Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

2 Carry Cross Country Mustangs to State.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Santos Contreras and Andrew Cavalier have run West Mesa High School out of the shadows.

The two seniors, veterans of three cross country seasons, carried the program this season in leading the Mustangs to the Class AAAAA state meet at Gallup's Red Rock State Park on Saturday.

The duo both posted top-five finishes at the District 1AAAAA meet at Cibola a week ago, indication enough that West Mesa might be a team to watch on Saturday.

"You have Gallup and Sandia, and La Cueva, and we're right in there someplace behind those three," says West Mesa coach Jerry Gee. "If my guys run the way they did at district, and if the other teams fall a little bit, we may surprise some schools. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.