Leading the packs at XC State

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Ignacio junior Charlize Valdez (117) leads a pack of competitors during the last mile of the CHSAA State Championships’ Class 2A girls’ feature Saturday morning, October 26, with the route centered about Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Making her State debut, Valdez placed 26th out of 122 entrants with her time of 22 minutes, 11.7 seconds.
Ignacio sophomore Avaleena Nanaeto (116) leads Monte Vista senior Heather Prevatte (155) during the last mile of the CHSAA State Championships’ Class 2A girls’ feature Saturday morning, Oct. 26, with the route centered about Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Nanaeto, who qualified for last fall’s grand finale as a freshman, would place 52nd out of 122 entrants with her time of 23 minutes, 22.2 seconds (Prevatte finished 54th in 23:28.8).
Competing for Bayfield Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, in the CHSAA State Championships’ Class 3A boys’ feature, Ignacio High School senior Jonas Nanaeto ascends a hill near the first mile marker on the course centered about Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Nanaeto placed 36th overall in 17 minutes, 50.7 seconds – helping the Wolverines finish eighth in the team standings with an adjusted (individual entrants’ results weren’t factored in) score of 228 points.
Competing for Bayfield Saturday afternoon, October 26, in the CHSAA State Championships’ Class 3A boys’ feature, Ignacio High School senior Elco Garcia, Jr., strides it out during the middle portion of the course centered about Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Clocking an outstanding fourth-place time of 16 minutes, 48 seconds flat, Garcia helped the Wolverines finish eighth in the team standings with an adjusted (individual entrants’ results weren’t factored in) score of 228 points. To Garcia’s left, Broomfield-based Jefferson Academy junior Jacob Crookston finished fifth in 16:51.7.
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
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