Los Alamos runners claimed the top-two spots at the Albuquerque Academy Invite to help the Hilltopper girls finish second as a team Friday.
Sophia Galvez pulled away from the competition to win the race in 18 minutes, 38 seconds. Madison Foley finished second in the girls’ race, crossing the finish line in 19:00.
Albuquerque Academy, however, won the 21-team race with 48 points. Los Alamos placed second with 75, followed by Volcano Vista (80), Cleveland (133), St. Pius (141), Eldorado (147), La Cueva (160), Gallup (178), Sandia (280) and Piedra Vista in 10th (306).
Talia Dreicer also cracked into the top-10 for Los Alamos. Dreicer finished 10th in 19:32. Marin Kelly (28th, 20:42) and Nica Vasquez (34th, 21:00) rounded out Los Alamos’ team score.
Sydney Schake (54th, 21:41) and Paulina Burnside (68th, 22:40) also ran in the varsity race.
The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, placed third out of 23 teams. Academy (52) also won the boys race, followed by Eldorado (109), Los Alamos (122), Cleveland (141), Pecos (148), Laguna Acoma (174), Volcano Vista (213), Miyamura (224), La Cueva (253) and Highland in 10th (351).