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Franklin boys’ and girls’ cross country teams qualify for state

Several El Paso High School cross country teams and individuals performed well at the Region I cross country meet Monday and Tuesday at Mae Simmons in Lubbock. Here is an overview of the results. The state meet is scheduled for November 4-5 in Round Rock.

Class 6A

The Franklin girls earned a trip to the state finishing third with 153 points, 13 ahead of fourth-placed Plano West. Flower Mound won the Region I-6A title with 55 points, one point ahead of Southlake Carroll.

Franklin was led by Emily Orr, who finished in 19th place with a time of 18 minutes, 53.06 seconds.

Eastwood’s Adelynn Rodriguez was El Paso’s top female individual, placing 12th in a time of 18:43.1, earning her a trip to the state meet.

The Franklin Boys also head to state after finishing fourth with 124 points, two behind Prosper. Southlake Carroll won the tag team title with 25 points and Coppell was second with 101 points.

Matthew Engle led Franklin with a 10th place finish in 15:48.4. Luis Pastor of Coronado won the regional title with a time of 15:09.7 and Omer Ibrahim of Pebble Hills was third with a time of 15:23.3.

“I’m really proud of both teams,” Franklin coach Anthony Laspada said. “The boys’ team are going to declare for the first time and the girls are going as a team for the third time in six years. It’s great to see the hard work paying off, the kids have done a really good job the whole season.”

Class 5A

Canutillo’s Natalie Rivera heads to state as an individual qualifier in the women’s competition. She finished 22nd overall with a time of 20:00.7.

On the boys’ side, Hanks’ Alejandro Tarin heads to state for the fourth straight year after finishing third with a time of 15:07.9. Third place is his best at the regional meet after finishing 16th in 2021 and 16th as a sophomore.

“I felt good there and it’s my best chance for a medal in the state,” Tarin said. “This year I took the sport more seriously and I want to race at the collegiate level and because of that I wanted to make a statement this year. I’m really happy with third place.”

El Paso High is sending two runners to the state, Miles Westbrook and Leo Valenzuela. Westbrook placed 14th with a time of 16:18.5 and Valenzuela finished 17th with a time of 16:22.5.

Class 4A

The San Elizario boys will have a chance to repeat as state champions after finishing third behind Big Spring and Canyon. Canyon won the tag team title with 24 points, Big Spring was second with 71 points, and San Elizario was third with 73 points. Sanger also heads to state after finishing fourth.

San Elizario’s Christopher Moreno won the individual title with a time of 15:37.1. Harmony Science Academy will see its first runner make the trip to the state as Jesus Herrera finished 12th with a time of 16:41.1.

San Elizario is heading to the state meet as a team for the ninth straight year.

“Christopher had a great run,” San Elizario coach Cesar Morales said. “He was pushed hard by the competition and responded.”

Class 3A

On the boys’ side, Tornillo will send three people to the state meet, Angel Torres, Daniel Romero and Bryan Castaneda. Torres was second at 15:58.9, Romero was third at 16:14.4 and Castaneda was 14th at 17:09.5.

On the girls side, Kylene Elias of Tornillo heads to the state after finishing fifth with a time of 12:41.2.

“Kylene ran very well and I think with some good work in the next few days she can get on the podium in the state,” said Tornillo trainer Jesse Garcia. “The three boys who did the state ran really well and gave us a big push.”

Immanuel Christian Finds Success at TCAF State Meet

The Immanuel Christian boys’ and girls’ cross country teams enjoyed success at the TCAF cross country meet in Haltom City last weekend.

Junior Israel Quintana finished second in the boys with a time of 17:13.83 and Abel Velasquez was eighth at 19:33.90.

In girls, Danielle Nelson finished 18th with a time of 16:55.78 and Sidney Brito finished 20th with a time of 17:01.32.

Luis Pastor of El Paso Coronado wins the Region I-6A cross country meet on Monday, October 24, 2022 at Mae Simmons Park.

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Felix F. Chavez can be reached at 915-487-2580; fchavez@elpasotimes.com; @Fchavezeptimes on Twitter

Monday Region 1 Cross Country

Class 2A, 4A and 6A at Mae Simmons ParkLubbock, TX

The top four teams and top 10 individuals (who are not already part of the advancing teams) advance to declare

CLASS 2A

Girls’ team scores — 1. Christoval, 85; 2. Gruver, 130; 3. Panhandle, 132; 4. New Deal, 135; 5. Clarendon, 148; 6. Wink, 169; 7. Farwell, 193; 8. Roscoe College, 197; 9. Sunset, 220; 10. Plains, 233.

Top 10 Individual Girls + Qualifications — 1. Analley Moreno, Plains, 12 minutes, 34.00 seconds; 2. Isabella Jaime, Farwell, 12:41.20; 3. Kiley Barrera, Plains, 12:51.90; 4. Jessica Garcia, El Dorado, 12:53.40; 5. Brenna Butler, Gruver, 12;59.10; 6. Madison Nunes, New Deal, 12:59.60; 7. Tabor Christanelli, Quanah, 13:05.30; 8. Miranda Sosa, New Deal, 13:09.90; 9. Autumn Smith, Wink, 13:11.60; 10. Molly McPherson, Sterling City, 13:13.80. Other individual qualifications: 11. Marlene Chavarria, wink, 13:13.80; 16. Faith Gonzales, Bovina, 13:25.50; 17. Zoey Welch, Roscoe Collegiate, 13:26.10.

Boys team scores – 1. Plains, 47; 2. Sunset, 133; 3. New Deal, 136; 4. Booker, 166; 5. Christoval, 175; 6.Quana, 177; 7. Gruver, 186; 8.El Dorado, 235; 9. Fort Hancock, 313; 10. Sunbeam, 317.

Top 10 Individual Boys + Qualified — 1. Sawyer Hamilton, Plains, 16 minutes, 64.80 seconds; 2. Jhoan Menjivar, Plains, 17:10.00; 3. Jeremiah Gonzales, Plains, 17:22.50; 4. Julian Rodriguez, Big Lake Reagan County, 5:25.80; 5. Ryder Robison, Memphis, 17.27.90; 6. Adrian Rosales, Booker, 5:40 p.m.; 7. Corey Ybarra, Ozona, 17:40.70; 8. Micah Zapata, Smyer, 17:46.10; 9. Jackson Martinez, New Home, 17:46.40; 10. Dwight Donjuan, Quanah, 17:48.00; Other individual qualifications: 11. Jackson Ramirez, New Home, 17:46.40; 13. Nick Martinez, Gruver, 6:10 p.m.; 15. Anish Bhakta, Quanah, 18;18.50.

CLASS 4A

Girls’ team scores — 1. Dumas, 63; 2. Randal, 67; 3. Canyon, 75; 4. Sanger 79; 5. Bridgeport, 229; 6. André, 234 years old; 7. Glen Rose, 242; 8. Brownwood, 264; 9. San Elizario, 272; 10. Decatur, 274.

Top 10 Individual Girls + Qualifications — 1. Avery Brown, Canyon, 11 minutes, 43.10 seconds; 2. Abree Winfrey, Canyon, 11:57.40; 3. Macy Cogburn, Sanger, 11:59.50; 4. Sierra Sanchez, Randall, 12:07.40; 5. Hailey Robertson, Randall, 12:10.80; 6. Sarai Chávez, Dumas, 12:15.50; 7. Erin Goodfriend, Sanger, 12:20.10; 8. Sadie Sanchez, Randall, 12:21.70; 9. Mia Lujan Dumas, 12:23.40; 10. Yahaira Lujan, Dumas, 12:25.90. Other individual qualifications: 11. Elyse Santiago, Monahans, 12:26.10; 13. Ali Jackson, Fort Stockton, 12:31.60; 14. Maggie Neal, Krum, 12:34.90; 15. Merari Fraga, Bridgeport, 12:37.60; 16. Mikylee Morrison, Andrews, 12:41.20; 18. Angelina Saied, Krum, 12:41.80; 22. Giselle Martinez, Decatur, 12:50.60; 24. Bergan Pinkley, Big Spring, 12:52.60; 25. Mary Graham, Graham, 12:53.80; 26. Bailey Chism, Krum, 12:54.40.

Boys team scores – 1. Canyon, 24; 2. Big Spring, 71; 3. San Elizario, 73; 4. Sanger, 107; 5. Dumas, 169; 6. Andrews, 224; 7. Canyon, 250; 8. Fort Stockton, 304; 9. Etienneville, 328; 10.Springtown, 335.

Top 10 Individual Boys + Qualified — 1. Christopher Moreno, San Elizario, 15 minutes, 37.10 seconds; 2. Alex Niemiec, Canyon, 15:37.60; 3. Lewter Lathan, Canyon, 3:43 p.m.; 4. Triston Cano, Canyon, 15:44.20; 5. Omar Cruz, Sanger, 15:59.50; 6. Julian Guerra, San Elizario, 16:01.60; 7. Ryan Fernandez, Canyon, 4:22.50; 8. Anthony Stuart, Canyon, 16:11.60; 9. Adrian Solis, Big Spring, 16:30.50; 10. Isaac Gonzales, Big Spring, 16:31.20. Other individual qualifications: 12. Jesus Herrera, El Paso Harmony Academy, 16:41.10; 13. Fabian Perez, Fort Stockton, 16:49.40; 16. Angel Garcia, Hereford, 16:59.70; 18. Gavin Ortiz, Andrews, 17:03.80; 24. Antonio Martinez, Snyder, 17:11.70; 26. Wyatt Everts, Andrews, 17:15.90; 27. Wesley Payne, Springtown, 5:19.60; 28. Rojish Gautam, Stephenville, 17:21.20.

CLASS 6A

Girls’ team scores — 1. Samantha Humphries, Lewisville Flower Mound, 17 minutes, 19.40 seconds; 2. Ava Bushaw, Southlake Carroll, 5:25 p.m.; 3. Alexadra Fox, Lewisville Flower Mound, 5:25.50; 4. Macy Wingard, Denton Braswell, 17:46.80; 5. Haley Harper, Plano West, 5:49.60; 6. Nicole Humphries, Lewisville Flower Mound, 17:50.60; 7. Shewaye Johnson, Prosper, 17:59.80; 8 Sylvia Schwedler, Southlake Carroll, 18:06.30; 9. Audre Dunn, Southlake Carroll, 18:15.20; 10. Charis Whittington, Richardson Pearce, 18:32.20. Other individual qualifications: 11. Madeline Heckler, Dallas Highland Park, 6:42.30 p.m.; 12. Adelynn Rodriguez, El Paso Eastwood, 18:43.10; 13. Eliana Perks, Denton Guyer, 18:43.50; 14. Charlotte Hudson, Dallas Highland Park, 6:45.90; 16. Izzy Lochtefeld, Eaton, 18:50.80; 20. Mia McGlade, Allen, 18:57.10; 21. Srija Venna, Lewisville Hebron, 19:02.10.

Top 10 Individual Girls + Qualifications – 1. Lewisville Flower Mound, 55; 2. Southlake Carroll, 56; 3. El Paso Franklin, 153; 4. West Plan, 166; 5. Dallas Highland Park, 167; 6. Prosper, 187; 7. Northwest Nelson, 243; 8. Fort Worth Boswell, 262; 9. El Paso Eastwood, 280; 10. Prosper Rock Hill, 291.

Boys team scores — 1. Southlake Carroll, 25; 2.Copell, 101; 3. Propser, 122; 4. El Paso Franklin, 124; 5. McKinney Boyd, 198; 6. El Paso Coronado, 217; Lewisville Flower Mound, 225; 8. El Paso Eastwood, 232; Keller, 262; 10. Arlington Houston, 296.

Top 10 Individual Boys + Qualified — 1. Luis Pastor, El Paso Coronado, 15 minutes, 09.70 seconds; 2. Logan Cantu, Southlake Carroll, 15:21.80; 3. Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 15:23.20; 4. Jack Johnston, Propser, 15:25.30; 5. Black Bullard, Southlake Carroll, 15:38.40; 6. Jude Alvarez, Southlake Carroll, 15:39.90; 7. Robert Freeman, Southlake Carroll, 15:42.60; 8. Andrew Mullen, Coppell, 15:45.50; 9. Caden Leonard, Southlake Carroll, 3:47 p.m.; 10. Matthew Engle, El Paso Franklin, 15:48.40. Other individual qualifications: 11. Braqyden Kennedy, Lewisville Flower Mound, 15:49.10; 12. Alexander Acuna, Denton Braswell, 15:49.10; 13. Alan Proenza, Keller Fossil Ridge, 15:48.80; 14. Zach Martin, McKinney Boyd, 15:57.50; 18. Hogan Heikkinen, Plano West, 16:06.20; 19. Evan Ventrca, Hurst Bell, 16:06.50; 22. Jeremie Barrera, Arlington Houston, 16:15.10.