Encinias, Lucero 1-2 at Mora meet


September 4, 2019

Kevin Wilson

Manny Hernandez runs in Friday's Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. he finished 64th overall at the meet, which included teams from Lubbock and Amarillo, with a time of 20:46.

Runners from the Tucumcari cross-country girls team finished 1-2 at the Mora Invitational on Saturday.

Erin Encinias of Tucumcari was the top girls runner overall at the meet with a time of 21 minutes, 56 seconds over the 3-mile course. A'Leaya Lucero finished runner-up in 24:23.

For the Tucumcari boys, Manny Hernandez finished second overall in a time of 20:18. Teammate Alexander Lujan finished fifth in 24:44.

Tucumcari did not take a full boys or girls team to the Mora meet.

At the season-opening Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park on Friday, Encinias was Tucumcari's top girls runner, finishing 27th in 23:58.

Rounding out the rest of the Lady Rattlers field were Lucero, 32nd in 24:43; Ashley Shipley, 55th in 28:27; Lizet Castillo, 57th in 28:59; and Leslie Navarrete, 69th in 33:30.

The Tucumcari girls finished eighth of nine teams with 206 points. Hobbs won the team title with 57 points.

For the Tucumcari boys at Clovis, Hernandez finished 64th in 20:46.

Also running for the Rattlers were Aiden Lusk, 73rd, 22:17; Lujan, 83rd, 24:17; Joe Martinez, 86th, 27:35; and Britt Lusk, 87th, 28:00.

The Hobbs boys won the team title, beating 13 other squads with 47 points. Sam Ashley of Canyon won the individual title with a time of 16:23.


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