Activities Complex on Saturday.

Dropped out: Del Valle, Americas.

On the brink: Eastlake, Loretto, Pebble Hills.

Montwood sophomore Jazmine Miranda won her first championship on Saturday, racing to a 21:57.64 at the Dale Reinhardt Invitational at SISD’s Student Activities Complex. She turned in a 21:06.10 two weeks ago, good for 21st best in the city.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Lauren Portillo-Walls, Eastwood, 18:27.56 (Del Valle, 9/19).

2, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:12.42 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

3, Eva Jess, Franklin, 19:23.00 (SAC, 9/12).

4, Ally Little, Franklin, 20:02.62 (SAC, 9/12).

5, Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 20:26.27 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

6, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 20:33.90. (SAC, 9/19).

7, Mia Rivera, Hanks, 20:36.30 (Del Valle, 9/19).

8, Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 20:36.59 (Veterans Park, 9/26). 

9, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 20:39.25 (Del Valle, 9/19).

10, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 20:42.30 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

11, Isabella Medina, Americas 20:43.50 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

12, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 20:44.81 (SAC, 9/12).

13, Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 20:50.88 (Del Valle, 9/19).

14, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 20:52.03 (SAC, 9/12).

15, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 20:52.12 (Veterans Park, 9/26).

16, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 20:52.73 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

17, Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 20:56.46 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

18, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 20:57.00 (SAC, 9/19).

19, Amber Martin, Eastwood, 20:57.20 (Del Valle, 9/19)

20, Michele Paillard, Franklin, 20:59.40 (SAC, 9/12).

21, Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 21:06.10 (SAC, 9/19).

22, Selma Licon, Eastwood, 21:06.67 (Del Valle, 9/19).

23, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 21:11.44 (La Isla, 9/19).

24, Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 21:13.25 (Haskins Rec Center, 9/26).

25, Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 21:16.45 (Veterans Park, 9/19).

Austin’s power duo of Morayma Montes and Elizabeth Hernandez (with glasses) are two of El Paso top 25 runners. Hernandez’s time of 21:16.45 puts her at No. 25 in the city.

Power rankings

(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 30 (3).

1, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 30 (3).

3, Ally Little, Franklin, 26.

4, Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 25.

5, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 22.

6, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 20 (2).

7, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 19 (1).

8, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19.

9, Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 18.

10, Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 17 (1).

10, Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 17.

10, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 17

Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 16 (1).

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 16.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 15.

Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 14.

Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 14.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 14.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 13.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 13.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 13.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 12.

Michele Paillard, Franklin, 12.

Isabella Medina, Americas, 11.

Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 11.

Kyra Walker, Coronado, 10 (1).

Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 10.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 9.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 9.

Morayma Montes, Austin, 9.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 8.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 8.  

Alexa Lawrence, Coronado, 8.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 8.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 8.

Andrea Castillo, El Paso, 8.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin 7.

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso, 7.

Natalie Espinosa, Montwood, 7.  

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 7.

Hannah Tellez, Eastwood, 7.

Amber Martin, Eastwood, 6

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 6.

Disany Sandoval, Del Valle, 5.

Banah Abdeljaber, Coronado, 5.

Selma Licon, Eastwood, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 5.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 5.

Itzel Garcia, Americas, 4.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 4.

Valeria Loo-King, Del Valle, 4.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 4.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 4.

Aylin Tepezano, Clint, 3

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 3.

Irma Munoz, Jefferson, 3.

Maria Hobbs, Loretto, 3.

Mia Vargas, Americas, 3.

Sarah Villaronga, Franklin, 3.

Jaslyne Ramirez, Del Valle, 2.

Giselle Rubio, Eastlake, 2.

Brianna Ibarra, Tornillo, 2.

Eva Asfahani, Coronado, 2.

Madison Spencer, Hanks, 2.

Jasmine Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Alexis Vasquez, Eastwood, 2.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 2.

Yanitza Olivares, Socorro, 1.

Genisis Guereca, Bel Air, 1.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 1.

Christina Duncan, Coronado, 1.

Iris Baca, Horizon, 1.

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 1

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top cross country female 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.

Top 10

1. Franklin: Franklin’s second year reign as El Paso’s top squad began in grand fashion at the Pebble Hills Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex. The Cougars, who are building off the school’s first Class 6A UIL State Cross Country Championship appearance last year, were solid placing six runners in the top eight positions. Senior Eva Jess, who finished with a silver medal at state, continued her three-year unbeaten El Paso streak winning the event in 19:23.00. New-comer, senior Ally Little, was third in 20:02.62 followed by sophomore Alyssa Laspada (4th, 20:44.81), junior Jenna Saunders (5th, 20:52.03), sophomore Michele Paillard (7th, 20:59.40) and junior Jordan Torres (8th,  21:19.15). The team will return to the SAC on Saturday for the El Dorado Invitational.

2. Montwood: Montwood was impressive at the Pebble Hills Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex, placing three runners in the top 10 including sophomore Kassandra Jimenez (6th, 20:56.34) senior Karyme Garcia (9th, 21:24.03) and sophomore Jazmine Miranda (10th, 21:27.96). The team was second with 57 points with its 4 and 5 runners placing 14th and 18th. The team will return to the SAC on Saturday for the El Dorado Invitational.

3. Eastwood: The Troopers lone top-10 finisher at the Pebble Hills Invitational was junior Lauren Walls-Portillo who was second in 19:40.75.  Eastwood had four other runners in the top 20 to finish with 68 points, good enough for third place. The team will race at Del Valle on Saturday.

4. Jefferson: The Foxes2020 season began with aRiverside Invitational championship at Blackie Chesher Park. Four Jefferson runners finished in the top 10 to score 27 points. Junior Crystal Peterson was second, finishing in 20:52.73 followed by senior Monique Correa (4th, 21:09.51), Jelia Lugo (5th, 22:16.43) and Irma Munoz (8th, 23:51.88).

5. Coronado: The T-Birds will make its season debut at the El Dorado Invitational at the SAC. Coronado is led by sophomore Kyra Walker, a Class 6A state qualifier in 2019.

6. Socorro: Socorro did not run a full team at the Riverside Invitational at Blackie Chesher Park. However, two of its runners – juniors Samantha Ramirez (3rd, 20:56.46) and Yanitza Olivares (10th, 24:06.32) – finished in the top 10. The Bulldogs will race a full team at the El Dorado Invitational at the SAC on Saturday.

7. Bel Air. The Highlanders won the Andress Invitational at Skyline Park with 27 points. Bel Air swept the top three spots and boosted four runners in the top 10. Senior Sara Armendariz won the event in 21:16.46 followed by junior Abigail Murillo (21:28.63) and senior Rosemary Torres (22:01.89). Sophomore Genisis Guereca was 10th in 24:44.78. Bel Air will race at the Del Valle Invitational on Saturday.

8. Del Valle: The Conquistadors placed second at the Riverside Invitational at Blackie Chesher Park with 45 points. Del Valle had three runners – Disany Sandoval, (6th, 23:33.51),  Valeria Loo-King, (7th, 23:42.26) and Jaslyne Ramirez (9th, 24:02.65) – in the top 10, They will run in their own invitational on Saturday.

9. Pebble Hills: The Spartans placed a respectable fourth at the Pebble Hills Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex, with 157 points. Its top runner, freshman Carolina Gregoria Zarrabal, was 11th in 21:51.2. The team will race the El Dorado Invitational at the SAC.

10. Americas: The Trailblazers had a disappointing 5th place finish at the Pebble Hills Invitational and hope to regroup at the Irvin Invitational at Veterans Park.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: Tornillo.

Top times (5K/3Mile)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 19:23.00 (SAC, 9/12).

2, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 19:40.75 (SAC, 9/12).

3, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:55.09 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

4, Ally Little, Franklin, 20:02.62 (SAC, 9/12).

5, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 20:44.81 (SAC, 9/12).

6, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 20:52.03 (SAC, 9/12).

7, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 20:52.73 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

8, Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 20:56.46 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

9, Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 20:56.34 (SAC, 9/12).

10, Michele Paillard, Franklin, 20:59.40 (SAC, 9/12).

11, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 21:09.51 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

12, Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 21:16.46 (Blackie Chesher, 9/12).

13, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 21:19.15 (SAC, 9/12).

14, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 21:24.03 (SAC, 9/12).

15, Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 21:27.96 (SAC, 9/12).

16, Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 21:28.63 (Blackie Chesher, 9/12).

17, Carolina Grego Zarrabal,  Pebble Hills,  21:51.25 (SAC, 9/12).

18, Sofia Camacho, Franklin,  21:52.21 (SAC, 9/12).

19, Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 22:01.89 (Blackie Chesher, 9/12).

20, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 22:05.38 (SAC, 9/12).

21, Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 22:06.33 (Blackie Chesher, 9/12).

22, Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 22:16.43 (Skyline Park, 9/12).

23, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 22:22.22 (SAC, 9/12).

24, Amanda Sotelo, Franklin, 22:29.97 (SAC, 9/12).

25, Victoria Ovalles, Eastwood, 22:35.41 (SAC, 9/12).

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 10 (1)

1, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 10 (1).

1, Sara Armendariz, Bel Air, 10 (1).

4, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 9.

4, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 9.

4, Abigail Murillo, Bel Air, 9.

7, Ally Little, Franklin, 8.

7, Samantha Ramirez, Socorro, 8.

7, Rosemary Torres, Bel Air, 8.

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 7.

10, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 7.

10, Nat Escajeda, Tornillo, 7.

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 6.

Jelia Lugo, Jefferson, 6.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 6.

Kassandra Jimenez, Montwood, 5.

Disany Sandoval, Del Valle, 5.

Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 5.

Michele Paillard, Franklin, 4.

Valeria Loo-King, Del Valle, 4.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 4.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 3.

Irma Munoz, Jefferson, 3.

Maria Hobbs, Loretto Academy, 3.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 2.

Jaslyne Ramirez, Del Valle, 2.

Brianna Ibarra,  Tornillo, 2.

Jazmine Miranda, Montwood, 1.

Yanitza Olivares, Socorro, 1.

Genisis Guereca, Bel Air , 1.

High School girl’s XC: Final

El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top girls cross country runners.

The system is as follows: In a race of less than 150 runners, first place gets 10 points, second gets 9 points all the way down to 10th place which gets 1 point. For meets with between 150 to 300 runners, double points will be rewarded meaning 20 points for first, 19 for second all the way down to 1 point for 20th. For every additional 150 runners, another 10 runners will be included in the points.

For those who like raw times, we also list the Top 25 girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

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

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The Cougars first UIL State Cross Country Championship ended with a 15th place finish in the Class 6A race. Junior Eva Jess finished with a silver medal in 17:12.18.

Top 10

1, Franklin:  The Cougars were the only girl’s team from El Paso to race at the UIL State Cross Country Championship. Junior Eva Jess finished with a silver medal in Class 6A finishing in 17:12.18. The team finished in 15th place.

2, Eastwood: Sophomore Lauren Walls-Portillo was the top finisher from Class 5A at the UIL State Cross Country Championship, finishing 46th in 19:01.29.

3, Jefferson:  A pair of Jefferson runners – junior Melody Tsuitsumi (81st in 19:25.02 and sophomore Crystal Peterson (97th in 19:42.03) made state appearances.

4, Americas: Senior Mariana Guzman had a top 20 finish at the Class 6A UIL State Cross Country Championship placing 20th in 18:21.05.

5, Coronado: Freshman Kyra Walker was 118th in 19:56.25 in her first state championship.

 6, Burges: The Mustangs ended its season with an eighth-place finish at the Region 1-5A race.

7, Eastlake: The Falcons finished 12th in the Region 1-5A championship.

8, Montwood. Junior Karyme Garcia was 99th in 19:28.96 the Class 6A state meet.

9, Canutillo: The Eagles finished 16th at the Region 1-5A meet.

10, Tornillo. Freshman Kylene won the bronze medal at the Class 3A state championship running the two-mile race in 11:37.79.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: None.

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Americas senior Mariana Guzman had a top 20 finish at the Class 6A UIL State Cross Country Championship placing 20th in 18:21.05.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 16:56.80 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

2, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:14.40 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

3, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 18:16.20 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

4, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18:17.09 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

5, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 18:17.70 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

6, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 18:33.80 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

7, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 18:41.20 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

8, Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 18:45.08 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

9, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 18:54.08 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

10, Sophie Watts, Eastwood, 18:55.06 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

11, Adaila Olmos, Eastwood, 18:59.09 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

12, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 19:05.00 (Denton Guyer, 9/14).

13, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 19:07.10 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

14, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:07.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

15, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 19:08.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

16, Daphne Duran, Americas, 19:08.80 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

17, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:13.00 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

18, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:18.20 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

19, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 19:19.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

20, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 19:22.69 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

21, Annette Guzman, Burges, 19:23.00 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

22, Monique Correa Jefferson, 19:24.40 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

23, Sophia Camacho, Franklin, 19:27.30 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

24, Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 19:29.39 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

25, Ivette Rojas, Jefferson, 19:37.50 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

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Eastwood sophomore Lauren Walls-Portillo (bib No. 2268) was the top finisher from Class 5A at the UIL State Cross Country Championship, finishing 46th in 19:01.29.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 119 (10).

2, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 96 (6).

3, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 70 (1).

4, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 63 (1).

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

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 53.

7, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 50.

8, Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 48 (1).

9, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 39 (1).

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 36.

10, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 36 (1).

Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 35.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 34 (2).

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 33.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 33.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 30.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 26.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 26.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 24.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 20, (1).

Annette Guzman, Burges, 19.

Daphne Duran, Americas, 18.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 17.

Karina Gallegos, San Elizario, 16.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 16.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 15.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 14.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 14.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 13.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 13.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 13.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 13.

Anisa Sanchez, Del Valle, 12.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 10.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 8.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 8.

America Morales, San Elizario, 7.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Sofia Fodor, Coronado, 6.

Mariah Martinez, Loretto, 6.

Brisa Aguilar, Clint, 6.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Luisa Ramirez, Coronado, 5.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 5.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 5.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 4.

Maya Ramirez, Americas, 4.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 4.

Janice Olivas, Clint, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 3.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 3.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 3.

Kassandra Jimenez, Young Women, 3.

Pam Ramirez, Burges, 3.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 3.

Emily Guerrero, San Elizario, 3.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso, 2.

Joselyn Heaven Perez, Parkland, 2.

Madeline Estrada, Mt. View, 2.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

Julie Canales, Montwood, 1.

Sydney Puentes, Coronado, 1.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 1.

Katelyn Robles, Del Valle, 1.

High School Girl’s XC Poll: Week 11

Every Wednesday, El Paso Running will utilize a point system to highlight El Paso’s top girls cross country runners.

The system is as follows: In a race of less than 150 runners, first place gets 10 points, second gets 9 points all the way down to 10th place which gets 1 point. For meets with between 150 to 300 runners, double points will be rewarded meaning 20 points for first, 19 for second all the way down to 1 point for 20th. For every additional 150 runners, another 10 runners will be included in the points.

For those who like raw times, we also list the Top 25 girls race times and the meets and dates that they occurred.

This week’s schedule:

UIL State Cross Country Championship, Saturday Nov. 9 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.. All times (CST): Girls Class 3A, 10:50 a.m.; Boys Class 3A, 11:20 a.m.; Girls Class 4A, noon; Boys Class 4A, 12:30 p.m.; Girls Class 5A, 1:10 p.m.; Boys Class 5A, 1:50 p.m.; Girls Class 6A, 2:30 p.m.; Boys Class 6A, 3:10 p.m

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

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The season is over most runners. But there is a lot more running to do for a select few who have advanced to the state meet.

Top 10

1, Franklin:  The Cougars ran a solid Region 1-6A race and advanced to the UIL State Cross Country Championship with a fourth-place finish. Junior Eva Jess won the event in 16:56.80, a season best. Franklin and Lewisville Marcus actually finished tied with 154 points but freshman Amanda Sotelo, the Cougars sixth runner, finished four spots ahead of the Marcus sixth girl to push the girls over the top.

2, Eastwood: The Troopers missed out on a consecutive Class 5A state appearance, finishing fifth at the Region 1-5A meet with 133 points. Sophomore Lauren Walls-Portillo was ninth (18:26.60) and will advance to her second straight state meet.

3, Jefferson: The Foxes placed sixth in the Class 5A Regional with 141 points. Jefferson had two runners – sophomore Crystal Peterson (seventh, 18:17.70) and Melody Tsutsumi (23rd, 19:07.60) advance to the state meet.

4, Americas: The Trailblazers move up one spot after placing 9th at the Region 1-6A race. Americas was paced by senior Mariana Guzman who was 13th in 18:14.40. She will advance to the state meet.

5, Coronado: The T-Birds finished ninth at the Region 1-6A meet. Freshman Kyra   Walker was 19th in 18:33.80 and will race at the UIL State Championship.

6, Burges: The Mustangs placed eighth at the Regionals 1-5A race. Sophomore Annette Guzman was the low scorer for Burges finishing in 24th in 19:23.00.

7, Eastlake: The Falcons finished 12th in the Region 1-5A championship. Junior Megan Kirtley was Eastlake’s top runner with a 19:42.40.

8, Montwood. The Rams did not advance to regionals as a team but junior Karyme Garcia set a season-best mark of 18:16.20, good for 15th place and a trip to state.

9, Canutillo: The Eagles finished 16th at the Region 1-5A meet. Freshman Natalie Rivera was the top runner for Canutillo finishing in 19:54.80.

10, Tornillo. The Coyotes finished in 7th place at the Region 1-3A Championship.  Freshman Kylene Elias won the 2-mile event in 11:57.60. Sophomore Wendy Garcia also finished in the top 20 in 12:53.60.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink: None.

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Burges sophomore Annette Guzman turned in a season 19:23.00 at Monday’s Region 1-5A championship at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

 1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 16:56.80 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

2, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:14.40 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

3, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 18:16.20 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

4, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18:17.09 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

5, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 18:17.70 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

6, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 18:33.80 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

7, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 18:41.20 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

8, Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 18:45.08 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

9, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 18:54.08 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

10, Sophie Watts, Eastwood, 18:55.06 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

11, Adaila Olmos, Eastwood, 18:59.09 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

12, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 19:05.00 (Denton Guyer, 9/14).

13, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 19:07.10 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

14, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:07.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

15, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 19:08.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

16, Daphne Duran, Americas, 19:08.80 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

17, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:13.00 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

18, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:18.20 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

19, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 19:19.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

20, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 19:22.69 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

21, Annette Guzman, Burges, 19:23.00 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

22, Monique Correa Jefferson, 19:24.40 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

23, Sophia Camacho, Franklin, 19:27.30 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

24, Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 19:29.39 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

25, Ivette Rojas, Jefferson, 19:37.50 (Mae Simmons Park, 10/28).

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These three girls – Socorro’s Janeth Chacon, Franklin’s Jordan Torres and Montwood’s Alexa Rangel – have been solid for their respective teams all season.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 110 (10).

2, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 88 (6).

3, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 70 (1).

4, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 63 (1).

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

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 53.

7, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 50.

8, Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 48 (1).

9, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 39 (1).

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 36.

10, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 36 (1).

 

Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 35.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 34 (2).

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 33.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 33.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 30.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 26.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 26.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 24.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 20, (1).

Annette Guzman, Burges, 19.

Daphne Duran, Americas, 18.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 17.

Karina Gallegos, San Elizario, 16.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 16.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 15.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 14.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 14.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 13.

Chondra Espino, Canutillo, 13.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 13.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 13.

Anisa Sanchez, Del Valle, 12.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 10.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 8.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 8.

America Morales, San Elizario, 7.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Sofia Fodor, Coronado, 6.

Mariah Martinez, Loretto, 6.

Brisa Aguilar, Clint, 6.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Luisa Ramirez, Coronado, 5.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 5.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 5.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Ivy Lara, Canutillo, 4.

Maya Ramirez, Americas, 4.

Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 4.

Janice Olivas, Clint, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 3.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 3.

Vanessa Preciado, Canutillo, 3.

Kassandra Jimenez, Young Women, 3.

Pam Ramirez, Burges, 3.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 3.

Emily Guerrero, San Elizario, 3.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Shayla Cohen Jones, El Paso, 2.

Joselyn Heaven Perez, Parkland, 2.

Madeline Estrada, Mt. View, 2.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

Julie Canales, Montwood, 1.

Sydney Puentes, Coronado, 1.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 1.

Katelyn Robles, Del Valle, 1.