8th Grader Sam Prada was the first runner for Los Alamos in 6th place. Photo by Minesh Bacrania
8th Grader Mila Mosely leads the race before eventually finishing in second place. Photo by Minesh Bacrania
The Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) boys and girls cross country teams competed in their season-opener Saturday Sept. 4 at the Academy of Technology and the Classics (ATC) in Santa Fe.
Due to restrictions in place for the 2020 season, the middle school teams had not raced since October 2019, so this was the first experience racing for 8th graders as well as for 7th graders.
The team handled the 1.43 mile course well in hot conditions and against teams from Taos, ATC, St Micheals and Pecos. Led by 8th grader Mila Moseley finishing 2nd overall, the girls took the team win with a score of 24 points, from the top 5 girls placing 2-4-5-6-7.
Eight-grader Sam Prada was the top finisher for the boys with 6th place, and with the next 4 boys placing 7-8-9-10, their score of 40 points put them in second place behind Taos.
The Hawks had a total of seven girls and five boys win ribbons for placing in among the top ten finishers. Los Alamos had 28 finishers on the boys team and 24 for the girls team. The next race will be Sept. 11 at the Joe Vigil Invitational, in Alamosa.
Amelia Hill was the first 7th grade girl for the Hawks with her 4th place finish. Photo by Minesh Bacrania
William Huddlemeyer (7th grade) is followed by August Ovaska (8th Grade) and Ian Vest (7th grade). The trio would go on to place 9th, 10th and 11th respectively. Photo by Minesh Bacrania