Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Guliford Gets Hard-Earned 3-Peat.(Sports)

Byline: Alan Arthur For the Journal

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

RED ROCK STATE PARK Felicia Guliford might have summed up the entire season for herself and the Gallup High School team Saturday.

"It's a little more special because I had to work hard to get it," Guliford said after overcoming a hip injury to win her third straight individual state championship.

Guliford's victory helped lead the Bengals to their fifth straight title, this one in the newly formed AAAAA, and ninth overall.

Gallup spent much of the year without the services of Guliford and No. 2 runner Paula-Etta Houston due to injuries. As of Saturday, both were said to be running at about 80 to 90 percent. …

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