CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Cats second at La Cueva

CNJ staff

ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Caitlin Waters led a 1-3-4 Clovis High finish as the Lady Wildcats used a strong overall effort to place second behind top-ranked Rio Rancho in Saturday’s La Cueva Invitational cross country meet.

Waters posted a winning time of 21 minutes, 56 seconds over three miles for the Lady Cats, who had 48 points to 41 for the Lady Rams. Clovis’ Michelle Schenck was third in 22:32 while Nicole Johnson took fourth in 22:44.

“It was a tough course,” CHS coach Mark Bussen said. “Rio Rancho is pretty tough; we’re pretty excited to finish second to them.”

Clovis had 146 points to place sixth out of eight teams in the varsity boys race, won by La Cueva. Senior James Chavez led the Wildcats, finishing 26th in 20:18.