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LA looks tough in scrimmage

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams both looked impressive in their preseason scrimmage Saturday.
The Hilltoppers took on La Cueva Saturday in Albuquerque, picking up top finishes in both the boys and girls race. Jennifer Mooday and Sean Reardon paced the rest of the field with Mooday becoming the first runner to win the scrimmage twice in its four-year history.
Hilltopper head coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood said they were pleased with the beginning of the season, which featured several highlights.
Reardon, who had a monster track and field season for the Hilltoppers in the spring, clocked the third-best time in scrimmage history and was one of seven Hilltoppers who finished in under 18 minutes — Los Alamos had four runners finish in under 18 minutes in 2011.
Also on the boys side, Mike Walker and Aaron Bao earned their first team top-seven finishes in their careers.
For the Hilltopper girls, eight girls finished in under 21 minutes, six more than last season’s scrimmage, including Miranda Barraza, who earned the first top-5 team finish in her career.
Los Alamos will open its 2012 regular season Friday at the University of New Mexico Invitational.

Girls

1. Jennifer Mooday, 20:04; 2. Talia Dreicer, 20:31; 4. Teresa Sandoval, 20:31; 5. Mikayla Pulliam, 20:32; 6. Miranda Barraza, 20:46; 7. Nica Vasquez, 20:56; 8. Amanda Mercer, 20:58; 9. Sophia Galvez, 20:58; 10. Emily Pittman, 21:16; 15. Rosa Durrer, 21:56; 17. Janali Gustafson, 21:59; 18. Eliana Riciputi, 22:00;

23. Katy Stockton, 23:28; 28. Haley Butler-Moore, 24:02; 31. Grace Kim, 24:48; 35. Sara Stubben, 25:28; 36. Alexandria Chavarria, 25:34; 37. Erin Kennison, 25:37; 39. Chloe Keilers, 25:39;

41. Justine Yang, 25:43; 43. Katie Bowman, 26:15; 45. Elise Koskelo, 26:27; 46. Chelsea Chalacombe, 26:41; 47. Mariah Bayless, 26:59; 51. Hannah Morgan, 27:16; 52. Allie Cunningham, 27:22; 54. Bella Saeger, 27:46; 56. Rory Cooley, 28:02; 57. Becky Mehlin, 28:02; 59. Megan Kuzmack, 28:48; 63. Bridget Daughton, 32:35.

Boys
1. Sean Reardon, 16:28; 2. Nick Hill, 16:41; 3. Zak Kennison, 16:51; 4. Colin Hemez, 17:15; 6. Mike Walker, 17:28; 7. Orion Staples, 17:29; 9. Aaron Bao, 17:40; 14. Gus Saeger, 18:23; 15. Skyler McCall, 18:25; 17. Hayden Walker, 18:27; 18. John Rees, 18:28; 19. Victor Kim, 18:48;

22. Nate Phillips, 19:07; 23. Daniel Dunning, 19:09; 24. Aaron Roybal, 19:21; 25. Jeremy Goettee, 19:30; 27. John Valdiviez, 19:45; 28. Cameron Staples, 19:56; 29. Marcus Gutierrez, 19:56; 32. Drew Hollis, 20:15; 35. Greg Ahlers, 20:42; 36. Rigel Baron, 20:59; 38. Greyson Venhaus, 21:16;

43. AJ Makela, 21:38; 47. Sam Newell, 22:49; 51. Devon Conradson, 23:07; 52. Johnny Jacobs, 23:33; 53. Jared Borrego, 23:41; 59. Sam Sherrill, 25:19; 62. Nathan Lang, 27:51; 63. Isaiah Lang, 28:00.