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The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams will go back to familiar territory this weekend for the Nike Cross National regional race.
Los Alamos’ boys and girls will run at the southwest regional contest Saturday in Mesa, Ariz., at the same site they ran the Desert Twilight Festival earlier this season.
The Hilltoppers will be joined from teams all around the southwest, including more than a few top teams from New Mexico, at the race. The top finishing teams at regionals will move on to Nike Cross National competition next month in Oregon.
The teams won’t be running as the Hilltoppers per se – New Mexico rules forbid school-sponsored competition after the end of the designated state season – but a big portion of the Los Alamos boys and girls programs will be taking part.
Hilltopper co-head coach Rob Hipwood said the teams’ runners were looking forward to the meet and weren’t feeling any undue pressure.
“It’s just a chance for the kids to run fast,” he said. “We don’t really know what to expect or where we can place...the kids want to see if they can get a (personal record) on the course.”
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