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11/21/09 at Kiwanis Park, Tempe AZ
Colorado - Utah - New Mexico - Arizona - Nevada

NXN Qualifiers
all the sideline scenes

Team Introductions

Boys Champs

Girls Champs

6th man wins it for American Fork
American Fork UT (Caveman) and Albuquerque Academy NM were tied at 74 points after five runners, bringing the 6th man tiebreaker rule into play.  Ashenafe Richardson won it for Caveman in 36th, nine places ahead of ABQ's sixth.  The two teams ranked 1-2 in the Southwest in DyeStat regional rankings and 4th and 9th in the US in the ESPN RISE DyeStat Fab 50. Championship Boys

CO girls 1-2:
Fort Collins 72, Classical Academy 83

Fort Collins avenged a regular season loss to Classical Academy (Titans XC) and reversed their order in DyeStat regional rankings.  Classical was 4th and Fort Collins 11th in the US in the ESPN RISE DyeStat Fab 50.  Championship Girls

Wade Meddles NV 15:08 wins easily
Meddles was delayed by high winds at Reno airport all day Friday, but nothing delayed him today.  He broke on top, went through 2 miles in 9:41 with an 18-second lead and was alone through the finish chute. Championship Boys

Eleanor Fulton CO 17:45 wins girls race
Fulton opened a 5-second lead on local favorite Jessica Tonn after a mile in 5:30.  She stretched that to 18 seconds after 2 miles in 11:29, with Tonn now third behind Julia Foster.   Tonn finished fourth.  Kaitlin Hanenburg, of Classical Academy CO, rallied for second.  Championship Girls

Entries - Schedule
SW Region History
SW Region Rankings
Course - Directions
 Prior Years on DyeStat
2008 | 2007 | 2006 |
2005 | 2004 |

Meet's own site

 Wade Meddles
 ABQ and American Fork at start
 Eleanor Fulton
 Fort Collins, Classical Academy at start


photos by John Dye

NXN Finals Qualifiers - 1st and 2nd place teams are automatic qualifiers; 3rd and 4th place teams 
are eligible for selection as a national at-large team. Individual qualifiers are the top 5 not on a qualifying team.

Bold faced individuals and teams qualify for national finals.

Boys Teams
1. American Fork UT (Cavemen) 74
2. Albuquerque Academy NM (ABQ) 74

3. Mountain View UT (Bruin) 170
4. Davis UT 216
Girls Teams
1. Fort Collins CO 72
2. Classical Academy CO (Titans) 83
3. Mountain View UT (Bruin) 120
4. Park City UT 151 
Boys Individuals
1. Wade Meddles 12 NV 15:08.25
2. Billy Orman 11 AZ 15:24.31 
3. Sherod Hardt 12 AZ 15:24.61
4. Kyle Pittman 12 NM 15:24.83
5. Vincent Montoya 12 NM 15:28.14
6. Austin West 11 UT 15:35.78
7. Jose Luis Munoz 12 AZ 15:38.34
8. Patrick Zacharias 12 NM 15:49.13
9. Steve Magnuson 12 AZ 15:50.95
10. Bryan Jordan 11 NV 15:52.10
Girls Individuals
1. Eleanor Fulton 11 CO 17:45.46
2. Kaitlin Hanenburg 12 CO 17:51.12
3. Julia Foster 11 NM 17:52.93
4. Jessica Tonn 12 AZ 18:15.17
5. Rachel Viger 12 CO 18:18.36
6. Kailie Hartman 9 CO 18:24.42
7. Heather Bates 9 CO 18:25.77
8. Emily Lavalley 12 CO 18:26.91
9. Sarah Fakler 9 AZ 18:30.46
10. Becky Schmitt 12 CO 18:39.40

Winners Table
Click on event name for details

 Event Winners
 Boys Championship
 American Fork UT 74 (Albuquerque Academy NM 74). Wade Meddles NV 15:08.25
 Girls Championship
 Fort Collins CO 72 (Classical Academy CO 83).  Eleanor Fulton CO 17:45.46
Open Boys
 Wilson Cutbirth 16:11 and Mingus TC 116.
Open Girls
 Marlinda Pecos, Braves RC 19:34.  Vista Nation XC 40.

SW Region History

Southwest Region 2004-2008
 11th, Albuquerque Academy NM
 20th, Alta UT
 7th, Fort Collins CO
 13th, Colorado Springs (Classical Academy CO)
2nd, Los Alamos NM
3rd, Albuquerque Academy NM 
7th, Fort Collins CO
9th, Davis UT 
7th, Academy NM (Albuquerque)
13th, Los Alamos NM
9th, Albuquerque NM (Eldorado)
13th, Phoenix AZ (O'Connor)
5th, Mountain View UT
19th, Rock Springs WY
17th, CO Lady Knights (Fairview Boulder)
10th, Fremont UT (Plain City)
8th, Rocky Mountain CO (Fort Collins)
5th, Mountain View UT
10th, Charger NM (Albuquerque Academy)

2nd, Sisu CO (Smoky Hill Aurora)
5th, Kamatae UT (Fremont Plain City)
6th, Los Alamos NM
17th, South Tahoe CA


Albuquerque Academy NM boys will be looking for their fourth straight trip to Portland and Fort Collins CO girls their 3rd. 

Preview: Get to know the Lambkins - SW#2 Fort Collins CO girls assistant coach Phil Latter has been chronicling the "Lambkins" season as they've battled some of the top teams in the Southwest and defended their 2008 state title.

With the Southwest regional looming this week, and a hoped-for 3rd straight berth to the NXN Finals, Latter sheds some light on the man with the plan, head coach Chris Suppes.

Photo by Phil Latter

16 of 20 top 10 teams in DyeStat SW region rankings
will be represented in Tempe
 Boys Girls
 1. American Fork UT (Caveman)
 2. Albuquerque Academy NM
 3. Mountain View Orem UT
 4. Cibola Albuquerque UT
 7. Catalina Foothills Tucson AZ
 8. Timpanagos UT (Alpha)
 9. Los Alamos NM
10. Alhambra Phoenix AZ (Lions Den)
 1. Classical Academy CO (Titans)
 2. Fort Collins Co
 3. Xavier Prep AZ
 5. American Fork UT
 6. Mountain View Orem UT
 7. Park City UT
 9.  Highlands Ranch CO
10. Desert Vista AZ

Last Year - two photo finishes!
 Dart Schwaderer (L) and Jon Nelson Laura Tremblay (L) and Jessica Tonn

photos by John Dye

8:00AM Citizens Race - Registration
8:45AM Girls Open
9:30AM Boys Open
10:15 AM Boys Championship
11:00 AM Girls Championship
12:00 Noon Awards

Friday, November 20, 2009 6:00 pm Kiwanis Park (6111 S. All American Way)


From Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Go East on Sky Harbor Blvd
Merge onto AZ-153 S. toward AZ-143/ I-10
Take the University Dr. exit on the left, Turn slight left onto University Dr.
Merge onto AZ-143 S
Merge onto I-10 E / US-60 E via Exit 1A, toward Tucson
Merge onto US-60 E. via Exit 154 towards Mesa - Globe
Take the Mill Ave exit- Exit 173
Turn Right onto S. Mill Ave
Turn right onto S. All American Way

From The South (Tucson)
North onto I-10 towards Phoenix
Take the Baseline Rd exit , Exit 155
Turn Right onto W. Baseline Rd
Turn Right onto Mill Ave
Turn right onto S. All American Way

From The North (Flagstaff)
I-17 South towards Phoenix
Merge onto I-10 E /US-60 E via the exit on the left towards Globe / Tucson
Merge onto US-60 E via exit 154 towards Mesa / Globe
Take Mill Ave exit- Exit 173
Turn Right onto S. Mill Ave
Turn right onto S. All American Way

From the East
West onto US-60
Take Mill Ave exit- Exit 173
Turn Left onto S. Mill Ave
Continue South on Mill
Turn right onto S. All American Way