The Los Alamos cross country teams will begin their seasons Saturday at the University of New Mexico’s Lobo Invitational.
For Los Alamos, the defending Class 5A boys and girls state champions, the meet will give it a good look at how it stacks up against some of the fastest teams teams around.
The meet will feature many of New Mexico’s top teams in multiple classifications.
The Los Alamos boys won the meet in 2010 while the Hilltopper girls won it in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The meet was originally scheduled to have a community race, two divisions of high school races and college races, as well. The college races, however, have been cancelled.
Two collegiate institutions that were slated to participate at the Lobo Invitational, New Mexico State and UTEP, are instead competing at the Texas Tech Double Duals this Friday in Ruidoso.
Without the adequate number of collegiate teams, New Mexico was unable to count the competition towards its mandated number of events for a competition season.
Consequently, instead of forfeiting the weekend and risking issues with countable competitions, New Mexico will now also participate at the Texas Tech Double Duals this Friday.