Los Alamos’ cross country squads will be heading way down the road Friday for a big regional meet.
Los Alamos, which took the runners-up spots in both ends of team competition last week at Albuquerque Academy, will head to the Desert Twilight Festival Friday. That meet, a rare night meet, will be in Mesa, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.
Desert Twilight has become a regular meet for the Hilltoppers. That meet invites teams from all around Arizona, New Mexico and other nearby states to compete.
Last year, Los Alamos’ girls finished with 149 team points, making it just one of five competing teams to score below 200.
The top finisher for Los Alamos’ girls was Talia Dreicer, who is expected to compete for the Hilltoppers again this year. Dreicer finished 25ht overall, one of four Hilltopper runners to crack the top 30 overall.
Also from that team that traveled to Mesa last year, Sophia Galvez finished in 28th place and Maddy Foley was 29th.
Los Alamos’ boys were eighth in 2013. Greg Ahlers, who has already led Los Alamos’ runners twice in three meets this season, had the top finish among returners, placing 68th.