Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Clarke, Matadors Roar to Victory.(Sports)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal


RED ROCK STATE PARK The Sandia High School boys cross-country team got a running hat trick.

Crossing the finishing line 1-2-3 at the Class AAAAA championships Saturday, the Matadors won their first state title.

The Sandia trio also were teammates on the nationally ranked soccer team, which was upset in the state semifinals Friday by Eldorado 1-0.

Matadors senior Cameron Clarke was the individual winner in 16 minutes, 43 seconds on the 5K (3.1-mile) course. Clarke was followed by teammates Eric Dean and his brother, Michael Clarke.

Sandia got past traditional powerhouse and favored Gallup 32-56. …

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