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New Mexico 2003 cross country
Santa Fe Invitational
Oct 18, 2003 at Santa Fe Downs - 5.2k, flat, grassy, elev 7000 feet

Los Alamos sweeps

The US#2 Los Alamos Girls won all the competitions: Varsity with 30 pts (1,4,5,7,13) , JV with 15 pts (1-5 + 7,8 - almost a sweep), and C with 17 pts (1,2,3,4,7). Individual winners were Varsity: Kristen Hemphill in 19:39, JV: Kate Preteska in 22:27, and C: Stephanie Hughes in 24:15. Kristen was in a tight battle with Irena Ossola of St. Michaels until outsprinting her at the end. Irena took 2nd in 19:41.

The Los Alamos Boys won the Varsity with 26 pts (2,4,5,7,8), placed second in the JV and C to Rio Rancho (LA had 32 pts in each race). Joseph Garcia of Belen won the varsity race in 17:04. followed by Ryan McNiff of Los Alamos in 17:16. Individual winner in the JV race was Jesse Rodriguez of Los Alamos in 18:33.

Start of the girls varsity. From left: Anna Miller, Marisa Sandoval, Heather Wood, Kristen Hemphill.

Boys varsity at about 800 m. LA runners from left: Nathan Romero, Daniel Hemphill, Ryan McNiff, Brad Pulliam.

Boys varsity at 1.5 miles.
LA runners from left: Andy Gisler, Nathan Romero, Daniel Hemphill, Ryan McNiff, Brad Pulliam (in lead of the pack).

- Blake

Blake P. Wood
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Los Alamos, NM 87544
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