Los Lunas dominated the boys’ competition while the Belen girls finished second Saturday at the Adron Gardner Cross Country Classic at Belen High School.
James Killcullen, Eneas Armijo and Isaac Gonzales swept the top three spots to lead LLHS. Killcullen traveled the 5000 meter course in a time just under 17:09, seven seconds ahead of Armijo.
Centennial was team runnerup, followed by BHS. Kyle Glodt was the Eagles top runner with a fifth-place showing.
In the girls’ race, Belen’s Lisette Sanchez racked up another individual victory in a time of 20:38, 21 seconds in front of Cecilia Campos of Chesterton Academy. Sol Romero was 14th overall for LLHS. Centennial edged Belen in the team battle.
Valencia did not enter a team for the meet.
Mike Powers spent more than 40 years as a television news and sports anchor, mostly in the Albuquerque market. He has won numerous awards including New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year. He covers a wide range of sports, including the Valencia County prep scene.