Both the La Junta and Rocky Ford high school cross country teams were in action last week in meets that took place in Colorado Springs
Doherty Spartan Invitational
COLORADO SPRINGS — Both of the Rocky Ford cross country teams finished in 14th place in their respective races at the Doherty Spartan Invitational this past Thursday at Bear Creek Regional Park.
The Meloneers were led by Cody Danley, who finished 12th in 16:52.29. Noel Lopez was 70th in 18:31.59, Joaquin Munoz was 72nd in 18:37.02, Noel Rocha was 127th in 20:02.00, Jayden DeLeon was 133rd in 20:29.54, Nick Barela was 140th in 20:41.50, Fredrick Rikhof was 161st in 21:42.47, Jason Hernandez was 166th in 21:59.60 and Demetrius Tenorio was 177th in 23:27.23.
Rampart won the boys' team championship with 30 points. Mountain Vista was a distant second with 106.
Elizabeth's David Fine was the boys' medalist in 16:09.10.
For the Lady Meloneers, Jacklynn Snyder was 49th in 22:12.86, Abigail Snyder was 82nd in 23:31.55, Katie Preciado was 87th in 23:41.04, Emily Gauna was 97th in 23:56.38, Martha Castaneda was 107th in 24:21.71, Jacquelin Alvey was 109th in 24:27.65, Kaysa Kurtz was 123rd in 25:09.59 and Kailene Black was 134th in 25:59.59.
Mountain Vista was the girls' team champion with 55 points and Coronado was second with 68.
Rampart's Kyla Ramsey was the girls' individual champion in 18:43.29.
Boys' team scores
Rampart 30, Mountain Vista 106, Doherty 153, Widefield 173, Pine Creek 177, Lyons 195, Alamosa 199, Elizabeth 209, Heritage Christian 214, Coronado 222, Palmer 226, Mesa Ridge 289, Woodland Park 372, Rocky Ford 377, Pagosa Springs 413, Garden City (Kan.) 454, Cherokee Trail 471, Harrison 484, Pueblo Centennial 609, Canon City 647, Pueblo South 649, Thomas Maclaren 652.
Girls' team scores
Mountain Vista 55, Coronado 68, Rampart 78, Pine Creek 96, Elizabeth 117, Alamosa 159, Doherty 183, Lyons 221, Cherokee Trail 318, Widefield 327, Pagosa springs 355, Palmer 375, Heritage Christian 400, Rocky Ford 402, Woodland Park 408, Pueblo Centennial 419, Mesa Ridge 449, Canon City 481, Garden City (Kan.) 494, Pueblo South 525, Harrison 591, Thomas Maclaren 649.
Tri-Peaks League Meet
COLORADO SPRINGS — La Junta High School participated in the Tri-Peaks League Meet, which took place this past Friday at Monument Valley Park.
The Tigers were fifth in the boys' race with 151 points. Theo Dutt led La Junta as he was 22nd in 19:06 and Chaz Stem was 23rd in 19:08. David Palmer was 35th in 19:53, Santanel Orsco was 37th in 20:10, Ian Dutt was 48th in 21:09, Dax Balir was 57th in 22:14 and Karl Ludwig was 74th in 26:32.
Salida was the boys' champion with 35 points, edging Lamar with 38. Lamar's Blake Davis was the boys' medalist in 16:30.
Myala Arellano was the only Lady Tiger in the girls' race and she finished 28th in 23:40.
Salida also won the girls' team championship with 32 points. St. Mary's was a distant second with 95. Colorado Springs Christian's Rachel Ingram was the girls' medalist in 19:09.
Boys' team scores
Salida 35, Lamar 38, Colorado Springs Christian 98, Buena Vista 136, La Junta 151, St. Mary's 152, Vanguard 173, Manitou Springs 188, Rye 220, Florence 230.
Girls' team scores
Salida 32, St. Mary's 95, Manitou Springs 96, Lamar 115, Vanguard 127, James Irwin 141, Buena Vista 168, Rye 190, Florence 214.
Rocky Ford will wrap up its regular season at the Eric Wolff Invitational in Monte Vista on Friday. La Junta has ended its regular season and it will next run at the Class 3A Region 2 Meet, which will take place Oct. 19 the Shining Mountain Golf Course in Woodland Park.