Moose XC starts 2019 season on good foot


COLORADO SPRINGS — The Norris-Penrose Event Center is the home of the state cross-country meet this fall, it is also the location for the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede that took place this past week. Distance runners from all over the state took part in what has been coined the Pre-State meet for a chance to break in their running legs on the course that will decide who takes home medals this October.

Alamosa hit it hard, placing second in both boys and girls 3A class competition. In 2A the Centauri girls picked up a third-place finish with 66 team points. Also competing were Centauri boys and Del Norte’s boys although both squads were a body short of competing as a team.

For Alamosa’s boys, the top place individual finish went to Josh Medina who placed 6th overall. Medina was followed closely by teammate Josh Lopez who took tenth place overall. Cole Schweizer rounded out third place on the five-person team, running the course in 18:55. Alamosa boys as a team would score a collective 111 beating out Frontier Academy by four points to take second place.

Alamosa’s girls enjoyed similar success, with a 75 point team score also taking second place. All 3A girls cross-country runners were paced by Alamosa senior Lilly Lavier who ran the course in 19:14 (26 seconds faster than her 13th place bid at last year’s State Championship) and took first overall on Friday. Following Lavier, was teammate and sister Emily Lavier. Emily took 2nd on the team and 8th overall with a time of 21:44.20. Finishing third on the six runner team was senior Alliyah Molina who ran a 22:53.10.

In the 2A class, Centauri’s girls put together a strong effort on the championship course led by junior Lizzie Valentine. Valentine would finish 6th overall. Behind Valentine were freshman Abigail Sowards and junior Alyssa Bagwell who placed 15th and 17th respectively keeping the Falcon’s point totals low and registering a third-place finish for the Centauri girls.

Looking forward Del Norte’s next action is scheduled for August 30th at Widefield. Centauri will go back to work August 31st with a meet at Lake County, while Alamosa’s runners aren’t scheduled to be back until their shared home meet with Adam State on Sept. 7 at Cattails Golf Course, which figures to attract most of the local Cross-Country clubs.
Complete results from Cheyenne Mountain Stampede below.

3A

2. Alamosa Girls - 75

1. Lilly Lavier 19:14.00

8. Emily Lavier 21:44.20

21. Alliyah Molina 22:53.10

26. Abby Wubben 23:25.90 21

35. Whitney Thong 24:26.00

38. Annahi Molina 24:35.50

2. Alamosa Boys - 111

6. Josh Medina 17:52.10

10. Josh Lopez 18:18.30

25. Cole Schweizer 18:55.10

30. Santiago Trujillo 19:03.30

46. Gradie Gardner 19:36.40

2A

3. Centauri Girls – 66

6. Lizzie Valentine 23:34.30

15. Abigail Sowards 27:05.60

17. Alyssa Bagwell 27:32.20

24. Kalee Salazar 28:13.00 17

32. Reanna Bagwell 30:16.30

Centauri Boys

42. Erik Mestas 22:54.20

53. Breck Guymon 26:21.80

54. Bo Cormier 26:28.40

64. Josh Taylor 37:55.30

Del Norte Boys

15. Logan Cestone 20:11.40

34. Kyle Dahle 22:13.70

36. Ben Parra 22:25.00

57. Eric Lorenz 27:30.10

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