The Volcano Vista boys and girls teams, which are each defending state champions, had a good showing Saturday at the APS Metro Championships.
The girls finished fourth out of 11 teams with 104 points. Carysa Marquez finished sixth in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 19:47.60; Mariana Marquez was 17th (21:11.40); Cyara Coriz was 24th (21:37.60); Hailli Begay was 26th (21:48.70); Isa Marquez was 34th (22:01.60); Ariana Kedge was 39th (22:15.80) and Marisa Sena 41st (22:22.80).
The boys finished second with 46 points, 17 more than Rio Rancho, led by Thomas Croshaw’s second-place finish. Croshaw was less than five seconds behind Sandia’s Steven West, who has been one of New Mexico’s best runners.
Other Volcano Vista finishers were:
- Orion Chavez, fifth, 16:34.90
- Stoney Cutchen, eighth, 16:46. 40
- Cruz Sanchez, 12th, 17:11.50
- Dallan Reed, 20th, 17:35.80
- Carter Larsen, 38th, 18:08.50
- Jude Lucero, 50th, 18:47.00
The Hawks bounced back from their loss to Cleveland in a big way, beating Cibola 57-7 Friday night.