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Catching Up With Cross Country: San Eli Gearing Up for Another Run to State Championship

The San Elizario boy’s cross country team is still searching for the right combination, the perfect seven, to get them their fifth consecutive Class 4A state championship.

And it’s just not at the varsity level.

Even the junior varsity times matter.

“I don’t have my top seven set yet when it comes to who I’m taking to regionals,” said Cesar Morales, San Elizario’s head coach.

“I have two candidates on my JV team that could probably move up to varsity and the varsity team knows that. The way we look at it, we don’t run varsity or JV meets, we run for times. It’s a very healthy competition within our team and they support each other. They’re giving it their all and I’m very proud of that.”

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For more on this story and other El Paso high school cross country news, visit elpasorunning.com.

Catching Up With Cross Country: Cathedral’s Seagreaves Snags Second Crown of Season

Cathedral’s Brandon Seagreaves was supposed to take Saturday off as he and his Irish teammates prepare for Friday night’s Desert Twilight Festival in Casa Grande, Arizona.

But an unexpected finish (178th out of 230 runners in 15:51.8) at the ultra-tough Woodbridge Classic against the Western United States’ elite runners, pushed him to reconsider.

Good thing he changed his mind.

The senior laced up his running shoes, took on the gruesome desert trail and climbed his way to his second meet championship of the season, navigating the course at the Don Haskins Recreation Center in 16:52.07.

San Elizario sophomore Edwin Gomez was second in 17:04.20 followed by Angel Anchondo from Santa Teresa (17:05.22), Coronado’s Nick Gonzalez (17:06.35) and Franklin’s Jacobo Wedemeyer (17:10.44).

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Catching Up with CrossCountry: Coronado XC Duo Concentrate on Return to State

During the brutal months and dog days of summer training, Coronado High School seniors Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy and Liam Walsh had one thing on their mind – a return trip to the UIL Cross Country State Championship.

“I decided not to do summer track this year,” Jaeger-Darakjy said.

“That was really hard for me because I’ve been doing it ever since I was a 7th grader. I decided to train really hard in cross. I started really early in my training program with my training partner Dominic Lara who is on the boy’s team. We do every run together.”

Jaeger-Darakjy was ninth at last year’s UIL 6A-Region 1 meet, finishing in 17:11.17 and 22nd at the state meet in 18:25.2.

Walsh was seventh at the Region 1-6A race in 15:11.36 and 31st at state in 15:44.03.

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For more on this story log on to elpasorunning.com where you will also find the top 10 boys and girls cross country teams in the city as well as the top 25 race times.

Catching Up with Cross Country: Troopers Sweep at Del Valle, New Power Rankings Announced

The Eastwood Troopers swept the team titles while a pair of familar runners took individual honors at Saturday’s Rudolfo “Rudy” Alvarez Invitational at Del Valle High School.

Franklin’s Eva Jess won the girl’s race in 18:44.37 and Hanks junior Michael Abeyta won the boy’s portion in 15:58.41 in his first race of the season.

For the second consecutive week, the Eastwood boy’s ran well as pack with two runners in the top five and five in the top ten for 30 points, well ahead of second place Hanks (92), Coronado (93), Franklin (106) and  Chapin (114).

The Eastwood girl’s avenged last week’s setback winning the meet with 31 points followed by Franklin (42),  Coronado (64), Hanks (114) and Bel Air (120).

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For complete coverage of the meet log, as well as this week’s Power Rankings, top 10 teams, top 25 times and more, log on to elpasorunning.com, follow them on Twitter @eprunning or visit their Facebook page.

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