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
Class 5A Highlights
- 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 4A 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.
- 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.