Eighth grader Rafael Sanchez narrowly outsprints Albuquerque Academy’s AJ Kedge before the cheering crowds at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Sanchez was the fastest ‘Topper of the day, finishing fourth overall in the Boys Varsity race in a time of 16:46.9 on the challenging 5k course. Photo by Blake Wood
Future ‘Topper runners await the starting gun in the Elementary School Mile. Photo by Blake Wood
Junior Zoe Hemez leads a pack including eighth grade teammates Lidia Appell and Hannah Gartz in the Girls Varsity race. Zoe was the fastest ‘Topper of the day, finishing fifth overall in a time of 20:09. Photo by Blake Wood
The Los Alamos High School Cross Country Team competed against Albuquerque Academy Friday afternoon in the Los Alamos Invitational.
The event took place at the Los Alamos Golf Course.
The team competes again at home this Friday in the District Meet.
Senior Chris Buntain and sophomore Shawn Williams lean into a turn during the Boys Varsity race. Photo by Blake Wood
Sophomore Paulina Burnside and Junior Sydney Schake at the two mile point of the Girls Varsity race on a beautiful fall day. Photo by Blake Wood