Griffins’ sophomore Hayden Colfax paved the way by placing first, and their third-place boys received a triumph from senior Adrian Whitten, while the Braves swept both junior varsity races
By ARNIE LESHIN, Santa Fe Today
Santa Fe Indian School’s boys showed its balance when it began the cross country season by winning the Espanola Valley Invitational Saturday morning.
The Braves did not have a runner in the top five, as senior Thomas Lucero finished sixth over the 5 kilometer course in 16:45. In 8th was Coby Quintana in 17:11.
Joe Calabaza’s team totaled 65 points, with Taos scoring 80 for second place, host Espanola 86, and St. Michael’s 91.
The girl’s run went to Taos with 26 points, the runner-up with 59 was St. Michael’s, Las Vegas Robertson was next with 67, then came Indian School with 76, and Espanola scoring 116.
Braves’ sophomore Iris Emery ran seventh in 21:17 and sophomore Hunter Garcia turned in a 21:58 for 13th place, two places ahead of sophomore Franki M. Chavez (22:14).
Indian School swept both the girls and boys junior varsity race, with junior Jaden Aguino leading the way for the boys in 18:30, and third place in the girls going to Braves’ junior Kianna Honyyouti in 25:13.
The Brave boys came away with a perfect 15 points by sweeping the first five places. Second with 50 was Espanola McCurdy. The girls pieced together 29 points to lead the way, and placed 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th.
At the Julian Delorenzo Dulce High Invitational, it was the Santa Fe Prep girls winning the team title with 25 points and sophomore Hayden Colfax taking the top spot in 26:58 over 5 kilometers. Third was sophomore Chelsea Griscom in 26:59, and fourth in 27 minutes was sophomore Savannah McCall.
For the Griffin boys, it was a third place finish with 46 points and senior Adrian Whiten led the field in 20:08. Fifth in 21:28 was freshman Max Aufrictig.
The junior varsity races went to Prep boy’s freshman John Allison in 25:26, and in the girl’s run, it was freshman Sophie Addison taking first in 28:29.