Toppers Girls XC Finish Second At State Championship

The Topper Girls Cross Country team finished second Saturday in this year’s running of the State Cross Country Championships at the Rio Rancho High School. The Albuquerque Academy Chargers won the event. These two teams have dominated the Class 4A Division for the past several years and this year the Chargers took home the trophy. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Norissia Valdez heads up the hill in the pack near the start of the race. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Marin Kelly runs in the back course near the middle of the race. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Three Topper runners out on the course. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Norissia Valdez crosses the finish line in 2nd place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Emma Montoya sprints to the finish line for an 8th place finish. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mabel Pyle finished with a 12th place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Topper runners are congratulated by the Topper fans after the race. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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