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Hagerman Lady Bobcats Back-to-Back XC champs

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Hagerman sophomore Cerria Lucero runs a time of 19:37 on her way to the district championship. (Submitted Photo)

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This past weekend, the District 3/4 class A/AA Cross Country District Championship was held at Gateway High School. Teams in attendance were Cloudcroft, Elida, Gateway, Hagerman, Jal, and Mescalero.

The Hagerman Lady Bobcats defended their cross country district title, scoring a total of 25 points. 5 of the Lady Cat runners received top ten honors for the meet. Sophomore Cerria Lucero was the overall District Champion of the meet running a time of 19:37. Paige Hoppes came in 3rd Place (21:50). Emily Hoppes 4th (22:17), Linda Barraza 9th (23:14) Rheawna Sherwood 10th (23:35). The five, along with teammates Leandra Tarango and Bethaney Barela will get the chance to compete for a team title at the State Championships in Rio Rancho on Nov 4.

In the Men’s division, the Hagerman Bobcats were the district runner-ups with two athletes receiving top ten honors. Junior Martin Flores was the overall District Champion running a time of 16:24. 8th-grader Roberto Delacruz placed 10th with a time of 18:55. The two qualified for the state championships as well as teammates, Elijah Garcia, Justin Barker, Eric Medrano, and Chris Reyes.