Scoring NXR-SW Small-School Boys for 2014

Jordan Lesansee and his Albuquerque Academy 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 18 boys teams that had enough runners at the meet to score teams. Three states--Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona were represented by full teams. As was the case with the girls, no full teams were found from Nevada or Utah small schools. In all, we find 11 Colorado schools, four New Mexico schools, and three Arizona schools fielding full teams at NXR-SW 2015.

At 18 schools, we do get a fairly robust meet, but a few things must still 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.

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


                   Varsity Boys 5000 Meter Run                   
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    Name                  Yr Team                      Time   Pts
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  1 Ben Butler               SkyView Academy       15:19.10     1
  2 Jordan Lesansee          Albuquerque Academy   15:26.90     2
  3 Taylor Stack             Salida                15:31.00     3
  4 Tanner Norman            The Classical Academ  15:39.50     4
  5 Jericho Ulibarri         Alamosa               15:46.90     5
  6 Jacob Rogers             Lamar                 16:03.40     6
  7 Isaiah DeLaCerda         Alamosa               16:04.70     7
  8 Tre Riley                Zuni                  16:07.00     8
  9 Ashton Grissom           Valor Christian       16:13.00     9
 10 Cody Bratzler            Albuquerque Academy   16:13.50    10
 11 Aidan Cusick             Valor Christian       16:20.00    11
 12 Michael Oldach           The Classical Academ  16:20.90    12
 13 Canaan Lamberth          The Classical Academ  16:23.90    13
 14 Aric Kedge               Albuquerque Academy   16:28.50    14
 15 Mason Clugston           Albuquerque Academy   16:28.60    15
 16 Chase Chittester         Glendale Prep         16:29.00    16
 17 Will Stanopiewicz        Albuquerque Academy   16:34.90    17
 18 Luke Bruns               Valor Christian       16:37.00    18
 19 Cody Latone              Zuni                  16:39.00    19
 20 Vincent Yunkestine       Zuni                  16:42.00    20
 21 Peter Siminski           Hope Christian        16:43.00    21
 22 Jonathan Charley         Kirtland Central      16:43.00    22
 23 Matt Loftin              The Classical Academ  16:43.30    23
 24 Ricardo Arreola          Battle Mountain       16:46.30    24
 25 Miles Hatton             Vanguard              16:48.00    25
 26 Mark Harrington          Albuquerque Academy   16:49.20    26
 27 Zach Watson              Lamar                 16:50.00    27
 28 Ethan Pence              Battle Mountain       16:52.70    28
 29 Jacob Torres             Hope Christian        16:53.00    29
 30 Joshua Braun             Battle Mountain       16:53.70    30
 31 Harley Morgan            Vanguard              16:54.00    31
 32 Isaac Martinez           Glendale Prep         16:58.00    32
 33 Kaleb Crum               Lamar                 16:58.20    33
 34 A.j. Kedge               Albuquerque Academy   17:01.40    34
 35 Blake Davis              Lamar                 17:02.00    35
 36 Cameron Moore            Battle Mountain       17:03.90    36
 37 Caleb Berlinger          Alamosa               17:04.80    37
 38 Cody Jones               Frontier Academy      17:08.00    38
 39 Alexis Aguirre           Battle Mountain       17:08.80    39
 40 Ty Willougby             Battle Mountain       17:14.60    40
 41 Kashon Harrison          Kirtland Central      17:17.00    41
 42 Evan Smith               Salida                17:18.00    42
 43 Aaron Bunny              Kirtland Central      17:19.00    43
 44 Franklin Riley           Battle Mountain       17:20.00    44
 45 Josh Briar               Vanguard              17:24.00    45
 46 Matt Weinstein           Hope Christian        17:24.00    46
 47 Jimmy Scavuzzo           SkyView Academy       17:25.00    47
 48 Seth Minor               Salida                17:27.00    48
 49 Michael Niemeyer         Eagle Valley          17:27.00    49
 50 Sam Kirkpatrick          Univerity             17:27.00    50
 51 Brandon Malani           Zuni                  17:27.00    51
 52 Russell Orris            Salida                17:28.00    52
 53 Brandon Sheard           Eagle Valley          17:29.00    53
 54 Koby Blackwater          Kirtland Central      17:29.00    54
 55 Nick Lovato              Vanguard              17:31.00    55
 56 Cole Hiigel              Lamar                 17:37.70    56
 57 Morgan Fitzgerald        Salida                17:39.00    57
 58 Miguel Baltazar          Alamosa               17:41.40    58
 59 Zane Koch                Northland Prep        17:42.00    59
 60 Isaac Holm               SkyView Academy       17:43.00    60
 61 Jaylen Bobelu            Zuni                  17:43.00    61
 62 Casey McDaniel           Alamosa               17:43.20    62
 63 Ben Hall                 Northland Prep        17:44.00    63
 64 Tyano Pinto              Zuni                  17:46.00    64
 65 Charles Malone           The Classical Academ  17:49.80    65
 66 Alexander Eccles         Vanguard              17:51.00    66
 67 Will Wixson              Valor Christian       17:52.00    67
 68 Matthew Hartshorn        Lamar                 17:53.00    68
 69 Jayce Hardt              American Leadership   17:54.00    69
 70 Jarrod Trainor           Hope Christian        18:01.00    70
 71 Riley Evans              American Leadership   18:11.00    71
 72 Richard Sais             Alamosa               18:12.00    72
 73 Tyler Gard               Vanguard              18:14.00    73
 74 Matt Jordan              Eagle Valley          18:14.00    74
 75 Spencer LaValley         The Classical Academ  18:20.70    75
 76 Connor VanBuskirk        Frontier Academy      18:21.00    76
 77 Luke Allen               Glendale Prep         18:21.00    77
 78 Uriah Little Owl         Univerity             18:28.00    78
 79 Shon Washburn            Glendale Prep         18:28.00    79
 80 Dillan Webb              Frontier Academy      18:29.00    80
 81 Richard Miklich          American Leadership   18:29.00    81
 82 Neil Trotter             Valor Christian       18:34.00    82
 83 Evan Torres              Hope Christian        18:38.00    83
 84 Andrew Miklich           American Leadership   18:48.00    84
 85 Caleb Sciarillo          Hope Christian        18:49.00    85
 86 Colton Cluff             American Leadership   18:58.00    86
 87 Robert Acker             Northland Prep        19:01.00    87
 88 Brandon Kruelle          Glendale Prep         19:02.00    88
 89 Ike Timko                Salida                19:03.00    89
 90 Ryan Butler              SkyView Academy       19:03.00    90
 91 Glen Allen               Kirtland Central      19:04.00    91
 92 Calen Firedancing        Glendale Prep         19:04.00    92
 93 Vladimir Carbajal        Eagle Valley          19:10.00    93
 94 Reese Mayhew             American Leadership   19:11.00    94
 95 Sutton Bluehouse         Kirtland Central      19:14.00    95
 96 Dean Smith               Eagle Valley          19:17.00    96
 97 Gabe Lopez               Northland Prep        19:18.00    97
 98 Jake Lawson              American Leadership   19:19.00    98
 99 Nolan Anderson           Glendale Prep         19:23.00    99
100 Tovi Curley              Kirtland Central      19:33.00   100
101 Colter Johnson           Univerity             19:43.00   101
102 Blake Dice               Univerity             19:43.00   102
103 Trip Aske                Univerity             19:44.00   103
104 Tim Dykhuis              Hope Christian        19:53.00   104
105 Olin Klovdahl            Frontier Academy      20:13.00   105
106 Ari Schwartz             Northland Prep        20:29.00   106
107 Brian Nemejc             Frontier Academy      20:35.00   107
108 Will Hook                The Classical Academ  20:41.90   108
109 Bo Richmeier             Univerity             21:14.00   109
110 Cort Jackson             Northland Prep        21:22.00   110
111 Dalton Neujahr           SkyView Academy       21:31.00   111
112 Cory Whitemagpie         Northland Prep        21:54.00   112



             Varsity Boys 5000 Meter Run Team Scores             
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    Team                   Pts     1    2    3    4    5   (6)  (7) 
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  1 Albuquerque Academy    58      2   10   14   15   17   26   34  
      Total Time: 1:21:13      Average: 16:14.48      1-5 Split: 1:08
  2 The Classical Academ   117     4   12   13   23   65   75   108 
      Total Time: 1:22:58      Average: 16:35.48      1-5 Split: 2:11
  3 Battle Mountain        157    24   28   30   36   39   40   44  
      Total Time: 1:24:46      Average: 16:57.08      1-5 Split: 23
  4 Lamar                  157     6   27   33   35   56   68    -  
      Total Time: 1:24:32      Average: 16:54.26      1-5 Split: 1:35
  5 Zuni                   159     8   19   20   51   61   64    -  
      Total Time: 1:24:38      Average: 16:55.60      1-5 Split: 1:36
  6 Alamosa                169     5    7   37   58   62   72    -  
      Total Time: 1:24:21      Average: 16:52.20      1-5 Split: 1:57
  7 Valor Christian        187     9   11   18   67   82    -    -  
      Total Time: 1:25:36      Average: 17:07.20      1-5 Split: 2:21
  8 Salida                 202     3   42   48   52   57   89    -  
      Total Time: 1:25:23      Average: 17:04.60      1-5 Split: 2:08
  9 Vanguard               222    25   31   45   55   66   73    -  
      Total Time: 1:26:28      Average: 17:17.60      1-5 Split: 1:03
 10 Hope Christian         249    21   29   46   70   83   85   104 
      Total Time: 1:27:39      Average: 17:31.80      1-5 Split: 1:55
 11 Kirtland Central       251    22   41   43   54   91   95   100 
      Total Time: 1:27:52      Average: 17:34.40      1-5 Split: 2:21
 12 Glendale Prep          292    16   32   77   79   88   92   99  
      Total Time: 1:29:18      Average: 17:51.60      1-5 Split: 2:33
 13 SkyView Academy        309     1   47   60   90   111   -    -  
      Total Time: 1:31:02      Average: 18:12.22      1-5 Split: 6:12
 14 Eagle Valley           365    49   53   74   93   96    -    -  
      Total Time: 1:31:37      Average: 18:19.40      1-5 Split: 1:50
 15 American Leadership    391    69   71   81   84   86   94   98  
      Total Time: 1:32:20      Average: 18:28.00      1-5 Split: 1:04
 16 Frontier Academy       406    38   76   80   105  107   -    -  
      Total Time: 1:34:46      Average: 18:57.20      1-5 Split: 3:27
 17 Northland Prep         412    59   63   87   97   106  110  112 
      Total Time: 1:34:14      Average: 18:50.80      1-5 Split: 2:47
 18 Univerity              434    50   78   101  102  103  109   -  
      Total Time: 1:35:05      Average: 19:01.00      1-5 Split: 2:17

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