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Rio Rancho High School, Rio Rancho NM

Saturday, November 8, 2008
From New Mexico Activities Association - Boys Results - Girls Results
Race Distance: 5K

Tight battles for NM boys powers
5A champ Cibola scores best in merge, faster times than 4A champ ABQ Acad.;
4A runner-up Los Alamos, however, actually runs fastest times overall;
Fast times and titles for Bryce Palmer, Clara Milne

Team Champs:
  • Class 5A- SW #2 Cibola (51 pts) over Sandia (73 pts); Rio Rancho (67 pts) over La Cueva (91 pts)
  • Class 4A- SW #1 Albuquerque Academy (31 pts) over SW #3 Los Alamos (34 pts); Albuquerque Academy (60 pts) over St Pius X (68 pts)
  • Class 3A- St Michaels (53 pts) over Zuni (86 pts); St Michaels (67 pts) over Zuni (73 pts)
  • Class 1-2A- Navajo Pine (36 pts) over Pecos (62 pts); Navajo Pine (27 pts) over Santa Fe Prep (60 pts)
Class 5A Highlights
  • SW #9 Eldorado's Palmer twins, Bryce and Kevin, take the top two individual spots, running 15:07 and 15:10, respectively.
  • But it was SW #2 Cibola that stole the spotlight, placing all scoring runners in the top 20 and posting a one minute spread, which led the Cougars to a resounding victory over Sandia. After combining the results, the Cougars ended up being the top cats of the day, edging SW #1 Albuquerque Academy by 4 points.
  • On the girls side, Rio Rancho packs in a 1:37 spread to defeat La Cueva 67-91. 
  • Brandy Castillo of Carlsbad took home the individual title with an 18:37, 16 seconds ahead of Eldorado's Kristy Hannah.
Class 4A Highlights
  • It was another tight battle between SW #1 Albuquerque Academy and SW #3 Los Alamos, but it was the Chargers of Academy who won the war once again. Academy beat out the Hilltoppers 31-34 thanks in large part to a 35 second spread. 
  • Los Alamos takes the top two individual spots with Kyle Pittman and Gareth Gilna finishing with a 15:19 and 15:31, respectively.
  • The Academy girls completed the team sweep with an 8 point voctory over St Pius X.
  • Academy's star, Clara Milne, dominated the field with a 17:55, the fastest time of the day. Milne's teammate, Julie Foster, was second overall with a 19:17.


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