Scoring NXR-SW Small-School Girls for 2014

Cora Cannedy and her Taos teammates topped the small school teams in this year's NXR-SW small-school standings. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

As promised earlier, I did a little work to determine what small-school standings for this year's NXR-SW meet in Casa Grande, Arizona, would look like.

We ended up with 11 girls teams that had enough runners at the meet to score teams. Three states--Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona were represented by full teams. No full teams were found from Nevada or Utah small schools. In all, we find five Colorado schools, four New Mexico schools, and two Arizona schools fielding full teams at NXR-SW 2015.

While 11 small-school (defined as enrollment under 1000 students) does not seem to make for a very robust meet, a few things must be kept in mind:

  • In the absence of a small-school specific competition there is not a lot of incentive for small school teams to continue training together for up to an additional month beyond the end of their state-sanctioned seasons. It seems a reasonable expectation, though one without proof, that a publicized small-school competition, and more attention devoted to small-school cross country in general, might yield a substantially larger pool of complete teams.
  • Many more small schools were represented with one or more individuals, but only the small schools with at least five finishers at NXR-SW are recorded in these results.
  • NXR-SW has, to date, had a marketing slant that tends to be more attractive to larger school programs. While the slant has been benign enough, it is interesting to speculate what might happen if the smaller schools sensed there was more there for them.

The standings below also do not necessarily reflect the true strength of the small schools that came down for NXR-SW. Some of the teams shown below were running without key competitors from their rosters. In one case, I had to remove a runner from a roster, as the Taos-identified team had a runner from Las Vegas, New Mexico, on their NXR-SW team. Still, Taos had plenty enough strength to pull off the win, even with that runner removed.

So, we belatedly recognize Taos as the 2014 small-school girls champions for the Southwest region! Results were pulled from both championship and open races to create the team scoring shown below. Three of the teams (Taos, Battle Mountain, and Albuquerque Academy) competed in the championship race; the remainder competed in the open races (with the exception of occasional individuals who ran in the championship girls race).

Within the next day or two, you should see a small-school boys team analysis similar to this one.


RaceTab 3 by MileSplit Registered to: Alan Versaw, Colorado Track XC NXR-SW Small School Girls - 11/1/2014 11:16:02 AM Casa Grande Sports Academy, Casa Grande, AZ Varsity Girls 5000 Meter Run ================================================================= Name Yr Team Time Pts ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Lauren Ogg Valor Christian 18:10.20 1 2 Dara Procell Albuquerque Academy 18:36.50 2 3 Rychelle Denardo Battle Mountain 18:46.30 3 4 Taryn Ceglowski Salida 18:54.10 4 5 Carisma Lovato Valencia 19:00.20 5 6 Hannah Gaylord Battle Mountain 19:01.30 6 7 Elizabeth Reyes Taos 19:03.70 7 8 Lillian Brunacini Albuquerque Academy 19:10.10 8 9 Maya Smith Northland Prep 19:14.00 9 10 Hannah Gunther Taos 19:15.90 10 11 Isabella Padilla Taos 19:18.00 11 12 Cora Cannedy Taos 19:18.60 12 13 Reagan Hausmann Valor Christian 19:23.40 13 14 Megan Percy The Classical Academ 19:26.00 14 15 McKenzie Elliott The Classical Academ 19:28.00 15 16 Casey Griggs The Classical Academ 19:28.00 16 17 Emma Patterson Taos 19:30.80 17 18 Megan Rossman Battle Mountain 19:36.70 18 19 Bethany Johns The Classical Academ 19:45.00 19 20 Sydney Fesenmeyer Salida 19:53.00 20 21 Kaela Fahrney Battle Mountain 19:55.00 21 22 Hannah Williams The Classical Academ 19:55.00 22 23 Elizabeth Constien Battle Mountain 19:58.00 23 24 Kristen Lundberg Hope Christian 20:00.00 24 25 Elizabeth Beltran Valencia 20:01.00 25 26 Izzy Lucero Albuquerque Academy 20:03.60 26 27 Grace Moore Valor Christian 20:05.00 27 28 Kate Peterson The Classical Academ 20:07.00 28 29 Anabel Johnson Battle Mountain 20:07.10 29 30 Lilly McMurrain Battle Mountain 20:09.00 30 31 Taylor Spieker Valor Christian 20:15.00 31 32 Gabrielle Hovis Northland Prep 20:15.00 32 33 Annie Trizna Valor Christian 20:22.00 33 34 Bari Beasley Salida 20:25.00 34 35 Consuelo Lovato Valencia 20:25.00 35 36 Rachel Starkweather Hope Christian 20:30.00 36 37 Maddie Mullen The Classical Academ 20:32.00 37 38 Reggie Gramann Salida 20:32.00 38 39 Pollack Stacy Albuquerque Academy 20:40.10 39 40 Bethany Pena Hope Christian 20:44.00 40 41 Cassie Unruh SkyView Academy 20:48.00 41 42 Louise Wittenberg SkyView Academy 20:57.00 42 43 Mary Satkowski SkyView Academy 21:04.00 43 44 Katarina Hernandez Hope Christian 21:07.00 44 45 Kaitlyn Moltz Salida 21:13.00 45 46 Emily Beltran Valencia 21:18.00 46 47 Jennifer Gutierrez American Leadership 21:22.00 47 48 Alex Dean Albuquerque Academy 21:23.20 48 49 Julia Heron-Cruz Taos 21:37.30 49 50 Bailey Breeden Hope Christian 21:51.00 50 51 Eliza Van Dyke Northland Prep 21:56.00 51 52 Cherish Solomon American Leadership 22:02.00 52 53 Petra Gee Northland Prep 22:59.00 53 54 Shea Jackson Northland Prep 22:59.00 54 55 Anna White Northland Prep 23:27.00 55 56 Samantha King Albuquerque Academy 23:33.20 56 57 Adrena Sinclair American Leadership 23:37.00 57 58 Keola Hansen American Leadership 23:39.00 58 59 Alana Minkler Northland Prep 24:05.00 59 60 Lexi Van De Walker SkyView Academy 24:06.00 60 61 Megan Moore American Leadership 24:12.00 61 62 Kaley Hein SkyView Academy 24:29.00 62 63 Jordan Kettring American Leadership 24:57.00 63 64 Stephanie Beltran Valencia 25:40.00 64 Varsity Girls 5000 Meter Run Team Scores ================================================================= Team Pts 1 2 3 4 5 (6) (7) ================================================================= 1 Taos 57 7 10 11 12 17 49 - Total Time: 1:36:27 Average: 19:17.40 1-5 Split: 28 2 Battle Mountain 71 3 6 18 21 23 29 30 Total Time: 1:37:18 Average: 19:27.46 1-5 Split: 1:12 3 The Classical Academ 86 14 15 16 19 22 28 37 Total Time: 1:38:02 Average: 19:36.40 1-5 Split: 29 4 Valor Christian 105 1 13 27 31 33 - - Total Time: 1:38:16 Average: 19:39.12 1-5 Split: 2:12 5 Albuquerque Academy 123 2 8 26 39 48 56 - Total Time: 1:39:54 Average: 19:58.70 1-5 Split: 2:47 6 Salida 141 4 20 34 38 45 - - Total Time: 1:40:58 Average: 20:11.42 1-5 Split: 2:19 7 Valencia 175 5 25 35 46 64 - - Total Time: 1:46:25 Average: 21:16.84 1-5 Split: 6:40 8 Hope Christian 194 24 36 40 44 50 - - Total Time: 1:44:12 Average: 20:50.40 1-5 Split: 1:51 9 Northland Prep 199 9 32 51 53 54 55 59 Total Time: 1:47:23 Average: 21:28.60 1-5 Split: 3:45 10 SkyView Academy 248 41 42 43 60 62 - - Total Time: 1:51:24 Average: 22:16.80 1-5 Split: 3:41 11 American Leadership 275 47 52 57 58 61 63 - Total Time: 1:54:52 Average: 22:58.40 1-5 Split: 2:50

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