San Eli’s Gomez, Coronado’s Jaeger-Darakjy win at Horzion, each lead teams to meet titles

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More than 170 boys started the Clint ISD Cross County Meet at Horizon Golf Course. This was the last race of the regular season. The District races will start at 9 a.m. Friday at Chamizal National Memorial.

San Elizario sophomore Edwin Gomez is a fierce competitor who is always up for a challenge.

So, when he looked at the performer’s list for the Clint ISD Cross Country Meet, two names immediately jumped out at him – Brandon Seagreaves from Cathedral and Coronado’s Liam Walsh.

Seagreaves and Walsh are the only two El Paso runners who have beaten him this season.

“Both of the runners who ran with me had beaten me before so I wanted to win this one,” Gomez said after winning his fifth race of the year. “It was a tough race, for some reason I couldn’t breathe very well, I don’t know why.”

The pre-district race at Horizon Golf Course was close for about a mile and half before Gomez took charge as he avenged earlier season defeats finishing the 3.2-mile race in 16:33.77. Walsh was second in 16:40.95 followed by Seagreaves (16:48.92), Nick Gonzalez from Coronado (16:52.17) and Andress senior Chauncey Wilkes (17:16.70).

Gomez also helped San Elizario to its third straight Clint ISD Meet championship and the team’s sixth win of the season heading into next Friday’s District 1-4A Championship at the Chamizal National Memorial.

San Elizario ended up with 64 points, Coronado second with 79, Tornillo third with 111, Americas JV in fourth (121) and Cathedral in fifth with 150 points.

On the girl’s side, Coronado senior Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy easily won the event in almost two full two minutes over the field.

“The race went well,” she said. “I know the course very well, I think I’ve run it six times before. It was a really good, fun Friday run for me, I had a lot of fun with it.”

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Coronado’s Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy easily won the event in almost two full two minutes over the field.

Jaeger-Darakjy’s winning time was 19:41.68 followed by Alamogordo’s Gabriella Sandoval (21:30.42), Kenia Enriquez from Horizon (21:42.27) and a pair of Coronado runners, Sophia Flores (22:03.76) and Lilian Breceda (22:12.55).

Coronado’s team also won the meet with 45 points, Alamogordo was second (49), Del Valle third (103), San Elizario fourth (171) and Loretto fifth (184).

While most of the top ranked teams and runners took the race day off, Coronado, San Elizario and Tornillo ran theirs.

“Taking a week off before district would have hurt me,” Jaeger-Darakjy. “I need to race every weekend, I think it’s a mental thing for me. I’ll take the days leading up to district a little easier and be ready for Friday.”

Clint ISD Invitational at Horizon Golf Course

Boys

1, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 16:33.77; 2, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 16:40.95; 3, Brandon Seagreaves, Cathedral, 16:48.92; 4, Nicholas Gonzalez, Coronado, 16:52.17; 5, Chauncey Wilkes, Andress, 17:16.70; 6, Eduardo Carrillo, Tornillo, 17:17.14; 7, Alan Alba, Coronado, 17:23.84; 8, Celso Garcia, Alamogordo, 17:40.70; 9, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 17:41.42; 10, Irvin Vasquez, San Elizario, 17:50.05

Team results: 1, San Elizario, 64; 2, Coronado, 79; 3, Tornillo, 111; 4, Americas JV, 121; 5, Cathedral, 150.

Girls

1, Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, Coronado, 19:41.68; 2, Gabriella Sandoval, Alamogordo, 21:30.42; 3, Kenia Enriquez, Horizon, 21:42.27; 4, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 22:03.76; 5, Lilian Breceda, Coronado, 22:12.55; 6, Sheyenne Drake, Alamogordo, 22:20.23; 7, Britney Martinez, Loretto, 22:21.40; 8, Vivian Zapata, Clint, 22:28.27; 9, Jalyn Guardado, Coronado, 22:30.18; 10, Anisa Sanchez, Del Valle, 22:35.25.

Team results: 1, Coronado, 45; 2, Alamogordo, 49; 3, Del Valle, 103; 4, San Elizario, 171; 5, Loretto, 184; 6, Franklin, 207; 7, Canutillo, 216; 8, Horizon, 218; 9, Tornillo, 227; 10, El Paso, 237; 11, Clint, 270; 12, Parkland, 309; 13, Irvin, 340; 14, Ysleta, 355

Centennial Cross Country Challenge in Las Cruces

Boys

1, Jeremy Stevens, Centennial, 17:13.25; 2, Nickolas Yacone, Mayfield, 17:41.27; 3,  Adrian Villarreal, Onate, 17:56.01. Top El Pasoan: 7, Joshua Pineda, Pebble Hills, 18:23.67.

Girls

1, Jessica Rios, Centennial, 20:36.41; 2, Page Payne, Onate, 21:13.23; 3, Savanaah Mihecoby,  Centennial, 21:17.34; 4, Morayma Montes, Austin,      21:34.42; 5, Brenda Prieto, Mayfield, 21:37.68; 6, Megan Hurst, Onate, 21:56.45; 7, Raegan Gorzeman, Mayfield, 22:40.92; 8, Saxon Alvarez, Jefferson,  22:58.40; 9, Olivia Drake, Centennial, 23:01.95; 10, Alyssa Epperson, Onate, 23:19.29.

Team results:  1, Centennial, 28; 2, Onate, 33; 3, Jefferson, 71.

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 8

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

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Eastwood won it’s second Desert Twilight Sweepstakes race in three years, edging out Colorado Niwot by a point. Eastwood’s 1-5 split was 22 seconds apart.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers followed up their 5thplace finish at the Woodbridge Classic two weeks ago with a Sole Sports Sweepstakes championship at the Desert Twilight Meet in Mesa Grande, Ariz. Eastwood beat Niwot (Colo.) by one point to claim the title. The Troopers 1-5 split was 22 seconds, placing scoring runners in 16-17-20-22 and 37. Sophomore Sergio Leon Cuartes and Elias Perez led Eastwood’s pack finishing 18thoverall in 15:36.90 and 19th in 15:37.20. Eastwood will rest this week in preparation of the District 2-5A Championship on Oct. 12.

2. Americas: The Trailblazers tied for third and placed four runners in the top 55 in the 680-runner, 81-team McNeil Invitational. Junior Jacob Ye led Americas finishing 30thin 15:39.67 followed by seniors Alek Duran (47th, 15:48.30), Tyler Rodriguez (53rd, 15:51.29) and freshman Jared Laverty (55th, 15:51.29). Americas will take a break before returning for the District 1-6A Meet on Oct. 12.

3. San Elizario: The Eagles finished in 36th place at the 81-team McNeil Invitational. Sophomore Edwin Gomez was 11thout of 680 runners in a time of 15:14.85. The Eagles will run their varsity at the Clint ISD 5K Cross Country Meet at the Horizon Golf Course and Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

 4. Hanks: The Knights placed 17thout of 30 teams in the Sole Sports Sweepstakes championship at the Desert Twilight Meet in Mesa Grande, Ariz. The Hanks’s 1-2 punch of Michael Abeyta and Rodger Rivera finished fourth and ninth in times of 14:51 for Abeyta and 15:16 for Rivera.  

 5. Franklin: The Cougars finished 22ndat the Desert Twilight Meet.  Four runners ended the race with personal best marks including Jacobo Wedemeyer’s 15:46 which was good for 30thplace. They will rest this week as they prepare for the district run on Oct. 12.

6. Burges: The vastly improving Mustangs are peaking at the right time and move up two spots. Burges won the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at the Chamizal National Park edging Coronado by five points, scoring 99 points.  Senior Sam Zambrano was 8thin 17:20.21. The varsity is resting this week in preparation of the District 1-5A Championship on Oct. 12.

7. Coronado: The T-Birds finished second at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday despite placing three runners in the top four spots. Junior Nick Gonzalez won the event in 16:19.87 just ahead of teammate Liam Walsh (16:25.97). Junior Alan Alba was fourth in 16:58.07. They will compete at the Clint ISD 5K Cross Country Meet at the Horizon Golf Course and Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

8. Eastlake: The Falcons move up a spot after picking up a third-place finish at Chamizal National Park. Freshman Israel David was third in 16:48.83 and senior Carlos Armendariz was fifth in 16:59.01.

9. Socorro: The Bulldogs placed fourth at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday.  Christian Parra was seventh overall in 17:13.58.

10. Tornillo: The Coyotes travelled to Round Rock for the McNeil Invitational at Old Settlers Park, the UIL State course, but did not run because of lightning. They will run the Clint ISD 5K Cross Country Meet at the Horizon Golf Course and Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Dropped out: None.
On the verge: 
El Paso High, Cathedral.

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Horizon Golf Course will host the Clint ISD Cross Country Meet Friday at 4:30 p.m. Most teams will rest their varsity runners in preparation of the district championships Oct. 12 at the Chamizal.

Top 25 Times (5K/3 mile)

 1, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 14:32.48 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

2, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 14:37.0 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

3, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 14:52.5 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15)

4, Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 14:55.2 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

5, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 14:59:46 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

6, Kayn Quinones, Eastwood, 15:03.3 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

7, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:13.4 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

8, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:14.85 (NcNeil Invitational, 9/29).

9, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 15:18.09 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

10, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 15:19.73 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

11, Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 15:22.9 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

12, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:24:52 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

13, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:31.8 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

14, Jacob Ye, Americas, 15:39.67 (McNeil Invitational, 9/29).

15, Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 15:41:9 (Mae Simmons Park, 9/22).

16, Jacobo Wedemeyer, Franklin, 15:45.10 (Desert Twilight, 9/29).

17, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 15:47.21 (Tornillo Invitational, 9/8).

18, Brandon Seagraves, Cathedral, 15:47:50 (Desert Twilight, 9/28).

19, Alek Duran, Americas, 15:48:30 (McNeil Invitational, 9/29).

20, Alan Alba, Coronado, 15:48.83 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

21, Carlos Armendariz, Eastlake, 15:51.12 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

22, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:51.29 (McNeil Invitational, 9/29).

23, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:56.30 (Tornillo Invitational, 9/8).

24, D’Angelo Flores, Jefferson, 15:57.92 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

25, Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 16:03.58 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

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Runners have not seen the last of the hills at Chamizal National Memorial. The district races will take place there starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Edwin Gomez, San Eli, 79 (4).

2, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 54 (2).

3, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 50 (1).

4, Nicholas Gonzalez, Coronado, 37 (1).

4, Chauncey Wilkes, Andress, 37 (1).

6, Brandon Seagraves, Cathedral, 35 (2).

6, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 35 (1).

8, Israel David, Eastlake, 33.

8, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 33 (1).

10, Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 29 (1).

 

Jacob Ye, Americas, 28.

Seth Rodriguez, San Eli, 26.

Jacobo Wedemeyer, Franklin, 25.

Mario Luna, Socorro, 23.

Alek Duran, Americas, 19.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 18.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 18.

Elias Perez, Eastwood, 17.

Carmelo Corral, Americas, 17.

Carlos Armendariz, Eastlake, 17.

Alan Alba, Coronado, 16.

Martin Pargas, San Eli, 15.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 15.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 14.

Eduardo Carrillo, Tornillo, 14.

Sam Zambrano, Burges, 14.

Angel Contreras, Chapin, 13.

Christian Parra, Socorro, 11.

Sebastian Mendoza, Socorro, 9.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 9.

Noah Yeager, Burges, 9.

Josep Ferret, El Paso, 9.

D’Angelo Flores, Jefferson, 9.

Kayn Quinones, Eastwood, 7.

Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 7.

Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 7.

Steve Stresow, Cathedral, 6.

Angel Ortiz, Burges, 6.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 6.

Zach Sanchez, Andress, 4.

Joshua Pineda, Pebble Hills, 4.

Evan Rubio, Ysleta, 3.

Hector Rivera, Bel Air, 3.

Luis Cuevas, Burges, 3.

Andres Marquez, Eastwood, 3.

Dylan Espinosa, Bowie, 3.

Matthew Lindsey, Montwood, 3.

Sebastian Mendoza, Socorro, 3.

Irvin Vasquez, San Elizario, 2.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 2.

Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 2.

Hector Sanchez, Americas, 1.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 1.

Abraham Navarez, Parkland, 1.

Matthew Avila, El Paso, 1.

Jorge Navor, Eastwood, 1.

Adrian Morales, Irvin, 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 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.

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The regular season comes to end Friday at the Clint ISD Legends Classic at Horizon Golf Course. The girls begin at 4:30 p.m.

Top 10

1. Franklin:  The Cougars finished 19thin the Sole Sports Sweepstakes championship at the Desert Twilight Invitational in Mesa Grande, Ariz. Sophomore Eva Jess was ninth overall in 17:31.80. The Cougars will rest and return to the course on Oct. 12 for the District 1-6A Championship.

2. Eastwood: The Troopers placed 24thin the Sweepstakes race at the Desert Twilight Invitational. Its top runner was freshman Lauren Wells who was 71st in 19:13.20. Eastwood will rest for the District 2-5A race on Oct. 12.

3. Americas: The Trailblazers were 36that the McNeil Invitational in Round Rock. Its top runner was Daphne Duran who was 52nd in 18:48.63. Americas will not race this week.

4. Eastlake: Eastlake won the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday with 60 points.  Senior Aeriel Garcia was second in 19:51.49. They too will rest their varsity this weekend.

5. Jefferson: So the Foxes run a full team and this is what happens – a second place finish at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational and a Top 10 debut. Jefferson placed three runners in the top 10 and finished with 71 points. Crystal Peterson was third in 19:59.96 followed by Monique Correra (seventh, 20:50.36) and Melody Tsutsumi (ninth, 21:15.59; 10).

6. Coronado: The T-Birds were third with 96 points at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park. Senior Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy won the event in 18:51.49. Coronado will compete at the Clint ISD Cross Country Meet on Friday.

7. Socorro: The Bulldogs move down one spot after its fourth place finish at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational. Socorro junior Jazmin Chacon was sixth in 20:50.36.

8. Bel Air: The Highlanders placed 22ndin the Championship Division of the Desert Twilight Invitational in Mesa Grande, Ariz. Sophomore Rosemary Torres was the top Bel Air runner finishing 86th in 21:38.80.

9. Montwood: The Rams placed fifth at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational with 136 points. Its top runner was sophomore Karyme Garcia (14th, 21:49.58).

10. San Elizario: The Eagles did to get to run at the McNeil Invitational because of lightning. They will run at the Clint ISD Meet at Horizon Golf Course and Recreation Center on Friday.

Dropped out: Horizon.

On the brink: Hanks, Del Valle.

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Seniors Aeriel Garcia from Eastake and Coronado’s Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, have the second and third fastest times in the city this year.

Top 25 Times (5K/3Mile)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 17:30.05 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

2, Aeriel Garcia, Eastlake, 17:49.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

3, Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, Coronado, 18:31.85 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

4, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 18:36.0 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

5, Amaris Chavez, Eastlake, 18:38.59 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

6, Eileen Mclain, Eastwood, 18:38.6 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

7, Skyler Goodman, Chapin, 18:48.55 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

8, Daphne Duran, Americas, 18:48.63 (McNeil Invitational, 9/29).

9, Lauren Walls, Eastwood, 19:02.5 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/25).

10, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 19:06.79 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

11, Priscilla Villalobos, Americas, 19:08.71 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

12, Amalia Dorion, Franklin, 19:09.26 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

13, Lauren Villareal, Eastwood, 19:15.3 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/25).

14, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 19:18.55 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

15, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 19:20.82 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

16, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 19:28.27 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

17, Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 19:28.74 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

18, Jenna Saunders, Franklin 19:31.02 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

19, Karen Garcia, Jefferson 19:31.80 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

20, Morayma Montes, Austin, 19:33.63 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

21, Emily Hernandez, Eastlake, 19:34.68 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

22, Lorien Clark, Franklin 19:38.52 11 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

23, Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 19:39.6 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

24, Angelina Lujan, Parkland, 19:43.96 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

25, Deserie Herrera, Eastlake, 19:46.9 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

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The second season begins Oct. 12 with the district championships at the Chamizal National Memorial Park.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won):

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 72 (6).

2, Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, Coronado, 54 (1).

2, Aeriel Garcia, Eastlake, 54 (2).

4, Amalia Dorion, Franklin, 44.

5, Skyler Goodman, Chapin, 42.

6, Daphne Duran, Americas, 35.

7, Angeline Lujan, Parkland, 29 (2).

8, Kenia Enriquez, Horizon, 25.

9, Marisol Hernandez, El Paso, 22.

10, Morayma Montes, Austin, 21.

10, Lauren Anderson, Americas, 21.

10, Priscilla Villalobos, Americas, 21.

 

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 18 (1).

Amaris Chavez, Eastlake, 18.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 17.

America Morales, San Elizario, 16.

Sophia Flores, Coronado, 16.

Lauren Walls, Eastwood, 15.

Natalie Jimenez, Burges, 15.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 14.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 10.

Deserie Herrera, Eastlake, 10.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 10.

Mariana Guzman, Americas, 9.

Diane Mena, Montwood, 9.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 9.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 8.

Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 8.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 7.

Marcela Perches, Loretto, 6.

Jocelyn Castro, Fabens, 6.

Emilia Fontes, Socorro, 5.

Brisa Aguilar, Clint, 5.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 5.

Katelyn Robles, Del Valle, 5.

Ivette Rojas, Jefferson, 5.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 5.

Rosalinda Reza, Mt. View, 4.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 4.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 4.

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 4.

Demi Garcia, Socorro, 3.

Lorien Clark, Franklin, 3.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 3.

Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 3.

Valerie Gonzalez, Pebble Hills, 2.

Natalia Perez, San Elizario, 2.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 2.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 2.

Karen Garcia, Jefferson, 1.

Lynette Rocha, Clint, 1.

Amaya Foran, Andress, 1.

Destiney Martinez, Eastwood, 1.

Natalia Espinosa, Montwood, 1.

Paulina Friare, Hanks, 1.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 1.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 1.

Coronado sweeps individual titles at Chamizal; Burges boys, Eastlake girls pick up team honors

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Chamizal National Memorial Park was the site of Saturday’s Jefferson/Burges Invitational. The district championships will be run at the same location on Friday, Oct. 12.

For two Coronado athletes, Saturday night’s Homecoming festivities began with a victorious early morning 3.1 mile run at Chamizal National Park.

Senior Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy and junior Nick Gonzalez swept individual gold for the T-Birds at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational.

Jaeger-Darakjy won in 18:57.80 while Gonzalez picked up his first varsity title in 16:19.87.

Eastlake’s girls won the team title with 60 points followed by Jefferson (71), Coronado (96), Socorro (109) and Montwood (136).

Burges won the boys portion with 99 points followed by Coronado (104), Eastlake (110), Socorro (112) and Chapin (138).

“My training is making sense now,” Jaeger-Darakjy said. “I’ve been hitting hills, 8-mile runs, 10-mile runs then tampering down for district. This is a result of me practicing like I should be racing so it only gets easier from here.”

Jaeger-Darakjy ran a course personal best of 18:57. Her previous Chamizal personal best was 19:15.

“The Chamizal is my favorite race; I love the course,” she said. “I’ve always been really good at hills, that’s what I focus on during track season. Our track team focuses on hill repeats every other day for the 800. We’re on the West Side so we run up in the mountains a lot. All the neighborhoods are going to be hilly which feels horrible during practice but it’ll pay off at the meets.”

Aeriel Garcia from Eastlake was second in 19:51.49 followed by Jefferson’s Crystal Peterson (19:59.96), Skyler Goodman from Chapin (20:19.21) and Horizon’s Kenia Enriquez (20:47.25).

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Coronado junior Nick Gonzalez won his first varsity race Saturday at Chamizal National Memorial.

Gonzalez said winning his first varsity race was a great experience.

“I’m very happy to be able to win this race, especially because it’s homecoming,” he said.  “It’s very special for me because I’ve been working very hard the last couple of weeks, training with Liam (Walsh), staying with him in practice. It’s finally paying off for me.”

The Coronado race strategy was simple. Gonzalez, Walsh and Alan Alba wanted to stick together at the beginning of the race.

“In the first mile, we worked together and eventually it ended up just being me and Liam until the last 800 meters,” he said.

That’s when Gonzalez kicked in whatever was left in him after three miles, pulling ahead of his teammate for the victory.

Walsh was second in 16:19.87 followed by Eastlake freshman Israel David (16:48.83), Alba (16:58.07) and Eastlake senior Carlos Armendariz (16:59.01).

The Burges boys’ team are right where they want to be with the District 1-5A in two weeks at the same Chamizal course.

“We’re just preparing for district at this point by working harder and getting better,” said Burges senior Sam Zambrano. “Next week we’re getting the week off from racing so we’re going to train hard in practice and prepare ourselves for district.”

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Burges senior Sam Zambrano led the Mustangs to a team championship. Zambrano was eighth overall.

Zambrano was the top Mustang runner, placing eighth in 17:20.21 followed by sophomore David Gonzalez (15th, 17:42.24) and junior Noah Yeager (16th, 17:48.79).

“At the moment, we’re not where we want to be,” Zambrano said. “We haven’t really fulfilled our full potential. We haven’t peaked yet. We know we can do so much better but it seems like we’re waiting for the right moment to show what we’re all about.”

Zambrano said winning the invitational will lift the team’s confidence level.

“We have to carry this momentum with us to district and heading into our week of training,” he said. “Last year we won district but we know it’s going to be tougher this year so we can’t relax at all.”

Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Memorial

Boys

1, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 16:19.87; 2, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 16:25.97; 3, Israel David, Eastlake, 16:48.83; 4, Alan Alba, Coronado, 16:58.07; 5, Carlos Armendariz, Eastlake, 16:59.01; 6, Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 17:06.49; 7, Christian Parra, Socorro, 17:13.58; 8, Sam Zambrano, Burges, 17:20.21; 9, Sebastian Mendoza, Socorro, 17:21.50; 10, D’angelo Flores, Jefferson, 17:22.01.

Team results: 1, Burges, 99; 2, Coronado, 104; 3, Eastlake, 110; 4, Socorro, 112; 5, Chapin, 138; 6, Americas JV, 201; 7, Montwood, 203; 8, Irvin, 226; 9, Jefferson, 259; 10, Fabens, 283; 11, Horizon, 294; 12, LPI, 327; 13, Clint, 328; 14, El Paso, 345; 15, Canutillo, 347; 16, Parkland, 349; 17, Riverside, 362; 18, El Dorado, 413; 19, Bowie, 471; 20, Del Valle, 509.

Girls

1, Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, Coronado, 18:57.80; 2, Aeriel Garcia, Eastlake, 19:51.49; 3, Crystal Peterson, Jefferson, 19:59.96; 4, Skyler Goodman, Chapin, 20:19.21; 5, Kenia Enriquez, Horizon, 20:47.25; 6, Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 20:50.36;  7, Monique Correra, Jefferson, 20:50.36; 8, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 21:08.71; 9, Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 21:15.59; 10, Marisol Hernandez, El Paso, 21:34.05.

Teams results: 1, Eastlake, 60; 2, Jefferson, 71; 3, Coronado, 96; 4, Socorro, 109; 5, Montwood, 136; 6, Horizon, 153; 7, El Paso, 200; 8, Loretto, 209; 9, Canutillo, 213; 10, Parkland, 215; 11, Chapin, 216; 12, Burges, 305; 13, Del Valle, 319; 14, Ysleta, 338; 15, LPI,  386.

Full results

runnercard.com/runner/data/172096/1002186/result/Burges_Jeff%20XC%202018.pdf

OTHER MEETS

McNeil Invitational in Round Rock

Girls Gold Division

1, London Culbreath, McKinney North, 16:36.86; 2, Ashlyn Hillyard, Plano, 16:51.70; 3, Allison Wilson, Montgomery, 17:09.46. Top 5 El Paso runners: 52, Daphne Duran, Americas, 18:48.63; 163, Priscilla Villalobos, Americas, 19:48.27; 165, Lauren Anderson, Americas, 19:49.38; 406, Maya Ramirez, Americas, 21:30.38; 424, Victoria Duran, Americas, 21:35.81.

Team results: 1, Prosper, 143; 2, Southlake 198; 3, Coppell, 202; 36, Americas.

http://www.mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=11755

 

Boys Gold Division

1, Justin Cantu, Memorial, 14:48.66; 2, Haftu Knight, Tyler Lee, 14:53.99; 3, Graydon Morris, 14:54.10. Top 10 El Paso runners:  11, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:14.85; 30, Jacob Ye, Americas, 15:39.67; 47, Alek Duran, Americas, 15:48.30; 53, Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 15:51.06; 55, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:51.29; 129, Melo Corral, Americ3as, 16:19.33; 138, Gage Garcia, Americas, 16:21.91; 159, Aaron Saenz, Americas, 16:30.33; 184, Seth Andrade, Americas, 16:36.74; 207, Seth Rodriguez, San Eli, 16:44.88.

Team results (81 teams):  1, Katy Tompkins, 211; 2, Smithson Valley, 22; 3, Southlake Carroll, 284; 4, Americas, 284; 36, San Elizario.

http://www.mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=11756

Desert Twilight in Mesa Grande, Ariz.

Boys Sweepstakes Race

1, Cole Sprout, Valor Christian (Colo), 14:33; 2, Cruz Culpepper,, Niwot (Colo), 14:44; 3, Kashon Harrison, Kirtland (NM), 14:50. Top 10 El Paso runners: 4, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 14:51; 9, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 15:16; 18, Sergio Leon Cuartes, Eastwood, 15:37; 19, Elias Perez,15:43, Eastwood, 15:38; 26, Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 15:43; 28, Kayn Quinones, Eastwood, 15:45; 30, Jacobo Wedemeyer, Franklin, 15;46; 31, Brandon Seagreaves, Cathedral,  15:48; 46, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 16:00; 64, Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 16:09.

Team results: 1, Eastwood, 112; 2, Niwot (Colo), 113; 3, Durango (Colo), 167.

http://www.athlinks.com/event/286337/results/Event/804823/Course/1400860/Results

Girls Sweepstakes Race

1, Quinn McConnell, Peak to Peak (Colo.), 17:01; 2, Abi Archer, Chapparral (Ariz.), 17:02; 3, Cameron McConell, Cherokee (Colo.), 17:18. Top 10 El Paso Runners: 9, Eva Jess, Franklin, 17:32; 71, Lauren Wells, Eastwood, 19:14; 103, Amalia Dorion, Franklin, 20:03; 108, Morayama Montes, Austin, 20:11; 126, Lorien Clark, Franklin, 20:23; 139, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 20:31; 142, Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 20:34; 144, Destiney Martinez, Eastwood, 20:37; 145, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 20:38; 158, Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 20:55; 160, Lauren Villarreal, Eastwood, 20:55; 167, Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 21:10.

http://www.athlinks.com/event/286337/results/Event/804823/Course/1400859/Results

San Eli building a running culture in the Cotton Valley; seeks 5th straight state title

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The San Elizario boys are seeking it’s fifth consecutive Class 4A State Championship. The boys have won five straight invitationals to start the season, with sophomore Edwin Gomez (far left) winning four of five meets.

The San Elizario boy’s cross country team is still searching for the right combination, the perfect seven, to get them their fifth consecutive Class 4A state championship.

And it’s just not at the varsity level.

Even the junior varsity times matter.

“I don’t have my top seven set yet when it comes to who I’m taking to regionals,” said Cesar Morales, San Elizario’s head coach. “I have two candidates on my JV team that could probably move up to varsity and the varsity team knows that. The way we look at it, we don’t run varsity or JV meets, we run for times. It’s a very healthy competition within our team and they support each other. They’re giving it their all and I’m very proud of that.”

The District 3-4A Championship is Oct. 12 at the Chamizal National Memorial Park, followed by the Region 4A Meet Oct. 22 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock and the State Cross Championship Nov. 3 at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.

The Eagles, which are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 4A by the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas and No. 3 in the city by El Paso Running, will travel to The Woodlands for the Nike South Invitational Saturday.

San Elizario has won five straight invitationals to start the season, with sophomore Edwin Gomez winning four of five meets.

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Irvin Vasquez (580) and Tony Diaz (575) have been consistent runners for San Elizario this season. They will be counted on as the championship season draws near.

The base of San Elizario’s team includes Gomez, Seth Rodriquez, Martin Pargas, Dilan Sanchez, Irvin Vasquez, and Tony Diaz.

Junior Rene Arambula, who finished second at the 2017 Region 1-4A Championship and fifth at State, is recovering from an injury. He ran his first race of the season in the Open Division at the Franklin Invitational.

He too is looking to regain his 2017 form and help the Eagles to five state championships in a row.

“Every year we graduate some quality runners, our best runners, so it’s always a mystery trying to figure out who is going to come up and how they are going to hold up,” Morales said. “Even Edwin and my top three runners, you never know what’s going to happen with them and the injuries they might have during the season.”

Morales said the success of the program over the past six years is a credit to the work ethic of the San Elizario community and the culture that has been built around the cross country team.

“Other coaches ask me if there’s a secret to what we are doing,” he said. “I wish there was but there really isn’t. It’s just kids who are willing to work and give their 100 percent every day. They are smart about what they do and they are committed to the workout and that’s all any coach could ask for.”

Gomez, who won the UIL Class 4A country state title in 15:36.16 as a freshman, agrees with Morales.

“I’ve been running since I was in the fourth grade, that’s when my brother told me about how good the high school team was,” he said. “When I was in the sixth grade, that’s when they started winning state championships.  It was then when I thought to myself that I wanted to win one, too.”

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Seth Rodriguez has been San Elizario’s No. 2 man all season. He has a power ranking of 26, 10th highest in the city.

Gomez said there really is a running culture in San Elizario.

“The kids at the middle school look forward to running cross country when they get to high school,” he said. “The middle school kids work hard and look up to the high school runners. That’s how they get inspired to keep on working to be able to run for a state championship one day.”

With the district, regional and state meets looming in the next month, Morales said the team’s focus is to improve with every meet.

“When it comes to the state title, we try not to think about it,” he said. “We never talk about state championships. We do talk about getting better and improving our times. I’ve told them I don’t care if we win state, all I want from them is to improve their times and for them to give me their best every day, be respectful to the workout and to the team.”

 

High School Boys XC Poll: Week 7

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

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Several El Paso teams tested Mae Simmons Park, the Region 1 course, during the Lubbock Invitational. Americas in Class 6A and Tornillo in Class 3A won meet titles.

Top 10

1. Eastwood: The Troopers rested on Saturday after returning from the 38th Woodbridge Cross Country Classic in Irvine, Calif. Eastwood will race in the Sole Sports Sweepstakes race at Friday night’s Desert Twilight Meet in Mesa Grande, Ariz.

2. Americas: The Trailblazers placed five runners in the top 10 including the top three spots to easily win the Class 6A portion of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park. Senior Tyler Rodriguez won the event in 15:41.9 followed by Jacob Ye (15:52.2) and Alek Duran (15:53.5). Freshman Jared Laverty was fifth in 15:57.8 and sophomore Gage Garcia was ninth in 16:13.0. Americas will travel to Round Rock for the McNeil Invitational at Old Settlers Park, the UIL State course.

4. San Elizario: The Eagles won its fifth straight meet, winning the Franklin Invitational at the Haskins Recreational Center on Saturday with 83 points, 15 points ahead of Franklin. Edwin Gomez was second in 17:04.20 and Seth Rodriguez as 10thin 17:51.48. San Elizario will travel to Houston for the Nike South Invitational.

4. Hanks: The Knights rested Saturday as the team prepares for Friday night’s Desert Twilight Meet in Mesa Grande, Ariz.

5. Franklin: The Cougars climb another two spots after finishing second at their own invitational at the Haskins Recreation Center. Franklin scored 98 points with Jacobo Wedemeyer leading the way placing fifth in 17:10.44. Franklin will also race at Friday night’s Desert Twilight Meet in Mesa Grande, Ariz.

6. Socorro: The Bulldogs placed fifth with 95 points in the Class 6A race of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park. Senior Mario Luna was eight in 16:10.0. The team will race at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday.

7. Coronado: The T-Birds appear to have depth issues. It’s top three runners  – Nick Gonzalez, Liam Walsh and Alan Alba – have been steady all season. In order for the T-Birds to make a late-season run, they must find more consistency in the back of their pack. Gonzalez was fourth (17:06.35), Walsh was sixth in 17:30.64 and Alba was seventh (17:39.81) at the Franklin Invitational. Its final scoring runners were 48thand 52nd. They will compete at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday.

8. Burges: The Mustangs were third at the Class 5A portion of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday. Its top runner was senior Sam Zambrano who finished fifth in 16:50.1. They will race in their own invitational at the Chamizal.

 9. Eastlake: The Falcons placed fourth in the Class 5A race of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park. Eastlake had two top 10 finishers – freshman Israel David (fourth, 16:15.2) and senior Carlos Armendariz (seventh, 16:27.2). Eastlake’s average time was 17:14.6. They will race at the Chamizal on Saturday.

10. Tornillo: The Coyotes finally ran a full squad for the first time this season at the Lubbock Invitational and won the Class 3A race. Tornillo went 1-2 with Ofir Ortega winning the race in 16:22.5 followed by Eduardo Carrillo in 16:31.3 and scored 65 points.  They will travel to Round Rock for the McNeil Invitational at Old Settlers Park, the UIL State course.

Dropped out: None.
On the verge: El Paso High, Cathedral.

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Tornillo’s Ofir Ortega won the Class 3A individual title at the Lubbock Invitational in 6:22.5 followed by teammate Eduardo Carrillo in 16:31.3.

Top 25 Times (5K/3 mile)

1, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 14:32.48 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

2, Elias Perez, Eastwood, 14:37.0 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

3, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 14:52.5 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

4, Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 14:55.2 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

5, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 14:59:46 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

6, Kayn Quinones, Eastwood, 15:03.3 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

7, Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 15:13.4 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

8, Nick Gonzalez, Coronado, 15:18.09 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

9, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 15:19.73 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

10, Brandon Seagraves, Cathedral, 15:22:57 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

11, Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 15:22.9 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

12, Israel David, Eastlake, 15:24:52 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

13, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 15:30.08 (Tornillo Invitational, 9/8).

14, Victor Parra, Eastwood, 15:31.8 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

15, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 15:39:86 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

16, Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 15:41:9 (Mae Simmons Park, 9/22).

17, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 15:47.21 (Tornillo Invitational, 9/8).

18, Alan Alba, Coronado, 15:48.83 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

19, Carlos Armendariz, Eastlake, 15:51.12 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

20, Jacob Ye, Americas, 15:52.2 (Mae Simmons Park, 9/22).

21, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 15:56.30 (Tornillo Invitational, 9/8).

22, D’Angelo Flores, Jefferson, 15:57.92 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

23, Seth Rodriguez, San Elizario, 15:58.36 (Tornillo Invitational, 9/8).

24, Alek Duran, Americas, 15:53:5 (Mae Simmons, 9/22).

25, Jared Laverty, Americas, 15:57.8 (Mae Simmons, 9/22).

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Americas senior Tyler Rodriguez won the Lubbock Invitational’s Class 6A race completing the 3-mile course in 15:41.9.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicates meets won):

1, Edwin Gomez, San Eli, 49 (4).

2, Rodger Rivera, Hanks, 38 (1).

3, Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 37 (2).

3, Chauncey Wilkes, Andress, 37 (1).

5, Brandon Seagraves, Cathedral, 35 (2).

6, Ofir Ortega, Tornillo, 33 (1).

7, Tyler Rodriguez, Americas, 29 (1).

8, Nicholas Gonzalez, Coronado, 27.

9, Liam Walsh, Coronado, 26 (1).

10, Seth Rodriguez, San Eli, 26.

 

Jacobo Wedemeyer, Franklin, 25.

Israel David, Eastlake, 25.

Mario Luna, Socorro, 23.

Alek Duran, Americas, 19.

Jacob Ye, Americas, 18.

David Gonzalez, Burges, 18.

Carmelo Corral, Americas, 17.

Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 15.

Elias Perez, Eastwood, 15.

Martin Pargas, San Eli, 15.

Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 14.

Eduardo Carrillo, Tornillo, 14.

Angel Contreras, Chapin, 13.

Sam Zambrano, Burges, 11.

Carlos Armendariz, Eastlake, 11.

Trenton Nelson, Montwood, 10.

Sebastian Mendoza, Socorro, 9.

Jared Laverty, Americas, 9.

Noah Yeager, Burges, 9.

Josep Ferret, El Paso, 9.

Alan Alba, Coronado, 9.

D’Angelo Flores, Jefferson, 8.

Kayn Quinones, Eastwood, 7.

Juan Olmos, Eastwood, 7.

Eddie Gallegos, Eastwood, 7.

Christian Parra, Socorro, 7.

Steve Stresow, Cathedral, 6.

Angel Ortiz, Burges, 6.

Gage Garcia, Americas, 6.

Zach Sanchez, Andress, 4.

Joshua Pineda, Pebble Hills, 4.

Evan Rubio, Ysleta, 3.

Hector Rivera, Bel Air, 3.

Luis Cuevas, Burges, 3.

Andres Marquez, Eastwood, 3.

Dylan Espinosa, Bowie, 3.

Matthew Lindsey, Montwood, 3.

Irvin Vasquez, San Elizario, 2.

Jose Nilo, Austin, 2.

Daniel Kennedy, Franklin, 2.

Hector Sanchez, Americas, 1.

Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 1.

Abraham Navarez, Parkland, 1.

Matthew Avila, El Paso, 1.

Jorge Navor, Eastwood, 1.

Adrian Morales, Irvin, 1.

Sebastian Mendoza, Socorro, 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 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.

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The Franklin Mountain served as the perfect backdrop for the Franklin Invitational at the Don Haskins Recreation Center. The Franklin girls came away with its fifth team title of the season.

Top 10

 1. Franklin: The Cougars won its fifth championship of the season placing four runners in the top 10 for 25 points, well ahead of second place Coronado, to win its own invitational at the Haskins Recreational Center on Saturday. Eva Jess picked up her fifth win of the season in 19:28.66. Other top 10 finishers were Amalia Dorion (third, 21:17.53), Jenna Saunders (seventh, 22:05.57) and Lorien Clark (eighth, 22:07.49). Franklin will race in Friday night’s Desert Twilight Meet in Mesa Grande, Ariz.

 2. Eastwood: The Troopers did not race on Saturday. They will race in Friday night’s Desert Twilight in Mesa Grande, Ariz.

3. Americas: The Trailblazers placed third, three points behind second place Odessa, at the Class 6A division of the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park. Americas had three runners in the top 5 – Daphne Duran (second, 19:08.2), Lauren Anderson (fourth, 19:56.2) and Priscilla Villalobos (fifth, 19:56.8). They will travel to Round Rock for the McNeil Invitational at Old Settlers Park, the UIL State course.

4. Eastlake: Eastlake was second in the Class 5A portion of the Lubbock Invitational with 89 points behind Amarillo (53 points). Senior Aeriel Garcia won the event in 18:17.4. Amaris Chavez was ninth in 19:45.8. The team will race at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday.

5. Coronado: The T-Birds were second with 58 points at the Franklin Invitational at the Haskins Recreational Center. Senior Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy was second in 20:41.53 and Sophia Flores was sixth in 21:55.35.  Coronado will compete at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday.

6. Socorro: The Bulldogs move up one after its sixth place finish in the Class 6A race at the Lubbock Invitational. Socorro junior Jazmin Chacon was seventh in 20:03.1. Socorro will race at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday.

7. Bel Air: The Highlanders move up a spot after its fourth place finish at the Haskins Recreational Center. Freshman Abigail Murillo was the top Bel Air runner finishing 19th in 23:07.45.  They will race in Friday night’s Desert Twilight in Mesa Grande, Ariz.

8. Montwood: The Rams drop two spots after placing fifth at the Franklin Invitational with 135 points. Its top runner was junior Diana Mena (10th, 22:29.85). They will race at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational at Chamizal National Park on Saturday.

9. Horizon: The Scorpions move up a spot after placing 8thin the Class 5A race at the Lubbock Invitational. Horizon had two top 20 runners – senior Kenia Enriquez (16th, 20:27.7) and junior Destiny Beltran (17th, 20:37.5). They are scheduled to race at the Chamizal on Saturday.

 10. San Elizario: The Eagles are back in the Top 10 after placing 6that the Franklin Invitational. Sophomore America Morales was the top runner finishing in 12thplace in 22:36.89.  San Elizario will travel to Houston for the Nike South Invitational.

Dropped out: El Paso.

On the brink: Hanks, Del Valle.

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Socorro placed sixth in the Class 6A race at the Lubbock Invitational. Socorro junior Jazmin Chacon was seventh in 20:03.1.

Top 25 Times (5K/3Mile)

1, Eva Jess, Franklin, 17:30.05 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

2, Aeriel Garcia, Eastlake, 17:49.17 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

3, Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, Coronado, 18:31.85 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

4, Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 18:36.0 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

5, Amaris Chavez, Eastlake, 18:38.59 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

6, Eileen Mclain, Eastwood, 18:38.6 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

7, Skyler Goodman, Chapin, 18:48.55 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

8, Lauren Walls, Eastwood, 19:02.5 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/25).

9, Mariana Guzman, Americas, 19:06.79 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

10, Daphne Duran, Americas, 19:07.87 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

11, Priscilla Villalobos, Americas, 19:08.71 (Race to Midnight, SAC, 8/17).

12, Amalia Dorion, Franklin, 19:09.26 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

13, Lauren Villareal, Eastwood, 19:15.3 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/25).

14, Monique Correa, Jefferson, 19:18.55 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

15, Sophia Flores, Coronado, 19:20.82 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

16, Jordan Torres, Franklin, 19:28.27 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

17, Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 19:28.74 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

18, Jenna Saunders, Franklin 19:31.02 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

19, Karen Garcia, Jefferson 19:31.80 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

20, Morayma Montes, Austin, 19:33.63 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

21, Emily Hernandez, Eastlake, 19:34.68 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

22, Lorien Clark, Franklin 19:38.52 11 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

23, Destiny Martinez, Eastwood, 19:39.6 (Woodbridge Classic, 9/15).

24, Angelina Lujan, Parkland, 19:43.96 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

25, Deserie Herrera, Eastlake, 19:46.9 (Northeast Regional Park, 9/15).

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Franklin’s Amalia Dorion and Eastlake’s Aeriel Garcia have been two of the city’s biggest surprises of the season. Garcia has the second fastest 3 mile time while Dorion owns the city’s 12th best time.

Power rankings
(number in parenthesis indicate meets won):

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

2, Aeriel Garcia, Eastlake, 46 (2).

3, Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, Coronado, 44.

3, Amalia Dorion, Franklin, 44.

5, Daphne Duran, Americas, 35.

5, Skyler Goodman, Chapin, 35.

7, Angeline Lujan, Parkland, 29 (2).

8, Marisol Hernandez, El Paso, 21

8, Morayma Montes, Austin, 21.

8, Lauren Anderson, Americas, 21.

8, Priscilla Villalobos, Americas, 21.

 

Kenia Enriquez, Horizon, 19.

Amaris Chavez, Eastlake, 18.

Britney Martinez, Loretto, 17.

America Morales, San Elizario, 16.

Lauren Walls, Eastwood, 15.

Natalie Jimenez, Burges, 15.

Nicole Estrada, Mt. View, 14.

Jazmin Chacon, Socorro, 13 (1).

Sophia Flores, Coronado, 13.

Eileen McLain, Eastwood, 12.

Janeth Chacon, Socorro, 10.

Deserie Herrera, Eastlake, 10.

Vivian Zapata, Clint, 10.

Mariana Guzman, Americas, 9.

Diane Mena, Montwood, 9.

Meadow Ortiz, Eastwood, 9.

Destiny Beltran, Horizon, 7.

Marcela Perches, Loretto, 6.

Jocelyn Castro, Fabens, 6.

Emilia Fontes, Socorro, 5.

Brisa Aguilar, Clint, 5.

Karyme Garcia, Montwood, 5.

Katelyn Robles, Del Valle, 5.

Ivette Rojas, Jefferson, 5.

Evonna Walker, Burges, 5.

Rosalinda Reza, Mt. View, 4.

Monique Correa, Jefferson, 4.

Adalia Olmos, Eastwood, 4.

Ana Rojas, Socorro, 4.

Jenna Saunders, Franklin, 4.

Demi Garcia, Socorro, 3.

Lorien Clark, Franklin, 3.

Jacqueline Castillo, Clint, 3.

Valerie Gonzalez, Pebble Hills, 2.

Natalia Perez, San Elizario, 2.

Jordan Torres, Franklin, 2.

Amaryllis Rubalcaba, Eastwood, 2.

Karen Garcia, Jefferson, 1.

Lynette Rocha, Clint, 1.

Amaya Foran, Andress, 1.

Destiney Martinez, Eastwood, 1.

Natalia Espinosa, Montwood, 1.

Paulina Friare, Hanks, 1.

Desiree Carrillo, Eastwood, 1.

Caryn Hart, Andress, 1.

Melody Tsutsumi, Jefferson, 1.