Cleveland’s boys and Eldorado’s girls are defending Class 5A champions, and both will have a strong chance to repeat at the New Mexico state cross country meet on Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.
The first of eight state championship races, the Class 3A girls, goes off at 9:30 a.m. That is followed by 4A at 10, 5A at 10:30 and the 1A-2A field at 11 a.m.
The 3A boys start at 11:35, followed at 12:05 p.m. by 4A. The 5A race, in which La Cueva’s Stevie Salas is generally considered the favorite, starts at 12:35 p.m.
The final race of the day is the 1A-2A boys at 1:05 p.m.