High School Girl’s XC Poll: Week 8

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

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

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

This week’s schedule:

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

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

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

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

Top 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dropped out: Bel Air.

On the brink:  Tornillo.

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

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 17:51.64 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

3, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:27.33 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

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

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

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

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

9, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 19:10.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:14.39 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

11, Daphne Duran, Americas, 19:20.73 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

12, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 19:22.00 (Denton Guyer, 9/14).

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

14, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 19:26.24 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

15, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:28.70 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

17, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:29.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 8/28).

18, Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 19:37.63 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

19, Morayma, Montes, Austin, 19:41.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

20, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 19:43.00. (Denton Guyer, 9/14)

21, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:44.53 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

22, Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 19:45.05 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

23, Marcela Perches, Coronado 19:45.71 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

24, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:48.77 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

25, Pam Ramirez, Burges, 19:50.33 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

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

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

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

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

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

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 44.

7, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 37.

8, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 36.

9, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 33.

10, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 29.

Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 27.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 21.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 21.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 19, (1).

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 17.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 16 (1).

Daphne Duran, Americas, 16.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 15.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 14.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 13.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 13.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 12.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 11.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 9.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 6.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 6.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 5.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 5.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 4.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 3.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 3.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 2.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 2.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

Julie Canales, Montwood, 1.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 1.

High School Girl’s Poll: Week 7

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

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

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

This week’s schedule:

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

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

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

Top 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dropped out: Bel Air.

On the brink:  Tornillo.

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

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 17:51.64 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

3, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:27.33 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

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

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

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

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

9, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 19:10.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:14.39 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

11, Daphne Duran, Americas, 19:20.73 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

12, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 19:22.00 (Denton Guyer, 9/14).

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

14, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 19:26.24 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

15, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:28.70 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

17, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:29.60 (Mae Simmons Park, 8/28).

18, Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 19:37.63 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

19, Morayma, Montes, Austin, 19:41.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

20, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 19:43.00. (Denton Guyer, 9/14)

21, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:44.53 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

22, Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 19:45.05 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

23, Marcela Perches, Coronado 19:45.71 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

24, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:48.77 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

25, Pam Ramirez, Burges, 19:50.33 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

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

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

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

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

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

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 37.

7, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 33.

8, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 32.

8, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 32.

10, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 28.

Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 27.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 21.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 21.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 19, (1).

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 17.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 16 (1).

Daphne Duran, Americas, 16.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 15.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 13.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 13.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 12.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 11.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 9.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 6.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 5.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 5.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 4.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 4.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 3.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 3.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 2.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 2.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

Julie Canales, Montwood, 1.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 1.

High School Girl’s XC Poll: Week 6

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

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

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

This week’s schedule:

Desert Twilight: 9 p.m. Sept. 27 in Casa Verde, Ariz.  Eastwood, Hanks, Riverside, Bel Air, Bowie, Cathedral, Del Valle, San Elizario.

 Lubbock Invitational: 8:45 a.m. Sept. 28, Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. Socorro, Valle Verde, Parkland, Franklin, Austin, Jefferson, El Paso, Ft. Hancock, Burges, Americas, Eastlake, El Dorado, Pebble Hills, Montwood.

 Las Cruces Onate Invitational: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Onate High School. Coronado, Canutillo, Chapin, Loretto, Andress.

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The Cougars kept their undefeated season alive with a win at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park. The team will race at the Lubbock Invitational on the Region 1 course at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

Top 10

1, Franklin: The Cougars won the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park with 34 points. It’s scoring five finished 1-4-6-8 and 15. Top 10 runners were – Eva Jess (first, 17:51.64), Alyssa Laspada (fourth, 19:14.39), Jordan Torres (sixth, 19:22.69) and Jenna Saunders (eighth, 19:28.70). The Cougars will race at the Lubbock Invitational on the Region 1 course at Mae Simmons Park.

2, Eastwood: The Troopers finished in 13th out of 28 teams from all over the country in the “rated” race at the Woodbridge (Calif.) Classic.  It’s top runner was Lauren Portillo-Wall who was 39th in 18:17.9, a season best for her. The Troopers will race at the Desert Twilight on Friday night in Casa Verde, Ariz.

3, Americas: The Trailblazers placed second at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park with 61 points.  Americas had two runners – Mariana Guzman (second, 18:27.33) and Daphne Duran (fifth, 19:20.73) – in the top five. The Trailblazers will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

4, Coronado: The T-Birds move down a spot after its third-place finish at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park. Coronado had two runners in the top 10 – Kyra Walker (third, 19:10.54) and Sophia Flores (seventh, 19:26.24). Coronado will race at the Las Cruces Onate Invitational at Onate High School.

5, Socorro: The Bulldogs did not race on Saturday. Socorro is scheduled to compete at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

6, Montwood.  The Rams won the 2-mile Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School with 61 points. Montwood had three runners – Karyme Garcia (second, 11:42.63), Alexa Rangel (fourth, 11:43.49) and Julie Canales (10th, 11:45.44) – in the top 10. Montwood will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

7, Eastlake: The Falcons did not race on Saturday. The team will travel to Lubbock for the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

8, Jefferson: The Foxes did not race on Saturday. They will race the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

9, Burges: The Mustangs placed fourth at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park with 93 points and move up one in the poll. Burges’ top three finished 14th (Pam Ramirez, 19:50.33), 15th (Emillee  Antimo, 19:51.13) and 16th (Annette  Guzman, 19:55.44 14). The team will race at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday.

10, Bel Air: The Highlanders finished sixth at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park on Saturday. Abagail Murillo was ninth in 19:29.39. Bel Air will race the Desert Twilight on Friday night in Casa Verde, Ariz.

Dropped out: None.

On the brink:  Hanks, Tornillo, Parkland.

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Eastwood sophomore Lauren Portillo-Wall ran her season best 18:17.9 in the “rated” race at the Woodbridge (Calif.) Classic where she finished in the top 40.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

 1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 17:51.64 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

3, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:27.33 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

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

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

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

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

9, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 19:10.54 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 19:14.39 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

11, Daphne Duran, Americas, 19:20.73 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

12, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 19:22.00 (Denton Guyer, 9/14).

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

14, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 19:26.24 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

15, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 19:28.70 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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

17, Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 19:37.63 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

18, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:38.39 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

19, Morayma, Montes, Austin, 19:41.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

20, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 19:43.00. (Denton Guyer, 9/14)

21, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:44.53 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

22, Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 19:45.05 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/21).

23, Marcela Perches, Coronado 19:45.71 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

24, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 19:48.77 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

25, Pam Ramirez, Burges, 19:50.33 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/21).

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Bel Air’s Abagail Murillo ran a season best 19:29.39 as did Austin’s Elizabeth Hernandez (19:37.63) at Northeast Regional Park.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 50 (5).

2, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 44 (1).

3, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 38 (2).

4, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 34 (1).

5, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 31.

6, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 30.

7, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 29 (1).

8, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 28.

9, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 27.

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 25.

 

Sophia Flores, Coronado, 24.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 21.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 21.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 19. (1)

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 18.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 13.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 12.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Daphne Duran, Americas, 12.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 12.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 10.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 10 (1).

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 9.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 8.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 8.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 5.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 5.

Mia Rivera, Hanks, 5.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 4.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 4.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 4.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 3.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 2.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 2.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 2.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

Julie Canales,  Montwood, 1.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake,  1.

 

High School Girl’s XC Poll: Week 5

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:

Parkland /Riverside Invitational:  8 a.m. Sept. 21 at Northeast Regional Park. Riverside, Parkland, VVEC, Bel Air, Coronado, Franklin, Austin, Chapin, Irvin, Eastlake, El Dorado, Americas, Loretto, Andress, Loretto, Harmony, Canutillo, LPI.

 Tornillo/San Eli Invitational: 8 a.m. Sept. 21 at Tornillo High School. Tornillo, San Eli, Jefferson, Fabens, EPHS, Bowie, Montwood,  Ft Hancock, Cathedral, Mountain View, Clint, Horizon, Eastwood, Hanks, Ysleta, YWLA, Del Valle, LPI, Socorro.

Woodbridge: 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in Woodbridge, Calif, Eastwood.

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This weekend’s cross country schedule includes the Parkland/Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park and the Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School.

Top 10

1, Franklin: The Cougars continue to roll, winning the rugged Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center/Park with its runners grabbing 1-2-6-7 and 12 spots for a commanding 28 points and fourth team title. Junior Eva Jess won her fourth straight individual title in 19:20.59 followed by sophomore Jenna Saunders who was second in 20:35.88. Sophomore Jordan Torres was sixth in 21:36.71 and freshman Alyssa Laspada was seventh in 21:49.56. The Cougars will race at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park on Saturday.

2, Eastwood: The Troopers JV won the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday with 46 points. Desiree Carrillo was the top runner for Eastwood placing sixth in 20:23.52 and Sophia Watts was tenth (20:44.37). The Troopers will race at the Woodbridge (Calif.) Cross Country Classic on Saturday.

3, Coronado: The T-Birds were second at the Franklin Invitational with 82 points. Freshman Kyra Walker was third in 21:07.37 and senior Sophia Flores was fourth (21:08.29) to pace Coronado. The T-Birds will compete at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park on Saturday.

4, Americas: The Trailblazers placed third at the Franklin Invitational with 89 points, seven behind second place Coronado. Senior Daphne Duran led the way with a fifth-place finish in 21:35.48. Americas will race the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park on Saturday.

5, Socorro: The Bulldogs finished 10th at the MileSplit XC Invitational in Denton. Senior Jazmin Chacon ran a season best (19:22.00), good for 29th place, as did her twin Janeth Chacon (19:43.00). Socorro is scheduled to race at the Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School.

6, Montwood.  The Rams move up a spot after finishing second at the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park. Montwood placed two runners in the top 10 with junior Karyme Garcia winning her first varsity meet in 19:40.08.  Sophomore Alexa Rangel was fourth in 20:19.38. Montwood will race the 2-mile Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School.

7, Eastlake: The Falcons move up two spots after its fourth place finish at the Franklin Invitational. Junior Megan Kirtley paced Eastlake with a tenth-place finish in 22:13.64. Eastlake will compete at the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park on Saturday.

8, Jefferson: The Foxes did not run a full varsity at the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park. Junior Melody Tsumi continued her strong season with a second-place finish in 19:44.52 and sophomore Crystal Peterson was seventh in 20:26.74. Jefferson is scheduled to race at the Tornillo/San Eli Invitational at Tornillo High School.

9, Bel Air: The Highlanders move up one after scoring 109 points at the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park. Sophomore Abagail Murillo was third in 20:16.27. Bel Air will race the Parkland /Riverside Invitational at Northeast Regional Park on Saturday.

10, Burges: The Mustangs struggled at the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday. Junior Emilee Antimo had a top 10 finish (ninth, 20:37.40).

Dropped out: None.

On the brink:  Hanks, Clint, Tornillo.

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Jefferson Junior Melody Tsumi continued her strong season with a second-place finish at Veterans Park in 19:44.52 – a season best for her.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

 1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:05.86 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

2, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:48.20 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

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

4, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 19:19.01 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

5, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 19:22.00 (Denton Guyer, 9/14).

6, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:38.39 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

7, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 19:43.00. (Denton Guyer, 9/14)

8, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:44.53 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

9, Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 20:00.09 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

10, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 20:02.95 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

11, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 20:03.40 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

12, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 20:06.12 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

13, Eileen Mclain, Eastwood, 20:08.61 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

14, Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 20:16.27 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

15, Annette Guzman, Burges, 20:18.30 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

16, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 20:19.12 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

17, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 20:19.38 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

18, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 20:21.97 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

19, Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 20:22.10 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

20, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 20:23.38 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

21, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 20:26.75 (Veterans Park, 9/14).

22, Daphne Duran, Americas, 20:26.80 (UNM Lobo Invitational, 8/31).

23, Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 20:28.02 (La Isla Invitational, 8/31).

24, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 20:30.39 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

25, Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 20:30.45 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

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Parkland junior Angelina Lujan-Marrufo ran a personal season-best 20:23.38 at Veterans Park. She ranks in the top 20 in El Paso.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

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

2, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 35 (1).

3, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 31.

4, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 28 (1).

5, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 27.

5, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 27.

7, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 26 (1).

8, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 23.

9, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 20 (1).

9, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 20.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 19. (1)

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18.

Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 18.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 14.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 14.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 13.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 12.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 10 (1).

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 10.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 9.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 8.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 8.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 7.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 7.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 6.

Daphne Duran, Americas, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 5.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 5.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 4.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 4.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 4.

Grettel Aguilar, Irvin, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 2.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 2.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 2.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

Megan Kirtley, Eastlake,  1.

High School Girl’s XC Poll: Week 4

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 and 10th place which gets 1 point. For meets with between 150 to 300 runners, double points will be rewarded meaning 20 points for first, 19 for second all the way down to 1 point for 20th. For every additional 150 runners, another 10 runners will be included in the points.

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

This week’s schedule:

Franklin Invitational: 8 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Don Haskins Recreational Center/Park. Franklin, Coronado, Canutillo, Chapin, EPHS, Mt View, Clint, Eastlake, Americas, VVEC, El Dorado, Del Valle.

Loretto/Cathedral Invitational:  8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Veterans Park. Cathedral, Austin, Jefferson, Fabens, Bowie, Ft Hancock, Burges, LPI, Eastwood, Hanks, Bel Air, YWLA, Parkland, Socorro, Pebble Hills, Montwood, Andress, San Eli, Horizon, Ysleta, Andress, Loretto, Riverside.

 Cobre Invitational: 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at Bataan Memorial Park in Fort Baynard, N.M.  Irvin.

 Guyer Invitational: 8 a.m. Sept. 14 in Denton. Socorro.

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The Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center/Park and the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park highlight the local cross country scene on Saturday.

Top 10

1, Franklin: The Cougars placed five runners in the top 11 for 27 points and the championship of the 3.19 mile Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle.  Eva Jess won her third invitational of the season in a time of 18:30.05. Franklin’s next scoring runners were Jordan Torres (fifth, 20:53.74), Jenna Saunders (sixth, 20:57.81) Alyssa Laspada (eighth, 21:08.81) and Sofia Camacho (11th, 21:26.24.). The Cougars will run at its own invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center/Park on Saturday.

2, Eastwood: The Troopers finished second at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational with 32 points, five behind Franklin. Eastwood had four runners in the top 10 including  Lauren Walls- Portillo (second, 19:56.75), Elieen McLain, (fourth, 20:37.04), Meadow Ortiz (seventh, 21:02.63) and Adalia Olmos, Eastwood (tenth, 21:20.19). Eastwood will rest its varsity this weekend as the team prepares for the Woodbridge (Calif.) Cross Country Classic on Sept. 21.

3, Coronado: The T-Birds won the El Dorado/Pebble Hills Invitational at Ascarate Golf Course with 24 points, placing three runners in the top five spots – Kyra Walker (first, 16:07.12), Sophia Flores (third, 16:19.31) and Marcela Perches (fifth, 16:45.81). Walker, a freshman, won her first individual title on the 2.5 mile course. Coronado will run the rugged Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center/Park.

4, Americas: The Trailblazers placed second at the El Dorado/Pebble Hills Invitational at Ascarate Golf Course with 31 points. Top 10 runners were Mariana Guzman (sixth, 16:48.90), Lauren Anderson (eighth, 16:53.46) and Abigail Barraza (tenth, 16:56.48). Americas will race the Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center/Park.

5, Socorro: The Bulldogs challenged themselves at the Southlake Carroll Invitational and finished 29th in the Elite Division. Senior Jazmin Chacon was the top runner, finishing 51st in 20:22.88, good for the 16th fastest time in El Paso this season. Socorro is schedule to race at the Guyer Invitational in Denton.

6, Burges: The Mustangs won the Gadsden Invitational with 54 points. Burges had three runners in the top five including sophomore Annette Guzman (second, 21:00.32), junior Emilee Antimo (fourth, 21:21.57) and senior Evonna Walker (fifth, 21:28.85). Burges will race the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday.

7, Montwood.  The Rams did not run a full squad at the 2.5. mile El Dorado/Pebble Hills Invitational. They did place two runners in the top five – Karyme Garcia (second, 16:17.47) and Alexa Rangel (fourth, 16:42.12).  Montwood is scheduled to compete at the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park.

8, Jefferson: The Foxes did not run a full varsity at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational, however, Melody Tsumi was third in 20:28.87. Jefferson is scheduled to compete at the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park.

9, Eastlake: The Falcons varsity did not race on Saturday. Expect the varsity to race at the Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center/Park on Saturday. Eastlake will race the Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreational Center/Park.

10, Bel Air: The Highlanders make its season debut after its third-place finish at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational. Sophomore Abagail Murillo was ninth in 21:09.51. Bel Air will race the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park. Bel Air will race the Loretto/Cathedral Invitational at Veterans Park on Saturday.

Dropped out: Hanks.

On the brink:  Clint, Tornillo.

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Montwood’s Karyme Garcia’s 19:38.39 ranks her fifth in El Paso this season. She was second at the El Dorado/Pebble Hills Invitational at Ascarate Golf Course last week.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

 1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:05.86 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

2, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:48.20 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

3, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 19:14.83 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

4, Lauren Walls, Eastwood, 19:19.01 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

5, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:38.39 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:48.22, (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

7, Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 20:00.09 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

8, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 20:02.95 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

9, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 20:03.40 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

10, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 20:06.12 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

11, Eileen Mclain, Eastwood, 20:08.61 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

12, Annette Guzman, Burges, 20:18.30 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

13, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 20:19.12 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

14, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 20:21.97 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

15, Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 20:22.10 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

16, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 20:22.88 (Southlake Carroll, 9/7)

17, Daphne Duran, Americas, 20:26.80 (UNM Lobo Invitational, 8/31).

18, Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 20:28.02 (La Isla Invitational, 8/31).

19, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 20:30.39 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

20, Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 20:30.45 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

21, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 20:33.27 (La Isla Invitational, 8/31).

22, Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 20:34.49 (La Isla Invitational, 8/31).

23, Morayama Montes, Austin, 20:37.41 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

24, Julie Canalas, Montwood, 20:38.12 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

25, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 20:43.91 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

091119PreRace
There is no feeling like the pre-race cross country jitters.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

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

2, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 28 (1).

3, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 25.

4, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 22.

5, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 21.

6, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 20 (1).

7, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 18 (1).

7, Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 18.

7, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 18.

7, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 18.

 

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 17. (1)

Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 14.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 13.

Sophia Flores, Coronado, 13

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 12.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 11.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 10 (1).

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 8.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 8.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 8.

Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 7.

Emilee Antimo, Burges, 7.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 7.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 7.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 4.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Lauren Anderson, Americas, 3.

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 3.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 2.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 2.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 2.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2.

Abagail Murillo, Bel Air, 2.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 1.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 1.

Yulissa Ortega, Canutillo, 1.

Abigail Barraza, Americas, 1.

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 3

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 and 10th place which gets 1 point. For meets with between 150 to 300 runners, double points will be rewarded meaning 20 points for first, 19 for second all the way down to 1 point for 20th. For every additional 150 runners, another 10 runners will be included in the points.

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

This week’s schedule:

Rudy Alvarez Invitational (3 Miles): 8 a.m. Sept. 7 at Del Valle High School. Del Valle, Eastwood, Franklin, Jefferson, Chapin, Fabens, Bowie, Ft Hancock, LPI, VVEC, Bel Air, YWLA, Hanks, Ysleta, Loretto, Cathedral, Horizon, Clint, San Elizario. Harmony, Riverside.

Southlake Carroll Invitational:  7 a.m. Sept. 7 in Southlake. Socorro.

Gadsden Invitational: 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at Gadsden High School. Canutillo, Austin, Irvin, EPHS, Burges, Andress, Parkland.

SISD Invitiational: 8 a.m. Sept. 7 at Ascarate Park. Pebble Hills, El Dorado, Americas, Montwood, Coronado, Mt View, Eastlake.

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Three area invitationals are on tap for Saturday – the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle, the Gadsden Invitational at Gadsden (N.M.) High School and the SISD Invitational at Ascarate Park.

Top 10

1, Franklin: For the second week in a row, the Cougars move up one, this time to the top spot after placing four runners in the top 8 to win the Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School. Junior Eva Jess won her second meet of the season, pacing the team in 18:05.86, the top time in the city. Franklin finished with 33 points, five better than previous No. 1 Eastwood. Other top 10 runners for Franklin were Jordan Torres (fifth, 20:02.96), Jenna Saunders (seventh, 20:19.12) and Alyssa Laspada (eighth, 20:21.98). The Cougars will travel to Del Valle High School for the Rudy Alvarez Invitational on Saturday.

 2, Eastwood: The Troopers scored 38 points in its first race of the season at Canutillo Middle School and placed second behind Franklin. Sophomore Lauren Walls-Portillo was second in 19:19.02, Eileen McLain (sixth, 20:08.61), Desiree Carrillo (ninth, 20:22.10) and Meadow Ortiz (10th, 20:30.39). Eastwood will compete at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle High School on Saturday.

3, Coronado: The T-Birds had a strong showing at the UNM Lobo Cross Country Invitational with two runners finishing in the top 10 – Kyra Walker at seventh in 20:49 and Marcela Perches in ninth in 21:17. The T-Birds are scheduled to compete at the SISD Invitational at Ascarate Park on Saturday.

4, Americas: The Trailblazers placed seventh in the 15-team Cleveland (N.M.) Invitational. Americas had two top 21 finishers – Mariana Guzman was sixth in 19:40.29 and Daphane Duran was 21st in 20:26.80. Americas will race at the SISD Invitational at Ascarate Park on Saturday.

5, Socorro: The Bulldogs were supposed to race at the Marcus Invitational in Flower Mound but did not attend. Socorro is scheduled to run at the Southlake Carroll Invitational on Saturday.

6, Burges: The Mustangs did not run a complete team at the Canutillo Invitational. They did have three runners in the top 20 – Evonna Walker (15th, 20:46.48), Emilee Antimo (18th, 20:50.88) and Pamela Ramirez (20th, 20:59.88). Burges will run the Gadsden Invitational at Gadsden High School on Saturday.

7, Montwood.  The Rams finished third at the Canutillo Invitational with 77 points. Montwood had three runners in the top 16 – Karyme Garcia (third, 19:43.88), Julie Canalas (13th, 20:38.12) and Alexa Rangel (14th, 20:43.91). Montwood will rest their varsity at the SISD Invitational at Ascarate Park on Saturday.

8, Jefferson: The Foxes did not run a full varsity at Canutillo Middle School. They did have a top five runner in junior Melody Tsumi who was fourth in 19:48.26. Jefferson will compete at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle High School on Saturday.

9, Eastlake: The Falcons had a fourth-place finish at the Canutillo Invitational with 107 points.  Junior Megan Kirtley continues to be the bright spot early in the season with an 11th place finish in a time of 20:30.45. They will race at the SISD Invitational at Ascarate Park on Saturday.

10, Hanks: The Knights make its season debut at No. 10 after finishing fifth at the Canutillo Invitational. Its top finisher was sophomore Mia Rivera who was 27th in 21:28.17. They will compete at the Rudy Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle High School on Saturday.

Dropped out: San Elizario.

On the brink:  Clint, Del Valle, Tornillo.

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Tornillo freshman Kylene Elias (far left) comes into this week with the city’s third fastest time. She leads the season’s early surprise team which is on the brink of cracking the top 10.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

 1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 18:05.86 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

2, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:48.20 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

3, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 19:14.83 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

4, Lauren Walls, Eastwood, 19:19.01 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

5, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:38.39 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

6, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 19:48.22, (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

7, Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 20:00.09 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

8, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 20:02.95 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

9, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 20:03.40 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

10, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 20:06.12 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

11, Eileen Mclain, Eastwood, 20:08.61 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

12, Annette Guzman, Burges, 20:18.30 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

13, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 20:19.12 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

14, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 20:21.97 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

15, Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 20:22.10 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

16, Daphne Duran, Americas, 20:26.80 (UNM Lobo Invitational, 8/31).

17, Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 20:28.02 (La Isla Invitational, 8/31).

18, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 20:30.39 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

19, Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 20:30.45 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

20, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 20:33.27 (La Isla Invitational, 8/31).

21, Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 20:34.49 (La Isla Invitational, 8/31).

22, Morayama Montes, Austin, 20:37.41 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

23, Julie Canalas, Montwood, 20:38.12 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

24, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 20:43.91 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

25, Evonna Walker, Burges, 20:46.48 (Canutillo Invitational, 8/31).

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The Eastlake and Hanks girls enter this week at No. 9 and No. 10.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 20 (2).

2, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 19 (1).

3, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 16.

4, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 15 (1).

5, Melody Tsumi, Jefferson, 14.

6, Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 13.

6, Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 13.

6, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 13.

9, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 12.

10, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 11.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 10 (1).

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 8.

Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 7.

Lauren Walls-Portillo, Eastwood, 9.

Kyra Walker, Coronado, 8.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 7.

Oliva Garcia, Tornillo, 7.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 5.

Sophia Flores, Coronado, 5.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 5.

Wendy Garcia, Tornillo, 4.

Jezarae Valenzuela, El Paso, 3.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 3.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 2.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 2.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 2.

Marcela Perches, Coronado, 2.

Maryann Padilla, Tornillo, 2

Alissa Kennedy, El Paso, 1

Morayama Montes, Austin, 1.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 1.

 

High School Girls XC Poll: Week 2

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

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

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

This week’s schedule:

Canutillo Invitational: 8 a.m. Aug. 31 at Canutillo Middle School. Canutillo, Eastwood, Hanks, Riverside, Franklin, Austin, Jefferson, Chapin, Burges, LPI, Valle Verde, Bel Air, Montwood, Americas, YWLA, Loretto, Andress, Cathedral, Ysleta, Del Valle, Loretto, Eastlake.

ABQ Invitational: 8 a.m. Aug. 31 at the University of New Mexico. Americas, Coronado, Ysleta.

Fabens La Isla Invitational: 8 a.m. Aug. 31.  Fabens, Irvin, EPHS, Tornillo, Bowie, Ft. Hancock, Parkland, El Dorado, Pebble Hills, Clint, Horizon, Mountain View, San Elizario, El Paso.

Marcus 1 Invitational: 7 a.m. Aug. 31 in Flower Mound. Socorro.

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GirlsPack
The cross country season in El Paso began on Friday with Montwood’s Race to Midnight Invitational. Coronado won the girl’s team title while Americas senior Mariana Guzman also easily won the race in 18:48.20. On Saturday, more than 23 teams will compete at the Canutillo Invitational at 8 a.m. at Canutillo Middle School

Top 10

1, Eastwood: The Troopers varsity will get its first taste of action at Saturday’s Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School. The Troopers are working towards a return visit to the Class 5A State Championship where the team finished 11th.

2, Franklin: The Cougars move up one after its impressive season debut, winning the 2.7 mile Red Sands desert course at Mt. View’s Freedom Run. Junior Eva Jess won the meet in 17:03.70. Franklin’s top five runners finished in the top 8 including Jess at No. 1, sophomore Jenna Saunders in second (18:38.02), freshman Alyssa Laspada in third (18:44.52) sophomore Jordan Torres in fifth (19:18.34) and freshman Sofia Camacho in eighth (20:01.45). The Cougars will race at Saturday’s Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School.

3, Coronado: The T-Birds jump two spots after its team championship at the Race to Midnight Invitational on Friday night. Coronado had three runners in the top 15 lead by senior Sophia Flores (sixth, 20:03.40), freshman Kyra Walker (seventh, 20:06.12) and senior Marcela Perches (15th, 21:14.81). The team scored 70 points, nine points lower than Americas. Coronado will race at the UNM Lobo Invitational at 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

4, Americas: The Trailblazers dropped two spots after finishing second at Montwood’s Race to Midnight Invitational at the Socorro Student Activities Complex. Senior Mariana Guzman won the event in 18:48.20. Senior Priscilla Villalobos was the only other runner to finish in the top 20, placing 14th in 21:08.80. Americas will race at the UNM Lobo Invitational at 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

5, Socorro: The Bulldogs move up one after winning the Tall City Invitational in Midland. Senior Jazmin Chacon won individual honors in 20:55.0 while senior Janeth Chacon was third in 21:08.7 and sophomore Ana Rojas placed sixth in 21:56.8. Socorro will travel to Flower Mound to race at the Marcus Invitational on Saturday.

6, Burges: The Mustangs make its top 10 debut after its third-place finish at Montwood’s Race to Midnight. Sophomore Annette Guzman (8th, 20:18.30), junior Emilee Antimo (11th, 21:02.95) and sophomore Pamela Ramirez (13th, 21:06.32) had top 15 finishes. Burges will race at Saturday’s Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School.

7, Montwood.  The Rams placed fourth at the Race to Midnight Invitational behind three top 20 runners – junior Karyme Garcia (third, 19:38.39), freshman Julie Canalas (19th, 21:21.95) and sophomore Alexa Rangel (20th, 21:23.51).  They will compete at Saturday’s Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School.

8, Jefferson: The Foxes drop four spots after finishing fifth at the Race to Midnight Invitational. Senior Melody Tsumi was fourth overall in 19:57.22 while senior Ivette Rojas ran a 21:16.62, good for 16th place. Sophomore Monique Correa also finished in the top 20 placing 18th in 21:20.46. Jefferson will race at the Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School on Saturday.

9, Eastlake: After placing sixth at the Race to Midnight Invitational, Eastlake drops two spots. Junior Megan Kirtley was the lone Falcon to crack the top 20, placing 17th in 21:19.45. They will race at the Canutillo Invitational at Canutillo Middle School on Saturday.

10, San Elizario: The Eagles did not race on Saturday. The Eagles will open the season at the Fabens Invitational at Las Islas Church on Saturday.

Dropped out: Del Valle, Horizon.

On the brink: Canutillo, Clint, Hanks.

SocorroMedalist
Socorro senior Jazmin Chacon won individual honors at the Tall City Invitational in Midland in 20:55.0 while her sister, senior Janeth Chacon, finished third in 21:08.7 In between them is senior Cristian Parra who was second (16:49.1) in the boys race.

Top times (3 mile or 5K)

 1, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 18:48.20 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

2, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 19:14.83 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

3, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 19:38.39 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

4, Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 19:57.22, (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

5, Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 20:00.09 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

6, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 20:03.40  (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

7, Kyra Walker, Coronado, 20:06.12 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

8, Annette Guzman, Burges, 20:18.30 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

9, Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 20:49.47 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

10, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 20:55.0 (Midland Tall City, 8/24).

11, Morayama Montes, Austin, 21:02.42 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

12, Emilee Antimo, Burges, 21:02.95 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

13, Olivia Garcia, Tornillo, 21:05.86 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

14, Pamela Ramirez, Burges, 21:06.32 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

15, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 21:08.7 (Midland Tall City, 8/24).

16, Priscilla Villalobos, Americas, 21:08.80 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

17, Marcela Perches, Coronado, 21:14.62 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

18, Ivette Rojas, Jefferson, 21:16.62 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

19, Megan Kirtley, Eastlake, 21:19.45 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

20, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 21:20.46 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

21, Julie Canalas, Montwood, 21:21.95 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

22, Alexa Rangel, Montwood, 21:23.51 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

23, Daphne Duran, Americas, 21:24.20 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

24, Trinity Martinez, Eastwood, 21:24.82 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

25, Amber Martin, Eastwood, 21:29.22 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/24).

SacGirls
While many of El Paso’s team will compete at Canutillo, Fabens ISD will host Las Islas Invitational on Saturday.

Power rankings
(number parenthesis indicate meets won):

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

1, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 10 (1).

1, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 10 (1).

4, Kylene Elias, Tornillo, 9.

4, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 9

6, Alyssa Laspada, Franklin, 8.

6, Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 8.

6, Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 8.

9, Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 7.

9, Natalie Rivera, Canutillo, 7.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 6.

Stephanie Soto, Fabens, 6.

Sophia Flores, Coronado, 5.

Angelina Lujan-Marrufo, Parkland, 5.

Kyra Walker, Coronado, 4.

Destiny Beltran, Horzon, 4.

Annette Guzman, Burges, 3.

Sofia Camacho, Franklin, 3.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Austin, 2.

Andrea Villagomez, Horizon, 2.

Morayama Montes, Austin, 1.

Kayhla Talavera, Mt. View, 1.