Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Los Lunas, Belen Teams Run Into Tough Competition.

Byline: Brian Tregembo For The Journal

* The Tiger girls finish third at the Adrion Gardner Cross Country Classic

Both Los Lunas and Belen were able to see how they match up with new district opponents at Saturday's 3-mile Adrion Gardner Cross Country Classic, formerly the Belen Invitational.

The Tigers got a look at 3AAAAA opponents Alamogordo, Mayfield, and Las Cruces High, while the Eagles sized up Academy and Onate from District 3AAAA.

Los Lunas' girls squad, with 100 points, finished third overall, behind Rio Rancho and Academy, but well ahead of Alamogordo, Las Cruces and Mayfield, which finished fifth, sixth and eighth.

"The girls are picking it up at every meet," said Los Lunas head coach Larry Padilla. …

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